Cars / Leasing

  • Beware of these car leasing gotchas

      

    Leasing is a popular way to get into a vehicle, but it's a way that Clark has very little love for. If you ask the penny-pincher when it's okay to lease a vehicle, he'll tell you...

  • 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...

  • Kia is new king of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study

      

    A new reliability study by J.D. Power and Associates finds cars are just about the most dependable they've ever been, no matter whether you're talking about domestic or import...

  • 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...

  • 10 cars you'll most regret buying

      

    When you buy a car -- whether new or used -- you want to be sure you're going to love it, right? BankRate has identified some of the worst vehicles to own based on their reviews in Consumer...

  • What you need to know about customer satisfaction surveys at car dealers

      

    If you’ve bought or leased a new car in the past twenty years, you probably received a post-purchase questionnaire asking you to rate several aspects of your experience with the selling...

  • 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?

  • Should you ever lease a car?

      

    Leasing is all the rage in the auto industry again, but does it make sense for you to get into a car this way? Why leasing is not as good as it seems I've seen several news reports...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Are you buying too much car for your budget?

      

    Auto loan financing is suddenly available to people with damaged credit who may have been turned down for car loans as recently as a few months ago. But is that "yes" to your credit app...

  • Test Driving 101: The fine art of shopping without buying

      

    Author’s Note: Would you buy a horse without riding it first? You shouldn't buy or lease a new vehicle without driving it either. But each week I talk to several people who approach the...

  • Car sharing for college students

      

    This car share program is a great alternative to owning your own car for students on a budget.