Finally planning to buy a car? Well, you might be already fantasizing about your impending long drives & travel escapades seeing the new car ads & getting overwhelmed with car dealership visits, but since, it’s your first car, you should actually opt for a second hand car. We might have broken your thought bubble, but here are 7 reasons why it’s a sensible idea to make a second-hand car as your first car: 1. Save money Since, it’s your first car, no need to go overboard in spending money. How about planning 2 international trips along with buying a just 1-year old car rather than buying a new one? We know you are nodding at the prospect. A Case in point is a two year old Honda City V MT that’s available for Rs.7-7.5lakh vis a vis Rs 11 lakh for a new one. Yes, that’s a clear saving of Rs.4 lacs. You can check out more such options at Droom, which is India’s most trusted market place for used cars. Of course, you can be assured of the fair … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why A Second-Hand Car Should Be Your First Car
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While some college students don’t need a car on campus, Imani goes to a school that is pretty isolated, and she needs a car to help her get around and help her enjoy some other activities. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I go to a college in a very remote rural area. As such, everything is spaced out to the point where walking anywhere requires an extensive evaluation of my schedule to determine if I have time to get groceries or make it to class before it ends because I overslept. In addition to that, the city that I come from is about five hours away, so holiday breaks are always a hassle because I don’t know how I’m going to get home since I don’t have a car and I can’t afford to pay for a $100 bus ticket every break. I want this car to be fuel efficient, have … [Read more...] about I Go To College In The Middle Of Nowhere! What Car Should I Buy?
Robert has a 14-year-old Volkswagen Passat with a lot of miles and not a lot of life left in it. His family refuses to ride in his car that probably should have been sent to the junkyard years ago, so it’s time for a replacement that’s safe but not lame. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: My wife and my whole family have been begging me for years to get rid of my old VW. I drive a 14-year-old Passat GL with 135K on the clock. It has failing CVs as well other issues that are expected from a car of this age. The wife is completely mortified to drive in it and the kids stop smiling when we say we are taking “Dad’s Car”...yuk. I live in New England, so naturally, I want something with 4WD or AWD because we get crappy weather at least five times a year. I would like some kind of … [Read more...] about My Family Refuses To Ride In My Old Beater! What Car Should I Buy?
Just as new car shoppers do, used car shoppers want the best car they can buy at the lowest price. But used cars are evaluated differently than new cars, and CarGurus thinks it has the answer. “With our Best Used Car Awards, we’ve identified the vehicles that stand out in their categories in terms of value, quality, and availability,” said Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus. “For people shopping for a great used car, these award winners are definitely worth a close look.” The online automotive research and car buying company has divided the used car marketplace into 10 different categories, and has analyzed recent-year used vehicles in terms of their long-term value retention, popularity and availability, driver satisfaction, and expert reviews. In each of the 10 segments, it names three award winners, for a total of 30 models. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been a contributing writer to CarGurus for half a decade, reviewing many of the … [Read more...] about What are the best certified pre-owned (CPO) used cars, SUVs, and trucks? We name 10 high-rated models
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByTom Voelk April 19, 2018 The only thing more tearful than the goodbyes of dropping a freshman off at college are the four years of tuition, rent, food and books that follow. The College Board pegs the average annual cost, over all, at in-state institutions at $25,290. If your student is turning the tassel this spring, congratulations. Your checkbook deserves a well-earned breather. It might have to endure one last flogging, though. Should that sheepskin result in a job (and let’s hope so!) a vehicle may be needed. Or maybe you have a high school graduate who will be commuting to college, or one diving straight into the working world. Sending them off with a solid automobile is a terrific — albeit extravagant — graduation gift. Even if it’s simply a hefty down payment to get them … [Read more...] about Cars That Will Get Your Grad Down the Road of Life
Leasing accounts for a third of all new vehicle sales, according to car buying website Edmunds. Another alternative way to own a car, via subscription, is just starting to pick up speed, mainly for luxury brands and certified pre-owned vehicles. With these paths to ownership, people generally will not care how long the vehicle is expected to last. However, 2/3 of new vehicle buyers likely do care about getting a vehicle that will last a long time. And used car buyers are definitely concerned about such things. A new study out by automotive data and research company iSeeCars suggests that several different car, truck, and SUV models have a good chance of making it to the 200,000-mile mark. And the ones topping the list are made in America. To determine which vehicle last the longest, iSeeCars analyzed data pertaining to 13.5 million used vehicles built between 1980 and 2017. On a model name basis, the company then extracted the percentage of each vehicle nameplate that reached the … [Read more...] about Buy and hold! New study identifies American-made models are the longest-lasting cars, trucks, and SUVs on the road
Go to a local car dealership, enter the showroom, open the door to one of the vehicles on display, and breathe deeply. Ahhhh, new car smell. Intoxicating, isn’t it? Alluring to the point that you’ll spend, on average, about $13,500 in order to obtain it. Wait. What? That’s right. According to Kelley Blue Book, in 2015, Americans spent, on average, more than $33,500 on new vehicles. Meanwhile, J.D. Power reported that in the 2015, the average used vehicle cost just over $20,000. That new-car smell sure is an expensive air freshener. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' US HERE. Of course, there are other reasons to buy a new car. At the same time, it makes plenty of sense to buy a used car, and not something vintage like that cool Volkswagen Thing pictured above. We’re talking about lightly used vehicles, the type J.D. Power describes when it claims that in 2015 the average used vehicle was 4.3 years old and had 51,554 miles on the odometer. First up … [Read more...] about 6 Smart Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car
On June 19, 2015, Bronx resident Carlos Guerrero-Roa went to an auto dealer in Brooklyn to purchase a 2005 Lexus RX that was being advertised online for $6,900. Guerrero-Roa left with the car that day, only after it was financed with a loan that, according to a lawsuit he later filed, carried an interest rate “well over” 25 percent—a threshold that New York state law deems a felony. But thanks to a loophole in the statute, Guerrero-Roa and countless others in New York end up with auto loans that have high, and possibly illegal, interest rates. When Guerrero-Roa arrived at the dealer that day, his goal was to buy the Lexus with cash at the advertised price. But the dealer, CarsBuck, claimed that wasn’t possible due to his low credit score—something that should never have been a factor on a cash purchase, the suit said. An employee told him the car could only be acquired “by way of a one-year financing plan,” according to the complaint. In need … [Read more...] about The Devastating Loophole That Sticks Car Buyers With Interest Rates That Would Be Otherwise Illegal
► CAR lives with a used Tesla► Model S long-term test review► Comment below if you own one! Electric cars aren't supposed to be much fun in winter: they run out of range and all that electric grunt can prove treacherous in snowy conditions. And yet our new Tesla daily driver has been pressed into daily action throughout what has proved to be one of the coldest, iciest winters of recent years.Bedecked, appropriately enough, in a solid white paint job, our 85D has the benefit of all-wheel drive from the dual motors and the added traction this delivers has been welcome. Ours is shod with summer Continental ContiSportContacts and despite the lack of winter tyres, it has felt surprisingly surefooted when driving in icy conditions, and even on compacted snow. I've been impressed: the traction control and ESP lights haven't flickered on once, even on the slipperiest of conditions.We had quite a skiddy moment last winter when CAR was running a (rear-wheel … [Read more...] about What’s it like to own a Tesla Model S in winter?
FINAL REPORT - scroll down for earlier reports“Do you know what?” my partner asked me as we homed back in on Calais after 1500 miles in a week in the BMW 320d xDrive, adding those to the 15,000 miles racked up in the previous 11 months. “I’m really going to miss this car.” Why did she think that? “I don’t know why...”Ah. But as strange as it sounds, I’m with her on that. Well, I do know why, but I understand what she meant: the 3 Series is one of those cars that gets pretty much every little thing right, in such an unassuming way, that it makes life with it so easy, enjoyable and rewarding almost without you ever really noticing it.Whatever the 3 Series’ status and reputation as a stellar car to drive and a fine all-rounder, though, it still arrived in our possession last summer with a lot to prove. Back then, it had just undergone a facelift and its position as the star pupil of the class it had ruled for so long was under … [Read more...] about BMW 320d long-term test review: all the car you’d ever need?