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Where You Should Buy Your Next Used Car

two friends looking at a car While buying a used car saves you money over buying new, buying used also presents its own unique set of challenges. There are just so many more places – and people – selling pre-owned vehicles than new cars. According to the latest NADA DATA report, published annually by the National Automobile Dealers Association, there were 16,396 franchised new-car dealerships in the United States at the end of 2014 (a franchised dealership is a dealership that’s affiliated with a specific automaker ... continue reading»

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Get the Most Out of a Used Car Test Drive

how to test drive a car Used car shoppers have a lot of company these days. Used vehicle sales topped the 42-million mark last year and, according to the most recent Used Vehicle Market Report from Edmunds.com, jumped another 1.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015. In other words, a lot more people are buying pre-owned vehicles than new ones. And what every one of those people should keep firmly in mind is that there’s also a lot more to look out ... continue reading»

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Best Used Car Deals Are on Small Cars

used car deals Most used car shoppers are looking for a deal, but as used car prices reach higher and higher, deals are becoming harder to find. Harder to find, that is, unless you shop the right used car classes. [Best Used Car Rankings] Edmunds.com reports that prices for subcompact and compact cars that are five years or less old have dropped 2.8 and 2 percent in the first quarter, respectively, compared to the same period last year. Prices for midsize ... continue reading»

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Best Used Trucks Under $25,000 to Buy Now

The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. is a pickup truck, and it’s easy to see why. Trucks are available with four-wheel drive, have spacious cabins and can be used for a wide variety of tasks. In recent years, trucks have become much more luxurious – and much more expensive. For example, the top High Country trim of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 starts at more than $49,000. However, if you consider a used truck, you can save a ... continue reading»

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Luxury for Less: Used Upscale Cars under $20,000

2010 Lexus ES 350 You want the most bang for your buck in your next vehicle, and with a used car, you typically get more for your money. Used upscale and luxury cars are a great option because someone else has taken the initial depreciation hit, which means you can get a used luxury car for much less than a new model. You’ll also get strong performance, high-end materials and the prestige of a luxury brand. Keep in mind though that some used ... continue reading»

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