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How Long Will Deals Last On A Discontinued 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 deals on discontinued models, heated steering wheels, and dumping a lot of cash into an older car or getting a new […]

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How Long Will Deals Last On A Discontinued 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 deals on discontinued models, heated steering wheels, and dumping a lot of cash into an older car or getting a new […]

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Toyota Tops List Of The Best Used Cars To Buy In 2020: Study

It’s well established that new cars are getting very expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a quality vehicle. Pre-owned cars typically offer more value for your dollar because someone else has taken the initial depreciation. Our friends at iSeeCars have dug into previous studies that analyzed over 20…Read more… Continue […]

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Are Those Employee Based Car Buying Services Any Good?

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 discussing employee based car buying services, buying a car in the US to export to the UK, and overpriced Toyota trucks. Continue Reading […]

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Is the End of the Year Really a Good Time to Buy a Car?

Every business you can think of is having a Black Friday sale, including car dealerships. Sure, maybe you weren’t thinking of putting a vehicle on your holiday shopping list, but the end of the year is often rumored to be a good time to buy a car. If you’ve been thinking of getting a new […]

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Should I Buy A Car Before Or After I Retire?

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 discussing the timing of buying a new car around retirement, dealers that won’t sell out of state, and the best low-cost but high […]

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The Only Way For Long-Term Electric Car Sales To Work Is To Do What The Communists Did

I saw an article recently documenting how Tesloop, a Southern California car shuttle service that only operates Teslas, has some of the highest-mileage Teslas in the world, with many having over 300,000 miles on the clock. The important part here, though, is that maintenance-wise, the cars are doing fantastic, way…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Much Should You Spend On A Car Based On Your Income?

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 discussing how to budget for a car based on a percentage of your income, smallish SUVs for taller folks and buying an extended […]

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I’m A Freelance Sports Blogger Who Needs An Affordable Set Of Wheels! What Car Should I Buy?

Dan used to write for the best sports blog on the internet. And, being someone who knows what’s good and what isn’t, he knows when to get out when things turn sour. Now he’s returned to the freelance life, and sharing a car with his fiancee just isn’t cutting it anymore. He needs an affordable […]

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Why Does The Dealer Want Me To Agree To A Price Before A Test Drive?

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 discussing shady test drive procedures, delivery miles that were more than promised and treating yourself—to a reasonable car.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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My Brother Needs An Idiot-Proof Car For Under $5,000! What Should He Buy?

Mayuck is helping his younger brother who just started college with a car purchase. Naturally, he thinks his sibling isn’t all that smart when it comes to cars and he wants to find him something simple, cheap, and reliable that is, as he calls it, “idiot-proof.” What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Most Expensive Car Buying Mistake Has Nothing To Do With How Well You Negotiate A Deal

There are a lot of mistakes that buyers can make if they aren’t careful that could end up costing them, including not understanding your budget or comparing deals. But the worst mistake. according to Edmunds, often comes after a savvy shopper closes their deal.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Need Something Fun, Interesting And Reliable For Under $15,000! What Car Should I Buy?

Jeffrey lives in Washington state and has played it pretty safe with his car purchases. He has had some solid rides but never really enjoyed any of them. It’s time to break free and get something that puts a simile on his face for under $15,000. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

One of life’s simple pleasures is not having to make a car payment every month. Your trusty ride is paid off, only costing you for gas, insurance and repairs.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here Are The Most Ridiculous Reasons Why Dealers Will Refuse To Send Written Price Quotes

As a professional car shopper, I communicate with several hundred dealers over the course of a year. While most of them are fine, some of them clearly despise this whole internet shopping thing and will pull out of the air any number of bonkers excuses not to disclose their pricing. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What’s The Best Used Luxury SUV That Won’t Cost A Fortune In Maintenance?

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 discussing off-lease luxury SUVs, the market for used Lexus sport sedans and at what mileage do cars become problematic?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Is Car Buying Especially Terrible For Women And What Should Be Done About It?

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 discussing why dealerships especially suck for women, the best off-lease sedans, and the choice between a new C8 or a used R8.Read more… […]

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