Tag Archives: Car Buying

Buying an Old NASCAR Stock Car Seems Like a Good Idea

That is, it does until the engine blows up.

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These Are the Cars With the Most and Least Depreciation After Five Years

Unless you’re buying some rare vintage sports car as an “investment,” you can expect your new ride to lose value once you drive it off the lot. But some cars retain value much better than others. Our friends at iSeeCars have put together a list of the lowest and highest depreciating cars after five years, you probably…

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Why Is It So Hard To Find A Good Cheap Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we’re talking about how to find a good, cheap car, and why that’s so hard sometimes.

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Buy This Beautiful Bronze Lotus Elise Totaled Over Bumper Scratch

The Lotus Elise is a great little sports car and has been on my bucket list for some time, but I’ve never imagined being able to afford one. It turns all I need to wait for is one with a slight scratch and crack in a bumper, like this 2006 Elise for sale on eBay with a salvage title.

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I Have $80,000 To Spend On My Dream Car, But It Must Fit Two Car Seats! What Should I Buy?

Michael has been working his ass off doing international travel and can now buy his dream car and enjoy some open-air motoring. He has a pretty healthy budget, but the catch is this ride must be able to fit two car seats comfortably. What car should he buy?

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The Car Loans That Never Die

Richard Parker locked down a job at a Ford plant in the Detroit area, and, like most residents of the region, needed a car to get to work. It was 1991, and at the time he had shaky credit, so it was plenty difficult finding a company willing to lend him money for the purchase. That changed with Credit Acceptance…

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I Need a Family Car For $30,000 and It Must Be a Wagon! What Car Should I Buy?

Aaron just moved to Los Angeles and is about to have a baby. He needs a bigger car but it absolutely cannot be a crossover, it has to be the body style we all love on this fine website: a wagon. What car should he buy?

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These Are the Most Common Lies a Dealership Will Tell You

Now that summer is coming to a close and last year’s models have begun shuffling off of dealer lots, a lot of folks are entering the car market hoping to score a deal. While the internet has made car buying easier, there are still some dealers that will say whatever they can to make a sale.

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This is What You Need to Know About Car Subscriptions

Subscription services are the norm nowadays. You can subscribe to Netflix to watch movies, to Spotify to listen to music, and to Blue Apron to try out new foods. So, why not start subscribing to cars?

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Can A Dealer Charge Me More For Paying Cash? 

As the resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get a ton of emails asking for advice. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.

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