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: 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 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.

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.

Long-Distance Car Buying

Buying a car from out of state may be easier than you think.

How to Buy a Car

Buying a car is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a big headache. Whether you’re buying your first new car or...

Is This a Good Time to Buy a Pickup Truck?

Welcome to the golden ear of trucks.

After the Shutdown: Car Buying Strategies in an Uncertain Market

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

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.

Lease vs Buy: Which Is Right for You?

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

Buying a Certified Car Is Kind Of Like Luxury Consignment

If you've ever bought a secondhand designer handbag, you just might be the perfect certified car customer.

Buying a Used Car: Can You Get Service Records from a Dealer?

Looking for a used car? We examine whether you can call a dealer to learn what maintenance has already been performed.

How Long Will It Take to Buy a Car?

In a hurry? We explain how long you should expect the car-buying process to take.

Hidden Costs of Buying a New Car

To get a good deal on a new car, consumers must consider more than just the price. Learn more about the hidden costs.

Buying a Car: Is It OK to Buy a Former Rental Car?

We've listed some pros and cons of buying a car that was once used as a rental.

Buying a Car: Why Should You Care If a Car Was in an Accident and Repaired?

Say you're thinking about a car that was previously in an accident. Why does it matter?

Buying a Car: What Term Should Your Loan Be?

Considering a new car? We examine a few factors to help determine which loan term is right for you.

Buying a Car: Is No-Haggle Pricing Really No Haggle?

Many dealers claim to offer no-haggle pricing on their vehicles. But is it really true? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: Why Isn’t the MSRP Also the Final Price?

Ever wonder why you end up paying so much more than the MSRP when buying a car? We have the answer.

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.

Buying a Car: How Long Can You Expect a Car to Last?

How many years and miles should you expect to get out of a new car? We have some answers.

Buying a Car: What’s a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

When buying a car, you may notice many cars offering a dual-clutch transmission, but what is it? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: Who Is Responsible for a Defect You Find After You Buy?

What happens if you find an obvious defect after you've already paid for a car and taken it home? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: When Should You Buy GAP Insurance?

You've probably heard about GAP insurance -- but what is it? And when should you buy it? We have the answer.
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