OK, fans, I'm going to get a little mean this week. I'm giving you two K-car offshoots to decide between. For those of us who aren't hardcore Pentastar enthusiasts, this is like deciding whether to walk or bike. Still, I've found two pristine examples of the thinking at the Iacocca-era Chrysler. … [Read more...] about Used Car Face Off: K-Car Kraziness
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Do you have a down payment or a trade-in? The smart financial move is to pay for your car in cash and avoid a loan altogether. If that's not possible, you should at least have a sizeable down payment. In fact, with a used car, a down payment or trade-in is almost always required. But maybe you don't have much for a down payment. Auto Trader suggests another option: some new car incentives might cover the down payment, meaning you can put zero down—if you have good credit.That option might be tempting, but it's also risky. As The Simple Dollar points out: "...suddenly you lose your job – and you realize you need to sell this expensive new car. The best you'll probably be able to get for the car is about 80% of the asking price, but if you've made no down payment, even selling the car right now will leave you with 20% of your loan unpaid and nothing to show for it. This is called being "upside down" in a car loan, and it's something to avoid if you can." … [Read more...] about Four Questions You Should Ask to Decide Between a New or Used Car
You are the perfect candidate for the GMC brand. As we know, GMC is a bit fancier than Chevrolet but isn’t a full-blown luxury automaker like Cadillac. The GMC Acadia is a bit nicer than it’s Chevy Traverse counterpart, it’s not flashy but should fit in just fine in a row of big Raptors and various SUVs. The Acadias are pretty durable, come packed with nice features, and servicing them is fairly easy. … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?
Despite the fact that, when I was kid, my parents hauled me around in a 1965 Porsche 911 with no seatbelts (my dad belted me in with tie downs. Ah the ‘80s), an old Mercedes from the junkyard that my mom could only start by beating the carburetor with her clog, and a 1970s Rivera that may or may not have had a back seat (I can’t remember), my parents have been all over me lately that my religiously serviced 2011 Honda Fit is “NOT SAFE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN.” I don’t know what they’re talking about. … [Read more...] about I Need A Responsible Family Car With A Manual Transmission! What Should I Buy?
The problem is, as always, stupid reality. Hydrogen may be the most abundant element out in the universe, but here on Earth it’s actually kind of a pain to produce and ship and store, and as a result there’s hardly any hydrogen infrastructure to speak of, despite decades of development of this technology by Honda and Toyota and Hyundai and others. … [Read more...] about Lexus’ First Electric Car Is Not For America Because Somehow Toyota Still Believes In Hydrogen Over Here