First Time Buyers

First-Time Buyers: How to Negotiate

By Kelsey Mays on August 17, 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 th... Read More
First-Time Buyers: What You Need to Know About Car Insurance

By Kelsey Mays on July 14, 2015

CARS.COM — If you're a first-time buyer shopping around for your very first vehicle, you don't want to forget about auto insurance. But even if you're not, it's still helpf... Read More
First-Time Buyers: Pitfalls to Avoid at the Dealer

By Kelsey Mays on June 25, 2015

CARS.COM — Shopping for a vehicle as a first-time buyer can be exciting and stressful, and there's a lot to remember. First-time car buyers face many challenges when it comes to f... Read More
First-Time Buyers: New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned?

By Kelsey Mays on May 13, 2015

CARS.COM — For first-time buyers there's a key dilemma: Should I buy a new vehicle or a used vehicle? Or should I take the third path, certified pre-owned? We detail each option below;... Read More
First-Time Buyers: Should I Lease My Car?

By Kelsey Mays on April 7, 2015

CARS.COM — If shelling out $400 or more for a monthly payment for the next five years on a new car sounds too steep to you, there's another option: leasing. Essentially a long-term ren... Read More
Auto Loan Basics for First-Time Buyers

By Kelsey Mays on March 18, 2015

CARS.COM — By now, you know what sort of vehicle you want to buy and have a general budget in mind. That's half the journey when buying for the first time. Unless you have piles of cas... Read More
First Time Buyers: Why Millennials Will Need a Car

By Kelsey Mays on February 25, 2015

How badly do you need that car? It's a question some millennials are asking, and reports in recent years of waning interest from young people — and city dwellers in general — pro... Read More