First Time Buyers

What's the Best Car for a First-Time Driver?

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Feb 16 06:00:02 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — First-time drivers often dream of fast, sleek sports cars. But really, that's about the worst choice you can make — whether you're the owner-to-be or, ahem, the bank. (That's the parents.) New drivers need safe, reliable transportation that… Read More

What's the Best Car for a First-Time Driver?

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Feb 16 06:00:02 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — First-time drivers often dream of fast, sleek sports cars. But really, that's about the worst choice you can make — whether you're the owner-to-be or, ahem, the bank. (That's the parents.) New drivers need safe, reliable transportation that… Read More

#FirstTimeBuyers: How Much Should I Spend on My Car?

By Kelsey Mays on Fri Sep 30 23:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — As a first-time buyer, how much car can you afford, and what's a responsible price target? Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Budgets are important, especially when you're buying a car. As with all things financial, of course, there's a… Read More

Chevrolet Eyes Connected Car Buyers With 24/7 Promise

By Mike Hanley on Tue May 10 10:05:50 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — In the age of the smartphone-carrying, always-connected car shopper, a car's technology features have become just as important as the car itself. To capitalize on that, Chevrolet has launched what it's calling the 24/7 Promise in conjunction with… Read More

First-Time Buyers: How to Sell Your Car

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Dec 03 06:00:27 GMT-06:00 2015

Whether you want to sell your car or trade it in, it's important to understand the process. Here's a primer, but if you want a deeper dive, check out our advice on How to Sell a Car. Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers… Read More

Seven Scary Choices First-Time Buyers Make

By Kelsey Mays on Tue Oct 20 05:30:08 GMT-06:00 2015

With Halloween just around the corner, this year's scariest choice might not be which costume to go for. (Relax. That "Balloon Boy" outfit was good for a few laughs.) If you're shopping for a car, the scariest choice you make… Read More

First-Time Buyers: Buying Your First Family Car

By Jennifer Newman on Tue Sep 15 05:00:03 GMT-06:00 2015

Nowadays, achieving adulthood often means having college debt, a burgeoning career and perhaps even love, marriage and the beginnings of a family. If you or your partner has a bun in the oven, there are a few things to consider… Read More

First-Time Buyers: How to Negotiate

By Kelsey Mays on Mon Aug 17 05:30:53 GMT-06:00 2015

You have figured out which car you want, found a few examples and are ready to reach out to dealers. How do you negotiate for your first car? It can be a tricky process, regardless of whether the car is… Read More

First-Time Buyers: What You Need to Know About Car Insurance

By Kelsey Mays on Tue Jul 14 05:30:21 GMT-06:00 2015

As you gear up to go car shopping, don't forget about insurance. What do you need to know? Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Make getting insurance part of the car-shopping process. Shop insurance rates before you shop for your car, because… Read More

First-Time Buyers: Pitfalls to Avoid at the Dealer

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Jun 25 05:00:09 GMT-06:00 2015

CARS.COM — Shopping for a car can be exciting and stressful, and there's a lot to remember. So what are the common pitfalls you should avoid at your dealership? Related: More Stories for #FirstTimeBuyers Leaving too much time between test… Read More

First-Time Buyers: New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned?

By Kelsey Mays on Wed May 13 05:00:53 GMT-06:00 2015

For first-time buyers there's a key dilemma: Should I buy new or used? Or should I take the third path, certified pre-owned? We detail each option below. Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Why Buy New? Buying a new car has many… Read More