used cars

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

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

Low Gas Prices Send Prices for Used Plug-in Car Tumbling

By Kelsey Mays on February 27, 2015

Despite its recent rise, a gallon of regular gas is still $1.06 cheaper today than it was a year ago, according to AAA. That's led prices for used electric vehicles to plunge, The Wall Street Journal reports. Related: How Would… Read More

Toyota, GM Top J.D. Power Dependability Study; Fiat Chrysler Rounds Out Bottom

By Kelsey Mays on February 25, 2015

If you're shopping a late-model used car, a new study might nudge you toward Toyota or GM. Both automakers dominated J.D. Power and Associates' influential 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, released today. Toyota's Lexus luxury division topped the VDS' 31-brand… Read More

Used Luxury Cars Cheaper in January, Full-Size Vans More Expensive

By Mike Hanley on February 6, 2015

Used luxury cars became more affordable in January, with seven of the 10 models with the biggest price drops hailing from luxury brands. Average asking prices for Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class sedan fell the most last month, down 4.2 percent ($2,757)… Read More