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Advice on buying new and used cars.
The decision to lease or buy a car boils down to more than monthly payments. Determining the total net cost of either alternative will help you determine which is the better value.
Car Buying Advice
10 smart moves for buying a used car
We can help you avoid all of the nasty surprises in the preowned market and find an affordable, reliable ride.
Is a future collectible in your garage?
A car can't generate the kind of excitement and demand that makes it a highly-prized collectible 30 years from now if it's not cool and desirable today. But the models on this list range from a breathtaking 550-horsepower European sports car priced at nearly $100,000 to a four-door urban runabout that barely costs $20,000.
2014's best people haulers
To move a crowd from here to there you need a big ride with at least three rows of seats. We've sifted through scores of sport-utility vehicles, minivans and crossovers to find the ones most capable of carrying at least seven people in comfort and safety.
Finally, a technology that keeps eyes on the road
My 20-year wait for head-up displays to catch on appears to be over. Carmakers are finally embracing this technology, and once you see it, you're going to love it.
Build financial security with a truly affordable car
Our 2014 Car Affordability Study found that median-income families in only one major city should be paying the typical price for a new car or truck. Here's how to spend more wisely and save thousands more for retirement or sending your kids to college.
5 simple steps to get the best deal on a new car or truck
You need the right information and a savvy negotiating strategy to drive away with the lowest price and cheapest loan. Let us show you how to be a smart, confident buyer.
The 8 best commuting cars for 2014
Our favorite commuting cars are safe and economical, getting 30 mpg or more in combined city and highway driving. They're supremely comfortable and reliable, too.
Get the most from a test-drive
We can help you check everything from power and comfort to cargo space and high-tech gizmos. Make sure your expectations are met before you plunk down tens of thousands of dollars on a new ride.
Used car prices falling after 5-year surge
This should be the best year to buy a used car or truck since the recession. It's almost always smarter to buy used rather than new, but it's been hard to find the right ride at a reasonable price.
7 cheap alternatives to hybrids
Get great mileage — more than 32 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving — for $20,000 or less. And wait till you see all of the comfort and conveninece features included in that price.