Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Searching for the most dependable vehicles. As you find yourself on the hunt for a new car, you may be wondering how long you should expect a new car to last. A recent study was done by USA Today that revealed the top ten cars with a chance to make it past 200,000 miles. To put these upcoming percentages into perspective, it’s worth noting that the average car only has a 1.2% chance to even…

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The History of the Ford Thunderbird

The History of the Ford Thunderbird

A new kind of luxury vehicle. The first Ford Thunderbird rolled off the production line in 1954. This sporty two-seat convertible was destined to become a favorite among Ford fans and car enthusiast alike. But despite its sporty appearance and powerful engine it was not marketed as a sports car. The Ford Thunderbird was the first in a new class of vehicle, which we’ve come to know as personal luxury cars. In the year 1958 the…

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Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Don’t dwell only on the monthly payment. Most people applying for a car loan jump right to the monthly payment. Although the monthly payment is important, it isn’t the most important number on your car loan. Make sure to pay attention to the total cost of the vehicle. Breakdown the monthly payment to see how much you will be paying in interest and other fees. Make note of how many years or how many payments…

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Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Know Your Numbers. Always do a little research before you head out shopping. If you plan to trade in your current vehicle, make sure to get a few car value estimates. Know how much your trade in is worth and decide how much you are willing to accept. If you know what kind of vehicle you are looking for, take a few minutes to check out its current market value. Pay close attention to the…

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Getting the most of our your trade in.

Getting the most of our your trade in.

Edmunds estimates that 40% of all car shoppers in 2018 will have trade ins. If you are planning to trade in your vehicle, you may be wondering how to get the most money for your trade in. Here are a few tips to get you started. Get more than one offer. A quick way to get several car value estimates is to apply online. There are tons of websites that provide fast and free car…

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The #1 Car Buying Mistake

The #1 Car Buying Mistake

There are many mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new car. One of the more common and perhaps the biggest mistake we see people make is listening to the advice of an unqualified person. “The number one mistake car buyers make is, they go, ‘My friend said it’s really good.’ You know, this is the only country in the world where people do that,” – Jay Leno  We live in a society where friends, co-workers,…

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Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Safety Safety is always the first thing on any parents mind.  Airbags, car size, weight , and power locks are the classic things to look for. Other than those though are more modern features such as rear view cameras, back up sensors, parking assistance, and even automatic lane change. There are many aspects of safety to consider. You should focus on the most important and necessary features, and then compare them to the price range you…

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Things to look for in a car.

Things to look for in a car.

There are many reasons people buy vehicles. Everyone has different needs, different lifestyles, and different wants. No matter the type of vehicle you are looking for there are many things to take into account. Will you be using your new vehicle for work or recreation? Do you need comfort, gas mileage, dependability, or maybe all of the above? Leg room and trunk space. Most sedans these days have more room than ever. SUV’s and Vans…

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5 Essential Car Buying Tips

5 Essential Car Buying Tips

1) Read Reviews. Be sure to check out some online reviews before going to any dealership. Who you buy from is just as important as what you buy. Reviews can be found in number of places. Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other websites can provide you with plenty of honest reviews. If you don’t manage to research a dealer prior to showing up, you can always pull up some reviews on your phone. 2) Have a mechanic check the vehicle you…

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2012 Volvo S60 T5 – Car Review

2012 Volvo S60 T5 – Car Review

Keep Calm and Drive a Volvo Volvo’s are known for being some of the safest vehicles on the market. They are also sporty, fun to drive, and long lasting. If you’re looking for a new ride, Volvo is a safe bet. This week I got to test drive a 2012 Volvo S60 T5. Now I may not know what all of that stands for, but I do know that I was impressed. The whole vehicle felt…

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