Category Archives: Buying a car

Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has new recommendations for the safest cars for teen drivers.  The stereotype of a car for a teen driver is a loud, muscle car, while the common reality may be an inexpensive, small used car.  However, teen drivers are among the most risky… Read more »

Websites for Buying a Car

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I have posted an extensive series of articles about buying a car, yet I’m still amazed when something new turns up to make buying a car easier or cheaper.  I have provided plenty of tips for dealing with sales people at traditional auto dealerships and how to avoid them altogether. … Read more »

No Haggle Car Buying

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I previously published a series of blog posts with detailed information about how to buy a car.  Much of that dealt with how to negotiate your best deal with those sales people who negotiate deals for a living.  Most of us just aren’t into haggling and then wondering whether we got… Read more »

How To Buy A Car – Part 4: Skip the Negotiating

In the last installment of “How to Buy a Car“, I discussed negotiating tips that can get you a much lower price.  If you don’t look forward to negotiating, but still want to follow our rule to “avoid paying full price”, you do have options.  If all this sounds like… Read more »

How To Buy A Car – Part 3: Negotiating the Price

Today’s third part in our car buying series is on that dreaded hassle – negotiating.  But here are strategies to make it easier.  Our last two parts emphasized doing your research, so it should be no surprise, that the keys to negotiating are to do your research, know your facts… Read more »

How To Buy A Car – Part 2: Financing

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In my last post, I discussed researching your desired car before buying.  You should also research how you will finance your purchase before visiting a dealer to buy, assuming you don’t have enough cash.  Ideally, you have saved up a big pile of money for at least a big down… Read more »

How To Buy A Car – Part 1: Research

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Today I’ll start a new series on buying a car.  For something that expensive, there should be plenty of room to avoid paying full price if you do it right.  Doing it the right way means starting with research.  Whether a new or used car, buying a car may involve… Read more »