The Truth About Cars » buying a car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Question Of The Day: What Lame Duck New Car Is Worth Your Bills? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/question-of-the-day-what-lame-duck-new-car-is-worth-your-bills/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/question-of-the-day-what-lame-duck-new-car-is-worth-your-bills/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=845569 I always tell folks that they should try to hit em’ where they ain’t. Want a Camry? Look at a Mazda 6 first. A Prius C? One of my personal favorites. ┬áBut I still have a soft spot for far cheaper closeout models like the Mazda 2 and Ford Fiesta. You may also wind up […]

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I always tell folks that they should try to hit em’ where they ain’t. Want a Camry? Look at a Mazda 6 first. A Prius C? One of my personal favorites. ┬áBut I still have a soft spot for far cheaper closeout models like the Mazda 2 and Ford Fiesta. You may also wind up […]

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Hammer Time: Carfax, Red Flags, And Rolling Turds http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/hammer-time-carfax-red-flags-and-rolling-turds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/hammer-time-carfax-red-flags-and-rolling-turds/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 14:29:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487202 Steve, You often write about the importance of evaluating a car’s history before purchasing it. We all have access to Carfax and Autocheck reports, but what are some things on those reports that trigger your red flag? Here are five red flags that always give me a sense of caution whenever investigating the history of […]

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Steve, You often write about the importance of evaluating a car’s history before purchasing it. We all have access to Carfax and Autocheck reports, but what are some things on those reports that trigger your red flag? Here are five red flags that always give me a sense of caution whenever investigating the history of […]

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Question Of The Day: What Is The Lamest Reason Why Someone Decided Not To Buy Your Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/question-of-the-day-what-is-the-lamest-reason-why-someone-decided-not-to-buy-your-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/question-of-the-day-what-is-the-lamest-reason-why-someone-decided-not-to-buy-your-car/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:01:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485759 Sometimes Wikipedia cracks me up. The Toyota Previa… “failed to steal any significant share from the Chrysler minivans due to its high price, odd Asian styling, poor fuel economy, terrible horn, and weak engines.” Note to Toyota engineers. Work on that horn! The old ones apparently weren’t horny enough. The retail car business seems to […]

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Sometimes Wikipedia cracks me up. The Toyota Previa… “failed to steal any significant share from the Chrysler minivans due to its high price, odd Asian styling, poor fuel economy, terrible horn, and weak engines.” Note to Toyota engineers. Work on that horn! The old ones apparently weren’t horny enough. The retail car business seems to […]

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Auction Day: Seconds! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/auction-day-seconds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/auction-day-seconds/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:36:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480779 There comes a time when the prices for used cars at the auto auctions go the way of an exuberant bubble. A small army of consumers get their tax refunds. The car lots wake up from their winter slumber, and values for vehicles go the netheregions of the human imagination. I sell cars during this […]

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There comes a time when the prices for used cars at the auto auctions go the way of an exuberant bubble. A small army of consumers get their tax refunds. The car lots wake up from their winter slumber, and values for vehicles go the netheregions of the human imagination. I sell cars during this […]

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