A silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 parked on the track.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Is the Savvy Way to Get Some Of the Most Modern Features

There’s a lot of hype around the 2021 Mazda CX-9, and it’s understandable. The newest CX-9 has updated tech and amenities. But even so, a used 2019 CX-9 can save you some money without sacrificing too much.  The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers the same dynamic performance as the newest model While Mazda has a loyal fan base, I’ve noticed …

The 2017 Honda CR-V on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5: Which Used SUV Is More Impressive?

If you’re looking for a deal on a small SUV with modern features, it makes sense to shop for four or five-year-old models. And as you do your research, you’ll see that the 2017 model year was huge for the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. Both of these SUVs initially impressed critics, but for different reasons. Which …

A silver modified 1997 BMW 540i M-Sport
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 E39 BMW 540i

Used BMWs’ affordable prices can be tempting, but many potential buyers worry about how reliable these German luxury cars truly are. After all, just because a car is cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheap to own. But with enough care, you can find an inexpensive model. This week’s Cars and Bids featured bargain …

A white Nissan Murano on display at an auto show

The 2016 Nissan Murano Is Surprisingly Reliable

The 2016 Nissan Murano has stood the test of time. This Nissan impressed initially critics with its smooth performance and affordability. Though, a few ratings about this used Murano might give you pause.  You may have heard that the 2016 Nissan Murano is a smooth operator  Nissan’s Murano isn’t among the sportiest midsize SUVs nor …

The Mazda CX-3 on display at an automotive show in Germany.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Is Loved and Hated

Shopping for a used car can be frustrating, especially when the reviews vary. This is precisely the case for the 2017 Mazda CX-3.  As a new model, the 2017 CX-3 was celebrated for its fun driving dynamics and style. But in the used-car market, this Mazda isn’t as alluring. Performance is where the Mazda CX-3 shines  Like the rest …

A white 2018 Nissan Sentra on the track.

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Is Only Good On Paper

The Nissan Sentra has come a long way. But you wouldn’t necessarily think that when you look at the 2018 model. The 2018 Sentra stands out for being one of the most dependable and affordable versions. But you might want to rethink settling on this Nissan for a cheap used car.  Driving the 2018 Nissan Sentra is rather …

A blue 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan parked ion a grass lot.

You Might Love the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan If You’re a Certain Type Of Driver

The 2019  Volkswagen Tiguan wasn’t exactly critics’ favorite choice. This VW wasn’t the most popular with buyers either. But if you’re a certain type of driver, the 2019 Tiguan could be the ideal SUV for you. Driving the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan  VW sold over 100,00 Tiguans in 2019, according to GoodCarBadCar. That makes this compact SUV one of the better selling …

A bright blue Lexus ES 350 in drive mode.

The 2019 Lexus ES Is the Used Luxury Car You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 2019 Lexus ES is a luxury car that makes a lot of sense. When it was new, critics raved about the ES for its creamy-smooth ride quality and relatively lower ownership costs. These qualities make it an excellent used car too. Could this luxury car be the one for you? 2019 Lexus ES performance specs Lexus completely redesigned …

A black 2010 Honda CR-V
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Get a Used Honda for Your Teen Directly From the Automaker

Buying a used vehicle is often a smart decision. You can dodge the depreciation of a new car and sometimes still have a decent portion of the vehicle’s original warranty left for peace of mind. And more Americans consider themselves budget-conscious, so price and affordability matter. Honda is venturing into new territory to help make …

Front view of a red 2019 Toyota Prius.
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2019 Toyota Prius Has ‘Just Enough’ Quirks

If you want to buy a used hybrid that’s full of promise, the 2019 Toyota Prius is an excellent choice. The 2019 Prius is incredibly efficient, plus it offers many safety features. And if you have an eccentric sense of style, this Toyota is an excellent choice. Scooting around in the 2019 Toyota Prius  Some people shade the Prius …

A red Mazda CX-7 on the track.

The Mazda CX-7 Still Has a Loyal Fan Club

It’s been almost a decade since Mazda sunsetted the CX-7, but it’s still alive and well in the used-car market. The CX-7 is one of the more affordable crossover SUVs to buy used, and it is fairly dependable. What do CX-7 owners still love about this Mazda?  Mazda CX-7 performance  The 2012 CX-7 was the final model before Mazda …

A orange Kia Sportage on the highway.

The 2019 Kia Sportage is a Cute-ute

In the ambitious small SUV class, the 2019 Kia Sportage distinguished itself with its unconventional style. Appearance aside, this Kia impressed reviewers with its agile performance and tech offerings. Could the 2019 Sportage be the right used SUV for you? 2019 Kia Sportage performance specs  Kia’s 2019 Sportage is a cute-ute, aka adorable crossover. The SUV features two flavors. …

Sign on façade at headquarters of internet auction company eBay in the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, March 15, 2019.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Buy a Car on eBay Without Getting Scammed

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people go car shopping. Transactions typically handled in person are happening online more frequently, with consumers preferring to skip the showroom. eBay Motors is a popular auction site to take advantage of good deals on new and used cars. With over 5 million vehicles sold on the website to date, eBay is …

A red 2008 Jaguar XK coupe
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2008 Jaguar XK

While depreciation means luxury cars’ values often drop like stones, that’s often a boon for the next savvy owner. It’s a familiar situation for some of Jaguar’s products, such as the F-Type. And that includes this week’s Cars and Bids bargain purchase: a 2008 Jaguar XK. The 2007-2015 Jaguar XK is a luxury GT worthy …

A red 2019 GMC Terrain Denali parked in the driveway.

The 2019 GMC Terrain Dazzles and Disappoints

The 2019 GMC Terrain is one of the highest-rated versions, so it’s an enticing option to buy used. You may have heard that the Terrain provides a luxury-inspired driving experience, and it’s comfortable to ride in. While that’s true, you may find that the Terrain’s cons outweigh the pros. The 2019 GMC Terrain (mostly) dazzles when it comes …

The rear 3/4 view of a blue-and-white 1996 Dodge Viper GTS coupe
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A Dodge Viper Is More Affordable and Reliable Than You Think

‘Supercar’ and ‘affordable’ are rarely paired together, especially when classic and/or used models are involved. It’s a similar story—or at least, some think it is—where reliability is concerned. However, some supercars buck that trend. For example, the Dodge Viper. Although it has a reputation as a ‘widow maker,’ when it comes to buying and maintaining …

A Truly Nolen Mouse car press image
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You Can Buy a Used Truly Nolen Mouse Car

One of the best ways to draw attention to your company is to have an interesting advertising campaign. Quite a few companies over the years have used cars to promote their business. Who doesn’t remember the famous Oscar-Mayer Wienermobile or the Planter’s NUTmobile? Another set of vehicles you might recognize are the Truly Nolen Mouse …

A white 2000 Lexus LX 470
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Lexus LX 470

New or used, the Land Cruiser is a well-respected choice of overlanders and off-roaders. But it’s not Toyota’s only reliable off-road SUV—and I’m not talking about the 4Runner. The Lexus LX has the Land Cruiser’s powertrain, platform, and off-road capability. And a 2000 LX 470 model is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy. The …

The red Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV
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Want To Own a Factory-Tuned Oldsmobile Silhouette Concept?

While wagons can make great high-performance vehicles, the same usually can’t be said of minivans. However, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from trying to give these practical haulers a touch of sportiness. The Toyota Previa, for example, had a mid-engine layout with an optional supercharger and manual. And the Mercedes-Benz R-Class was a luxury minivan …

A Hyundai Sonata on display at an auto show

Is the 2019 Hyundai Sonata a Good Car?

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata stands out in the midsize sedan class primarily for its style and smoothness. Most critics have had plenty of nice things to say about the 2019 Sonata but have noted a few flaws. Could this Hyundai be the right one for you? Does the Hyundai Sonata have a V6 engine? The 2019 Sonata offers five …

2012 Hyundai Azera parked on a stage with a woman getting out of the driver's seat
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The Safest Used Hyundai Models You Can Buy Under $10,000

There’s nothing wrong with going for a used vehicle when you want something that’s affordable and won’t break your budget. Getting something reliable and safe doesn’t mean you have to compromise a ton. Big-name automakers, like Hyundai, have a handful of choices that will match just what you need.  In fact, you can find a pretty solid selection that lands …

A orange 2019 Crosstrek on the track.

Is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek a Good Car?

As a new model, critics recognized the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek for its overall comfort and available technology. You could say that the positive reviews for the 2019 Crosstrek contributed to it being one of the best-selling SUVs of the model year. Could this Subaru be right for you? Driving dynamics  The 2019 Crosstrek comes with a 152-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder …

A blue 2013 Maserti GranTurismo Sport drives on a city road
Sedans & Coupes

What’s the Most Reliable Used Maserati?

When it comes to reliable luxury, Maserati doesn’t tend to do so well. However, given its cars’ resale values, they make tempting used purchases. But just because a car is ‘exotic’ doesn’t automatically make it unreliable. For example, with proper exercise and maintenance, an Aston Martin is no less daily-drivable than a Porsche. And if …

The Mazda CX-3 is a safe, dependable, and modern subcompact crossover developed by Mazda to be their entry-level model.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Is a ‘Willing Dance Partner’

In a class of so-so options, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one that truly shines. The CX-3 is both efficient and entertaining to drive, helping it stand out from class rivals. And as a used model, this 2019 Mazda continues to impress with its predicted reliability. What it’s like to drive the 2019 CX-3 The 2019 CX-3 gets its …

A green 1995 Acura Legend L
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1995 Acura Legend L

Though the ILX Type S is giving Acura some entry-level sportiness, the premium brand’s history is littered with other performance cars. For example, the NSX supercar, which continues today as an American-made hybrid supercar. There’s also the Integra Type R, which introduced VTEC into car enthusiast parlance. But Acura also had a sports luxury sedan …

A silver 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder drives down the road
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

While it’s not exactly cheap, the Porsche 718 Boxster isn’t just the brand’s entry-level model. It’s Consumer Reports’ best-rated sports car and one of the best four-cylinder sports cars on sale today. The earlier versions earned similar praise in their day—only today, they’re priced at more affordable levels. Even, on occasion, some of the special …

A blue, turbocharged 2016 Veloster on the track.
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The 2016 Hyundai Veloster Is Fun and Flawed

The Hyundai Veloster has a reputation for being one of the most fun and affordable cars you can buy. This is particularly true for the 2016 version. The 2016 Veloster serves up peppiness and a unique sense of style. However, there are a few flaws that make it less desirable.  2016 Hyundai Veloster specs  The 2016 Veloster features two …

2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima Is a ‘Jack-of-all-trades, Master of None’

Buying a used Nissan Altima is a sensible choice. And as you shop for one, you’ll see that the 2019 Altima is one that’s hard to pass up. Nissan completely redesigned the Altima for 2019 to some fanfare. Some critics have raved about this model, while others say it’s too mundane.  Driving the 2019 Nissan Altima  The base 2019 …

A red 1991 Toyota MR2
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A $5000 1991 Toyota MR2 Is Cheap Mid-Engine RWD Fun

Today, the 86 is Toyota’s cheapest sports car. And, as it was in the 80s, 90s, and early 00s, the Supra is one rung above it. However, Toyota once offered another affordable sports car: the MR2. The 3rd-gen MR2 Spyder is something of a bargain Lotus, and the 1st-gen tangoed with the Pontiac Fiero. The …

2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Beats Its Competitors in a Quiet Way

As Nissan continues to make drastic improvements to its Rogue SUV, there are a few versions that shine more than most. One of the most highly-rated versions of the Rogue would have to be the 2019 model. The 2019 Rogue is not only modern and affordable, but it beats its competitors in a quiet way. Driving the Nissan Rogue  …