Car Buying Tips

How to Buy a Fuel Efficient Car

How to Buy a Fuel Efficient Car
As gas prices have continued to climb, having a fuel efficient car has become even more important, no matter how deep your pockets may be. In response to the rising cost of fuel, car makers have started offering more fuel efficient car model options beyond just hybrids. While the technology has changed and become more sophisticated, buying a fuel efficient car is not as complicated as it may seem. Below are some helpful shopping tips that can make finding the right car a little easier. Continue Reading »

SUVs vs Crossovers

SUVs vs Crossovers
A decade ago SUV’s were one of the largest vehicle types on the market whose production continued to grow at a rapid pace, since then, Crossovers have also become as popular and sought after as the SUV once was. Both remain popular and are seen on roads everywhere, but how are they different? While a Crossover may seem to be almost the same as an SUV, there are major differences between the two vehicle types despite some cross pollination of the names by some automakers attempting to draw and attract interested buyers of larger sized vehicles. Continue Reading »

Wising Up To Internet Crime

Wising Up To Internet Crime
The used car market has always been a thriving trade. Where there’s money to be made or a bargain to be sniffed out; punters have been wheeling and dealing automobiles since the earliest days of the industry. But the internet seen the practice totally explode, with popular online auction sites offering inexpensive advertisements that reach huge volumes of potential buyers. The game has changed, allowing any John Doe to buy, sell, or even run an online business through the power of online connectivity. Continue Reading »

Thinking of Buying a Hybrid?

Thinking of Buying a Hybrid?
In recent years, Hybrid vehicles have become a more popular choice of car buyers who can afford them. Hybrid vehicles, just like “regular” cars, come in all sizes and shapes however the majority are either compact or mid-sized sedans. In terms of price, hybrids can cost up to 20% more than gas powered vehicles, electric and partially electric models have also become more common and are even more expensive. If you wish to purchase a Hybrid, expect to spend no less than $20,000 and at least $100,000 for a more expensive luxury model. Hybrid cars are better for the environment, their higher price tags however are offset somewhat by state and federal tax credits in certain cases and areas and lower running costs. Continue Reading »

Tips for First-time Buyers

Tips for First-time Buyers
The first time you purchase a car is a process ripe with uncertainty regardless of personal circumstances. Whether you have recently graduated, just landed your very first real job or just never have purchased and owned a vehicle of your own, the process must be done well so that your purchase will be worth it in the long run. Listed below are some steps to take and useful tips for the first time car buyer. Continue Reading »

The Most Common Car Buying Mistakes

The Most Common Car Buying Mistakes
If you are on the market for a new or used new car, you should be sure you will be getting the best value for the money you spend on your next car purchase. Car buying is something most people only do once every five to ten years, so more than likely you are like most people and have very little experience and practice in finding the right vehicle. Below are some common mistakes that you must avoid, if you don’t you may end up losing serious sums of cash or buying the wrong type of car. Continue Reading »

Deciding on the Best Car Down Payment for You

When you're in the market to buy a new car, you might think only about the total cost of the vehicle. After all, that's what determines whether or not you can afford it, right? However, this approach can be a bit shortsighted. In reality, you need to think about how much you're willing to pay in the form of a down payment on this car. This amount will determine how much car you can actually afford. Continue Reading »

Evaluating Your Car's Down Payment

When you go to buy a car, your first instinct may be to opt for a financing plan that has a very low down payment. After all, the less you have to pay upfront, the better, right?

But this is a misguided way of thinking, especially since depreciation will devalue your car the moment you drive it off of the lot. With a super low down payment, you'll wind up spending more on the car than what it's worth. That's not a good way to enter into a new purchasing agreement. Continue Reading »

What You Get When You Buy a New Car

When you decide to buy a new car, you have to consider a lot of different factors. For instance, you might be confused about what the price actually includes. Do you just get the car or are there other perks involved? In reality, the cost of the car you buy takes into account more than just the vehicle in most cases. This initial price may scare you off a bit but don't let that discourage you within first looking deeper into what you actually get. Continue Reading »

Deciding on the Best Car Down Payment for You

When you're in the market to buy a new car, you might think only about the total cost of the vehicle. After all, that's what determines whether or not you can afford it, right? However, this approach can be a bit shortsighted. In reality, you need to think about how much you're willing to pay in the form of a down payment on this car. This amount will determine how much car you can actually afford. Continue Reading »