Buying a Used Car

Get informed and become a smart shopper with the latest used car reviews, news, and videos.

Car Specs: Why They’re Important

We've defined many common car specs for shoppers who are unclear about dimensions and other important terms.

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.

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.

Leasing a Car: What Type of Damage Will You Be Charged For?

We explain exactly what you'll be charged for when it's time to turn in your lease.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Do You Need an Extended Warranty?

What a consumer should consider before buying an extended warranty.

Buying a Used Car: Why Are Highway Miles Better?

Is it really better to buy a used car with all-highway miles? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: Is the Factory Warranty Transferable?

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

Selling a Car: Can You Sell Your Car If You Don’t Have the Title?

You want to sell your car, but you don't have the title. Can it be done? We have some answers.

What’s More Important When Buying a Car: Miles or Age?

Looking for a used car? If you've wondered whether you should pay more attention to miles or age, you've come to the right place.

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.

How Do You Find a Good Used Car for Under $3,000?

Searching for a vehicle at the lower end of the used car market? Here's what to look for.

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.

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 Used Car: Should You Consider a Car With an Engine Replacement?

So you've found a used car that had an engine replacement: Should you consider it? We have some suggestions.

Buying a Used Car: How Many Previous Owners Is Too Many?

Should you avoid a car that's too many previous owners? And if so, what's the magic number? We have the answer.

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.
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