The Truth About Cars » Used Car Buying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:41:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ask Bark: To Lease or Not Lease a CPO Dealer Demo? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-lease-not-lease-cpo-dealer-demo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-lease-not-lease-cpo-dealer-demo/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305673 Sam writes: Hi Bark, I have a multi-part question and I’m interested to get your insight. Part one: To CPO or not. After decades of driving Fords, I’ve decided to treat myself with a sporty German car. A BMW 328i seems like just the ticket. I’m looking at a 2015 model year dealer loaner with 4,000 miles, and it’s available […]

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Sam writes: Hi Bark, I have a multi-part question and I’m interested to get your insight. Part one: To CPO or not. After decades of driving Fords, I’ve decided to treat myself with a sporty German car. A BMW 328i seems like just the ticket. I’m looking at a 2015 model year dealer loaner with 4,000 miles, and it’s available […]

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Steven Lang And Doug DeMuro Debate Carmax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/steven-lang-doug-demuro-debate-carmax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/steven-lang-doug-demuro-debate-carmax/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246026 Earlier this week I wrote about how CarMax is heavily constrained by a market that has flip-flopped between six years worth of heavy car sales and about 18 months of resurgent truck and SUV demand. Long story short, CarMax’s acquisition costs for trucks, SUVs and crossovers has gone up considerably, and the supply of this […]

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Earlier this week I wrote about how CarMax is heavily constrained by a market that has flip-flopped between six years worth of heavy car sales and about 18 months of resurgent truck and SUV demand. Long story short, CarMax’s acquisition costs for trucks, SUVs and crossovers has gone up considerably, and the supply of this […]

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Why Would Anyone Ever Recommend The Dodge Journey? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/anyone-ever-recommend-dodge-journey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/anyone-ever-recommend-dodge-journey/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:05:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238889 There comes a point in our lives when we all fly off the handle. It can happen when we’re still young and ready to believe anything or when we’re old and the voice of those young’uns make us instinctively say nasty, insensitive thoughts. Temporary insanity comes and goes with the seasons. With that I am about to […]

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There comes a point in our lives when we all fly off the handle. It can happen when we’re still young and ready to believe anything or when we’re old and the voice of those young’uns make us instinctively say nasty, insensitive thoughts. Temporary insanity comes and goes with the seasons. With that I am about to […]

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Hammer Time: Is Reliability Getting Old? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-is-reliability-getting-old/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-is-reliability-getting-old/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:24:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=701097 “You can have any car you want. So long as it’s a Toyota or Honda.” My parents had offered to split the costs of a new car with me back in 1994. That matching policy eventually included an awful lot of disclaimers and exclusions. “No V8! No V6! No turbo! No stick! No convertible! No […]

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“You can have any car you want. So long as it’s a Toyota or Honda.” My parents had offered to split the costs of a new car with me back in 1994. That matching policy eventually included an awful lot of disclaimers and exclusions. “No V8! No V6! No turbo! No stick! No convertible! No […]

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New Or Used? : A Young Driver Wants His Milk & Cookies… Right Now! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/new-or-used-a-young-driver-wants-his-milk-cookies-right-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/new-or-used-a-young-driver-wants-his-milk-cookies-right-now/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=695777   I just got a job that involves a fair amount of driving and I am looking to spend about 11-13k on a car that is fun to drive but at the same time practical and reliable. I have a large dog, bicycle, and significant other that I transport on a regular basis (not all at the same […]

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  I just got a job that involves a fair amount of driving and I am looking to spend about 11-13k on a car that is fun to drive but at the same time practical and reliable. I have a large dog, bicycle, and significant other that I transport on a regular basis (not all at the same […]

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New Or Used? : The Passion Of The Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/new-or-used-the-passion-of-the-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/new-or-used-the-passion-of-the-chrysler/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:07:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454809   Gentlemen, there’s some automotive/emotional baggage that I need a resolution for. I’m finally in a position to replace a Celica with something that will possibly see an HPDE, and the occasional autocross. I have $9000 to spend. Although the Celi drove beautifully, it wasn’t a viscerally thrilling car and I’d like to learn the […]

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  Gentlemen, there’s some automotive/emotional baggage that I need a resolution for. I’m finally in a position to replace a Celica with something that will possibly see an HPDE, and the occasional autocross. I have $9000 to spend. Although the Celi drove beautifully, it wasn’t a viscerally thrilling car and I’d like to learn the […]

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