Tag Archives: Car Buying

Get a New Perspective on Used Car Prices by Considering Inflation

As ’80s and ’90s cars become more commonly accepted as “classics” and the prices of desirable vehicles appear to rise, a lot of us might be thinking about cars we had back the day and if we should have held on to them. Well, plug some of your old car purchases into an inflation calculator. The results can be…

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Just in Time For the Holidays, Jaguar Is Giving Massive Discounts On the XF Sportbrake 

Hello friends! Are you currently coming up with a holiday shopping list? I’m about to simplify that task for you right now because Jaguar is offering some huge discounts on the super cool XF Sportbrake. Pick up one for a friend or family member, or just treat yourself.

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I Want A Car I Can Pass Down to My Future Children! What Should I Buy?

Dennis will soon be relocating from New York City to Northern California. He is looking forward to buying a car that not only will allow him to enjoy the scenery but would also like something that could be passed down to his future children. What car should he buy?

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I Need a Small, Fun Car That Will Last at Least Ten Years! What Should I Buy?

Ken from New England likes small, fun, and zippy cars. He keeps them a long time, but his current ride is getting towards the end of its life. Ken’s ready for a new ride but wants something that can last a while. What car should he buy?

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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Own Certain Cars Around the World

There are all kinds of restrictions, both direct and indirect, on car ownership across the world. The U.S. has the objectively dumb 25-year import rule that keeps us from our beloved JDM and European-spec cars for what feels like ages, and prices of average cars in Singapore are well into the six figures.

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I’m a Medieval Sword Fighter and I Need a Ride That Can Be My Armor! What Car Should I Buy?

Adam is a father of two and does medieval sword fighting. (Relatable!) But his Kia Soul has been an unreliable mess and, unfortunately, stranded his family when they were fleeing the California fires. He needs something durable and interesting—basically armor with four wheels. What car should he buy?

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Why Are Some Dealers Just Really Bad At Selling Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we’re talking about salespeople who are bad at selling, why a nice car would not be certified, and test driving cars on Black Friday.

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Do Banks Require a Service Contract For a Used Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few and try to help answer your burning car-buying questions. This week we are talking about buying a service contract to get a loan on a used car, cosmetic damage on CPO vehicles and doing a…

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I Need a Family Car That is Cheap And Weird! What Car Should I Buy?

Stewart has twin boys who play music and love weird cars. He is looking for something affordable that will draw some attention but still be practical. He is a big fan of Japanese domestic market stuff but isn’t sure those selections would work. What car should he buy?

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Help! My Boss Wants to Buy an Evil Crime Lord’s Car. What Should I Do?

I need some advice. Recently my boss, who I love dearly, announced to the office that he is looking to buy a car. What kind of car? A 1980s executive sedan, black on black with a blood red interior? Should I be worried?

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