14-Step Guide to Getting a Great Deal on a Used Car

With dozens of online tools and apps available to car buyers, finding a new car is easier than ever. But all the tools in the world can’t negotiate a great deal for you. If you’re going to find a good car at a good price, you need to be prepared before ever stepping foot onto a […]

Published or Updated: September 30, 2015

The Great Car Debate: Should You Buy New or Used?

For decades, our great nation has been fiercely divided over one all-important debate: Should you buy a new or used car? You’ll find energized champions on each side of the aisle, defending their new vs. used car preferences to the death point of exasperation. They believe their way is the only way when it comes […]

Published or Updated: September 16, 2015

9 Car Shopping Tools That Make Buying a Car Painless

Preparing to purchase a car can certainly be fun, but it can also be an extremely stressful if you don’t have your ducks in a row. Between finding the right model and searching for the best price, you can literally can spend hours sifting through information for your search. And, if you don’t know what […]

Published or Updated: June 29, 2015

DR 053: Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

Recently, a reader named John wrote in asking about leasing vs. buying a car. Here is John’s question: I was wondering what your input is in regard to buying vehicles? For example, I’m in the process right now of selling a vehicle for a good buck. Would you suggest reinvesting this money in a used […]

Published or Updated: April 14, 2014

Beware the Certified Used Car

The last car I bought was a Certified Used Car. That moniker gave me some comfort about the quality of the car. After all, the car was c-e-r-t-i-f-i-e-d. Surely that means high quality, right? Not so fast. And I should have known better. The car I bought was a 2011 Toyota Camrey Hybrid. It was […]

Published or Updated: November 30, 2012

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