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Jul
08
Cheapest American Cars of 1980

1980 Mercury Bobcat

There are few emotional influences more powerful than nostalgia. To hear my mother tell it, for example, everything was better in the old country. Given the fact that mom’s childhood home lacked electricity, indoor plumbing, and access to Netflix, I’m pretty sure the fog of time is clouding her judgement somewhat.

Jun
10
Used Luxury Car Deals

As crossover SUVs gain in popularity, used sedans have become something of a bargain. Shoppers can find some particularly compelling deals on luxury sedans, a number of which have dropped significantly in resale value.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with sedans. The most popular automotive body type of all time, the humble sedan has for years served the American buying public with a sort of quiet reserve and dignity. Residing in the space between the utilitarian station wagon and the flashy, indulgent coupe, the sedan has, for decades, outsold all other passenger-vehicle types.

May
24
Should I buy a car or a crossover?

The Honda CR-V (left) costs about as much as a Honda Accord (right), and offers about as much passenger space. Which would you buy?

The sedan is dead. By now, you’ve probably heard the dire prognostications for what was once the auto industry’s most popular type of passenger vehicle. The four-door sedan—long a staple of American motoring—has given way to the crossover SUV, and it doesn’t appear that consumers are looking back.

Mar
28
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

For folks scandalized by the price of new Cadillac and Lincoln SUVs, we have interesting news for you. There is a collection of ultra-luxury people movers hitting the road that make $100,000 Escalades look like economy cars. Crossovers from the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and even Lamborghini are now available, and the starting prices for these rare utes may startle.

Mar
11
Should I Buy A Car From JD Byrider?

Should I Buy A Car From JD Byrider?

If you’re gainfully employed, living within your means, and pretty good about paying your bills, there’s a good chance you don’t need to know too much about your FICO credit score. For most consumers, the only time the score matters is when it comes time to finance a house, car, or other large purchase–and if you’ve been responsible, you’ll qualify for a decent interest rate.

Mar
04
Longest Lasting Vehicles

2019 GMC Yukon

Is 200,000 miles the new 100,000 miles? Maybe not, but the number of vehicles reaching the 200,000-mile mark seems to be on the rise. According to the analysts at vehicle-retail site iSeeCars.com, just under one percent of all cars, crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks will go that distance–presumably to the delight of their owners.

Dec
04
2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Premium Subcompact Crossover Class Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2019 Best Buy List

With Six Best Buy Models, Honda Is Most-Awarded Brand

Nov
12
Rand Road Dealership, Used Car Dealer Gallery

Once home to sleazy bars and adult-entertainment venues, Rand Road outside of Palatine, Illinois, is now populated by a dozen or so small used-car dealerships.

The village of Palatine, Illinois, isn’t much worth knowing about unless you live there. A relatively contemporary Chicago suburb today, the community dates back more than 150 years, though it was best known for most of its first century as a lightly used rail stop utilized mostly by local farmers.

Oct
30
Vehicles With Worst Resale Value

Purchasing a luxury or electric vehicle new may not always be the best financial decision.

When considering the cost of a new vehicle, most consumers take into account the initial purchase price of the car or truck, and maybe the cost of fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

Oct
24
2019 Jeep Wrangler, Vehicles With Best Resale Value

2019 Jeep Wrangler

When considering the cost of a new vehicle, most consumers take into account the purchase price of the car or truck, and maybe the cost of fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

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