Used Cars

Is Memorial Day A Good Time to Buy A Used Car?

By Matt Schmitz on April 26, 2016


CARS.COM — If you're thinking of using your long Memorial Day weekend next month to shop for a used car, that time might be better spent barbecuing. According to automotive research website iSeeCars.com, Memorial Day is one of the worst… Read More

Is Memorial Day A Good Time to Buy A Used Car?

By Matt Schmitz on April 26, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're thinking of using your long Memorial Day weekend next month to shop for a used car, that time might be better spent barbecuing. According to automotive research website iSeeCars.com, Memorial Day is one of the worst… Read More

Used, Pre-Owned Leases Grow as Off-Lease Cars Flood Market

By Matt Schmitz on April 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Cars returned after their lease term expires are getting a new lease on life. As leasing occupies a rapidly increasing share of new-car transactions, automakers' captive lenders are having to figure out what to do with the commensurately… Read More

Used-Car Prices Fall for Third Straight Month, According to Car-Auction Company

By Kelsey Mays on April 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Used-car prices have fallen for the third straight month, according to auto-auction company Manheim's benchmark Used Vehicle Value Index. That suggests used-car shoppers should find lower prices this spring. It would represent some long-awaited relief, given used-car prices… Read More

Used BMW Car Prices Slide in February

By Mike Hanley on March 10, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're shopping for a late-model BMW, it's not a bad time to buy. Seven of the top 10 used cars with the biggest decreases in value last month were cars from the German luxury brand. It's the… Read More

J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Puts Lexus First, Again

By Kelsey Mays on February 24, 2016

CARS.COM — Make it five. Lexus garnered the top spot in J.D. Power and Associates' Vehicle Dependability Study for the fifth consecutive year. It was found to be America's most problem-free brand over the first three years of new-car ownership.… Read More

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall, SUV Values Rise in January

By Mike Hanley on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Prices for late-model used luxury cars fell thousands of dollars in January as used SUV values increased. Of the top 10 used cars with the biggest January price drops, eight were from luxury brands. The BMW 740i's average… Read More

How To Inspect a Used Car

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Much of the test drive should happen before you actually drive. It's tempting to hop in the car and take it for a spin, but it's wise to inspect the car carefully before — and after — the… Read More

GM Collection Program Taps Into Automaker's Used-Car Inventory

By Rick Popely on January 14, 2016

CARS.COM — GM will launch a new online program in early February that will allow consumers to select a vehicle from a nationwide used-vehicle inventory and take delivery through a dealer of their choice. Related: More on Car Buying The… Read More

Used VW Prices Continue to Plummet

By Mike Hanley on January 8, 2016

CARS.COM — It's been about three and a half months since news broke about some Volkswagen diesel cars with illegal emissions technology, and the fallout continues to affect the used-car market as prices for these cars continue to slide. Related:… Read More

The Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Values of 2015

By Kelsey Mays on December 21, 2015

CARS.COM — Judging a vehicle's value is an exercise in data overload given all the factors to consider. Data provider Vincentric picked eight specific factors and crunched the numbers for more than 15,000 vehicles; the results are the company's 2015… Read More