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:

8 Best Used Fords Under $20,000

Get a modern car, truck, or SUV at a great value by shopping for one of these used Fords.

6 Best Used Subcompact Cars Under $15,000

A modern subcompact car offers about as much space as the compact cars sold 15 years ago.

Pace Cars For Sale on Autotrader

These flashy pace cars can't be ignored.

7 Best Used Chevrolets Under $30,000

Get a great value on a car, truck or SUV by shopping for a used Chevy.

Here’s What to Do if You Can’t Make Your Car Payment

Worried you can't make a payment? Autotrader has some advice.

Buying a Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Everything You Need to Know

Buying a used Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will give you a reliable full-size pickup with a good reputation for comfort and capability.

Boxy But Cool Old SUVs Not Named Wrangler or Land Cruiser

They're like a good pair of jeans or your favorite sneaker, cool old SUVs are gaining in popularity. Get one before the prices go up.

8 Best Used Fords Under $10,000

Ford cars, trucks and SUVs are great bargains on the used market.

Autotrader Find: 1984 Chevrolet Chevette CS

If you're going to get a Chevette, this is the one you want.

8 Best Used Pickups Under $5,000

Trucks tend to hold their value pretty well, but there are still options out there for any budget.

10 Best Used Cars Under $20,000

Here are some great cars for under $20,000

5 Cheap, Quick Cars Under $15,000

Here's a short list of cheap fast cars you might consider — from Corvettes to Miatas.

5 Things To Do On a Used Car Test Drive

You're ready for a used car test drive. You've done your research, narrowed your list down and honed it to perhaps just a few cars. Now it's time to take that car out for a spin. In addition to making sure you're comfortable in the car and that it meets your financial requirements, there are a lot of things to pay close attention to.

7 Best Used Chevrolets Under $5,000

These cars, trucks and SUVs are big on value.

10 Best Used Convertibles Under $25,000

You don't have to spend $40,000 to get a cool drop-top. Here are some for $25,000 or less.

Autotrader Find: 1985 Chevy Blazer With a 1940 Ford Front-End

We're a little confused about this Chevy Blazer.

8 Best New SUVs Under $40,000

With this lineup of SUVs, 2020 is a great time to be shopping for a new vehicle.

Autotrader Find: 1986 BMW 535i With Over a Half-Million Miles

This might be the coolest car in its price range on Autotrader.

10 Best Used Hybrid Cars Under $10,000

These are the best used hybrids for $10,000 or less.

6 Best Used Pickups Under $15,000

A truck makes just about any job easier.

6 Best Used Hatchbacks Under $5,000

Hatchbacks offer more practicality than their sedan counterparts.

8 Best Used Performance Cars Under $15,000

$15,000 is the sweet spot for finding a gently used hot hatchback or coupe.

Autotrader Find: 1991 Infiniti M30 Convertible with 3,000 Miles

The first Infiniti convertible was a bit of a flop.

Best CPO Programs of 2020

Lexus has one of the best CPO programs for luxury cars, and Hyundai has one of the best non-luxury programs for 2020.

10 Best Used Hybrids Under $10,000

These fuel-sippers are inexpensive. You might be surprised how much hybrid car you can get for less than $10,000.
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