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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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

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.
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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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Car Buying

Buying a Used Car From a Private Seller: Legalities There are pros and cons to buying a car from a private seller.
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Car Buying

Used Car Buying Guide With a wide selection, more affordable prices and better reliability than ever before, used cars offer car buyers the ...
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What to Know When Buying a Used Car Before you buy a car, make sure to check its history and know where it has been.
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Quick Guide to Credit Reports What's in a credit report? Why do you need one? Find out here.
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Dodgy Dealings Buying used is a better value than ever, but some people are still wary. Here are some used car seller tricks to be ...
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Guide to Finance Terminology You don't need a translator to master the language of automotive financing. All you need is a quick look at these key ...
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Government Auctions Heard the promises of $100 retired military Jeeps and $500 luxury cars confiscated in drug raids? Here's information ...
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