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Get Used: Used Cars under $20,000

2012 Prius When it comes to car shopping, $20,000 can go a long way, especially if you’re considering a used car. Buying used means that someone else has taken the initial hit on depreciation, and while it’s not typically the case, USA Today reports that some used cars that were bought in May 2013 have actually appreciated in value, including the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Forester and 2009 Kia Sorento. [Read: Best Used Car Sales July 2014] Our used ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Used Cars, Used Car Prices, Pricing

Cars Damaged in Hurricane Sandy Top 250,000

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images News The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced updated estimates of cars damaged by Hurricane Sandy in a press release Thursday, which now goes beyond 250,500. This number only includes insured vehicles whose owners filed a claim after the storm in October 2012. Owners in 16 states have filed claims thus far that range from scratched to flooded vehicles. New York ranks at the top of the list with more than 150,000 vehicles. New Jersey is second with 60 ... continue reading»

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J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Improving

The 2013 J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study shows vehicle dependability is improving, with owners reporting the lowest number of vehicle problems since the study launched 24 years ago.  To determine which brands and vehicles are most dependable, J.D. Power calculates the number of vehicle problems reported by more than 37,000 consumers who own vehicles that were all-new or significantly redesigned for the 2010 model year. Compared with the results of the 2012 VDS, dependability has improved ... continue reading»

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Hurricane Sandy Churns Up the New and Used Car Markets

Hurricane Sandy not only scored a direct hit on one of the most populated regions of the country, it also landed a blow to the part of the country that accounts for about 20 percent of all car and truck sales in the United States, according to Edmunds.com. "The storm likely will have an impact on October sales, especially since it comes at the end of the month, but those sales won’t disappear altogether,” says Edmunds.com Sr ... continue reading»

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Save Money with These September Car Deals

In some ways, September is all about transitions. Last week we officially moved from summer into fall, and a new school year is now under way. Car shoppers will also see some changes this month, as September car deals include outgoing 2012 models, as well as 2013 cars, trucks and SUVs that have made their way onto dealer lots. Acura, Chevrolet, Hyundai and Mazda are all offering lease deals that will put you in a new car for under $300 ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Used Cars, Car Shopping, Financing, Deals, Model News, Leasing

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