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Should I Avoid Buying A New Car Made On A Monday Or A Friday?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing whether you should avoid new cars made on a certain day of the week, and ordering a car from a previous […]

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I’m Getting My Doctorate And Now It’s Time To Get A Nice Car! What Should I Buy?

Kelly has been working and going to school full time for the past four years. She will soon graduate with her doctorate degree and score a healthy salary. She wants to upgrade her Subaru to something a bit faster with all-wheel-drive. What car should she buy?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Claimed 300-Mile EPA Range Compares To Tesla And Others

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s range estimate of up to 300 miles on a single charge, Ford announced Monday. This makes the electric crossover one of the strongest challengers to other bloated crossover EVs like the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron and Tesla Model Y. Here’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Our Annual Reminder That There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Black Friday’ Car Deal

Because many Americans have not altered their travel plans for Thanksgiving, creating what could be ideal conditions to further entrench the pandemic, I feel I should remind you to avoid dealerships at all costs this weekend. Seriously, you aren’t missing out on anything. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Do You Want To Know About The Really Cheap Nissan Leaf I Bought?

Move aside Changli, there’s a new contender for cheapest EV around these parts. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. This 2011 Nissan Leaf isn’t a brand new vehicle, but it can zip from zero to sixty in just 9.9 seconds and continue on to a top speed of 93 miles per hour. Those are breakneck speeds […]

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Which Automakers Have The Worst Dealers?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing the rankings of automaker dealer networks and what to do when your leased car gets damaged and the insurance company doesn’t…Read […]

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This Might Be the Stupidest Thing A Dealer Has Said Regarding Car Buying During The Pandemic

In all the years and hundreds of car-purchase deals I have handled, I have heard some real doozies from dealers trying to lay on a line about why they can’t offer a level of professionalism that is expected elsewhere. This latest excuse regarding selling cars during a pandemic just might take the cake.Read more… Continue […]

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Do Those Paint Upcharges Really Cost The Automaker That Much More?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing paint upcharges from the factory and whether it’s more eco-friendly to keep your current car or trade for one that’s more…Read […]

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Used Car Prices Rose Almost 10 Percent Compared With Last Year: Study

Despite what some industry folks predicted early on in the pandemic, the coronavirus did not crash the car market. In fact, due to inventory shortages and many buyers wanting their own transportation aside from ride-hailing and public transit, the car market was booming in certain areas. Used cars especially were…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Will It Be Possible To Buy A New Bronco And Resell It With Minimal Loss?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing the resale value on the new Bronco and whether or not those “monitor” devices for insurance companies actually save you […]

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You Can Get A New Volvo Every Four Months For $650 A Month, No Bullshit

Care By Volvo is the automaker’s alternative to leasing or financing a new vehicle, offering instead a subscription program starting at $650 per month covering insurance, tire protection, maintenance and other services on a new car. And now you can swap out for another new ride after only four months.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Lease Payments On A Bugatti Chiron Sport Will Make Your Head Spin

Whether you are on board with the concept of leasing vehicles or think it’s a terrible financial decision, you may be curious to know what the payment numbers would look like on one of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Should An Older Couple Buy Or Lease When They Foresee Giving Up Driving?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing whether or not an older couple should buy or lease what will likely be their last car and the best way […]

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My Friends Are Leaving The City And I Need A Cheap Car To Go Visit Them. What Should I Buy?

John lives in New York City, but his city friends are leaving either as a result of the pandemic or because they’re off to grow a family. He values these friends and wants to visit them — and he also would like to enjoy the outdoors beyond the city. So he’s looking for something affordable that […]

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