What are the benefits and drawbacks of buying a used car; why not new? What mileage is too high for a used car? How old is too old? What is the right price for a used car? What questions to ask when calling a dealer? - There are many question when it comes to used cars, read our guide to be better prepared.
You don't have to be an expert to spot some signs of potential problems when buying a used car.
Before taking the car to your mechanic for a thorough inspection, have a closer look yourself.
Our used car checklist with detailed illustrations what to look for will make it easier for you.
The engine is the heart of the car and is one of the most expensive components to repair. While it's difficult to assess its condition without thorough testing, there are a few signs that can warn you about potential problems. Read these few tips.
Buying a car restored after a serious accident is a bad idea. Many cars on the used car market have been restored after accidents. How can you tell? Learn how to spot signs of previous accidents or corrosion repair.
If you read the guides above, you have a good idea what to look for. Print our used car checklist and take it with you when shopping for a used car. Mark anything that you find. This may help you avoid lemons and negotiate a better deal.
With a turbocharger, the vehicle can have a smaller engine and use less gas when coasting, idling or in stop and go traffic. When needed, a turbocharger kicks in and provides extra power. Are turbocharged engines reliable? Do they require more maintenance? How long can a turbocharged engine last?
With so many choices on the car market it can be hard to pick the one that works best for you. There is a number of things to consider: fuel economy, reliability, safety ratings, features you need, how well the car will hold its value and how expensive will it be to maintain it. Read how to do this type of research.
Our reviews of popular used cars list not only basic info and pros and cons. We also research common problems and things to watch out for. Read more about the engine, fuel economy and driving experience, as well as check out the interior photos.
SUVs are becoming more and more popular. Many compact SUVs offer fuel economy on par with mid-size sedans. Why not take advantage of better visibility and more space? We post reviews of popular SUVs too.
A used car history report may reveal some facts about the vehicle's past: previous reported accidents, rolled back odometer, failed emission tests, flood damage, number of owners and more. Of course, a history report in not a substitute for a thorough mechanical inspection, but it helps.