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:

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.

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.

Highest-Mile Porsche Models for Sale on Autotrader

Here are some bargain Porsches for the enthusiast with high risk tolerance.

Best Used Family Sedans Under $5,000

An affordable used midsize sedan will give you space, comfort and efficiency.

7 Best Used 3-Row SUVs Under $30,000

These modern minivan alternatives are excellent bargains.

Buying a Used Ford F-250: Everything You Need to Know

A used Ford F-250 pickup will give you maximum pulling and hauling power, plus some pretty upscale features unexpected in such a big pickup.

8 Best Used Chevrolets Under $20,000

There's a used Chevy for just about everyone.

7 Best Used Compact Cars Under $20,000

It's easy to find a modern, well-equipped small used car for under $20,000.

Autotrader Find: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 with 182 Miles

Here's your chance to own a like-new example of "The King of the Hill."

6 Best Used Subcompact Cars Under $20,000

Subcompact cars offer more practicality than you'd probably expect.

6 Best Used Midsize Pickups Under $10,000

A pickup is the ultimate tool.

After the Shutdown: Car Buying Strategies in an Uncertain Market

What will car buying look like post-shutdown? Will desirable services and inventory remain?

8 Best Used Wagons Under $15,000

Wagons mix SUV practicality with carlike efficiency.

5 Cars on Autotrader With Crazy Custom Paint Jobs

Stand out from the crowd with these wild paint jobs.

Best Used Performance Cars Under $20,000

There are loads of rear-wheel-drive coupes and hot hatchbacks to choose from at this price point.

Here’s Why The Nissan Frontier Is The Next Iconic 4×4

The Nissan Frontier is poised to join the ranks of icons such as the Jeep Cherokee, the Volvo 240 and the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates

Students graduating from college in 2020 are entering the next stage of their lives at a very strange time. The coronavirus pandemic has rocked our way of life in a way that nobody could've predicted. Still, college grads have a lot to look forward to.

Autotrader Find: Clean 1988 Eagle Premier

This 1988 Eagle Premier is one of the best cars you've never heard of.

Best Used City Cars Under $10,000

A good city car fits into tight parking spots with ease and can take a door ding or two.

CPO Program Review: Kia

We've rounded up all the pertinent information you'll need to know about Kia's certified pre-owned warranty program.

Best Used Wagons Under $20,000

If you're torn between a sedan and an SUV, consider a station wagon.

Autotrader Find: 1990 Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS with 750 Miles

It makes surprisingly little horsepower, but it sure is rad.

Buying a Used Ford F-150: Everything You Need to Know

The Ford F-150 is America's best-selling pickup, which is why it's also a great used pickup value for people looking to save money.

Best Used Subcompact Cars Under $5,000

A subcompact car makes great city transportation.
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