Buying a New Car

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and GTS Coupe

The Cayenne is going to ruin Porsche because they make sports cars, not SUVs. That was the fear among brand enthusiasts back in 2003 when the famed German automaker introduced a large, five-passenger, all-wheel-drive crossover that seemed to go against everything the company stood for.

New Ford Promise: You Can Return Your Car

Ford announced that customers who buy or lease a new vehicle through Ford Credit can return it within the first year if they lose a job.

Is This a Good Time to Buy a Pickup Truck?

Welcome to the golden ear of trucks.

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

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

After the Shutdown: Car Buying Strategies in an Uncertain Market

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

How to Read Car Window Stickers

Also called a Monroney label, a window sticker contains a lot of crucial new-car information.

What’s the Catch With Zero Percent Car Loans?

Zero percent loan offers seem too good to be true, so is there a catch? We have the answer.

How to Improve Ride Quality In Your Car

Big wheels and tires may look cool, but a smaller set usually delivers a smoother, quieter ride, and better fuel economy, too.

How to Choose New-Car Trim Levels and Options

You're shopping for a specific model, but the choices can still be confusing. These tips will help you understand trim levels and options.

Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper to Bumper: What’s the Difference?

Confused about warranties? We're checking out all the key differences between a powertrain and a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Why You Should Avoid All-Wheel Drive Unless You Need It

We're explaining the reasons why you shouldn't buy an all-wheel drive car unless you really need the feature.

Leasing a Car: When Is Leasing a Good Idea?

Wondering whether you should lease or buy? We're answering the age-old question of whether leasing is a good idea.

Buying a Car: What’s an MSRP?

We explain exactly what an MSRP is, along with a few other pricing-related terms you'll want to know before going to a dealership.

Buying a Car: Can You Change Your Mind?

Feeling buyer's remorse over a new car purchase? We took a look at what happens if you want to change your mind.

Definitions: Automated Manual Transmission

Shopping for a car and wondering what "automated manual transmission" (AMT) means? Get the facts on both single- and dual-clutch AMTs here.

Do You Need to Service Your Car at the Dealership to Keep Your Warranty Valid?

Will you void your warranty if you bring in your car for service somewhere besides the dealer? Here's 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.

What’s the Difference Between Xenon and LED Headlights?

Ever wondered what the difference is between Xenon headlights and LEDs? Our latest article shines some light on the answer.

Buying a Car: Should You Buy at the End of the Month?

Should you buy your next car at the end of the month? We have the answer.

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.

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.

Leasing a Car: The Drawbacks of a Zero-Down Lease

Leasing a car with nothing down seems enticing, so what's the catch? We have the answer.

Why Doesn’t Rear-Wheel Drive Work in the Snow?

Curious about why your rear-wheel-drive car isn't a good choice for snowy weather? We have an explanation.

Who Has the Best Interest Rates: The Dealer or the Bank?

Where can you go to get the best interest rate on your next car: a dealership or a bank?

Buying a Car: How Do You Add Insurance If You Buy Over the Weekend?

Since you probably want to take your new car home right away, we have some tips for adding insurance if you buy on the weekend.
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