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The Inside Track at Autotrader

We're making it even easier to save time and money when you buy or sell a car.

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Cash for Clunkers Q&A

AutoTrader.com has extensive information and helpful tools that make it easy for you to find the right high-MPG vehicle to make the most of the "cash for clunkers" legislation just passed by the US Congress. Our Cash for Clunkers page offers answers to some common questions about the "cash for clunkers" program. 

Watch the news and visit our "cash for clunkers" page for updates.

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Browse Car Dealers

Choosing the right car dealership can make your car-shopping experience more efficient and more pleasant. Every dealership wants your business, but AutoTrader.com gives you a way to narrow the choices. Browse auto dealerships in your area that specialize in new, used, or certified vehicles, offer credit options to suit your needs and match your make and model preference.

Browse car dealers to locate a dealership to help you in your vehicle search.

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Browse Special Offers on Cars and Trucks

If you are looking for a deal on a certified, new or used car, browsing special offers on AutoTrader.com is a great place to start. Find local car dealerships that offer rebates, incentives, price reductions, special used or new car financing and other great deals.

Browse special offers to search for your best car deal by area or by make.

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Direct Access to More Car-Shopping Tools

Shoppers now can go directly to more of AutoTrader.com's most helpful car-buying tools from our attractive new home page. The redesigned page definitely delivers more than a pretty new face.

In addition to more prominent access to our popular Find Your Car and Sell Your Car tools, the new design provides one-click access from the home page to

  • Special offers from dealers and manufacturers
  • Model information for your research
  • Financial tools
  • Reviews from experts and consumers
  • Comparison tool for vehicles you are considering
  • Previews of soon-to-be released models

Learn more about how the new design helps buyers and sellers.

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New Model Showcase Offers Latest on New Vehicles

From cars that haven't even hit the streets yet to the latest models at dealerships near you, this is your doorway to new vehicles. Watch videos, take your favorite car for a 360° spin or simply check out what's coming in the months ahead. Gone are the days of bouncing all over the Internet in search of the latest news in automotive innovation. With the New Model Showcase, everything you need is in one easy-to-use location.

Visit the New Model Showcase

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New Sort Vehicles by Distance Feature

Finding the perfect car just got a lot easier. Now when you search on AutoTrader.com, you can sort your results by distance. Want to stay close to home during your car hunt? Choose "Near to Far" for your results. Willing to cross the country when it comes to getting your dream vehicle? Choose "Far to Near." It's a small change that will add big convenience to your experience.

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Compare Cars Side by Side

Choosing between cars can raise lots of questions. Which one has the best horsepower? Which has the most legroom? Which one fits your life best? Unfortunately, lining up vehicles for a comprehensive comparison is challenging since Dealer A won't let you bring Dealer B's car on the lot for a side-by-side look.

That's why we created the new compare feature on AutoTrader.com. Now, in a matter of seconds, you can evaluate thousands of cars against each other to narrow down your options. We'll show you the key differences between each one, lay out the cost, and help you make the best decision.

Start comparing cars

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Build & Price a Car

Want to know what your dream car costs? Looking for something that will get high gas mileage with a low price tag? With our Build & Price feature, you can create the car you want, including all the options and colors that are important to you. The new Build & Price feature makes it easy to design the car you'll use for cross-town trips to the grocery store or cross-country trips to the Grand Canyon. It's quick, simple and a great way to equip yourself with valuable knowledge for when it's time to make a purchase.

Build & Price a Car

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Sell Your Car with New Premium and Spotlight Listings

Private sellers can now advertise their cars more prominently on the AutoTrader.com search results pages with Premium and Spotlight listings. These highly visible ad positions, previously available only to dealers, can now be purchased when you Sell Your Car.

What are Premium Listings?

Premium listings appear first in a search results page and are the largest listings with the biggest thumbnail photo. They provide consumers with the most vehicle information, descriptions and seller information. Premium listings are shown above Featured and Standard.

What are Spotlight Listings?

Spotlight listings showcase cars at the top of the search results page. Until now, Spotlight listings were only available to dealers.

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Browse Cars

Know exactly what type of vehicle you are looking for? The Browse Cars feature allows you to search our huge inventory of cars and trucks by make, model, city, or condition (new, certified or used) in the order you choose. Tailor your search to match your wants and needs.

Use Browse Cars today to find the perfect car or truck for you.

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Standard Features

ShopFind the exact car you want at the price you want.
SellShow your car to the largest number of buyers.
  • Get listed on Autotrader
  • Add your car to an Auto Trader magazine
  • Sell your car with a listing on Autotrader
ResearchKnow your options
  • Read expert and customer reviews.
  • Experience 360 spins and videos.
  • Learn about cars that meet all your needs with several easy ways to search.
JoinEnjoy a more convenient way to shop.
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
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