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First-Time Buyers: Pitfalls to Avoid at the Dealer

First-Time Buyers: Pitfalls to Avoid at the Dealer

By Kelsey Mays on June 25, 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 Stor... Read More
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First-Time Buyers: New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned?

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

By Kelsey Mays on May 13, 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 #FirstTimeBuye... Read More
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First-Time Buyers: Should I Lease My Car?

First-Time Buyers: Should I Lease My Car?

By Kelsey Mays on April 7, 2015

If shelling out $400 or more per month for the next five years on a new car sounds too steep to you, there's another option: leasing. Essentially a long-term rental with a purchase option at... Read More
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Auto Loan Basics for First-Time Buyers

Auto Loan Basics for First-Time Buyers

By Kelsey Mays on March 18, 2015

By now, you know what sort of car you want to buy and have a general budget in mind. That's half the journey. Unless you have piles of cash, you'll need to get a loan, and that can be tr... Read More
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First Time Buyers: Why Millennials Will Need a Car

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
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