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My Family Refuses To Ride In My Old Beater! What Car Should I Buy? My Family Refuses To Ride In My Old Beater! 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?

Buick Has No Idea How To Actually Sell The Regal TourX Wagon Buick Has No Idea How To Actually Sell The Regal TourX Wagon

The Regal TourX is a very nice wagon that Buick doesn’t want to call a wagon. But semantics aside, the automaker and its sales staff are pretty much clueless as to how to actually get new customers into these things.

Here Is Why You Shouldn’t Expect A Bargain On A Pre-Owned Sedan Here Is Why You Shouldn’t Expect A Bargain On A Pre-Owned Sedan

When it comes to new cars, the sedan segment is dying. Honda has been struggling to sell it’s tried-and-true Accord and Ford will soon abandon the sedan market almost entirely. Since no one is buying them you would think buyers could score a deal on a cheap pre-owned model, but currently, that isn’t the case.

Can I Sue A Dealer If They Lied About My Trade? Can I Sue A Dealer If They Lied About My Trade?

Everyone knows you aren’t likely to get top dollar for your trade if you give it to a dealer instead of selling yourself. But what if you think the dealer straight up lied about the value of your car only, to profit from it later? Unfortunately, your options for recourse are limited.

I Need To Replace My Old M3 With A 4x4 For Ski Patrol! What Car Should I Buy? I Need To Replace My Old M3 With A 4x4 For Ski Patrol! What Car Should I Buy?

Kyle’s E36 BMW M3 is doing what most German cars of that vintage do: rapidly fall apart and print repair bills. He’s ready to move on to something that can get him up the mountain for ski patrol duty. What car should he buy?

Why A Jeep Wrangler Isn't A Good First Car For Your Teenager Why A Jeep Wrangler Isn't A Good First Car For Your Teenager

Now is the time of year when a lot of younger drivers get a new ride. Teens are graduating and going to college, or if they’re really lucky, heading to their last years of high school in a car for the first time. You see a ton of “Best Cars For New Grads” articles out there, and while those lists are always debatable,…

Does The Dealer Have To Honor The Price On A Car You Ordered? Does The Dealer Have To Honor The Price On A Car You Ordered?

If you have the patience to wait for it, it’s great to order a car from the factory exactly the way you want it. Often you can still score just as good of a deal on an ordered car instead of buying off the lot. But if your order gets changed, here is how the dealer is likely to handle it.

I Need A Fun Upgrade From My 20-Year-Old Camry! What Car Should I Buy? I Need A Fun Upgrade From My 20-Year-Old Camry! What Car Should I Buy?

Jonathan moved from New York City to Los Angeles a few years ago and bought a 1998 Camry for $1,000. It was a smart and responsible move, but the old Toyota is showing its age it’s time for something new and fun. What car should he buy?

Get A Crazy Cheap Fiat 124 Spider Before Summer Officially Begins Get A Crazy Cheap Fiat 124 Spider Before Summer Officially Begins

Summer is here or will soon be here depending on whether or not you buy into BIG CALENDAR’s agenda, but regardless you need to get yourself a convertible and soon. The good new is, the Italian drop top you probably already forgot about, the Fiat 124 Spider can be had for some killer prices.

Will Autonomous Cars Be Able To Sense Bad Drivers? Will Autonomous Cars Be Able To Sense Bad Drivers?

We’ve all had that feeling about another driver on the road—that moment you know they’re going to make a boneheaded move, and you need to be ready. Sure enough it happens, but catastrophe is avoided because you anticipated it. Will our robot cars be able to do the same?

I Lost My Right Arm In Iraq And I Want To Drive Something Cool For $50,000! What Car Should I Buy? I Lost My Right Arm In Iraq And I Want To Drive Something Cool For $50,000! What Car Should I Buy?

Jason is looking for what he calls a mid-life crisis car to supplement his Jeep Cherokee. The challenge is that it has to be something fun to drive for someone that only has use of their left arm. What car should he buy?

Here's Why CarMax Makes More Money On Used Cars Than Anyone Else Here's Why CarMax Makes More Money On Used Cars Than Anyone Else

CarMax is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to pre-owned vehicle retailing. It sells more than double the used inventory than their nearest competitor and they make significantly more money doing so. The primary reason for this is simple—most people are overpaying.

Show Us The Best Beach Cars Show Us The Best Beach Cars

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, I started thinking about beach cars. A good beach car doesn’t need to be fancy or fast, but they should be fun, right?

Those Memorial Day Weekend Car Sales Might Not Be As Good As You Think Those Memorial Day Weekend Car Sales Might Not Be As Good As You Think

Due to relentless marketing, a lot of people seem to think that Memorial Day is this massive clearance event for new cars where you can score the deal of a lifetime. But depending on the brand you choose, you may actually be getting a worse deal than you would have at another time.

I Miss My Crazy But Practical Pontiac Aztek! What Car Should I Buy? I Miss My Crazy But Practical Pontiac Aztek! What Car Should I Buy?

Andrea owned and loved one of the most polarizing cars ever made, the Pontiac Aztek. She ran that car to 350,000 miles and had to part with it. Now she is on the hunt for something with the same kind of “charm.” What car should she buy?

These Are The Cars With The Most Recalls And They're Not What You Think These Are The Cars With The Most Recalls And They're Not What You Think

It’s hard to find a modern car that is “bad,” but some manufacturers are better than others when it comes to quality control. iSeeCars.com analyzed some data from the NHTSA and has come up with a list of the cars with the most and the least amount of recalls.

Watch Out For Dealers Who Say They 'Overpaid' For Your Trade After A Contract Was Signed Watch Out For Dealers Who Say They 'Overpaid' For Your Trade After A Contract Was Signed

You would hope that after you sign the sales contract that you wouldn’t have to be hassled by the dealer anymore. Unfortunately, some dealers will attempt to pull more money from you by claiming they “overpaid” for your trade-in. This is bunk.

You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now

Subaru has been winning a lot lately. It’s one of the few brands that consistently delivers positive sales figures while some of the other automakers struggle. So you would think with an in-demand lineup deals would be hard to come by, but even Subaru dealers are blowing out inventory with discounts that you may want…

I'm A College Kid Looking For Something Quirky But Reliable! What Car Should I Buy? I'm A College Kid Looking For Something Quirky But Reliable! What Car Should I Buy?

Megan is a full-time college student in Oregon who needs a new ride. All the rational people want her to get a Honda or Toyota, but she wants something quirky and different. What car should she buy?

The Volkswagen Sportwagen And Alltrack May Be The Best Used Wagon Values On The Market The Volkswagen Sportwagen And Alltrack May Be The Best Used Wagon Values On The Market

Now is a pretty good time to buy a wagon in America, but unfortunately, many of the really cool ones are going to require some serious car payments. But if you’re shopping for a longroof on a tighter budget, you may not know that used Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack models are now getting hit with some sweet,…

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