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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Here Are The Best Used Car Deals You Can Buy From Hertz

Here Are The Best Used Car Deals You Can Buy From Hertz

Once Hertz declared bankruptcy, the rental car company pushed a ton of their inventory onto the used car market. While some industry experts predicted this would cause a blow to used car values, prices have started to stabilize a little, but according to iSeeCars.com, you can still score some great deals buying from Hertz.

Millions of Americans are feeling the negative economic impact of...

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May 02, 2020. 19 comments

What Should I Do If The Dealer Won't Take My Lease Back?

What Should I Do If The Dealer Won't Take My Lease Back?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing lease returns and equity with COVID-19, and trading down to save some money.

First, what should I do if the dealer refuses my lease return?

I am trying to return my lease and the dealer won’t take it back...

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Apr 25, 2020. 11 comments

How Come 'Blue Book' Pricing Doesn't Seem To Apply To Certain Used Cars?

How Come 'Blue Book' Pricing Doesn't Seem To Apply To Certain Used Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing “Blue Book” pricing and used cars, why couples buy two of the same car and an affordable ride for a really tall driver.

First up, how come certain vehicles are priced well over the “Blue Book” evaluation?

Is...

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Apr 22, 2020. 22 comments

What Is The Most Horsepower You Can Buy For $25,000?

What Is The Most Horsepower You Can Buy For $25,000?

Gas prices are plummeting and

the price of a barrel of oil is less than zero. While we’re not suggesting you buy the thirstiest car you can, now’s a good time for a fun thought exercise: If you were to spend around $25,000 on a high-HP car, what gives you the most power for your money?

Remember, the objective here is to find a lot of power for a somewhat “reasonable” transaction price. Some...

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Apr 20, 2020. 24 comments

No One Knows What's Happening With The Used Car Market

No One Knows What's Happening With The Used Car Market
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

The used car market in a shambles along with everything else, Hyundai likes its position amid coronavirus, and the price of oil is nosediving. All that and more in The Morning Shift for April 20, 2020.

1st Gear: The Used Car Market Is In A Weird Place

Like new cars, used car sales are tumbling amid...

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Apr 17, 2020. 24 comments

Why Are Dealers Refusing To Negotiate If I Make A Really Low Offer?

Why Are Dealers Refusing To Negotiate If I Make A Really Low Offer?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about negotiating car deals, clearance pricing on Alfas, and legally registering a used car during coronavirus.

First up, how come some dealers just refuse to engage in negotiations if they feel your offer was...

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Apr 03, 2020. 24 comments

Will The Coronavirus Situation Allow Me To Negotiate A Better Price On Used Cars?

Will The Coronavirus Situation Allow Me To Negotiate A Better Price On Used Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing used car deals, five-day return polices, and driving non-Subarus in CO

First up, will there be more haggle room on used cars due to Coronavirus?

My wife and I are in the need for a newer minivan. Our 2010...

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Mar 27, 2020. 24 comments

With Many Dealers Forced To Close, Is Now A Good Time To Sell My Car Privately?

With Many Dealers Forced To Close, Is Now A Good Time To Sell My Car Privately?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing private sales during Coronavirus, buying a car without a dealer-installed alarm, and checking dealer inventories for deals.

First, since many dealers are closed in some states will this create an opportunity...

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Feb 29, 2020. 22 comments

Do I Have To Tell The Dealer How Much I Owe On My Trade?

Do I Have To Tell The Dealer How Much I Owe On My Trade?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing trade-in strategies, Crown Vics as kid cars and buying out a friend’s lease.

Is A Dealer More Likely To Hose You On A Trade Once They Know Your Payoff Amount Upfront?

I’m buying/leasing a new car soon and I’m...

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Feb 21, 2020. 19 comments

Should I Hold Off On Buying A Car Because A Recession May Be Coming?

Should I Hold Off On Buying A Car Because A Recession May Be Coming?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing car purchases based on global economic factors, why new some cars have massive discounts, and can junkyard cars be diamonds in the rough?

First should people pause on buying cars until the economy settles?

The...

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Feb 14, 2020. 9 comments

How Does CarFax Really Know How Many Owners A Car Had?

How Does CarFax Really Know How Many Owners A Car Had?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about multiple “owners” on history reports, paint protection film, and where to sell a car if you are moving.

First, are those multiple owners on history reports real?

I am curious about how CARFAX assigns an...

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Feb 07, 2020. 24 comments

Tesla Remotely Removes Autopilot Features From Customer's Used Tesla Without Any Notice [Updated]

Tesla Remotely Removes Autopilot Features From Customer's Used Tesla Without Any Notice [Updated]

One of the less-considered side effects of car features moving from hardware to software is that important features and abilities of a car can now be removed without any actual contact with a given car. Where once de-contenting involved at least a screwdriver (or, if you were in a hurry, a hammer), now thousands of dollars of options can vanish with the click of a mouse somewhere. And that’s...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Jan 24, 2020. 15 comments

Can I Get Out Of My Loan And Into Something Cheaper But Just As Nice?

Can I Get Out Of My Loan And Into Something Cheaper But Just As Nice?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing trading in cars for something similar but cheaper, Nissan Juke styling, and whether or not to bring your old car on a long-distance relocation.

First up, is it possible to get a cheaper payment on a similarly...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Jan 14, 2020. 12 comments

There Isn't A Single American Car On This 2020 List Of Vehicles People Keep For At Least 15 Years

There Isn't A Single American Car On This 2020 List Of Vehicles People Keep For At Least 15 Years

Once again our friends at iSeeCars, have crunched some data to find out which cars are likely to be kept for 15 years or more. This year’s list doesn’t look terribly different than the one from last year and is basically dominated by only two brands.

Once again the Toyota Highlander tops the list, but gone is the Prius that had the number two spot in 2019. From there it’s a fairly predictable...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Jan 11, 2020. 21 comments

Can I Trick A Dealer Into Thinking They Can Upsell Me In The Finance Office To Get A Better Deal On A Car?

Can I Trick A Dealer Into Thinking They Can Upsell Me In The Finance Office To Get A Better Deal On A Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing an interesting strategy for getting a car deal, test drives on an affordable performance car, and inspections on cheap rides.

First up: Would it be worth it to have the dealer think they can sell you all...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Jan 03, 2020. 13 comments

Is It Easier To Get A Deal On A Car With A Manual Transmission?

Is It Easier To Get A Deal On A Car With A Manual Transmission?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing, deals on manual transmission models, a new car that has issues and thoughts on a cheap but fast BMW.

First up, are manual transmission cars easier to get deals on?

I just sold my second heavily used S4 (2007...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Dec 28, 2019. 24 comments

Is It Okay To Buy A Used Car From A Rental Company?

Is It Okay To Buy A Used Car From A Rental Company?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about used rental cars, non-transferable warranties, and the best time of year to buy used.

Is it risky to buy a car from a rental company like Hertz or Avis?

I was just wondering how reliable are cars that come...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Dec 21, 2019. 18 comments

How Many Miles Are Too Many For A Used Car?

How Many Miles Are Too Many For A Used Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about mileage on used cars, bringing kids to dealerships, and advertising lemon law vehicles.

First up, when buying a used car how many miles are too many?

I’m looking to buy a car/suv for my teen daughter’s...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Dec 18, 2019. 17 comments

A Reminder To Always Read The Fine Print When You Are Shopping For A Car

A Reminder To Always Read The Fine Print When You Are Shopping For A Car

December is usually a good time to get a deal on a car since both manufacturers and dealers want to end the year with strong sales numbers. However, just because something looks like a good deal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick apart the details.

A reader was shopping for a used Subaru Outback when he cames across what is labeled as a “good deal” on CarGurus.com


Now because Jalopnik readers...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Dec 13, 2019. 14 comments

Toyota Tops List Of The Best Used Cars To Buy In 2020: Study

Toyota Tops List Of The Best Used Cars To Buy In 2020: Study

It’s well established that new cars are getting very expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a quality vehicle. Pre-owned cars typically offer more value for your dollar because someone else has taken the initial depreciation. Our friends at iSeeCars have dug into previous studies that analyzed over 20 million cars to recommend the top pre-owned vehicles to buy.

Using previous...

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