used cars

Used Cars are Best for First Time Car Owners

April 22, 2013

So your son or daughter has finally reached that coveted age of sixteen. Assuming they’ve already been through some driving training with a learner’s permit, and you trust them enough (as much as you can trust a teenager) to drive solo, it’s time to find them their first car.






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Kicking Tires: What Can It Tell You?

March 29, 2013

Much like when apartment or house hunting, purchasing a used car requires some homework. Nobody wants to take a salesman’s word at face value which is understandable. One thing that has always confounded me, though, (and I am guilty of this) is the usual practice of kicking the tires.






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HOLY AUCTIONEERS, BATMAN!

December 12, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, a little piece of bat-history could possibly be going up on the auction block January 19th, 2013: The original Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television series. It will be a very happy day for the new owner of vehicular justice personified and a sad day for crime, indeed.






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Iconic Cars from Your Favorite Films

December 10, 2012

There are many iconic cars from movies that would make any film enthusiast burst with excitement to own. Imagine waking up every morning, walking into your garage, and having a piece of cinematic history resting there snugly.






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Hurricane Sandy’s Long-Term Effects: Used Car Prices to Increase

November 21, 2012

With the recession still looming and the devastating arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, used car prices could potentially shoot through the roof. Even if you don’t live in the areas affected by Sandy’s wake, the cars that were damaged in the storm could be working their way to an auto dealership near […]






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What to Look For at an Auto Auction

November 19, 2012

So you’re in the market for a new car. Well, by new car, of course I mean new to you. There are millions of used cars sold every year around the world, and you could very well be in the market for one right now. Maybe you have heard from some friends and family members […]






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Your Dream Vehicle

November 16, 2012

People often think of what their dream vehicle would be if they were to get a lot of money, or just allowed to choose any vehicle they want. Often the choices involve a multitude of Ferraris, Bugattis, Porsches, Lamborghinis, or any of the other countless brands of elite, pricey vehicles out there. What about a […]






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2011 Used Car Value Catches New Car Value In A Hot Car Market

March 27, 2012

Is it possible that buying a new car could actually be cheaper than buying a one-year old used car? Kelley Blue Book did some research and discovered that it is not only possible, but actually happening. The Kelley Blue Book research shows 10 cars worth consideration because of the trend. But before we get to […]






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Shopping for a Good Used Car Value Online

March 15, 2012

Today’s used car buyers spend an average of 18 hours engaged in the shopping process. According to a joint survey by market research firm R. L. Polk and online automotive marketplace AutoTrader.com, car buyers spend 60% of their shopping time online. The survey to track current car buying patterns included 4,005 U. S. consumers who […]






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Supply And Demand Drive Used Car Values

January 26, 2012

Usually in this space, we identify used car values one car or one savings tip at a time. Sometimes the economy will provide an indication about where used car values are headed in the months and years to come. Which cars and trucks are predicted to go up in price? Which ones will hold their […]






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