Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 8:23am Today 8:23am

Should I Trade In My Car Or Sell It Privately? 

When it's time to upgrade your current ride, you're faced with the choice of trading it in to the dealership or selling it elsewhere. While a private sale can be a hassle, it often means getting more money for your car. However, it really depends on what you have and your local tax rates that determine the most… » 3/26/15 1:25pm Yesterday 1:25pm

You'll Be Able To Get Your Very Own Ford Focus RS In America Next Spring

Ford has finally done it. They are bringing over the 2016 Focus RS that American enthusiasts have been begging for. So those of you that are in the market for a hot-hatch should hold out a little bit longer, because Ford says that the RS will arrive in US dealerships sometime during the Spring of 2016. » 3/25/15 9:10am Wednesday 9:10am

These Are The Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Programs

If you want to drive a luxury car, you have three options: buy new, lease, or buy used. Tavarish says the smart money buys used and buys on Craigslist for cheap, but if you want a little more peace of mind, certified pre-owned is the way to go. Autotrader ranked their top ten CPO programs, you might be surprised… » 3/24/15 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:00am Monday 9:00am

You Can Lease This Electric Car For Virtually Nothing

Leasing might get a bad rap among some folks, but when an all-electric Fiat leases so cheap the fuel savings neutralize your lease payments, that’s a tough deal to pass up. A bunch of California racers recently took advantage of this offer and snatched more than 80 Fiat 500e models in a single weekend. » 3/22/15 8:42pm Sunday 8:42pm

Will One Of You Please Buy This Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake?

For those of you who made it to the Jalopnik Film Festival launch party, you know that one of the stars of the show was a gorgeous Volvo P1800. If you missed out, now is your chance to not only own a wonderful P1800, but an ultra rare shooting brake version. » 3/20/15 11:17am 3/20/15 11:17am

Google Thinks Too Many Choices Are A Bad Thing For Car Buyers

When it comes to buying a car, most people probably think the more choices they have the better able they are to make an informed decision. However, analytics experts at Google studied dealership inventory and brand websites and determined that consumers can be easily overwhelmed if those choices are not managed… » 3/19/15 10:15am 3/19/15 10:15am

What Is The Best $30,000 Compact Crossover That Is Still Fun To Drive? 

My wife and I are a one car family, that is soon to be growing. It's time to trade the hot-hatch in for something a little bigger. She wants a safe, compact crossover with AWD. I don't want to give up having a quick car that is fun to toss around. Is it possible to have both for under $30,000? » 3/17/15 1:50pm 3/17/15 1:50pm

Slow Sales Shuts Down One Of The Oldest Volkswagen Dealers In America

Since 1950, New Milford Volkswagen has been selling cars to New England customers; as of April 1st it will shut down. With Volkswagen sales sliding across the country, owner Ted Orr says "I'm not the last guy that this is going to happen to." Automotive News talks about the history of this dealership and its… » 3/17/15 7:56am 3/17/15 7:56am

Here Is Why Chevrolet Dealers Aren't Going To Be Like Tesla Stores

Normally when the dealerships versus Tesla debate props up, I'm on Elon's side. But a recent Forbes article that compares buying a Chevy Volt and a Tesla is not only an unfair, it's myopic. Chevy dealers aren't anything like Tesla stores, but that doesn't mean that Chevy are doing something wrong. » 3/16/15 3:31pm 3/16/15 3:31pm

Why Autonomous Cars Could Be The Change Disabled People Need

For Americans with mobility impairments, just getting around can be a challenge. Public transit that accommodates for the disabled is inconsistent and even non-existent in some places. Purchasing an adaptive van can be as expensive as a supercar. But autonomous cars may provide an affordable and radical solution. » 3/12/15 1:00pm 3/12/15 1:00pm

Valuable Trick To Use When Buying Manual Transmission Vehicles

Far too often I see purchasers of used manual transmission vehicles fail to run a simple test on their desired car that is probably the most effective test possible. This is on top of taking it for a test drive yourself and running it through whatever system you personally use for evaluating a used vehicle. » 3/11/15 4:55pm 3/11/15 4:55pm

New Jersey Lawmakers On Path To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

It has been a long and complicated battle when it comes to Tesla sales in the Garden State. The automaker was selling cars for several years, then all of the sudden they were shut down due a violation of franchise laws. Now New Jersey lawmakers are getting closer to a full scale approval of Tesla direct sales. » 3/10/15 9:03am 3/10/15 9:03am

How To Lease A Car Without Being A Douchenozzle 

So you finally landed that office job where you have to put on a suit and use pointless buzzwords. Here's the problem: All your coworkers drive fancy cars. You want to "look the part" and not show up with your rusted-out beater, but you can't make the payments on, say, a Bimmer or a Lexus. Or can you? Welcome to… » 3/09/15 2:09pm 3/09/15 2:09pm

Customer Says She Was Threatened By Dealership That Bullied Pizza Guy

The folks over at F&R used car sales seem like some classy individuals. First they harassed a pizza delivery guy over a $7 tip. Now the owner and an employee are facing charges for threats and intimidation after they allegedly told a female customer that they would "punch her in the face," if she came to the… » 3/09/15 9:54am 3/09/15 9:54am