Cars / Financing

  • 5 things to know before buying a used car

      

    When you're considering new vs. used cars, you need to think about the bigger picture of car ownership costs. It's more than just the sticker price and the expense of gas. AAA reports that...

  • The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice price

      

    Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a five-part investigative series. Most new-car shoppers turn to those big new-car pricing websites for the information and advice they need. But those...

  • How to beat the pricing from online car-buying sites

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • Debunking the myth around dealer cash incentives

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • Whose side are those new-car pricing sites really on?

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation

      

    Author’s Note: Leasing accounts for a hefty 25% of new-car transactions today, mainly because the monthly payments are much lower than they’d be for a purchase. But most folks...

  • Is gap insurance worth it when buying a car?

      

    When a prospective buyer walks into a dealership to buy a car, they are often inundated with “upsells.” Upsells in the auto sales industry can include anything from extended warranties...

  • Leasing used car: Good or bad idea?

      

    There are more cars being leased than ever before—and more of us are now leasing used cars. Is this something to consider?

  • What to do when you owe more on your car than it’s worth

      

    A negative equity car loan — also referred to as being “upside down” or “underwater” on a loan — means you owe more on a vehicle than it’s worth, and...

  • Honda apologizes for double-charging car payment glitch

      

    If you use Honda Financial Services to make your car payments, you may want to check your bank account. Read more: 2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now Company fesses up and...

  • 2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now

      

    Ever seen a 2016 model vehicle being offered as "used" on a dealer lot? Leaked internal memos from three big automakers give some insight into what's going on... Read more: Is gap...

  • Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise

      

    The auto industry had its hottest year in 2015 after moving 17.5 million vehicles for more than $500 billion in sales. But some of that unprecedented action is because of subprime loans, and there...

  • The "Clark Smart" steps for buying a new car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • The 30 best cars of 2016

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names...

  • Bank decides to relieve car lease for active duty soldier

      

    A Peabody, Massachusetts, soldier was called to active duty and at first a bank wouldn't give her any relief on her car lease. FOX25 in Boston contacted the bank about the issue and now...