First Time Buyers

Seven Scary Choices First-Time Buyers Make

By Kelsey Mays on October 20, 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... Read More
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