Car Buying

June 30, 2020
Car buying tips for college students premium
I recently did an interview for a college newspaper. They didn’t end up using most of it, so I figured I’d post the answers here in case they’re of use to any college students out there! Here’s the unedited interview: What are the most common mistakes when purchasing a used car? I would say the […]
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Founder & CEO
April 21, 2020
Get the Most Out of Car Shopping Online premium
We’re living in a strange world today, where in many ways it can seem impossible to live life in the ways we did before. It’s true that we need to keep our distance from each other, but there are some things we just can’t avoid, even during a pandemic. Shopping for a car can be […]
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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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June 21, 2018
How to Buy a Vehicle Out of State premium
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 […]
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September 30, 2016
How To Get A Deal On An Aston Martin V8 Vantage premium
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 […]
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May 31, 2016
How To Get A Deal On A Ford Mustang Convertible premium
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.
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May 20, 2016
How to Know When Someone is Desperate to Sell Their Car premium
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 […]
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April 29, 2016
This 1982 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D Is Just Getting Started premium
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.
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