The outside of a CarMax dealership
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Carmax Is Now Allowing For 24-Hour Test Drives

We’ve all done it before. We’ve all bought a product, brought it home, decided it wasn’t for us, and then returned it the next day. After all, that’s what 30-day return policies are for, right? Well, not so much for cars, until now. Carmax is now doing 24-hour test drives to make sure that you …

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Do ‘Odometer Fraud’ Scams Still Happen Today?

Finding the perfect used car can come with a lot of headaches and crossed fingers depending on what kind of shape it’s in. And while we always advise getting a pre-purchase inspection done when you purchase a used car, there could be hidden issues that you might find out about later on. One such issue …

Honda vehicles for sale at a dealership
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Why Do Dealers Love When You Have Bad Credit?

Your credit score and history is important when you’re shopping for a new or used car and are planning to lease or finance. And as we all know, the better your credit score, the more dealerships love you because you’ll have a better chance of getting a good rate and getting the deal done. But …

a yellow civic type r on the track at speed
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Don’t Get too Hot in Your 2016 Honda Civic

Summer is still raging. The hottest days of the year are here, and if you drive a 2016 Honda Civic, you may be dealing with frustrating AC problems. If so, you are not alone. There is a known issue with the 2016-2018 Honda Civic AC system. In fact, there is even a class action lawsuit …

a front view of a light blue 2007 Toyota Camry
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The 2007 Toyota Camry Won Several Awards

The Toyota Camry is a global favorite. This sedan is one of the most well-known, most relied-upon cars on the market. It’s a great commuter for daily driving and it’s a pretty spacious and reliable family car. Additionally, it comes in a wide range of trim levels to suit what you are looking for in …

a silver Honda Odyssey driving near the shore. It's a great choice for a used minivan
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Best Used Minivans to Buy in 2020

Minivans are easily the most practical, most family-friendly vehicles on the market. But the price of a new minivan isn’t exactly what most families have in mind when they are searching for their next car. There are a lot of second or third hand minivans out there that still have plenty of life left. What …

A red 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 drives quickly down a forest road
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Does a Cheap Reliable Used Bentley Exist?

A cheap used luxury car, like a Bentley, can be enticing—until the repair bills roll in. But just because brands like Rolls-Royce or Bentley’s corporate cousin, Audi, use pricey parts doesn’t necessarily make them unreliable. With a bit of planning and a sharp eye, it’s possible to find a used Bentley that won’t drain its …

three Hertz rental kiosks have no one using them.
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Hertz Bankruptcy Saga Continues

Back in May Hertz, the rental car giant, announced bankruptcy. The move was largely attributed to the global COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, people stopped traveling. Consequently, fewer people rented cars. We have covered before how we anticipated that the bankruptcy meant many of Hertz’s cars were going to invade the used car market …

A gray 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Spec B
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The Subaru Legacy GT Spec B Was a Sleeper WRX

Flawed dream car though it is, the Impreza-based Subaru WRX has an extensive rallying history and dedicated enthusiast following. However, the Impreza isn’t the only sedan that the automaker modified for some extra performance. But unlike the WRX, the Subaru Legacy GT Spec B was less about standing out than blending in. Subaru Legacy GT …

sideview of a beige Honda Civic 2004 model year with mountains in the background
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The 2004 Honda Civic Is a Simple Daily Driver

New cars are fun and exciting. But sometimes you just don’t need all those bells and whistles. For many drivers, something that they can pay cash for right out of the gate and get from one place to another with relative ease and reliability is all they seek. The 2004 Honda Civic is a simple …

front view of a red 2007 Honda Accord
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Are You a Member of the 2007 Honda Accord Club?

The Honda Accord is one of the most popular cars on Earth. It’s simple, elegant, and comes in a variety of trims and options. You can find sedan, coupe, and hybrid versions. So many of us have owned one either new or used. And most who have loved their 2007 Honda Accord. The 2007 model …

a white Ram work van
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Best Work Vans Under $10,000

When you are on the hunt for a commercial work van for business-related use, keeping the price low is often important. However, sacrificing on reliability or utility isn’t an option. Are there good cheap work vans out there for less than $10,000? The answer is yes. You can actually find many options for that price …

2008 silver Honda Odyssey driving on a scenic road
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The Unforgettable 2008 Honda Odyssey

Maybe you remember the 2008 Honda Odyssey for its peeling paint. Or maybe for all of the reliable miles it gave you. Either way, the 2008 Honda Odyssey may be a minivan––but it was unforgettable. It’s even a great used car today that gives you a lot of family-friendly minivan amenities for a bargain price. …

2020 Subaru WRX
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Reddit Reveals the Dream Cars That Weren’t Worth It

Whether you dream of a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Subaru WRX, almost every enthusiast has their fantasy set of wheels. For some, they’re classic used cars; for others, they’re brand-new. That’s why people pay what seems like exorbitant sums for a machine that, logically, doesn’t seem worth it. But, as some Reddit users discovered, not …

Burgundy-red 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan driving down a curving road
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Which Used Mercedes Is the Most Reliable?

Some people, when they’re looking for reliable used luxury, go for simpler classic models. However, it’s perfectly possible to find modern luxury cars that aren’t prone to breakdowns. And that even applies to German marques like BMW and Mercedes. Although some of Mercedes-Benz’s cars haven’t scored well in reliability ranks, there are others which have. …

a front view of a light blue 2007 Toyota Camry
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Everyone Loves–or Loved the 2007 Toyota Camry

A reliable car that has lasted since 2007 isn’t a shocker from Toyota. Toyota’s reputation for reliability precedes it. And owners seem to agree. The 2020 Toyota Camry is a great car. But it will carry the new car price. The 2007 Toyota Camry was and still is a good car. And it only costs …

a bright green Dodge Challenger muscle car driving down a scene road at dusk
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The 2015 Dodge Challenger Isn’t a Great Used Car

So, you’re thinking about buying a used Dodge Challenger. The 2015 model year for this muscle car might be on your radar. And while it received high praise from some of the pros when it was new, it isn’t necessarily a great used car. It received the worst reliability ratings out of several other model …

Gray 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII side view, in front of a rocky cliff
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Is There Such a Thing as a Cheap Rolls-Royce?

When even a diecast model of a Rolls-Royce costs more than some new cars, it’s difficult to imagine ever owning one. However, the British carmaker isn’t terribly different from any other high-end luxury brand. While that does mean repair costs can be high, it also means depreciation drastically lowers the barrier to entry. And just …

2019 Mazda3 hatchback
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The 2019 Mazda3 Is a Great Used Car

If you are shopping for a new compact car and you want a lot for your money, the Mazda 3 may be a great fit for your needs. It also comes as a fun little hatchback with an available manual transmission. A compact sedan that was entirely new for the 2019 model year, this Mazda …

Car Rental Company
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Is Buying a Used Rental Car a Smart Decision?

Buying a used car is like a box of chocolates, “you never know what you’re gonna get.” Whether you go online to Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or an actual classifieds website, the truth of the matter is, the cars that you find could have hidden issues. Such is the case for buying a car from a …