Used Cars

Can You Negotiate Price on a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

By Kelsey Mays on August 31, 2020

Certified pre-owned vehicles, or CPO cars for short, offer benefits ranging from extended warranties to low-interest financing, but they don’t come free. Cars.com’s analysis of more than 200,000 la... Read More
Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth It?

By Kelsey Mays on August 31, 2020

Certified pre-owned programs have offered a premium echelon in the used-car market since their emergence in the 1990s. CPO cars, as they’re called, get multipoint inspections, vehicle history repor... Read More
What Is a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection?

By Brian Normile on August 16, 2020

A pre-purchase car inspection is an important step in determining a used car’s reliability. Read More
Your Check-Engine Light Is On — How Much Are Repairs Gonna Cost Ya?

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2020

Motorists in the nation’s capital and most populous state paid the most in 2019 to address problems indicated by vehicles’ check-engine light, according to a study by CarMD. Citing data gathered fr... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: For New, Used Car Shoppers, American-Made Makes the Grade

By Matt Schmitz on July 5, 2020

Independence Day revelry may have come to an end by now, but Americans likely still have the penchant for patriotism (and hopefully all the digits) they started the weekend with. If you’re still hu... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Used Cars Continue Hot Streak

By Jennifer Geiger on June 17, 2020

This week’s most read story relates to used-car shopping, which is seeing a resurgence in popularity due to COVID-19’s effects on new-car manufacturing. Read More
How Many Miles Is Too Many for a Used Car?

By Rick Popely on June 13, 2020

The number of miles on the odometer goes a long way to determining the value and desirability of a used vehicle. Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: New Cars, Used Cars, Cheap Cars Shop to the Top

By Matt Schmitz on June 10, 2020

In our most popular news article this week, we sort out what shoppers can generally expect to find based on Cars.com inventory data. Read More
What to Ask When Buying a Used Car: 8 Key Questions

By Brian Normile on June 7, 2020

When buying a used car, a test drive is an important part of the purchase process. Just as important, however, is “test-driving the seller” — that is, thoroughly questioning the seller before you e... Read More
What Is a Fleet Vehicle, and Should I Buy One?

By Rick Popely on June 6, 2020

Roughly 1 in 5 new vehicles sold in 2019 was a “fleet” purchase, a car or truck bought by a rental car company, other type of business or a government agency that buys vehicles in bulk, from three ... Read More
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