How to Buy a Car

Tips and resources for buying a car. What to know when you purchase your car.

Ready to buy your car? Here are some car shopping links to get your started:

Lease vs. Buy a Car: Which Is Right for You?

If you're having trouble deciding whether to lease or buy, we can help.

3G Shutdown: How it Impacts the Car You Buy Today

Find out how the 3G shutdown affects cars and what you need to do to stay safe in your vehicle.

Certified Pre-Owned BMW Buying Guide

Here's a look at the best-selling BMW models available under the company's Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program.

Worst Car Colors to Buy for Resale

When buying a car, it's a good idea to know what color cars to avoid for resale value

Buying a Car: How Do You Know a Car’s In-Service Date?

A car's in-service date gets used to calculate warranties and other perks -- but how do you figure it out? We have the answer.

The Chevrolet Spark Is a Surprisingly Good Car Nobody Buys

It may not have been a headline-grabber, but the Spark is one subcompact that we'll miss.

Buying a Used Hybrid Car: Pros and Cons

Before you buy a used hybrid vehicle, use our advice to determine if it's the right purchase move.

Should I Buy a Hybrid Car in 2022?

Get to know why buying a hybrid may make sense to purchase.

What is More Important When Buying a Used Car: Miles or Age?

Looking for a used car? If you've wondered whether you should pay more attention to miles or age, you've come to the right place.

Tips for Buying a Car During the Chip Shortage

The chip shortage makes buying a car even more challenging. Use our insider tips so you can get the best deal possible.

Buying a Car: Should You Focus on the Monthly Payment?

You've always heard you shouldn't focus on the monthly payment -- but why not? We have the answer.

Sports Cars Buying Guide

Find out all about sports cars and what to know when buying one. We'll tell you what you need to know.

$20,000 Buys Way More New Car Today Than in 2002

Here's a look at the few $20,000-or-less new cars available today, and what that same amount of money would have bought you two decades ago.

Buying a Car: How Much Discount Can You Get at the End of a Model Year?

Can you really expect a huge discount at the end of a model year, or are those stories overblown? We have the answer.

Should You Buy a Car as a Holiday Gift?

Deals or not, there’s a difference of opinion when it comes to buying a car as a gift.

Should You Buy Back Your Totaled Car?

Only in rare cases does it make sense to buy back your totaled car. Here are some issues to consider.

Is Buying a Used Electric Vehicle a Good Idea?

We're taking a look at whether it's a good idea or a bad idea to buy a used electric vehicle.

You Can Buy Tommy Lee’s 2012 Fisker Karma

Today's Autotrader Find is a 2012 Fisker Karma once owned by Tommy Lee of Motley Crüe.

Should You Buy a Used Supercar? We Asked Nicolas Brown of McLaren

We spoke with Nicolas Brown, the acting President of McLaren, the Americas, about buying a used supercar.

Used Cars: Cheap to Buy Does Not Mean Cheap to Own

Buying a cheap vehicle isn't always inexpensive, but it's can still be better than paying full price in the long run.

5 Things to Avoid When Buying a Cheap Car

Buying a cheap car doesn't need to be complicated, and we break down what to steer clear of when scouting your next deal.

Buying a Car with Cash: Everything You Need to Know

Is it a good idea to buy a car with cash? We answer commonly asked questions and more.

You Can Buy a Brand-New Right-Hand-Drive Jeep Wrangler in the U.S.

Jeep has you covered with a U.S.-road-legal right-hand-drive (RHD) version of its Wrangler.

Ford Offers Cash to Shoppers Who Buy From Inventory Rather Than Order

Ford offers a $2,000 incentive to shoppers trading their place in line for a custom-ordered vehicle in favor of one from inventory.

Used Car Prices Skyrocket, Forcing Buyers to Take Larger Loans

The average list price of a used car hit $25,500 at the end of last month.
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