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Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer

Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for—persistent mechanical issues, weird smells, questionable choices on the radio’s presets—but where you buy the car shouldn’t be one of them. If you are looking for a pre-owned…Read […]

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Check Out This Dealership’s Insane ‘Reconditioning Fee’ On A Used Volkswagen Golf R

The internet has changed the way dealers price their used cars online. Most dealers will list their cars according to market values, while others will post a cheap price to hook you in only to make up for it with bogus fees when you ask for the total cost. Here’s an especially egregious example.Read more… […]

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How To Avoid Being Scammed Into Buying A Hurricane-Damaged Car

Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone and most everyone affected can focus on rebuilding and recovering, that could also potentially mean buying a new car to replace the one that got destroyed. Problem is: how do you know if the new car you’re thinking about hasn’t also been hurricane damaged? Read […]

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A Giant Hurricane Washed Away All My Cars! What Should I Buy?

Devin lives in Texas and, like a lot of people, was unfortunately in the path of Hurricane Harvey. His house was damaged and all his cars including his Tacoma and 74’ Celica project car were totaled. He needs something with decent gas mileage that can help him rebuild. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue […]

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Ten Cars You Can Buy For The Price Of A New iPhone X

Apple had their big-ass event today, in their brand-new land-spaceship, and in this big-ass event they had their big-ass announcement: the big-ass iPhone X. That iPhone X (pronounced like MacOS X and not Malcom X) will cost you a non-trivial $999, which is officially car-money, and not just phone-money. So, with this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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If You Are This Angry About Selling Your Car Maybe You Should Just Keep It

Selling a car privately can be a royal pain. With all of the dumb questions and low ballers it’s no wonder so many people just trade their old ride to the dealership. But if you have resorted to essentially yelling at your potential buyers, maybe private sales is not for you.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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If You Are This Angry About Selling Your Car Maybe You Should Just Keep It

Selling a car privately can be a royal pain. With all of the dumb questions and low ballers it’s no wonder so many people just trade their old ride to the dealership. But if you have resorted to essentially yelling at your potential buyers, maybe private sales is not for you.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I’m An Entertainment Site Editor And I Want A Car That Entertains Me! What Should I Buy?

Laura runs a popular entertainment site that you may have seen around these parts called the A.V Club. She’s in the market for a new ride and doesn’t want something boring—and it has to have four doors and three pedals. What car should she buy?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Need An Upscale Car That Can Handle Three Boys And A Lot Of Gear! What Car Should I Buy?

Mary is a cool mom who hustles her three hockey loving boys around in an Audi A6 wagon. Unfortunately, the Audi is getting up there in miles and it’s starting to become too costly. It’s time for a replacement. What car should she buy?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Beat-To-Shit Porsche 911 Is Why You Should Always Get Your Pre-Owned Car Inspected

No one wants to buy a used car only to have expensive problems pop up down the road. This is especially true if you’re dropping some serious money on a sports or luxury car with complex and costly components. The best way to avoid such problems is a pre-purchase inspection.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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You Can Get A Really Good Deal On Used Car Loans Right Now

There is a battle happening on dealer showrooms right now. Right now, heavily discounted new cars are facing off against an excessive inventory of pre-owned models. The winner of this fight could be you, if you play your cards right. In order to help move used cars, automakers and banks are offering incredibly cheap…Read more… […]

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There Is No Magic Solution To Your Underwater Car Loan

It’s unfortunate that some people get buried in debt. I frequently get emails from folks underwater on their car loans and most are hoping for some solution that defies the laws of mathematics. Here’s the real answer: there is no real answer.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Need Something Cheap That I Can Work On With Friends! What Car Should I Buy?

Brandon would like to spend his spare time bonding with friends under the hood of a project car. The problem with this plan is that Brandon doesn’t have a lot of experience, but what he and his friends lack in skill they will make up for in determination. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue […]

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How To Shop For A Car Without Dealers Stalking You Forever

Going car shopping is a pain. And in order to shop smart, you really should communicate with the dealers via phone and email. The problem is once they have this information you are likely to get bombarded with calls and emails—including after you’re done shopping for a car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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