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  • The Toughest Cars To Negotiate: July 2014
    The Toughest Cars To Negotiate: July 2014

    If you're looking for a big discount on your new car, you'll be better off either waiting to buy one of these ten cars or skipping them altogether....

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  • The Best New Car Deals: July 2014
    The Best New Car Deals: July 2014

    We pore over auto sales data every month to find out which cars are selling for the steepest discounts on average....

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  • How Dealers Are Adapting To
    How Dealers Are Adapting To "Online-Only" Car Shoppers

    It's no surprise that almost everyone is doing research on the Internet before buying a car, but according to international research firm Capgemini, around a third of shoppers would prefer to make the entire purchase online, never visiting ......

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  • How To Find The Best Deal On A Green Car
    How To Find The Best Deal On A Green Car

    You may be ready to "go green" to save money on fuel, but it's easy to end up with a little sticker shock when you see the prices listed on the car's window. Alternative fuel vehicles typically cost more than their conventional counterparts......

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  • Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel
    Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel

    Between car payments, auto insurance, fuel costs, repairs and maintenance, buying a new car can be an expensive endeavor. One of the ways to save money on overall costs is to buy a diesel car, they typically save buyers $2,000 to $6,000 in ......

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  • GM Offers Employee Pricing To Owners Of Recalled Vehicles
    GM Offers Employee Pricing To Owners Of Recalled Vehicles

    Owners affected by the General Motors ignition switch recall are getting even an better incentive to return to its brands for their next new car. The automaker says that these drivers can now get employee pricing on its models. Previously, ......

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  • Secrets Of How Car Salesmen Talk To You On The Phone
    Secrets Of How Car Salesmen Talk To You On The Phone

    When you start calling dealerships about your next new car, consider this: The salesperson at the other end of the line could be a veritable ninja in the use of the phone as a sales tool.Jerry Thibeau, a Rochester, N.Y.-based sales trainer,......

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  • One In Six Car Shoppers Skip The Test Drive When Buying A Car
    One In Six Car Shoppers Skip The Test Drive When Buying A Car

    A new study released this month shows Americans are turning away from old-fashioned, hands-on car buying.Out of the 2,000 respondents to a recent survey conducted by marketing firm DMEautomotive, 33 percent only test-drove one car. Sixteen ......

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  • Used Cars In Five Segments Will Soon Be Cheaper
    Used Cars In Five Segments Will Soon Be Cheaper

    Used cars across five different segments will soon get much cheaper, according to data from Black Book. This means that if you're in the market for one of these types of vehicles, you may want to hold off shopping until late spring or summe......

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  • Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car
    Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car

    Many people dream of buying an iconic classic car and returning it to its former glory. Whether you're in high school or retired, the idea of a long-term restoration project can be romantic and exciting.However, there are important factors ......

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  • Looking To Buy A Used Car? You Might Want To Consider A New One
    Looking To Buy A Used Car? You Might Want To Consider A New One

    David Perry's 1998 Honda Civic CX had given all it could.He had racked up 172,000 miles since buying the car from a friend in 2002."It had, I think, like 90,000 miles on it when I bought it, and then I took it up to 262,000," said Perry, wh......

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  • Who Can Afford The Average Car Price? Only Folks In Washington, D.C.
    Who Can Afford The Average Car Price? Only Folks In Washington, D.C.

    If you think cars are getting too expensive, you may be right. A new report shows that the average price of a new vehicle is out of reach for people in medium-income households in all but one of the 25 largest metro areas in the U.S.The rep......

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  • Buying A Car Online? Here Are A Few Tips To Avoid Scams
    Buying A Car Online? Here Are A Few Tips To Avoid Scams

    If people are spending money somewhere on the Internet, there are likely scammers there too, cashing in on unsuspecting shoppers. There has been a surge in online car buying in recent years, especially with used cars. This has led to a rise......

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  • Key Factors To Consider When Buying A Truck
    Key Factors To Consider When Buying A Truck

    Trucks are the most popular type of vehicle in America, outselling sedans and crossovers by a huge margin. They're popular because they offer loads of versatility, coming with the ability to tow, store tons of cargo, seat numerous people an......

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  • Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers About Online Car Shopping
    Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers About Online Car Shopping

    We use the Internet to research and purchase all sorts of products, but the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is reminding consumers to be wary when buying a car online. Just like that time you tried online dating, appearances aren't always what......

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  • Protect Yourself From Yo-Yo Financing
    Protect Yourself From Yo-Yo Financing

    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Breaking News | Celebrity News | More ABC News VideosBuying a car can be a stressful experience, especially for those with lower credit scores. When dealers hand the keys over, just to sna......

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  • Don't Buy These Used Cars
    Don't Buy These Used Cars

    AOL Autos editors have compiled a list of five vehicles that should not be on your list when you start used car shopping....

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  • Automotive Gripes Top List Of Consumer Complaints
    Automotive Gripes Top List Of Consumer Complaints

    Unscrupulous practices conducted throughout the auto industry topped the list of consumer complaints last year, beating out home contractors and other frequent sources of gripes nationwide, according to a review conducted by the Consumer Fe......

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  • Flood-Damaged Sandy Cars Coming To A Dealership Near You
    Flood-Damaged Sandy Cars Coming To A Dealership Near You

    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Breaking News | Celebrity News | More ABC News VideosThe destructive force of Hurricane Sandy last October was jaw dropping, but more subtle consequences from the storm are still emerging.......

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  • Buying A Used Car? Check For Odometer Fraud
    Buying A Used Car? Check For Odometer Fraud

    Odometer rolled back on car for saleBuying a used car is already risky business, and this story of fraud in New York will have you double checking your paperwork.Matin Jarmuz used Craigslist.com to sell his 1992 Toyota Camry. According to J......

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