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Spotting & Avoiding Scams when Buying or Selling a Car

Shop smart. Shop safe. Learn how to avoid fraud when buying a car or selling your car.

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Enterprise Ends Car Sharing Experiment in Several Cities Naming a lack of consumer demand as the reason, Enterprise curtailed its CarShare operations in several large U.S. ...
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Car Buying

Vehicle Cloning: Stolen Vehicles Hiding in Plain Sight Cloning VINs as a way to mask the identity of stolen cars is gaining in popularity. What is cloning and how can you ...
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Doug Is Crazy: The Tucker 48 Is the Most Beautiful 4-Door Sedan Please join me in telling Doug how wrong he is.
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Why Don't You Review Cars on Race Tracks? It's time for "Ask Doug," where you "ask Doug" various questions and Doug "answers" them.
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Johnson Wins Rain-Soaked NASCAR Race at Bristol, Logano Wins Coolest Vehicle(s) Jimmie Johnson had the best car on the track for second consecutive race, but Autotrader driver Joey Logano has him ...

Fraud Awareness Tips Because there is no foolproof way to prevent fraud, awareness is the best defense.
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Do You Really Tax Deduct the Expenses From Your DougCars? It's time for "Ask Doug," where you Ask Doug your most pressing automotive questions.

Fighting The Fraud That Can Be Fatal Airbag fraud is on the rise and may soon rank as one of the worst vehicle repair scams out there. A vehicle history ...

Why Should I Worry About Credit Fraud?
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Here's Why the Bentley Bentayga Is Worth $250,000 The Bentley Bentayga is the most expensive SUV you can buy. Here's why it's worth every penny.
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AMG Owners Crusade Against Fake Badges Nothing is more annoying to a Mercedes AMG owner than a Benz with fake AMG badges -- and they're starting to do ...
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Car Buying

Data Collection for Self-Driving Cars Could Be Risking Your Privacy In the race to put self-driving cars on the road, many automakers are using data gathered from our cars to further the ...
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Odometer Fraud Even though it hasn't received much press in recent years, odometer fraud is just as prevalent, if not more prevalent, ...
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8 Cars the Villain Would Drive in a Scary Movie In honor of Halloween, here are eight cars a villain would drive in a scary movie.
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Car Buying

Selling Your Car: Common Scams We've taken some of the stress out of selling your car by listing a few common scams you should be aware of.
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: Common Scams to Consider Before you buy a new or used car, check out our list of some common car-buying scams so that you don't find yourself ...
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Buying a Used Car: Red Flags to Consider - Video Our latest video looks at some red flags that should make you think twice about signing the papers for a used car.

Buyer Beware: Easy Online Ad Mistakes You Don't Want to Make Every day, it seems that new online scams and tricks pop up on the interactive landscape. From too-good-to-be-true ...

How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs! Disreputable service centers can charge you for work that was never done or convince you of the need for unnecessary ...
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: What's the Catch With 0 Percent Loans? Zero percent loan offers seem too good to be true, so is there a catch? We have the answer.
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: What Is a Doc Fee? We explain what a doc fee is and whether you really have to pay it.

How to Close the Deal You've done all your homework. You've posted an ad and answered questions over the phone. And now it all comes down to ...
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Car Buying

Buying a Used Car: Private Seller or Dealer? Should you buy your next used car from a private seller or a dealer? We outline the pros and cons of both options.
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Hot Wheels: 10 Most Stolen Vehicles for 2010 2010's most stolen cars are all at least seven years old.

Shop Safely this Holiday Season Because there is no foolproof way to prevent fraud, awareness is the best defense.
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