Cars / Leasing

  • October's auto sales disappoint...but that could mean deals for you!

      

    Auto sales took a dive last month, but the red hot industry shouldn't worry too much. There's still the rest of the holiday season left to move wheels out the door! Read more: #1 secret...

  • Should you lease a car during an 'End of the Year' sales event?

      

    Most manufacturers go on a blitz with their "End of the Year" sales events between Christmas and New Year's Eve. But is it really a good idea to lease at that time? Read more: Top...

  • Used car leasing: Deal or dud for your wallet?

      

    The question of leasing is one that's common when people are buying a new car. Clark typically advises people to buy rather than lease. Some rare exceptions to that rule include when there is...

  • 12 best family cars for 2016

      

    In the market for a family car? Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has its picks of best family vehicles. After extensive testing, the editors at KBB picked the following 2016 rides based on their safety,...

  • Millennials like to lease cars, but watch out for these pitfalls

      

    Forget about the much-hyped predictions of millennials abandoning car ownership en masse. Leases among those aged 18 to 34 grew by 49% between 2012 and June 2016, according to numbers from...

  • 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...