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Why Buying a One-Owner Used Car Makes Sense

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

One-Owner Cars Typically Have Less Wear and Tear Than Multiple-Owner Cars

When you are shopping for a quality used car for sale, would you rather drive one that has had a single owner or three owners? Most drivers would quickly choose the...

How Informed Are Consumers about Certified Used Cars?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

If you are looking to learn more about certified pre-owned (CPO) programs, you are not alone. This "third option" beyond new cars and used cars continues to be a popular choice for savvy car buyers. Still, there is a section of consumers who have little...

Private Sellers Tell Their Car Selling Stories: Part 1

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

Unless you are a car collector, the chances are that when you are looking to buy a new, used or certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle, you are also planning to sell off one car. Selling privately is certainly an attractive option, as you will very likely...

When Buying a Certified Used Car Saves Thousands in Repair Costs

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

Buying a used car can be nerve-wracking. Even with nearly new, low-mileage cars, you may be wondering why it is being sold, are there any issues the seller is not disclosing, or has something about the car not shown up on its vehicle history report?...

Crossover SUV Comparison: Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017

If you are shopping for a crossover or SUV, you certainly have plenty of options. You might start your crossover SUV search by shopping the more popular models available, such as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and others. Both of these crossovers are popular...

Younger Buyers More Willing to Pay Extra for Certified Cars

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017

Younger car buyers appear to be open to paying more for CPO cars than their parents and grandparents. A recent study conducted by Autotrader/Cox Automotive found that 74% of Millennial car shoppers are willing to pay more for a certified pre-owned...

Certified Used Car Buying Stories: Part 2

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

Finding consumer reviews of the certified used car purchase and ownership experience can be challenging. For starters, a review of simply buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) car does not tell the entire story; it is helpful to find reviews of the entire...

What Exactly is a Certified Car and Where Do They Come From?

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017

If you are shopping for a new or used car and have been impressed by the breadth and selection of certified used cars that you have come across, you owe it to yourself to explore them further. The CPO market continues to grow as more late-model vehicles...

Used Car Buying Horror Stories: Part 3

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017

In Part 3 of our Used Car Buying Horror Stories, we see an example of when getting a great deal on a used car leads to expensive repairs later...

Lesson #1: Research the Used Car Model to Learn of Common Problems and Repairs

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Common Repair Costs Following the Purchase of a Used Car

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

While purchasing a regular used car can save you money over a new car or certified used car model, it may not be the most cost-effective car buying decision over the life of owning the car. Even with car history reports which detail previous collisions,...