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The 2011 Chevy Cruze Still Holds Up Today
The 2011 Chevy Cruze didn’t make too much of an impact in the compact car market at the time of its release. But now, it stands as an underrated model—and a good option to buy used.
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Jerry
Jan 21, 2022
4 Cars You Might Not Know That Are Over 40 Years Old
Some cars age remarkably well. Here are four everyday vehicles that are more than 40 years old—but look like they could have been made a lot more recently.
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Jerry
Jan 21, 2022
The Porsche Cayenne Is Taking the Off-Roading World By Storm
For cheap, off-road fun, car enthusiasts are turning to modified Porsche Cayennes. While the early 2000s SUV might not seem like the perfect dirt vehicle, it certainly scratches an off-roading itch.
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Jerry
Jan 16, 2022
How to Avoid Getting Scammed at a Used Car Dealership
There are a lot of shady tactics in the used car market. What red flags should you be on the lookout for?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Can You Guess Which Car Has Had the Longest Production Run?
Some of the world’s favorite cars also have the longest production runs. Models like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Volkswagen Transporter have been around for 70 years.
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Jerry
Dec 25, 2021
Two SUVs That Have Been Long Forgotten
You might not remember the Mercury Mariner or Mountaineer, but both SUVs had decent reviews during their production runs. If you’re looking to get one of these models used, here’s how their specs compare.
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Jerry
Dec 16, 2021
How To Buy a Good Used Project Car
Buying a used car you plan to fix is a little different than finding one you hope to use regularly right away. How can you make sure you get a good deal?
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Is the Trailblazer SS Chevy’s Most Popular Used SUV?
The Chevy Trailblazer SS showcases powerful performance and off-road capabilities. The Trailblazer uses a six-cylinder V-8 LS5 engine that is also used in C6 Corvettes.
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Jerry
Dec 12, 2021
What is Toyota's Certified Pre-Owned Program?
The Toyota Certified Pre-Owned designation ensures that a used model you buy from the manufacturer is reliable. The Toyota Program puts used cars through comprehensive inspections.
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Jerry
Dec 10, 2021
The Best Used Cars You Can Get for Dirt Cheap
There are many great used cars you can get cheap, the best ones though tend to be made by Honda and Toyota.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
How Long Can You Finance a Used Car?
There are no set rules for how long you can finance a used car, but there are pros and cons to taking either a shorter-term or longer-term loan.
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Jerry
Jan 06, 2022
The Breakdown on CarMax: Is It a Good Deal?
CarMax makes it convenient to shop for cars online, but it does have some drawbacks. You might see some additional fees tacked on to your purchase.
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Jerry
Nov 29, 2021
What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?
Older vehicles with over 100,000 miles on them used to be considered past their prime. But new vehicles can still be reliable up to the 200,000-mile mark.
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Jerry
Nov 28, 2021
Used Mazda CX-5: What Is the Best Model Year To Buy?
The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV has numerous years of reliability, and its affordability is a great option when thinking of buying a used car.
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Jerry
Nov 20, 2021
7 Used Cars ‘You Can Count On’ for Under $10,000
With used car prices reaching all time highs, shoppers are more worried than ever about buying a reliable car. Consumer Reports provided a list of several new cars you can count on.
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Jerry
Jan 19, 2022
Cheap Cars That Look Expensive: Options Under $20k
You can go fast and stay easy on the wallet when looking into these cheap cars that look expensive. The Corvette C5 and the BMW M3 are great models starting at around $20,000.
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Jerry
Nov 05, 2021
You Might Want To Avoid Buying a Used 2016 Mazda CX-5
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a couple of glaring issues. It’s one of the worst model years for the car, but it has some good points.
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Jerry
Jan 20, 2022
Cool Cheap Cars Aren't as Pricey as You'd Think
If you are looking into cool cheap cars, the Mitsubishi 3000GT has a lot to offer. The Audi TT and Fiat 500 Abarth are more modernized offerings on the cheaper end.
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Jerry
Oct 30, 2021
Nissan’s Convertible SUV Was the Least Surprising Car Flop of All-Time
The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet had a lot going for it when it was released, but then it was revamped with some weird design features.
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Jerry
Jan 20, 2022
The Tesla Model 3 Is the Best Selling Used Car in America
The Tesla Model 3 has been popular since its debut. However, the Model 3 is now making its way to used markets and proving to be quite popular.
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Jerry
Oct 27, 2021
Used Car Warranties, Explained
If you buy a used car, ask about a used car warranty and find out what it covers, how much it costs, and whether the manufacturer or the dealer will honor it.
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Jerry
Dec 06, 2021
15 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car
This is a checklist of things to look for when buying a used car. Read this checklist to know how to check a used car for problems before buying.
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Jerry
Dec 13, 2021
What To Look For When Buying A Used Car: From Hood To Trunk
When buying a used car, use online pricing guides to find its value. Consider the wear and tear on the vehicle, damages, mileage, and make sure it’s inspected. Read this guide to learn more.
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Jerry
Oct 28, 2021
Why Now Is a Great Time to Trade in Your Chevy Corvette
A used Chevy Corvette is worth $17,432 more than it was a year ago. Learn which other cars have increased in value, and find out why.
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Jerry
Oct 15, 2021
The 2014 Toyota Tacoma Is the Best Used Truck for Under $15,000
The 2014 Toyota Tacoma was recently offered high praise from Kelley Blue Book. What makes the 2014 Tacoma such a great used truck?
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
How to Get a Used Car Inspection
You can get a used car inspection from a private mechanic or from the dealership, but know that inspections from the dealership usually cost more.
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Jerry
Nov 16, 2021
How to Buy a Used Car
It's important to know what you want, and how much you're willing to pay, when you invest in a used car.
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Jerry
Nov 15, 2021
The 12 Best Used Cars for New Drivers
The best cars for new drivers are affordable to buy and maintain, as well as safe and reliable. Here's a list of the 12 best used cars and what makes them so good for young and teenage drivers.
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Jerry
Nov 09, 2021
Buying Used Rental Cars from Hertz: A Step-by-Step Guide
Hertz is selling off their fleet of used rental vehicles. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to take advantage of this and buy used rental cars from Hertz.
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Jerry
Oct 28, 2021
How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealership
Buying a used car from a dealership means finding a price point, negotiating, checking reviews, test driving, and getting a vehicle history report.
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Jerry
Oct 15, 2021

All Questions on Used Cars

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?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How can I track down a car I used to own?
I used to own this great old Chevy pickup from the ’90s for about 15 years, but once I started a family we needed something more practical, so I sold it off. Now that the kids are older, I’d really like to track it down and see if the owner would be willing to sell. Are there any ways I can track down a car that I used to own?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How can I donate a car in Pennsylvania?
I recently got a new car. I still have a Chevy in great condition, and I really want to donate it. I live in Pennsylvania; what’s the best way to donate my car here?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How many miles on a used car is too much?
I’m on a budget and I’m looking to buy a used car, but I want to make sure that I’m not buying something that won’t last. I know mileage is really important in choosing a used car. How many miles is considered too much?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 28, 2021
How do I connect Bluetooth to a Honda CR-V?
My sister sold me her 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L after buying a new one. It’s been a great vehicle so far! The only issue I’m having is connecting the Bluetooth. How can I connect Bluetooth to my Honda CR-V?
Eric Schad
Dec 28, 2021
How can I get a used car loan?
I’ve read all about how much new cars depreciate, so I’m fairly certain a used car is ideal for me. In the past, I’ve only had car loans for new cars. How do I get a car loan for a used car if I’m buying from a dealer?
Eric Schad
Dec 14, 2021
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!
Liz Jenson
Dec 16, 2021
Is a car loan worth it?
In general, are car loans really worth it? I need a new car because mine is really old, but I can’t find a car loan with a low enough interest rate to be worth it. It seems like it might be better to find a cheap car that needs some work and buy it outright.
Liz Jenson
Dec 14, 2021
What's a certified pre-owned car loan?
I was looking to finance a car, but I want to make sure I get the best deal possible. The dealer suggested a pre-owned car loan. What does this mean?
Eric Schad
Dec 13, 2021
How do I get cigarette smoke out of a car interior?
I just bought a used Toyota. The price was great, but the old owner was a smoker, and I really don’t like the smell. How can I get cigarette smoke out of my car's interior?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 10, 2021
What's the longest loan length on a used car?
I want to get a used car loan, but I want to make sure that I get the lowest monthly payments. What's the longest term you can get on a car loan?
Eric Schad
Dec 10, 2021
Where can I get a car loan for a used car?
I’d like to buy a used car, but I don’t have enough money to buy it outright. What’s the best place for me to get a car loan for a used car?
Joshua Levy
Dec 08, 2021
How much can I get for my car at a junkyard?
I heard that you can get more money from your car at a junkyard than you do trading it in. Is that true? How much would I actually get for my car?
Liz Jenson
Dec 06, 2021
Can I get a car loan if I'm only 16?
I just got my license and I have $5,000 saved up from doing odd jobs. I want to buy a new car, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can I get a car loan if I'm 16 years old?
Eric Schad
Dec 06, 2021
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?
Michael Miserendino
Dec 03, 2021
Can I get a car loan for a used vehicle?
I just found a great deal on a car at Autotrader. Can I get a loan for a used vehicle?
Eric Schad
Dec 03, 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?
Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021
How do I buy a used car in Arizona?
I just moved to Arizona from California, but I sold my car to pay for moving expenses. Now that I have a new job, I need to get a set of wheels to get to work. I want to get a used car to save money, but I’ve never bought one before. How do I purchase a used car in Arizona?
Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021
How do you buy a private-party car with a loan?
What do I need to do to buy a private-party car with a loan? I found a car that I like, but I can’t afford to pay for it all at once.
Liz Jenson
Dec 01, 2021
How do you get a private car loan?
Where should I go to get a private car loan? I want to buy a new car for my daughter’s birthday, but the one she wants is being sold independently, and I’m not sure how to get a loan for it.
Liz Jenson
Dec 01, 2021
How do I get a loan for a private-party car?
What’s the best place to get a loan for a private-party car? I found a car that I like that’s in my budget, but it’s from a private seller, so I’m not sure how to get a loan for it.
Liz Jenson
Dec 01, 2021
Can I get a car loan for a private sale?
Is there a way to get a car loan for a private sale? I’m on a tight budget, so getting a used car would be much easier for me as long as I have financing options.
Liz Jenson
Dec 01, 2021
Can you get a car loan for a private sale?
Is there any way for me to get a car loan for a private sale? I found this beautiful classic Corvette from a private seller, but I can’t afford to buy it without taking out a loan. Do I have options?
Liz Jenson
Dec 01, 2021
How can you make a car last 500,000 miles?
I’m taking over my Grandpa’s old car and, suffice it to say, there’s a lot of miles on it. I want it to last as long as possible, and max out the mileage as much as I can. How do I make it last up to, say, 500,000 miles?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How do you prep a car for paint?
We’re fixing up my mom’s old car for my son, and it needs a paint job badly. How do I prep it for paint?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How do you get rid of a junk car without a title?
My grandfather is famous for collecting some old cars on his farm, and he’s finally letting us get rid of them at the junkyard. Unfortunately, he lost the titles for some of the vehicles, so we’re not sure if we can sell them. How can we get rid of junk cars that don’t have titles?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How much is a non-running car worth?
I was cleaning out the barn at my grandparents’ farm and found a non-running car. My grandparents could use the money we’d get from selling it—so how much are non-running cars usually worth?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How many miles should a 2004 car have?
How many miles are typically on a 2004 car? I’m thinking about buying an older car because it’s a lot cheaper but I’m not sure how many miles it should have on it.
Liz Jenson
Nov 26, 2021
How much will a lender give me for a used car loan?
I want to get a used car and I don't want to pay too much. I just want to make sure I can get a loan. Is there a minimum amount to get a used car loan?
Eric Schad
Nov 24, 2021
How much does a used car loan usually drop your credit score?
I want to get a used car loan, but I'm not exactly sure how it will impact my credit score. What should I expect in terms of my credit score after getting the loan?
Eric Schad
Nov 24, 2021

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