Georgia Dealers Want Tesla Shut Down

It is no surprise that San Francisco is the number one metro area for EVs, but I would have never guessed that Atlanta would be number two. It seems Georgia dealers have not taken too kindly to this EV popularity and are now petitioning the state legislature to get Tesla shut-down. » 8/30/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Fulfill Your 80s Firebird Fantasizes With This KITT Replica

If you are too young to remember Knight Rider, I feel bad for you. Not that it was great show, because every episode was essentially the same. But it did have "super advanced" car and David Hasselhoff in leather. You can't have the real KITT, but you can own something pretty darn close. » 8/28/14 1:55pm Thursday 1:55pm

How To Tell If That Used Car You're Going To Buy Has Hidden Flood Damage

We recently reported about a dealership in NJ that was caught selling flooded cars to consumers without disclosing the damage. Unfortunately this is not some rare anomaly, so how do you know if the used car you're buying was in a major storm? » 8/28/14 10:01am Thursday 10:01am

Dad Uses Dealership Trips As Reward To Foster Son's Love Of Cars

This isn't a new car-buying strategy on how to torture salespeople with toddlers, though that may be crazy enough to work. It's about how one dad is turning his tyke into a gearhead, without going broke, by visiting the showrooms. Even though they aren't making a purchase, the dealers are pretty cool about it. » 8/26/14 6:30pm Tuesday 6:30pm

This Is How You Buy A German Luxury Sedan

I used to think the Mercedes CLA250 was a fairly unique car. Then I visited a local town at the Jersey shore and saw a half dozen of them within 5 minutes. Now if you wanted a Mercedes with some real street presence, you could spend a fraction the price of a CLA on this 1973 Mercedes 280SE. » 8/25/14 6:00pm Monday 6:00pm

Should I Buy A Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Car Or Lease A New One?

I really like the new BMW 228i but it is out of my price range. It would seem that a CPO 128i might be a good alternative. I have a budget of about $25,ooo and would be willing to use 5 grand for a down payment. However, I don't drive that much and I'm thinking that leasing might be an option. What should I do? » 8/25/14 10:05am Monday 10:05am

Now You Can Own This Insanely Loud Audi S8

Not long ago, Car Buying's Tavarish showed you how to make an Audi sedan sound just as awesome as a Lamborghini. I have no shame in admitting that I lack both the time and the skills to do that conversion. So if you are like me and want a bad-ass, ear-splitting, luxo-barge you can buy this one. » 8/24/14 4:00pm 8/24/14 4:00pm

Dodge Takes A Dig At Volkswagen With 'Just Kidding' Commercial

Whenever I see one of these Dodge commercials I want to go to my local dealer, lay my money down on a Hemi V8, and burn rubber all the way home. Whoever makes these ads knows how to appeal to the tire-smoking, music-blasting, 19 year-old in all of us. » 8/24/14 12:57pm 8/24/14 12:57pm

What Would You Buy With $544,000 In Stripper Money?

Let's say you were offered a contract to shake your money maker, sans clothes for over a half-million dollars. I know many of you already have a list of vehicles to buy with that kind of cash. Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham has such a contract and just bought herself a Mercedes E63 AMG. » 8/22/14 4:55pm 8/22/14 4:55pm

UK Woman Finds Boa Constrictor After Buying Used Volkswagen

There is an old adage that applies to buying things, especially used cars and that is, "Buyer Beware." I never thought that would mean, "Buyer Beware Of Fucking Snakes!" One UK woman just got a crash course in the updated mantra after she bought a used VW. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

Sub-Prime Lending Firm Gets Fined For Screwing Buyers

Sub-prime lending has been on the rise recently and experts are conflicted as to how it will impact both the industry and the economy. What is a growing concern is sub-prime lenders with predatory or otherwise unscrupulous business activities such as First Investors Financial Services Group. » 8/22/14 10:58am 8/22/14 10:58am

You Don't Need To "Figure Out" Women To Sell Them A Car

The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated. » 8/21/14 10:25am 8/21/14 10:25am

Sonic Automotive Will Challenge CarMax With Used Car Franchises

CarMax has used some effective marketing to position itself as a "cut above" your traditional used car lot. The jury is still out on whether or not CarMax gives you the best value, but their business model is very successful. Now Sonic Automotive wants part of the action. » 8/20/14 9:51am 8/20/14 9:51am