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Shopping for a Car for This Super Bowl Weekend? Let Us Help

It's no coincidence you've been hearing more about superb owls and sportsball more than usual this week — on Sunday, America marks the 2019 edition of its unofficial holiday, the NFL's Super Bowl. As one of the most watched TV events of the year, it's prime selling space for automakers — many of which have already put ads out in advance of the game. Does the confluence of cars and sports have you thinking you can't punt another weekend on a new ride? If so, you've huddled in the right place: Check our links below on reviews of new models, and keep clicking beyond that for helpful hints on how to get a superb deal even in early February. 

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Should I buy new or used? Read up on the pros and cons of each. If you go used, review our used-car buyers' checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.

How much can I afford? Read our primer. Then use our Price Comparison Tool while you shop to find what's right for you.

Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide. How do I get the best lease rate? Bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.

How do I get the best financing rate? Our game plan lays out some advice. While you're at it, here's what you need to know about auto loans and what you'll need to get one.

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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