Buying & Leasing a Car

15 Cars You Can Drive Forever
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15 Cars You Can Drive Forever

Some models just seem to keep rolling along, whistling past the junkyard. We've identified 15 cars with exceptional and sometimes surprising endurance…
April 2, 2019
6 Money-Saving Car Accessories Everybody Should Have – Yes, Even You
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6 Money-Saving Car Accessories Everybody Should Have – Yes, Even You

It’s okay, we get it: There are plenty of people for whom the car is simply a conveyance of necessity—a vessel, not a ride.
March 25, 2019
Skip the Car With the Big Red Bow
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Skip the Car With the Big Red Bow

Kiplinger's senior online editor -- and resident car guru -- David Muhlbaum joins Ryan and Sandy to discuss buying a new car over the holidays. Our ho…
December 17, 2018
The Best Way to Buy a Used Car
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The Best Way to Buy a Used Car

Look for two- to three-year-old used vehicles because they’ve already lost the lion’s share of their initial value.
April 4, 2018
9 Ways to Get the Best Deal on Your New Car
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9 Ways to Get the Best Deal on Your New Car

Most people have a love-hate relationship with car shopping.
February 9, 2018
Surprisingly Good Reasons to Buy a Rental Car
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Surprisingly Good Reasons to Buy a Rental Car

Buying from Hertz, Avis and Budget is so low-hassle and transparent that you may not mind getting a car that dozens have already had their mitts on.
February 5, 2018
Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car
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Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car

Our tips on negotiating strategies and getting a new ride that will hold its value well.
February 1, 2018
Get a Deal on a New Car in 2018
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Get a Deal on a New Car in 2018

Cars cost more, but automakers are offering generous incentives to lure you into the showroom.
February 1, 2018
Last Call for Electric-Car Tax Credit?
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Last Call for Electric-Car Tax Credit?

Congress is considering pulling the plug on a lucrative tax credit for buyers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
December 8, 2017
5 Signs You're Buying a Flood-Damaged Car
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5 Signs You're Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

A used vehicle with a superlow price may have been submerged in the recent hurricanes.
November 2, 2017
Buying a New Car? Check the Resale Value
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Buying a New Car? Check the Resale Value

Even people who hold cars forever should pay attention to this metric.
October 11, 2017
Best New Car Values of 2016
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Best New Car Values of 2016

These picks from Kelley Blue Book will hold their value and save you money at the pump.
October 3, 2017
SAVE MONEY ON TRANSPORTATION
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SAVE MONEY ON TRANSPORTATION

The average cost of owning and driving a car 15,000 miles a year is $8,121 according to AAA.
August 9, 2017
How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car
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How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

Our tips will help even the least confrontational among you negotiate a price you wouldn't feel embarrassed disclosing to your neighbors.
April 12, 2017
How to Get Money Back When You Turn in a Leased Vehicle
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How to Get Money Back When You Turn in a Leased Vehicle

If you are well under your allotted mileage limit, you may be rewarded.
February 13, 2017
How to Get a Great Deal on a Car Lease
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How to Get a Great Deal on a Car Lease

Leasing can put you in the car you really want. But don't let lower payments lull you into spending more than you should.
December 8, 2016
What to Do If You Own a VW Diesel
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What to Do If You Own a VW Diesel

Repairs to ensure that VWs with "defeat device" software meet emission standards could be a year or two away.
September 21, 2016
Buy a Used Car Online Without Haggling
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Buy a Used Car Online Without Haggling

Hate negotiating? You can pick up a car as easily as a new pair of shoes—or a date—with these online services.
August 2, 2016
Great Deals on 8 Fuel-Efficient New Cars While Gas Prices Are Low
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Great Deals on 8 Fuel-Efficient New Cars While Gas Prices Are Low

May 8, 2016
How to Make Your Older Car Smarter, Safer
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How to Make Your Older Car Smarter, Safer

A lot of today's automotive gee-whiz can be adapted to yesterday's wheels.
May 2, 2016
10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles for the Money
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10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles for the Money

When you have to drive on the white stuff—or, worse, a wintry mix—you want to feel confident that you can get where you're going.
March 1, 2016
Order a Custom-Built New Car From the Factory
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Order a Custom-Built New Car From the Factory

Buying a car the European way puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to features and option packages.
February 4, 2016
How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car in 2016
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How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car in 2016

Whether you're buying a hot new crossover or a serviceable sedan, our strategies will help you trim the sticker price.
February 4, 2016
10 Best Values in All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
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10 Best Values in All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles

When you have to drive on the white stuff—or, worse, a wintry mix—you want to feel confident that you can get where you're going.
January 29, 2016
3 Things Car Dealers Never Want to Hear You Say
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3 Things Car Dealers Never Want to Hear You Say

Remember these words next time you are haggling at the dealership.
December 9, 2015
Get a Great Deal on a New Car in 2016
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Get a Great Deal on a New Car in 2016

Buyers can expect discounts, low-rate financing and help with the driving.
December 8, 2015