As I calmly waited for the car to arrive, I felt none of the usual anticipation for the experience that lay before me. The burbly metallic blue coupe eventually rolled up, giving me the chance to convince the car’s caretaker to hand over the keys. It was at that point when I realized that almost everything I thought I… »
Having dealt with automobile law for 23 years now, I have heard all the scams. One which pops up more often than you might think is one where a brake shop tells a customer, “Your brakes are so bad that legally, I cannot let you drive this car until you get them fixed.” »
There is only one kind of buyer that would drop a million dollars on a rough looking Monte Carlo that was in a Fast and Furious movie. It would have to be some insanely rich dude who is amassing a garage of F&F movie cars and would pay any price to complete his collection. Do any of you know this person?… »
In life, you can face your problems head on or you can rise above them. With a luxury SUV, you can do both - while making sure your butt stays at a constant 71.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are the ten best models you found on eBay for under the price of a moderately loaded Toyota Camry, or $30 grand. »
Planning on shopping for a new car in the near future? Be careful what you give the salesperson before you decide to buy anything. Many dealers will pull a credit report on you - even if you haven’t authorized it - and it WILL harm your credit. »
When you buy a new car, there’s a certain pride in ownership that comes with it, along with the novel experience of getting something shiny and fresh. But what happens when you get tired of it? This Porsche 997 Turbo is what happens - a screaming deal for someone who wants something next to new for relatively next to… »
The natural habitat of a car is a paved road. However, the Earth is covered in unpaved terrain that requires something a bit more tough - but not at the price of your comfort. That’s why this week, your challenge is to find the best luxury SUVs under a $30,000 budget. You deserve it.
When cars sit, they usually wither away into a sad rusty pile of metal or they get reclaimed by Mother Earth. It’s very rare that they appreciate in value, becoming more desirable to the people that just can’t leave well enough alone, like this DeTomaso Pantera, but that’s what Barn Find Friday is all about. »
There is something special about driving around in an Italian car. The build quality might not always be perfect, and the reliability may not always be Toyota-grade (read: never), but it makes up for those things with style and passion. Unfortunately for a brand like Maserati, most buyers want to stick with what they… »
We’ve seen all kinds of ways people have tried to set their Craigslist ad apart from the hundreds of thousands of used car listings. While some have become Internet famous, they haven’t always resulted in a successful sale. This ad for a 1988 205 GTI might not be funny, but it is an excellent model to follow. »
Owning a BMW 7-series is like a billboard proclaiming that the person driving it is not only classy and sophisticated, but they just don’t have time for your pedestrian concepts of turn signals. You can now join their oblivious elite class with this pristine Alpina B7, which is like a BMW 7-series, but better. And… »
While the compact crossover may be gaining in popularity, the reality is that most car buyers are still buying midsize sedans. Your friends probably come to you asking “what’s the difference between an Accord and a Passat?” Send them this video. »
During Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2009, some dealers were forced to shut down. Now they want to be back in business, but Fiat-Chrysler claims the stores would be too much competition, and the Supreme Court has refused to hear the case between the embattled dealers in Ohio and Michigan and their corporate overlords.
A Florida jury has issued a record judgement for $563 million dollars against a car dealership after it loaned a car to a drunk driver who hit and killed a man on a scooter. »
One common problem my clients encounter is that a dealer will tell them they are imagining problems with their new car. Whatever it is doing – albeit unusual – is not a “defect.” It is just one of the beautiful quirks of a brand new car. What should you do at this point if it happens to you? »
The common refrain among folks that follow the auto industry is “There are no bad cars.” While practically every new car serves its purpose as safe transportation, some cars are clearly better than others. This leads to the question... How cheap does a mediocre car have to be before you would consider it?
Cheap is good. Fast is good. Having a fast car that also allows your wallet to be padded by the crispest of singles is a perk that I don’t think any human on the planet would pass up. That’s why last week I asked you to show me the fastest cars you could find under a $5,000 budget. Cheap speed is best speed. »