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July 14, 2020
The Used Vehicle Market is Red Hot Right Now. Here’s How To Find a Good Deal premium
If you’ve taken a look at the used vehicle market recently, some of the prices may be shocking. The pandemic has caused some interesting shifts in the way that people buy vehicles and in the supply of vehicles overall, which can mean that what was affordable a few months ago may not be so affordable […]
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March 12, 2020
What to Look for When Buying a Used 4×4 premium
Buying anything used can be risky business, as there’s never a guarantee that it has been treated well and is worth what you’re paying. Vehicles are no different, especially because of their complexity and the potential for abuse or neglect. Buying a used off-road vehicle compounds that risk because they are typically abused as part […]
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November 14, 2019
Three Winter-Ready Vehicles That Won’t Break the Bank premium
Winter is already here for many of us, which means we’re thinking about how we’ll navigate the terrible weather and bumpy roads for the next few months (or six, here in Maine…). If you’re in need of a vehicle, now isn’t particularly the best time to shop for a winter-ready vehicle, since they’re in demand, […]
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September 18, 2019
The Five Best Back To School Cars premium
School has been in session for a while now, so it’s back to the grind for many of us. We all know the horror of back to school shopping, but what about car shopping for the new driver in the family? At some point, all parents will want to hand over the keys and stop […]
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September 10, 2019
How to avoid scams when buying a car online premium
As some of you may have seen on the Tempest development blog, some scammers have recently been impersonating AutoTempest by registering similar domains like “autostempest.com” (with an extra ‘s’) and “autostempestgroup.com”. Their scam goes something like this: They post vehicles for sale on craigslist below market value, then tell prospective buyers to complete the transaction […]
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April 6, 2019
Buying a Convertible? Consider This premium
Spring is here, and while many of you are already enjoying beach days, some of us still have snow on the ground – but that’s not stopping us from dreaming of sunnier days.  As we swap out our studs and snow tires for the warmer months, many people are pulling their summer cars and cruising […]
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February 13, 2019
What’s a Pre-Purchase Inspection and Why Do You Need One? premium
  Despite the fact that many of us spend a significant chunk of our time window-shopping cars on the internet (it can’t be just me), there is very little chance that anyone can make responsible buying decisions without a much closer look.  That said, a staggering number of vehicles are sold online every day, so […]
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January 1, 2019
Buying a Collector’s Car premium
So, you’ve made the decision to make the jump and buy a new car.  Not just any new car, but a special car.  A collector’s car, a classic car, a rare car, or a limited-production model of a common car you’ve loved since you were a kid.  This isn’t the craziest thing in the world, […]
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Is Buying a Certified Preowned Vehicle Worth the Cost? premium
You’ve probably seen the certified preowned (CPO) label while shopping for a vehicle, but do you really know that it means?  More importantly, are CPO vehicles worth the price premium that comes along with them?  We’ll answer these questions in this post, but first let’s take a look at what CPO labeling means and how […]
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September 3, 2018
Depreciation Steals: Former $100K Vehicles premium
Exclusivity, rarity, and performance all cost money.  At least the perception of those things costs money.  Automakers know this, and have no problems charging for the privilege of owning one of their most prized models.  The problem for most of us is that dropping $100k on a new car is not only out of the […]
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