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What Should I Do If I’m Way Over The Miles On My Lease?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we’re discussing what to do if you go over the mileage restrictions on your lease, balancing the CarMax cost with the solid warranty, and the […]

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What Should I Do If I’m Way Over The Miles On My Lease?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we’re discussing what to do if you go over the mileage restrictions on your lease, balancing the CarMax cost with the solid warranty, and the […]

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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Have A Short Attention Span When It Comes To Cars! What Should I Buy?

Evan currently drives a brown Audi wagon, but like many of us he can’t seem to stay focused on owning the same car for a while. He’s looking to change it up with something faster that can sacrifice some practicality but still has all-weather versatility. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Do I Do If An Inspection Reveals Issues On A Used Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about issued revealed on a used car inspection, lift kits voiding warranties, and how long it should take a dealer to locate […]

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Domestic Brands Charge A Hefty Premium For Advanced Safety Features

Now that the American automakers have, for the most part, ceded the small car market to the import brands, you would think they would try to field competitive offerings in the crossover/SUV segment. However, when it comes to what most car buyers are really looking for in a family car, the domestic brands do not […]

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I Made The Mistake Of Driving Two Of My Dream Cars

The problem with the second one was that it might be cursed. The problem with the first one was that it might be perfect. I finally got to drive two 1990s Toyota Crestas, dream cars of mine never originally sold in the United States, in the hopes that they’d disappoint me and I’d stop wanting […]

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If I Buy A Car From Far Away, Is It Better To Ship It Or Drive It Home?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about buying cars from far away, custom orders from Japanese luxury brands, and how to ethically off-load a lemon.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?

Brad flies private jets for a variety of clients, but despite the flashy nature of his job he has a pretty modest car. He is looking for something that can “blend in” a little better with some of the fancier rides that show up at the airport. However, he is working with a reasonable budget […]

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You Know You Can Get A Nice Fiat 500 Abarth For Around $10,000, Right?

It’s another sad day for small cars as the Fiat 500 hatchback will end its time here in America. This especially stings because the naughty, noisy 500 Abarth was probably the most fun you can have in a car of that size. However, if we are really honest with ourselves, the real value for these […]

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Why Is The Dealer Always Trying To Buy My Car When I Take It In For Service?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we will talk about dealers trying to buy your car when you have it serviced, buying a GTI for a teen, and selling a car […]

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Reminder: You Can Still Get Awesome Deals On A Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is probably the coolest car to come from the Korean brand. Rear- or all-wheel drive, sharp looks and driving dynamics on par with much more expensive German stuff make it a compelling proposition. Even better is the fact that Kia continues to throw rebates on the hood to move units before the summer…Read […]

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Should The Average Buyer Really Care About Performance?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about buyer priorities, negotiating extended warranties on used cars, and performance ratios among trims.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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