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Finance

Do the Math: Car Subscriptions as Lease Alternative Don't Add Up

By Kelsey Mays on July 11, 2018

When Volvo pitched a vehicle subscription as a way to get into its new XC40, the deal looked compelling: For $650 a month, you get the SUV for two years complete with insurance, maintenance... Read More
New China Tariffs: See Which Cars It Could Affect

By Kelsey Mays on July 9, 2018

Amid new tariffs on Chinese imports by the Trump administration, it's unclear what will happen to cars and SUVs imported from the world's most populous country. Actions Thursday by the U... Read More
Average Car Payment Hits All-Time High as Loan Terms Near 6 Years

By Fred Meier on June 5, 2018

The average monthly loan payment taken on by new-car buyers hit a record $523 in the first quarter of 2018, up $15, or about 3 percent, from a year ago, according to credit tracker Experian. Abo... Read More
Shopping for a Car This June? We Can Help

By Patrick Masterson on June 2, 2018

Memorial Day weekend jump-starts the summer car-shopping season every year, but there are a host of new cars hitting dealerships even now (take the 2019 Acura RDX for example, which just went on... Read More
Shopping for a Car This Memorial Day Weekend? We Can Help

By Patrick Masterson on May 26, 2018

It's that time again: With burgers and dogs on the grill, the joy for many of a three-day weekend and Old Glory aflutter in honor of Memorial Day, summer car-shopping season is officially ki... Read More
Shopping for a Car This Weekend? We Can Help

By Patrick Masterson on May 19, 2018

Deals for car shoppers are on the way as Memorial Day weekend looms and incentives start to rise for the peak summer season, but if you're not in a position to wait another week — or y... Read More
Shopping for a Car This Weekend? We Can Help

By Patrick Masterson on May 12, 2018

Are you thinking it's time to replace your old jalopy sitting in the driveway? Are you financially in the position to finally spring for a new vehicle? Or are you just tired of risking your ... Read More
Don't Let Consumer Protection Repeal Pump Up Your Car Loan Cost

By Fred Meier on May 11, 2018

The overturning this week of an effort to limit car-dealer "markups" on vehicle loans is a reminder for spring car shoppers of something they should already know: Keeping a hard eye on... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal for May 2018?

By Patrick Masterson on May 9, 2018

Springtime car-nivores on the hunt for a new vehicle, your time for tasty deals has arrived. May wraps up a fallow period for incentives and Memorial Day weekend kicks off the traditional start ... Read More
Big Savings or Big Brother? Your Usage-Based Car Insurance Is Watching

By Nick Kurczewski on April 25, 2018

You wouldn't invite just anyone into your car or truck, would you? While most of us would never allow a total stranger to hop aboard, a growing number of car owners are increasingly comforta... Read More
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