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Non-negotiable 'destination fees' are rapidly increasing on new vehicles, but there are ways to offset them

A car shopper looks at a window sticker in a dealership. Tim Boyle/Getty Images A new investigation conducted by Consumer Reports found that destination fees are rising. The fees are non-negotiable but are also not advertised in a vehicle's base price. To offset the rising fees, Consumer Reports recommends that buyers negotiate the bottom line. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If you've ever examined a car's window sticker, there's usually something added onto the ve...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Car Buying, Autos, Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler, Don, Ford Bronco, Chrysler Dodge, Kristen Lee, Mike Monticello, Bronco Sport, BITranspo


The Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts

Filed under: Acura,Aston Martin,Audi,Car Buying,Convertible,Coupe,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance Continue reading The Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts The Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 4 Feb 2021 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Luxury, Car Buying, Autos, Performance, Audi, Best Deals, Aston Martin, Hybrid, Convertible, Coupe, Acura, Acura NSX, Biggest Discount, Acura Aston Martin Audi


Both BMW and Audi shutter vehicle subscription programs

Filed under: Audi,BMW,Cadillac,Car Buying,Ownership,Luxury Continue reading Both BMW and Audi shutter vehicle subscription programs Both BMW and Audi shutter vehicle subscription programs originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Jan 2021 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Luxury, Car Buying, Autos, Bmw, Audi, Ownership, Cadillac


Mazda's Miata sports car triumphed in 2020 thanks to dealer incentives and buyers needing a pandemic escape

The 2020 Mazda Miata Club. Alanis King/Business Insider Winter is generally a time when convertibles sell slowly, but the Mazda Miata experienced strong sales in December 2020. Miata sales increased by 58.1% between December 2019 and December 2020 and increased by 13.6% overall between 2019 and 2020. This was potentially due to people having extra disposable income lying around and extra dealership incentives, according to analysts from iSeeCars, Edmunds, the Cox Automotive. Visit Business...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, US news, Car Buying, Autos, Fiat, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mazda Miata, Miata, Karl Brauer, Porsche Boxster, Cox Automotive


Mustang Mach-E Launch Brings Forth New Ford Online Buying System

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is finally here. We’ve even driven it. Along with the arrival of the car comes a new online buying process, one that seems likely to spread across the Ford lineup – it should be set for use with the Bronco, as well. It’s a process that could mostly eliminate the […] The post Mustang Mach-E Launch Brings Forth New Ford Online Buying System appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Car Buying, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Bronco, News Blog, Online Car Buying, Mach E, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Mustang Mach E, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E


The Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs keep flying off of used-car lots

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet were for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California recently. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days....
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


2020 Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts

Filed under: Acura,Audi,BMW,Car Buying,Coupe,Luxury,Performance Continue reading 2020 Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts 2020 Acura NSX leads this month's list of discounts originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 7 Dec 2020 13:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Luxury, Car Buying, Autos, Bmw, Performance, Audi, Best Deals, Coupe, Acura, Consumer, Acura NSX, Acura Audi, Biggest Discount


Only one of the Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs is still up for sale

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet are now for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


More of the Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs are for sale, but they'll be gone quickly

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet are now for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


Our Annual Reminder That There Is No Such Thing As A 'Black Friday' Car Deal

Because many Americans have not altered their travel plans for Thanksgiving, creating what could be ideal conditions to further entrench the pandemic, I feel I should remind you to avoid dealerships at all costs this weekend. Seriously, you aren’t missing out on anything. Read more...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, Black Friday, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Dealerships, Car Deals


These are the cars with the best and worst depreciation after 5 years

Filed under: Audi,BMW,GMC,Jeep,Lincoln,Mercedes-Benz,Nissan,Porsche,Subaru,Toyota,Volvo,Car Buying,Used Car Buying,Ownership,Truck,Convertible,Crossover,Hatchback,SUV,Electric,Hybrid,Luxury,Off-Road,Performance,sedan Continue reading These are the cars with the best and worst depreciation after 5 years These are the cars with the best and worst depreciation after 5 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:36:00 EST. Please see our te...
Tags: SUV, Luxury, Porsche, Car Buying, Autos, Truck, Toyota, Lincoln, Bmw, Performance, Electric, Audi, Nissan, Mercedes-benz, Volvo, Subaru


The 10 most-stolen vehicles of 2019 are many of the best-selling cars in America

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Honda The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual "Hot Wheels" list of the most-stolen vehicles.  The most-stolen vehicles in 2019 included the Ford F-Series, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima.  Overall, the NICB found that thieves targeted 2018 models more than other vehicle years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual list of the vehicles most likely to be targeted by thi...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, US, America, Trends, Features, Ford, Auto Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Dodge Ram, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla


Should An Older Couple Buy Or Lease When They Foresee Giving Up Driving?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing whether or not an older couple should buy or lease what will likely be their last car and the best way to off-load a fairly…Read more...
Tags: Finances, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Leasing, Quick Car Buying Questions, Covid19, Last Car


If you're shopping for an EV, consider these great deals from Jaguar, Audi, and Nissan before going straight for a Tesla

Right now, you can find a 2020 Jaguar I-Pace for around $10,000 off. Jaguar EVs from Chevrolet, Jaguar, Audi, and Nissan are seeing thousands of dollars in discounts right now. A 2019 Audi E-Tron can be had for nearly $20,000 off.  When shopping for an EV, consider leasing it, since "factory discounts and rebates tend to favor the lease," car buying expert Tom McParland told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just because it's currently a seller's market ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Advice, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Car Buying, Autos, Jaguar, Chevrolet, Audi, Nissan, EVs, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf


When Will Used Car Inventory Return To Normal?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing when used-car inventory will return to normal and the best strategy for trading a Subaru on a Toyota 4Runner. Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Toyota, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Subaru, SUVs, Dealerships, 4Runner, Quick Car Buying Questions


Try This The Next Time A Car Dealer Twists Your Arm To Buy An Extended Warranty

Though COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the car market, it has not brought the often-predicted revolutionary changes in the dealership experience. While remote deals and online transactions have increased, the old-school way of buying a car persists, and that means dealing with hard-sell tactics in the finance…Read more...
Tags: Car Buying, Lifehacks, Financing, Fi, Dealerships, Warranties


What's The Best Way To Spot A Scam Sale?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing spotting online car scams and buying a car at the end of the lease.Read more...
Tags: Craigslist, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Dealerships, Leases, Facebook Marketplace, Quick Car Buying Questions


Car buying got a lot harder after the pandemic derailed supply and demand. Here's how to still get a good deal.

Alan Diaz/AP Images The COVID-19 pandemic didn't tank the used car market like many thought it would. Currently, used car demand is strong because new car inventory is down. It's still possible to get a good deal; you just have to act fast and be flexible and patient. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life is a lot different now than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and that includes car buying — something a lot of folks are doing right now. If you're one of th...
Tags: Transportation, Maryland, Advice, New York City, Trends, Ford, Car Buying, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Hertz, Audi, Kia, Don, Kia Telluride, McParland


Cash for Clunkers: Spanish Citizens Roll Out a Very Different Kind of Program

It’s not so much a program as it is a trend. In Spain, which is currently enduring a second blow from a very resilient coronavirus, people are shunning public transit like their life depends on it. It very well could. What to do? Simple — search classifieds and backyard sheds for any old heap that’s […] The post Cash for Clunkers: Spanish Citizens Roll Out a Very Different Kind of Program appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Spain, Transit, Car Buying, Autos, News Blog, Old cars, Coronavirus


Polestar is Tesla's newest and fiercest challenger on the luxury EV market — here's how to buy and own one

2021 Polestar 2. Polestar Polestar is a new stand-alone electric car brand from Volvo and Geely.Though the car is marketed as a separate brand, it still relies heavily on Volvo's established dealer network.Polestar cars can be serviced at participating Volvo service centers. Customers can take advantage of a complimentary pickup and drop-off service within a 150-mile radius of a participating dealership.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As more and more luxury EVs from star...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, US, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Connecticut, Car Buying, Autos, Philadelphia, Seattle, Mercedes, EVs, Bentley, Volvo, Electric Cars


These 10 used cars are getting cheaper despite prices increasing this summer overall

The 2018 Ford EcoSport. Ford According to car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com, the average price of used cars rose 4.1% — about $941 — from July to August.iSeeCars.com compiled a list of the 10 cars with the greatest price drop between the same time period. The list consists of mostly mid-sized sedans and subcompact cars, although the Porsche 911 made an appearance with an average $1,453 price decrease — about 1.1%.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.T...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Ford, Used Cars, Car Buying, Lincoln, Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevrolet, Nissan, Hyundai, Car Sales, Gmc, Mazda, Hyundai Elantra


Prices for new and used cars are soaring as the COVID-19 pandemic skews supply and demand

A car dealership. Francis Dean/Getty Images Demand is outpacing supply of new and used cars after the initial COVID-19 crisis in the US, according to Axios.Manufacturing stoppages have reduced the number of new cars available on dealer lots, leaving buyers with fewer options.Average prices for both new and used cars have gone up.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you're looking to buy a car right now, the market is not in your favor, according to Axios.The COVID-19 pandem...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, United States, Car Buying, Autos, Honda, Axios, Kristen Lee, Coronavirus, COVID-19, BITranspo, Francis Dean Getty, Axios Manufacturing, Cox Automotive Axios


Teens are the riskiest drivers yet own the least safe vehicles — and choosing a safer car comes down to 2 main factors

Teens tend to drive smaller, older, Toyota Teenagers drive the least safe vehicles despite being the riskiest drivers on the road, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Teens tend to drive older and smaller vehicles, which have higher fatality rates than their newer, larger counterparts. Nearly two-thirds of teens killed behind the wheel from 2013 to 2017 were driving cars six to 15 years old, the study found. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Car Buying, Honda, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Tim Levin, BITranspo, Toyota Teenagers, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Teens, Rebecca Weast


Getting Back to Normal? Far From It – U.S. Rife With Gloomy Consumers, Young Car Buyers Lowering Their Expectations

Consumer spending and confidence are not hitting record highs. Go figure. As the pandemic rages and a vast swath of formerly gainfully employed Americans find their financial future much hazier then before, new car sales are suffering. It doesn’t bode well for sales volume during the remainder of the year. Of course, that pain is […] The post Getting Back to Normal? Far From It – U.S. Rife With Gloomy Consumers, Young Car Buyers Lowering Their Expectations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Study, Sales, Markets, Consumer Spending, Car Buying, Autos, News Blog, Consumer Confidence, Coronavirus


QOTD: Ever Gifted a Car to Your Replacement?

Kids, as we all know, exist for but one purpose: to replace us. You’re out there on the deck, grilling steaks, and over there sits Junior. Waiting. It’s ominous. But kids need to get around, especially to places of employment so that they can pull their own weight. So sometimes a purchase is in order, […] The post QOTD: Ever Gifted a Car to Your Replacement? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Children, Car Buying, Autos, Gifting, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Buying a Car For Your Ungrateful Teen? Here’s a List

The thought of a parent spending any significant amount of money on a vehicle for their teen offspring leaves a bad taste in this writer’s mouth, but some families march to the beat of a different, more affluent drum. Yours truly believes a free hand-me-down wreck should be the absolute limit of parental generosity, and […] The post Buying a Car For Your Ungrateful Teen? Here’s a List appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teens, Safety, Used Cars, Car Buying, Autos, Consumer Reports, IIHS, News Blog, Ungrateful Brats


These are the cars that depreciate the most in three years

Filed under: Audi,BMW,Ford,Infiniti,Lincoln,Mercedes-Benz,Volvo,Car Buying,Used Car Buying,Convertible,Coupe,Crossover,Hatchback,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance,sedan Continue reading These are the cars that depreciate the most in three years These are the cars that depreciate the most in three years originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Com...
Tags: Luxury, Ford, Car Buying, Autos, Lincoln, Bmw, Performance, Infiniti, Audi, Mercedes-benz, Volvo, Hybrid, Convertible, Crossover, Coupe, Sedan


Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635

Filed under: Green,Podcasts,Audi,Dodge,Lexus,Spyker,Subaru,Tesla,Toyota,Car Buying,Electric,Hybrid Plus Lexus NX 200h, Subaru Forester and J.D. Power Initial Quality StudyContinue reading Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635 Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:2...
Tags: Podcasts, Tesla, Green, Lexus, Car Buying, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Electric, Audi, Subaru, Hybrid, Spyker, Toyota Corolla Cross Audi


Where Your Author Sells a Subaru During a Pandemic (Part I)

I last gave an update on the vehicles which occupy my drive back in February. At the time, the Volkswagen’s roof rattle issues had (finally) been corrected and I was all ready for a quick sale of my Subaru Outback. But said quick sale was interrupted by a few different issues, both local and global. […] The post Where Your Author Sells a Subaru During a Pandemic (Part I) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Editorials, Used Cars, Car Buying, Autos, Volkswagen, Wagons, Subaru, Outback, Subaru Outback, News Blog, Cuvs


2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895

Filed under: Audi,Car Buying,Hybrid,Luxury,sedan Continue reading 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 8 Jul 2020 15:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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