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:

Buying a Car: Why Checking for Flood Damage Is so Important

Have you ever wondered why it's so important to thoroughly inspect a vehicle for flood damage when buying a car? We have the reasons.

Buying a New Car: Tips for Negotiating a Good Price

We're providing some tips to help you negotiate the price of your next new or used car.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Electric Car

As electric vehicles gain in popularity, here are five things to know before buying one.

Hot Take: A 1990s Mercedes-Benz SL is Still the Most Baller Car Money Can Buy

The new-for-1990 model promised to be a gigantic leap forward with style more consistent with the 1980s design language.

5 SUVs You Should Buy Instead of a New Ford Bronco

If you want a Bronco for your own garage, though, either be prepared to pay up or wait a long, long time.

Meet CarShop, a New No-Hassle Way to Buy a Used Car

A partnership between Cox Automotive -- the parent company of Autotrader -- and Penske Automotive Group may change used-car shopping.

Car Shortage Prompts Automakers to Restrict Lease Buyout Loophole

Acura and Honda are the latest brands to join a growing list of automakers to require leased vehicles to be turned in at their dealerships.

Buying a Car: Should I Avoid the First Model Year?

Is it really true that buying a new car in its first model year is a bad idea? We examine this claim to find out.

Buying a Car: Can You Get a Dealer to Remove Accessories to Lower the Price?

If a dealer removes some accessories from a vehicle, will it lower the price when buying a car? Is it even possible? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: Should You Consider a Discontinued Model?

If an automaker has already announced the car you want has been canceled, should you stop considering it?

Buying a Used BMW 3 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Looking to buy a used baby BMW? Check out these tips on how to find the best secondhand entry-level Bimmer money can buy.

Buying a Car: Do You Really Need a Big Vehicle?

If you're thinking about buying a big car, you may want to think again. We have some alternatives that could be a better fit.

Meet the New Toyota Land Cruiser You Can’t Buy

Toyota finally debuted the 300-Series Land Cruiser online, but the automaker's U.S. division has no plans to sell it here.

Buying a Car: Do You Really Need to Visit the Dealer?

With so much now available on the Internet, do you really have to visit a dealership to buy a car? We have the answer.

Top Considerations for Buying a Fuel-Efficient Car

If you're thinking of trading up to a more fuel-efficient car, check out some of the factors that may impact you as you start your search.

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Diesel Truck

Here are 10 things to consider when deciding to go diesel.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Try Before You Buy: 3-Month Test Subscription Possible

The automaker is reportedly considering a plan to let shoppers try out the new EV for up to three months before buying.

Is it Bad to Buy a Used Car With Unusually Low Mileage?

We examine whether it's a bad idea to buy a used car with unusually low mileage on the odometer.

Buying a Convertible Car: Should You Worry About the Roof?

Thinking about buying a new or used convertible? You might want to think about the roof first. Here's why it's important.

Buying a Car: How Can a Dealer Sell a Car Below Invoice?

Dealers sometimes tell car buyers that they're selling you the car below invoice -- but how is that possible? We have the answer.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Leased Car

Under the right conditions, buying your leased car at the end of its term makes sense. Here are five reasons why you should consider it.

Car Rental Companies Are Buying Up Used Cars, Too

Tight supply has increased demand for used cars on several fronts. Here's why.

A Buyers Guide to Building Out Your 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Our guide can help you decide which Bronco Sport is best for your needs.

A Buyers Guide to Building Out Your 2021 Bronco

All Bronco trims look plenty capable, but which is best for you?

Toyota Buys Lyft’s Self-Driving Car Division

Toyota will pay $550 million for the division developing self-driving technology for Lyft.
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