used cars

Which Old Cars Have the Best Crash-Test Scores?

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015


If you want an affordable used car, the safest choices aren't necessarily out of the question. Related: Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection Cars.com analyzed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash-test results for hundreds of models to find… Read More

Which Old Cars Have the Best Crash-Test Scores?

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

If you want an affordable used car, the safest choices aren't necessarily out of the question. Related: Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection Cars.com analyzed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash-test results for hundreds of models to find… Read More

Nissan Leaf, BMW 5 Series Among Best Used-Car Deals This Year

By Mike Hanley on July 22, 2015

Buying a late-model used car is usually a good financial decision. You get a nearly new car while someone else gets the initial depreciation hit, which is steep in the first few years of a car's life. Through the first… Read More

Luxury and Fuel-Efficient Used Cars Take Price Hits in June

By Mike Hanley on July 10, 2015

The average price for the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class retractable-hardtop convertible fell nearly $7,000 in June, and its 8.2 percent price drop led all late-model used cars by a wide margin. Three other luxury cars — the BMW 550i, Jaguar XJ and… Read More

Used-Car Prices Down Nearly 2 Percent in May

By Mike Hanley on June 8, 2015

The average price for a late-model used car fell nearly 2 percent in May to $22,788, according to Cars.com vehicle listings data. That's $379 less than the month before and the largest monthly percentage drop year-to-date. Related: Used Nissan Leaf… Read More

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 #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Why Buy New? Buying a new car has many… Read More

Used Nissan Leaf Prices Still Falling in April

By Mike Hanley on May 11, 2015

For the second month in a row, prices for used Nissan Leafs sank more than any other used car, dropping 4.7 percent ($708) in April. Used prices for the all-electric Leaf are down 14 percent ($2,362) year-to-date while the average… Read More

New Report Shows Unreported Safety Incidents in Older Cars

By Kelsey Mays on April 30, 2015

A new report from Bloomberg News finds automakers aren't required to disclose any questionable accidents to the federal government for cars that are more than 10 years old. Given the average age of cars on U.S. roads is more than… Read More

The Ones That Got Away: 10 Cars We Miss

By Mike Hanley on April 13, 2015

Today's new cars are better than ever with levels of performance, comfort and efficiency unrivaled in automotive history. Despite the abundance of great new cars, what about the ones that have come and gone, leaving a void in our hearts?… Read More

Used Nissan Leaf Prices Fall Sharply in March

By Mike Hanley on April 9, 2015

Average asking prices for used Nissan Leaf electric cars fell 4.4 percent to $15,238 in March. That's $700 less than at the beginning of the month. At the same time, the average price for all late-model used cars edged up… Read More

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall Again in February

By Mike Hanley on March 5, 2015

Sellers dropped the average asking prices on luxury cars in February, and it's led to prices that are now thousands of dollars lower than we saw at the beginning of the year. Related: More Used-Car News Buyers looking for a… Read More