Car Buying

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall, SUV Values Rise in January

By Mike Hanley on February 10, 2016


CARS.COM — Prices for late-model used luxury cars fell thousands of dollars in January as used SUV values increased. Of the top 10 used cars with the biggest January price drops, eight were from luxury brands. The BMW 740i's average… Read More

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall, SUV Values Rise in January

By Mike Hanley on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Prices for late-model used luxury cars fell thousands of dollars in January as used SUV values increased. Of the top 10 used cars with the biggest January price drops, eight were from luxury brands. The BMW 740i's average… Read More

How To Inspect a Used Car

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Much of the test drive should happen before you actually drive. It's tempting to hop in the car and take it for a spin, but it's wise to inspect the car carefully before — and after — the… Read More

Which 2016 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're among the millions who crave the ability to seamlessly link your smartphone to your vehicle, many model-year 2016 vehicles can satisfy that desire with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Related: Which 2016 Cars Have Apple Car… Read More

Which 2016 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're among the millions who crave the ability to seamlessly link your smartphone to your vehicle, many model-year 2016 vehicles can satisfy that desire with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Related: Which 2016 Cars Have Android Auto?… Read More

Best Cars for a Netflix and Chill

By Matt Schmitz on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Back in the day, when a frisky fella wanted some alone time with his best girl, he'd just drive up to Blueberry Hill for some "necking" or "parking," in the parlance of the times. Nowadays, the youngsters call… Read More

Questions To Ask a Car Seller

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Another way to describe this process would be "test-driving the seller." By that we mean two things: Finding out as much as possible about an advertised vehicle before you go to see it. Getting an early read on… Read More

How To Negotiate With a Car Dealer

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Car buying is very complicated, and for many people it's unpleasant, and for good reason. New cars are pure purchase and assured depreciation, except in the rarest of circumstances. On top of it, car loans are weighted so… Read More

Study Pits Electric Cars Against Fuel-Cell Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — In the battle for clean-car energy supremacy, there's battery electric and fuel-cell technology; which will be the prevailing power? A new study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute considers the benefits and drawbacks of each. Related:… Read More

DeLorean Comes Back for the Future

By Matt Schmitz on January 27, 2016

CARS.COM — A blast from the past is coming back for the future. More than three decades after its ignominious ending, the DeLorean, a gull-winged, stainless-steel sports car — iconic thanks to the "Back to the Future" film series —… Read More

Test-Driving the Buick 24-Hour Test Drive

By Matt Schmitz on January 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Buick's 24-hour test drive offer sounds like a unique, pressure-free way for shoppers to try out a new car on their own terms. But is this 'round-the-clock loaner program all the fun and freedom it purports to be?… Read More