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How to Transfer a Car Title in All States
Transferring a car title is necessary when a car is changing owners. Find out how to do so according to your state.
What type of vehicle is right for you?
Sedans, coupes, convertibles, minivans, crossovers, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs, and pickups. Let us help you decide which to choose.
Helpful Tips When Buying Your Next Used Car
Checking the service history, getting a vehicle history report, and a pre-purchase inspection are all helpful tips to get the best deal possible.
Should I Buy a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry?
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been the best-selling cars for 20 years due to their quality and reliability. Find out which is best for you.
Top 10 Used Cars to Avoid
Used car reviews can highlight poor performance, bad design, and low quality. The Suzuki XL-7 is the number one used car to avoid.
What Does Car Value Mean?
Knowing whether or not you’re getting a good car for your money is difficult because “good” is open to interpretation. You and a friend can have the...
Helpful Tips to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Car
Washing, waxing and detailing the car; taking great photos, and researching price are great ways to get the most money when selling your car.
How to Buy a Classic Pontiac
Whether you want to buy a classic Pontiac for yourself or as a gift, here are some tips on buying one for a great value.
What it Really Costs to Maintain a Standard Car vs Luxury Car
Luxury cars are more expensive than a standard car off the lot, and maintenance costs more. An Acura TL costs $100 more per year than a Honda Accord.
How to Buy a Car After Bankruptcy
Though bankruptcy can greatly impact your life financially, there are still ways to buy a car by managing your payments and having a good cosigner.
How to Buy a Car Without a Title
Car titles can be misplaced, damaged, or stolen. You should acquire a replacement title, complete a bill of sale, or obtain a Surety Title Bond.
How to Buy a Lexus
When buying a Lexus, consider your budget and which model you want. You should also run a vehicle history report and take a test drive before buying.
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Own
Car value depends on purchase price, maintenance costs, and selling price. The Toyota Yaris, a discontinued model, costed $8000 less than in 2012.
An Auto Auctioneer’s Guide to the 10 Worst Cars Today
Car auctioneers often use the Long-Term Quality Index to calculate reliability. The Dodge Journey is evaluated as being the least reliable car.
How Much Does Size Matter in a Car Crash?
Car accidents can be less severe in a larger, heavier vehicle that's well designed but safety mainly relies on responsible, attentive driving.
The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes and leaking gaskets. The Ford Explorer's faulty transmission ranks it as the most problematic.
The Car Buying Habits of Gen Z Drivers
Car ownership is important for Generation Z drivers and they value safety and practicality as well as technology and freedom.
Top 10 Features Women Want in a Car
Car features that matter to women include safety, convenience, and practicality. Air bags, collision sensors, and good visibility are essential.
How Does a Diesel Engine Work?
Diesel engines are growing in popularity as an option for cars. With diesel service, you will drive more efficiently and quietly.
Which Cars Last the Longest?
The best cars are ones that last the longest without needing much maintenance. The Honda Civic has low repair bills and can rack over 200,000 miles.

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Question about a potential buy (2003 Hyundai Tiburon)
Just by looking at the photos, I notice the mileage is very low for the vehicles age. They say the door handle that is broke in picture is replaced. The clutch has been replaced. The seats look rough in the...
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Is a 2010 750i a reliable vehicle? There is so much stuff on the internet. I can't get a straight answer.
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Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm am inclined to agree with your assessment of a used engine being installed in your vehicle. An inspection of the engine, by a qualified technician could determine whether the engine is...
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Recieved the signed title but no bill of sale after purchasing a car
no charge for this answer: If the seller has signed over the vehicle to you, by conveying the ORIGINAL title (that is by signing the title over to you) you should not need additional "proof" of sale. The "conveyed" title...
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Price estimate - KBB vs. Edmond
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$500 Car - 1986 Ford Escape
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Looking to buy an E-class 350 4matic with 62000 miles. What maintenance services are needed?
Hello. My research indicates that the only major services required due are the spark plugs and air filter at 80k miles. If the plugs have already been done, then no major services are due until over 100k miles, besides your...
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Hello, my husband and I are considering purchasing a 1985 GMC Sierra Suburban. It has only had 1 owner and has 63K miles.
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Is the Chrysler Sebring a good car?
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Car recommendations for a College bound kid?
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I want to buy an Infiniti G35X with 160,000 miles
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Advice on buying an 2007 Infiniti G35 due to maintenance
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How much will body damage repairs cost to a 2013 Mazda 3 - right front door, right fender
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I am thinking of buying a Touareg. I have always been a Toyota person. What do think?
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Infiniti G35 OR G37
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Diagnostic scanner is reading an ignition coil issue
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Considering purchasing, however, I am leery of possible high maintenance costs associated with this vehicle. Dependable? High maintenance?
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What is the best first car for me ?
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How can I tell if the motor mount needs to be replaced?
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I live in Dubai. I would like to know if a 2009 Mazda CX-9 is easier to maintain compared to a 2009 Ford Explorer.
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