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  • Hand putting red car in white piggy bank Grab a 5-year auto loan from PNC as low as 2.24%

    That's nearly 2 percentage points below the average cost of a 60-month auto loan. PNC Bank also allows buyers to qualify for a loan before picking out a car and taking a blank check with them when they go shopping.

    August 2nd 2014

  • Flags and used-car banner 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.

  • Russ Heaps 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.

  • Car key and fob on money 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.

  • Red car in shopping cart 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.

  • Russ Heaps 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.

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