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 […]
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 […]
After a long search you’ve finally found the perfect car. One problem: the car is located on the other side of the country. This is a common scenario, even more so for those of us that don’t live in areas with large numbers of people. It has gotten a lot easier to find the exact vehicle […]
When the name Aston Martin is uttered, people think two things in the following order, “James Bond” and “Wish I could afford one“. Both thoughts make sense, Bond and Aston go together like Holmes and a Deerstalker cap, and hand-built British sports cars do command a premium when they’re new. Luckily for anyone interested in owning […]
For those looking for performance, and better than average fuel economy, the EcoBoost is a most welcome addition to the Mustang family. I've personally observed a combined 23mpg at the end of a tank, which is impressive considering my leadfoot handicap.
Besides the used car search engine itself, we’ve found one of the most popular resources we offer at AutoTempest is our used car negotiation guide. We wanted to provide more content to help people find the best deals on awesome used cars, so we sought out experts in the field. One great tool we came […]
If you've been considering buying a classic car to use as a daily driver, not as a weekend toy to take on spirited drives, a W123 Mercedes-Benz is an excellent option. By no means is it a fast car, and if you do manage to hustle it up to the top end of it's range, you'll feel like you're floating on a cloud, just don't expect that cloud to corner well.
If you care about how you look in whatever you're driving, a Wrangler can either fly under the radar, or attract more attention than Donald Trump's hair. Keep that in mind when spec'ing out your Wrangler, that light bar might be "functional", but chances are you can get by without it.
Obviously the RS6 can accomplish those tasks and embarrass a number of exotics, while the 240 DL will only get you nods of approval at your local vegan bakery/restored mid century modern furniture shoppe.
Advances in performance, safety, and reliability are the 3 main factors that kill the value of a car. A small pickup is exempt from those factors because its purpose is so simple, move people, and some stuff, and do it efficiently. That's it, and because that's it, they'll always be relevant, both in the marketplace, and in the world.