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A lot of people wonder how to go about buying a new car for themselves and they wonder what route to take will be the best route overall. They wonder this, and not without good reason too. There is a level of concern and confusion, especially when there are as many options as there currently are when it comes to shopping for new or certified pre-owned cars.
Used Cars – Pre-Owned Cars
Used cars. Such a common and interesting topic! In all honesty, most people buy used cars. That is just the bare and simple truth of it. Brand new cars are certainly very desirable, but perhaps a bit overkill. The result? Not as many people buying new cars as people buying used cars. Even then though, there are still confusions, misunderstandings, and miscommunications that occur, and people still get confused on how and why used cars are the right option to pick.
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Here is a big question that has been bandied about left and right, front and center, and everywhere else in-between in the last several years. Are electric cars worth the investment? Should we start thinking about them more? What is the big idea with them, really?
If you think back to the early 2000s, this country saw a sudden surge of electric vehicles coming into the marketplace. Not hybrid cars mind you, but real deal, electricity powered, no gasoline involved, electric automobiles. These cars were made affordable to the American middle class, and purchases were flying out of the factories.
Then they all disappeared. Why? Recalls. Now, there is some controversy here, namely as to the exact ethics under which the electric cars were recalled. Many say that it was a bit of a conspiracy, and that big auto manufactures were worried that the cars would ruin their cash cows (gasoline powered cars) before big [...]
Comments Off on First Car Shopping: 5 Safest Used Cars for Teens
We all want to see our young adults get into cars that are safe for them to drive. As parents, the prospect of our kids getting their first car and starting to drive can be pretty nerve-racking for us. Teenagers and young adults do not have the years of experience that the veteran car driver has, and they are more prone to accidents than older adults are. Statistically speaking, teens get into accidents three times more often than older adults do, whether they are just fender benders or more serious collisions. Also statistically speaking, young adults in their early 20s get in double the number of accidents as older adults do, or even just adults over the age of 30. With these statistics in mind, it makes sense why we are so concerned about making sure that the first car our young one gets is a good one.
Comments Off on Top 5 Cars with the Best Resale Value in 2017
One of the biggest things that we think about when it comes to buying a new or certified, preowned car is what the vehicle resale value of that car will be or won’t be. We ask around and hunt and punch a bit and we try to locate that one car or truck that fits the aspirations of what we want, and that will meet all of our requirements, and that will have a good resale value too. Our mission is to find something that is a good car or truck, and that we also won’t lose a lot of money on.
This article shows the top five cars and trucks that hold their value the most. All of these vehicles are available today and are pretty easy to get a hold of, and for a combination of reasons, these cars and trucks in particular tend to resell for closer to their original price than [...]
Comments Off on When Gas Mileage Counts: How to Find a Car that Meets Your Needs
Finding a car that meets your exact needs is not always easy. In fact, it can get pretty tricky, pretty quickly, especially if you are quite selective in what you are looking for in a car. There are so many different things to consider, and generally being really unshakable in any one area means having to give up on another area. For example, if you want a roomy ride, you will probably have to sacrifice some gas mileage or fuel economy.
Is Gas Mileage What’s Important to You?
So the real question becomes your effort of figuring out what is important to you and what points you can slide on. In this article posted to slate.com, Sue Halpern told her story of the trials of trying to find a car in today’s market that she could be happy with. She tells a long tale of test driving many different vehicles, all of which could meet [...]
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Buying one’s first car can be a tricky process and sometimes even difficult for those who are jumping in and doing it. Financing your first car is quite the plunge, and is indicative of coming of age and entering into adulthood. Studies show that most Americans buy their first car between the ages of 18 and 25. For young adults who are getting ready to make this big purchase and big commitment, there are a few things to know before you buy:
Tips for Financing Your First Car
Put twenty percent or more down, if you can. Just as is the case with buying a house, doing a conventional loan where you put down twenty percent of the total cost in your down payment is really the best way to go. This allows you to throw in a hefty chunk of the car’s cost right off the bat. This allows your term to be [...]
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Buying certified used cars is often a wise idea, but there are some factors to keep in mind when pursuing this avenue. Buying a used car can be a great experience, and it does constitute the vast majority of car buying in the United States every year, but that does not mean that there aren’t risks involved with it too.
For the most part, most car buying experiences are pretty swell. Most car buying experiences go off without a hitch, but there are those that have hang-ups and that cause problems of one kind or another. For example, people sometimes get taken advantage of and, even if this is not the norm, this is still often what a lot of people think of when they think of buying a used car.
What to Know Before You Buy
There are a couple points to consider when buying a used car:
Comments Off on BMW extends global sales lead over Audi, Mercedes in June
Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.
Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.
Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.
“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope. “Design of their cars has improved and they’re ahead [...]