Buying a Used Car

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Buying a Used Car: Private Seller or Dealer?

Should you buy your next used car from a private seller or a dealer? We outline the pros and cons of both options.

Missed Car Payments Don’t Have to Lead to Repossession

What troubled borrowers can do to avoid repossession even after missing a few payments.

Buying a Used Car: How Do You Check for Rust?

Checking for rust is essential, but it isn't always easy. We've simplified the process with a few tips.

Do You Need an Extended Warranty?

What a consumer should consider before buying an extended warranty.

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 Used Car: Does Mileage Matter?

When you're buying a used car, low mileage can be seductive. But as our editors explain, the odometer reading is just one factor among many.

Buying a Used Car: What’s a Rebuilt Title?

Ever wonder what the phrase "rebuilt title" means in a used-car listing? We explain exactly what to expect when you see those words.

What Is Buy Here Pay Here?

If a traditional lender isn't an option for your upcoming car purchase, Buy Here Pay Here may be a good solution.

Buying a Used Car From a Private Seller: Better Price

There are pros and cons to buying a car from a person versus a dealership.

Used Car Pricing: How Do You Know if the Price Is Fair?

We've provided a few different options for assessing how much you should pay, and deciding if an asking price is fair.

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.

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.

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 Used Car: Why Are Some Used Luxury Cars So Cheap to Buy?

Used luxury cars are often very cheap to buy, but have you ever wondered why? We have the answer.

Buying a Used Car: Why Does Everyone Recommend Honda and Toyota?

Why are your friends counseling you to get a Toyota or Honda when buying a used car? We have some answers.

Financing a Car: Are Taxes and Fees Included in Financing?

Are taxes and fees included when you finance a new or used car? We're breaking it down for you.

Buying a Used Car From a Private Seller: Legalities

There are pros and cons to buying a car from a private seller.

Can You Sell Your Used Car to a Dealership?

If you don't want to sell your used car privately, will a dealership buy it? We have the answer.

Buying a Used Car: Should You Walk Away from an Extended Warranty?

We explain when it's best to choose an extended warranty and when you should just walk away.

What’s the Oldest Used Car You Should Consider?

If you're interested in a used car but unsure how old is too old, you've come to the right place.

Buying a Car: How to Tell If the Car You Want Was Built in the U.S.

Not sure if the American car you want to buy was actually built in America? We have some suggestions on how to find out.

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 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.

Buying a Car: Is the Factory Warranty Transferable?

We explain whether a car's factory warranty is fully transferable to a new owner.

Should You Buy a Car That’s Been in an Accident?

It's easier than ever to tell if a used car was involved in an accident -- but if it was, should you stay away?
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