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New Study Confirms Slowly but Surely More People Are Considering EVs
As gas prices and inventory shortages make gas-powered cars less affordable, skepticism about electric cars also wanes.
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Jerry
May 11, 2022
23 Fast Family Cars
Car enthusiasts, fear not! A growing family does not mean you have to compromise on vehicle performance anymore. These cars have both space and power.
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Jerry
May 08, 2022
The 3 Worst States to Finance a Car
Alaska, Montana and New Mexico rank among the three states with the highest car financing interest rates.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
The 3 Best States to Finance a Car
Michigan, South Dakota and Wisconsin are three states with some of the lowest average car financing rates across the board.
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Jerry
May 02, 2022
Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot: How Do They Rank?
The Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot are alike in many ways, but have two glaring differences.
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Jerry
May 02, 2022
Most Reliable Used SUVs
Investing in these reliable SUVs means driving a car you can trust.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
Why Calendar Age Matters on an Electric Car
Calendar age matters on an electric car because of what it can tell about the battery.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
What is the Difference Between a Coupe and a Sedan?
Sedans and coupes have more difference than just the amount of doors.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
The Most Affordable 300-hp Cars
Love fast cars but don’t have the cash? There are still lots of options for fun thrills and affordable power. Check out the best deals for used cars with 300 hp.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Electric Vehicle Sales Are About To Pass a Remarkable Milestone
Global electric vehicles sales are poised to reach a 20 million milestone in 2022. Why is this so impressive?
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Jerry
Apr 25, 2022
If You’re Paying Top Dollar You Might as Well Be Paying For a New Car
Due to the semiconductor shortage and high demand, there has been a price hike on used cars with some new cars proving to be less expensive.
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Jerry
Apr 21, 2022
Vroom Could Face Legal Trouble Due to a Car Sale Lacking Proper Documentation
Find out more about the legal situation Vroom has gotten into over a less-than-stellar car sale involving one incredibly frustrated NC woman and her expired temporary plates.
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Jerry
Apr 19, 2022
What is the Best Daily Driver Sports Car?
Are you a car enthusiast that is looking to buy a vehicle that offers more bang for your buck? Look no further than these sports cars that are both speedy and practical.
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Jerry
Apr 17, 2022
Classy Cars That Are Also Affordable
Car buyers seeking a luxurious, feature-laden ride on a budget, fear not! This list of classy cars will show off your personality without breaking the bank.
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Jerry
Apr 16, 2022
12 Very Small Cars on the Market
SUVs aren’t always the most practical choice for today’s drivers. With increased environmental consciousness, consumers are thinking bigger, by buying smaller.
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Jerry
Apr 16, 2022
Truck vs SUV: How Do You Choose?
Trucks and SUVs are American staples. But which one is best for you? Check out which vehicles have the best comfort, towing capacity, fuel economy and driveability.
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Jerry
Apr 15, 2022
Compact Cars to Avoid
Many top sellers in the world of compact cars aren’t as impressive as we might think. Here are a few compact cars to avoid, as well as some alternatives.
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Jerry
Apr 12, 2022
How to Choose a Fuel-Efficient Car
Gas prices have you rethinking your vehicle choice? Here are some tips for choosing a fuel-efficient car.
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Jerry
Apr 12, 2022
6 Awesome Electric Convertible Cars
Convertible cars are a rare breed, and electric versions are even more so. Here’s a few options currently available to buyers or coming onto the market shortly.
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Jerry
Apr 11, 2022
Should I Buy a Tesla 3 or Y?
Between the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, the choice really depends on what specifically you’re looking for since both cars have a lot in common.
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Jerry
Apr 09, 2022
Nissan Rogue vs Murano: How to Choose
When it comes to drivetrain, fuel economy, and interior comfort, which Nissan outshines the other? Check out which model would be the best fit for your lifestyle.
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Jerry
Apr 09, 2022
Top AWD Electric Cars
With spiking gas prices, you may be considering an electric car. Check out our list of top AWD EVs that won’t sacrifice powertrain on your next adventure.
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
Could Used Car Prices Start Dropping Soon?
Car prices will stay high for the better part of the year but will hopefully decrease by the end. Increased new car inventory will be key for this to happen.
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Jerry
Apr 06, 2022
Some of the Newest and Best Sport Sedans
Sport Sedans are on the rise, so we put together your guide to buying one, including what the benefits are to owning one. Take a look to learn more.
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Jerry
Apr 04, 2022
Jeep and Ram Destination Fees Are Getting Out of Hand
Stellantis, the umbrella company of Jeep and Ram has been hiking up prices on destination fees over the past decade, and especially so this year.
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Jerry
Apr 02, 2022
As Gas Prices Are Rising, So Is the Demand for Electric Cars
In the wake of spiking gas prices, Americans are researching hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery electric vehicles like never before. Will inventory run out?
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Jerry
Apr 01, 2022
The 1 Car Brand That Can’t Get Over MSRP for Its Cars
The price of cars has been skyrocketing for over a year now; however, Alfa Romeo is still struggling to get over asking price for its cars. What has gone wrong for the company?
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Jerry
Mar 28, 2022
Will the Spike in Gas Prices Influence More People to Go Electric?
Pandemic-induced supply chain issues have been influencing the car market for two years. Now, will war-induced rising gas prices cause car buyers to go electric?
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Jerry
Mar 28, 2022
Is this 2021 Nissan Van Worth the Buy?
Depending on your usage and requirements, the 2021 Nissan NV200 may be a worthwhile investment.
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Jerry
Mar 24, 2022
You Can Save Money on Gas Without Sacrificing the Type of Car You Drive
Saving money on gas doesn’t mean you have to give up the car you want, looking at different factors like driving habits, mpg on newer cars, etc, are great ways to save money.
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Jerry
Mar 22, 2022

All Questions on Car Buying

Why are Alfa Romeos so cheap?
I just bought an Alfa Romeo and, I’ve got to say, it’s a nice car! But I can’t understand why such a nice ride would cost so little. What makes Alfa Romeos so cheap?
Joshua Levy
Feb 21, 2022
Will applying for a car loan at a dealership hurt my credit score?
Is it true that applying for a car loan at a dealership hurts your credit score? I want to finance a car through the dealer, as they're offering a 1.9% APR promotional deal. However, I've heard that applying for financing through a dealership can hurt your credit.
Eric Schad
Jul 14, 2021
Do experts recommend bundling home and auto insurance?
I'm a first-time home buyer and I will need a home insurance policy. My car insurance company offers home insurance, and I've heard it can be cheaper to bundle policies rather than get two separate ones. Should I bundle my policies?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How do I put insurance on a car?
I know pretty much nothing about cars, or car ownership. How do I put insurance on a car?
Nick Kunze
Mar 07, 2022
How do I use a pre-approved car loan?
The lender I'm thinking of using for my car loan says I can get pre-approved. However, I don't understand what that is or how it'll benefit me. How do I use a pre-approved car loan?
Lauren Smith
Nov 19, 2021
How do you equip a car in Car Dealership Tycoon Roblox?
How do you spawn and drive a car in Roblox Car Dealership Tycoon? I just started playing and I can’t figure out how to get a car, but since they’re so important to the game I know there has to be a way for me to drive one.
Liz Jenson
Mar 22, 2022
What year of TDIs should I avoid?
I’ve heard that Volkswagen's total direct injection cars are great low-maintenance cars, but that some years had major problems. If I were going to buy one, which years of TDIs should I be careful to avoid?
Joshua Levy
Feb 21, 2022
How many months can a car loan be?
I’m not sure how many months my car loan will be. How long is a loan contract usually?
Liz Jenson
Dec 03, 2021
Can I be denied for a car loan even after I’m preapproved?
I got preapproved for a car loan about a week ago, but since then, my credit dropped about 20 points due to a collection account I didn't know about. Can I still be denied a loan after preapproval?
Eric Schad
Nov 16, 2021
How do you sell a car from out of state?
I’m selling my car online and a buyer contacted me with a too-good-to-be-true kind of deal. I’d love to accept it, but they live out of state. What do I need to do to sell a car to someone out of state?
Joshua Levy
Nov 18, 2021
Can I get a car loan in my name for a car I want to give as a gift?
I want to give my wife a new car for her birthday. Can I take out a car loan in my name even if she’ll be the primary user?
Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
How can I get a new car loan with bad credit?
What can I do to increase my chances of getting a car loan with bad credit? I work two part-time jobs, but I’m behind on bills. Because of this, my credit is bad. I want to buy a car to hopefully find a better job.
Phoebe Mah
Dec 17, 2021
Nissan is from which country?
What country makes Nissans? I’ve heard that vehicles from some countries are better, so I’m trying to do my research before I buy a new car for my son next month.
Liz Jenson
Feb 28, 2022
Does a dealer still need to run my credit if I got preapproval for a loan?
I got preapproval for a car loan from my credit union. When I went to the dealer, they insisted that I undergo a credit check before buying a car. Do I have to submit to this if I already have financing?
Eric Schad
Aug 12, 2021
Can I take over my friend's car loan?
My friend can't pay for her car loan anymore due to some extenuating circumstances. Can I take over her loan? (I love her car, too.)
Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
Should I buy an F150 with 100k miles?
I’m looking for a cheap used truck, and I’m having trouble finding something reliable that’s in good shape. I did find a nice Ford F150, but it has a lot of miles! Is it a good idea to buy an F150 with 100k miles?
Joshua Levy
Feb 21, 2022
Can I get car insurance before I buy a car?
I'm currently saving up for a new Toyota, but I likely won't be able to buy it for another month or so. Even so, I want to be as prepared as I can be for its arrival. Is there any way I could get car insurance before I buy the car, so that I have it ready for when I do get the Toyota?
Alexah Grinnell
Aug 10, 2021
What are the best luxury cars on the market?
"Every brand claims to offer the most superior cars, but which ones are for real? "
Johnny Puckett
Apr 14, 2021
Can I have two open car loans?
My partner's car finally went kaput on us and I will have to take out another loan to get her a new one. Can I have two open car loans at the same time?
Shannon Martin
Oct 27, 2021
Do car dealers raise the price of the vehicle when they offer 0% financing?
Do car dealers raise the price of the vehicle when they offer 0% financing? I've heard that 0% financing is great for buyers. However, I've also heard that dealers raise the price of the vehicle to offset the loss in income.
Eric Schad
Jul 01, 2021
How do I choose the right beater when car shopping?
"I obviously want to save money by buying a beater, but I don’t want to be stuck with a hunk of junk, either. How do I pick the right car? "
Eric Schad
Apr 14, 2021
Will Bank of America let me get two car loans at once?
I currently have a car loan at Bank of America, but my wife also wants to buy a new car. Can I get two car loans from the same bank?
Eric Schad
Dec 03, 2021
What does it mean when your car loan matures?
I received a note in the mail that says my car loan matures in six months. This is my first-ever car loan, and I have no idea what this means. Could you explain it? What does it mean for your car loan to mature?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How is a cosigner responsible for a car loan?
My representative at the bank told me that I'd need a cosigner to get approved for my car loan. What does a cosigner do? Are they responsible for the loan itself?
Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
Is it possible to get a car loan with no income on paper?
I want to get a car loan, but I currently work for straight cash. Can I still get a car loan if I don’t show any income on paper?
Eric Schad
Nov 15, 2021
How do you negotiate a car loan interest rate?
What are some ways that I can negotiate a car loan interest rate? I’m preparing to buy a new car and I want to make sure that I get the best deal on the loan so I don’t get behind on my payments.
Liz Jenson
Nov 17, 2021
Should I opt for car incentives and rebates or a lower interest rate?
"I'm shopping for a car and in quite a conundrum. My credit union has offered me a rate of 1.7% for 48 months. On the other hand, the dealer has offered $3,500 off the price of the car if I accept a 5.7% loan for 48 months. The amount I need to finance without the $3,500 off is $31,500. Should I go for the incentives or the lower interest rate?"
Eric Schad
Aug 10, 2021
Can it be more difficult to finance a classic car than a regular car?
Is it more difficult to get financing for a classic car? I have already paid off my regular car loan. I am thinking of purchasing a 1989 BMW E24. I would need to finance it as I can't afford to pay for it all up front.
Emily Maracle
Feb 28, 2022
How can I be approved for a car loan?
I need a car to drive my grandma to her doctor's appointments and work. I want to make sure I won't get denied when I apply. What’s the easiest way to get approved for a car loan?
Lauren Smith
Nov 19, 2021
Can I transfer my car loan from an older car to a new one?
I'm trying to buy a new car, but I still have a loan out on my old one. Is there any way to transfer the remaining balance to the new car?
Eric Schad
Oct 26, 2021

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