If you're among the fortunate ones receiving a tax return this season sizable enough to consider buying a new car, you're in the right place. What you should know as a shopper before buying a new vehicle can seem about as labyrinthine as, well, the U.S. tax code. Let us be your automotive accountants — below is a list of links to help you get started on the basics of car buying this weekend.
What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:
Pickup trucks: Nissan Frontier
Fuel sippers: Nissan Leaf
Wagons: Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for April. 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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