CARS.COM — If you’re past the point of waiting around for a new sports car or you’re finished with saving up for a very special SUV (or whatever they’re calling it) and you’re ready to shop now — this weekend, no more excuses, it’s out to the lots — but you’re lost on the basics of car buying, we can help. Below is an assembled list of links for you to peruse before you take to the dealers; check them out before you head out so you can position yourself for the best deal on your new ride.
What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:
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Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for February. As always, your discounts may vary, so check with your dealer for specifics.
Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide.
Anything I shouldn’t do when I’m at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.
Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here’s what you need to know.
How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here’s how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.
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