ARE DEALER EXTRAS WORTH THE MONEY?
If you're interested in buying a car, you probably know that the process involves several twists and turns, including a few minutes with the dealership's F&I (finance and insurance) manager, who will likely offer a series of extras and add-ons you can choose to buy. Should you do it? We take a look at whether these dealership extras are worth the extra money.
MORE IMPORTANT: MILES OR AGE?
In the world of used cars, two factors seem to have a major effect on pricing: mileage and age. An 8-year-old car is usually less expensive than a 2-year-old car, for instance, while a 100,000-mile car is normally less expensive than a 20,000-mile car. But what about a 2-year-old car with 100,000 miles? Or an 8-year-old car with only 20,000 miles? If you're buying a car, should you be more concerned about its miles or its age? We have the answers.
HOW LONG WILL A CAR LAST?
Buying a car is a major expense. That's especially true if you purchase a brand-new car, which will likely incur bigger depreciation than a used model, along with the usual repair and maintenance costs, insurance expenses, fuel bills and more. As a result, you might be looking to own your next new car for a long time -- or, as some say, until the wheels fall off. But just how long can you actually expect a car to last?
10 BEST CARS FOR GRADS
If you're a recent college grad with a new job, you're likely wondering what the best cars are for commuters on a limited budget. Fortunately, there's never been a better time to be in the market.