CARS.COM — If buying a new car two weeks into the year sounds like a good idea, you’re … mostly out of luck. Dealers have been working hard to flush out their model-year 2017 inventory as they make way for 2018 models, so discounts are only going to get harder to come by as January drags on. That said, there’s still hope — and if you can’t wait to hit the lots, we’re here to help. Check out our guide below for a quick start to shopping right.
What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:
Pickup trucks: Ford F-150
Hatchbacks: Mercedes-AMG GLA 45
Fuel sippers: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid
Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for January. 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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