You Can Buy A 510-HP V12 S-Class For The Price Of A Used V6 Honda Accord

If you’re wondering where all the fancy new trickle-down technology in commuter cars comes from, the answer is the Mercedes S-Class, namely this top-trim W221 S600 model. It’s got everything you need and everything you don’t yet know you need, all for a price of a used ordinary sedan built for everyone else. » 5/24/15 12:33pm Yesterday 12:33pm

You Can Own A Ferrari 458 With More Miles Than Your Commuter Honda Civic

If automotive value is derived from the amount of use a car can realistically give you, then this is the most valuable Ferrari ever made. It’s a 2010 458 Italia in great shape and $100k off the current market price because it has a mileage figure that would dwarf the average daily driver’s. Is it worth it, or is this… » 5/22/15 12:25pm Friday 12:25pm

eBay Challenge: The Best Midsize Sedans For Less Than $30,000

What has four doors and can beat the pants off any sports coupe in the state? Well, my friends, that just so happens to be your challenge this week. Your mission is to find the best value midsize sedan under a $30,000 budget. Make your family proud. » 5/21/15 2:26pm Thursday 2:26pm

An Inside Opinion of Internet Sales and Why Dealerships Fail

Tesla gets all of the attention when it comes to changing how people buy cars (and fuel them), but the dried up and motor oil-caked monolithic body of traditional car dealerships is attempting to change from within. As with all insanely large things, changing direction takes time and results in a lot of nervous… » 5/20/15 1:55pm Wednesday 1:55pm

The Real Problems With Historic Or Antique License Plates

So you’ve bought an old car and are wondering about plating it. In most states you have a choice: You can slap regular plates on it or you can save a bunch of money by putting on a “Historic” or “Antique” plate on it. But those plates come at a cost. » 5/20/15 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Here Are The Ways Dealerships Fail At Internet Sales

We’ve already told you how dealerships aren’t particulary good at using social media, but few people actually buy things based on Twitter or Facebook interactions, so you can understand why dealers might be slow to catch on. But practically everyone makes purchases online, so why can’t some dealerships get internet… » 5/18/15 6:30pm 5/18/15 6:30pm

Ten Of The Nicest Cars You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $20,000

Last week, I asked you intrepid readers to find the cars that would make you most likely to do a double take in a parking lot for under a $20,000 budget, on eBay. Without further ado, here are the ten niiiiicest cars you all picked.
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Why Buy A Mustang GT When This Awesome Porsche 911 Turbo Is Way Less? 

If there’s a performance metric that any car enthusiast can appreciate, its the sonorous growl of a flat-6 cylinder engine with two turbos attached, screaming at redline - which is exactly what you get in this spectacular Porsche 911 Turbo. It can now be yours for less than a base model Mustang GT. Oh. Yeah. » 5/17/15 11:13am 5/17/15 11:13am

eBay Challenge: Nicest Cars For Less Than $20,000

Welcome, welcome, one and all, to the only challenge that urges you to think outside the box and find the best deals online, for the greater good. Your task for today is to find the nicest cars on eBay for under a $20,000 budget. Is this just vague enough to work? » 5/15/15 4:00pm 5/15/15 4:00pm

Buyers Control The Market For These Five Spectacular Cars

Here’s a lesson in car economics: having a desirable, powerful, or rare car doesn’t necessarily mean that you get to set your own price come sale time. In some cases, you’re met with a sea of competition, which drives the price much lower than you’re comfortable with and gives the buyer the upper hand. Here are five… » 5/14/15 1:00pm 5/14/15 1:00pm

Here Are All The Ways Car Dealers Fail At Social Media

Whenever I sit down to talk to a car dealer about his online presence, invariably, the topic of Social Media comes up. “How are you managing your presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube?” I ask them. Then I count to five, because that’s how long it will normally take them to fumble toward some sort of answer. » 5/13/15 10:15am 5/13/15 10:15am

Mechanics: What Are Your Worst Customer Experiences? 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been posting horrors stories of the greasy and underhanded variety, from the customer’s perspective. Now I ask the professionals to give us their take on the worst customonsters that they’ve encountered when on the clock. » 5/13/15 9:57am 5/13/15 9:57am

The Weird World Of Exotic Car Junk Yards

A supercar is something that one buys to drive into a garage and collect dust that is eventually collected by a sheer cashmere hand-sock. On the rare occasion that it does actually get driven, if it hits anything harder than a maple leaf, it’s totaled - but what happens to it after its owner throws its crumpled mass… » 5/12/15 5:43pm 5/12/15 5:43pm

You Can Have This Super Sleeper 3-Series Stuffed With A M5 V10

There have been some pretty awesome 3-series variants to come from the factory over the years. Suppose you wanted something really bonkers, like the compact dimensions of the E90, but with the screaming V10 power of the E60 M5? This 2006 Hartge H5.0 for sale would fit the bill nicely. » 5/12/15 11:30am 5/12/15 11:30am

Is This Cheap Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Worth Bringing Back To Life? 

There’s an unwritten rule about what cars will become modern classics in the future: if you liked it as a kid, odds are you’ll like it as an adult. That’s why Japanese halo cars like this Nissan 300ZX twin turbo are quickly appreciating, and this super cheap example could be yours, for a little cash and a smidgen of… » 5/11/15 9:49pm 5/11/15 9:49pm