Used Cars

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

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

Green, Luxury Cars Among Top 10 Used-Car Deals of 2015

By Mike Hanley on December 16, 2015

CARS.COM — It's been a year marked by declining gas prices — the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.01, according to AAA, which is 54 cents less than it was a year ago — and green… Read More

Prices Fall for Used Audis

By Mike Hanley on December 11, 2015

CARS.COM — Seven of the 10 used cars with the largest decreases in seller-set asking prices were from luxury brands in November, and three of those seven were Audis. These Audi models — the Q7 SUV and A6 and A7… Read More

Used VW Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

By Mike Hanley on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen rolled out a program that offers cash, dealership credit and extended roadside service to owners of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars with non-compliant emissions systems in November. It was a thoughtful gesture, but perhaps a bittersweet one… Read More

First-Time Buyers: How to Sell Your Car

By Kelsey Mays on December 3, 2015

Whether you want to sell your car or trade it in, it's important to understand the process. Here's a primer, but if you want a deeper dive, check out our advice on How to Sell a Car. Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers… Read More

Used-Car Prices Fall to Lowest Point This Year

By Mike Hanley on November 12, 2015

Gas is cheap, and so are some used hybrid cars. The two models that had the biggest October declines in seller-set asking prices were the Toyota Prius Plug-In and Ford Fusion Hybrid. Average prices for the Prius Plug-In were down… Read More