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How Much Does a Rebuilt Title Devalue a Car?
A rebuilt title devalues a car by 20% to 50%, depending on the model, its age, the extent of its previous damages, and the location. Learn more here.
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Pat Roache
Jan 10, 2023
Should I Get Gap Insurance on a Used Car?
Gap insurance is a good idea for a used car if its value is worth less than what you owe on your loan. Learn more here!
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Shannon Fitzgerald
Jan 06, 2023
2016 Kia Rio Sedan
If you’re in the market for an affordable used sporty car, the 2016 Kia Rio sedan might be the car for you.
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Abbey Orzech
Jan 05, 2023
4 Cars With the Best Value
These four used cars have actually gained, not lost, value on their MSRP over time.
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Alexandra Maloney
Jan 05, 2023
2015 GMC Terrain MPG
The 2015 GMC Terrain gets up to 26 mpg combined, with some configurations getting as many as 31 mpg on the highway.
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Mary Alice Morris
Dec 29, 2022
Advantages of Buying a Used Car
The advantages of buying a used car include lower car insurance rates, less depreciation, and fewer dealer fees.
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Shannon Fitzgerald
Dec 31, 2022
2015 Nissan Rogue Interior Review
Cozy seats, a specialized cargo dividing system, Bluetooth compatibility, and keyless entry give the 2015 Nissan Rogue an edge over some competitors.
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Alison Daurio
Dec 23, 2022
2014 Honda Accord Coupe
Premium build quality, a sport-tuned suspension, and overall snappy dynamics make the 2022 Audi A5 Coupe a delight to drive.
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Jaya Anandjit
Dec 16, 2022
Gifting a Car vs. Selling for $1 In Illinois
In Illinois, it doesn’t really matter whether you sell your vehicle for a dollar or gift it to someone unless it’s a family member. Here’s what to know.
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Thidas Senanayaka
Dec 16, 2022
Porsche Depreciation Rates
Porsche holds its value among luxury cars, especially the iconic 911, but some models depreciate faster.
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Jessica Gibson
Dec 13, 2022
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage MSRP and Pricing Information
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage MSRP starts at $15,565.
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Talullah Blanco
Dec 06, 2022
2020 Lincoln Aviator MSRP and Pricing Information
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator MSRP originally started at $52,195, but you can find a used version of the SUV around $44,200.
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Jennifer Justice
Dec 06, 2022
Maserati Depreciation Rates
Maseratis have a notoriously high depreciation rate. Here are estimates for the depreciation of the most common Maserati models.
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David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
Dec 01, 2022
How to Get Car Insurance Before Buying a Used Car
In most states, you must show proof of liability insurance to register your vehicle and get license plates—and Jerry can help you secure a policy for your used car.
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Jacqulyn Graber
Nov 30, 2022
2015 Honda Civic Coupe
With high safety rates, a decent reliability score, and an admirable array of standard and optional features, the 2015 Honda Civic Coupe is a great used car to purchase.
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Andrew Biro
Nov 29, 2022
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
If you want a fairly new car known for its longevity and reliability, the Honda Civic Sedan is a great contender to consider. Here are the details!
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Mary Alice Morris
Nov 25, 2022
2020 Jeep Wrangler Configurations
Between drivetrain options and packages, there are nine possible 2020 Jeep Wrangler configurations.
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Bonnie Stinson
Nov 25, 2022
The Fastest Cars for Under $15k
Here are some of the fastest new and used cars that you can buy for under $15,000.
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David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
Nov 23, 2022
2017 Ford Escape Interior Review
Added comfort, ample storage space, and streamlined controls define the 2017 Ford Escape’s interior. Learn more here.
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Andrew Hobson
Nov 23, 2022
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Review
With multiple seating options as well as technology upgrades, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe’s interior has a lot to offer.
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Andrew Hobson
Nov 23, 2022
The Best Midsize Buick Cars
The Buick Regal Sportback and Buick Regal TourX are the most recent midsize offerings from Buick—but they’re from 2020.
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Macy Fouse
Nov 24, 2022
2018 Ford Escape Interior Review
Ample cargo space, easy-to-use tech, and a luxury trim option give the 2018 Ford Escape interior plenty of value.
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Shannon Fitzgerald
Nov 24, 2022
Lexus Depreciation Rates
Lexus has some of the lowest depreciation rates in the luxury car segment.
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Brittni Brinn
Nov 24, 2022
The Fastest Cars You Can Buy for $10k or Less
If you’re looking for a fast car for under $10k, your options include the 2004 Pontiac GTO, 2004 Nissan 350Z, 2007 Audi S4, and more. Click here for the full list.
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Andrew Biro
Nov 23, 2022
How to Get Apple CarPlay on a 2016 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai started producing the 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Apple CarPlay, but it’s only available on specific models. Here are the details.
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Andrea Barrett
Nov 17, 2022
Vroom vs. Carvana: Which is Better?
You can buy, trade in, and sell cars online through Vroom and Carvana. But which is better? Click here to learn more!
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Shannon Fitzgerald
Nov 16, 2022
2020 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Here’s your guide to the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible: a stunning, punchy car with a need for speed.
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Sierra Vakili
Nov 11, 2022
What Does “Not Actual Mileage” Mean on a Car Title?
Is a “not actual mileage” title really a dealbreaker? Jerry covers the risks and benefits of purchasing a used vehicle with a NAM or TMU title.
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Kathryn Mae Kurlychek
Nov 09, 2022
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Meet the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, a plucky, roomy cabriolet perfect for the open road or your daily commute.
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Tiffany Leung
Nov 10, 2022
The Most Common 2020 Nissan Rogue Problems
The 2020 Nissan Rogue has received complaints about its service brakes, electrical system, and a malfunctioning forward collision avoidance detection system.
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Mary Cahill
Nov 07, 2022

All Questions on Used Cars

What is considered a new car for a loan?
What would be considered a new car for a car loan? I found this great car for sale that someone else owned for a little while but never drove!
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Liz Jenson
Dec 16, 2021
How can I buy a damaged car from an insurance company?
I'm looking to buy a damaged car from an insurance company. My girlfriend is a mechanic and has offered me a discount, so I'm not worried about repairs. But I want to get a good deal on the car. How do I go about buying a damaged car from an insurance provider?
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Ben Guess
Aug 25, 2022
Should I get a car loan?
I just graduated from college with about $10,000 in student loan debt. All the jobs I’ve applied to will require me to have a car to get to work. I have a few grand saved up to get a car and am thinking about taking out a loan to cover the rest. Is that a bad idea, though? Should I get a car loan or should I pay cash for a used car?
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Eric Schad
Nov 09, 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.)
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Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a bent car frame?
I bought a used car about a year ago, and since then I have been having issues with my wheel alignment. I had the car looked at and was told that the car’s frame is bent. How much will it cost to fix a bent car frame?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
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?
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Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
How do I remove a cosigner from a loan with Ally?
I have a car loan with online lender Ally. I want to remove my cosigner from the loan. Can I do this without meeting a representative in person?
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Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How fast can the 1990 Mazda Miata go from 0 to 60?
I’m looking to add a used Mazda Miata to my collection, and I’ve heard lots of good things, but I’m curious about speed. How fast does a 1990 Miata go from 0 to 60?
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Pat Roache
Aug 29, 2022
How do I get insurance for a second hand car?
My mother is getting a new car and said she’d give me her old one. How do I get insurance for a used car?
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Lauren Smith
Oct 12, 2021
Where can I find financing for a 12-year old car?
"How can I get financing for an older vehicle? I found a 2009 Mercedes Sprinter van at a local dealership for $12k. My bank will not lend money for vehicles older than 10-years old. The dealer does offer in-house financing but the rate was ridiculous regardless of my good credit."
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Johnny Puckett
Jun 27, 2022
How do I buy a used Toyota Prius?
I'm no longer working remotely, which means I'll be commuting again in the next few weeks. With gas prices so high, I'm looking for a hybrid car that isn't too pricey. How do I buy a used Toyota Prius?
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Matthew Macgugan
Oct 28, 2021
How do I remove cigarette burns from my car seat?
I just bought my first car; it’s a clunker of a used car, but it’s mine, so I’m pretty happy. However, I did notice some cigarette burns in the leather car seats that I’d like to get rid of if possible—I’m just not sure where to start. How can I remove cigarette burns from my car’s seats?
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Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How long do you have to add a new car to your insurance?
I’m getting a new car. How long do I have to add it to my insurance?
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Lauren Smith
Nov 11, 2021
How can I fix spider cracks in my car’s paint?
I recently bought a used car, and I’m very happy with how it runs, but the paint could use some work. It has multiple patches of spider cracks on the hood and the roof. Is there any way I can fix spider cracks in my car’s paint?
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Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
How do you sell your car in Florida?
I recently moved to Florida, and I’d like to sell my car. I know there are some rules I have to follow. How do I sell a car in Florida?
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Lauren Smith
Nov 11, 2021
How do I soften old leather car seats?
Can old leather car seats be softened? I want to try to soften the seats in my car to make it look newer.
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Rachel Juillerat
Oct 18, 2021
What are the 2018 Honda Civic Type R's specs for going 0-60?
I test drove a Type R the other day and I’ve been trying to decide if it had problems with the accelerator or if the car just takes a while to get going. How fast can the 2018 Honda Civic Type R go 0 to 60?
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Liz Jenson
Aug 25, 2022
Can I get a used car loan with bad credit?
My credit score is below 530, and I’m looking to get a loan for a used car. Can I get a used car loan with bad credit?
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Michael Miserendino
Dec 03, 2021
What are the 2020 Kia Soul trim levels?
I’ve had my eye on purchasing the 2020 Kia Soul as my next vehicle but I’m a little confused about the trim levels—what do the trim levels mean on the Kia Soul?
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Mary Cahill
Feb 21, 2022
How much is the cost to insure a Smart car?
I am about to buy a used 2019 Smart car! How much will it cost to insure?
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georgina grant
Nov 08, 2021
Where do I get my Honda CR-V radio code?
I’m trying to set up the Honda CR-V that I just bought and apparently I need a radio code. This car is used so I’m not really sure if it still has the code! Where can I find that?
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Liz Jenson
Apr 01, 2022
How do you use a car lighter?
I recently bought my first vehicle, an old Ford Ranger, and there was some type of adapter with a coil stuck in one of the 12V charging ports. I kind of forgot about it, but when my grandpa was asking me about the truck, it came to mind. He made a joke about being old and said it’s a car lighter. I’ve never seen one before—I’m curious, how do you use a car lighter?
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Jack Walsh
Nov 22, 2021
How much mileage should a used car have?
I’m in the market for a used car, but I’ve never been car shopping on my own. People talk a lot about the mileage of a used car being good or bad—but I don’t know much about that. How many miles on a used car is too much?
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Chloe Jenkins
Oct 29, 2021
How do I remove tint glue from my rear car window?
I just bought a used car. Everything is in great shape with the notable exception of the window tint. It looks horrible, so I decided to remove it. Now I’m left with tint glue that I can’t remove. How do you get rid of tint glue on the rear car window?
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Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021
Can I get a used car loan with no credit?
I want to get a used car to get around, but I’m going to need a loan and have no credit. How can I do this?
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Lauren Smith
Jun 24, 2022
Can I get three car loans under my name?
"Is it possible to have three car loans under my name? My wife and I both have financed cars. My son is turning 16 soon, and I'm thinking about surprising him with a car."
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Eric Schad
Jul 28, 2021
Should I finance a car with a warranty or buy a car with cash?
I need a car to get to my job, but I don't want to add more debt to do so. I have $6,000 saved to buy a car with, which I'll probably spend about $5,000 and save $1,000 as an emergency repair fund. My father thinks I should get a certified pre-owned vehicle that's $12,000, pay half in cash and finance the rest. Which is the better option?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
Does refinancing a car loan negatively impact your credit score?
I've read that refinancing your car loan is a great way to save money, but I'm worried about my credit score. Does refinancing hurt your score?
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Eric Schad
Oct 28, 2021
Can you fit a Smartcar in a truck bed?
My wife wants to buy a Smartcar Fortwo because she’s always wanted one. I found one on the cheap, but it’s in New York and we live in Ohio. I don’t want to pay for shipping because it costs far too much. Can I pick up the Smartcar in my full-size truck?
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Eric Schad
Feb 23, 2022
How do I swap a car lease?
I'm in the middle of a car lease, but I decided I want to purchase a car instead (and not the one I’m currently leasing). The dealership told me I might be able to do a car lease swap. What does this mean and how do I do it?
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Eric Schad
Nov 16, 2021

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