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Those Memorial Day Weekend Car Sales Might Not Be As Good As You Think Those Memorial Day Weekend Car Sales Might Not Be As Good As You Think

Due to relentless marketing, a lot of people seem to think that Memorial Day is this massive clearance event for new cars where you can score the deal of a lifetime. But depending on the brand you choose, you may actually be getting a worse deal than you would have at another time.

I Miss My Crazy But Practical Pontiac Aztek! What Car Should I Buy? I Miss My Crazy But Practical Pontiac Aztek! What Car Should I Buy?

Andrea owned and loved one of the most polarizing cars ever made, the Pontiac Aztek. She ran that car to 350,000 miles and had to part with it. Now she is on the hunt for something with the same kind of “charm.” What car should she buy?

These Are The Cars With The Most Recalls And They're Not What You Think These Are The Cars With The Most Recalls And They're Not What You Think

It’s hard to find a modern car that is “bad,” but some manufacturers are better than others when it comes to quality control. iSeeCars.com analyzed some data from the NHTSA and has come up with a list of the cars with the most and the least amount of recalls.

Watch Out For Dealers Who Say They 'Overpaid' For Your Trade After A Contract Was Signed Watch Out For Dealers Who Say They 'Overpaid' For Your Trade After A Contract Was Signed

You would hope that after you sign the sales contract that you wouldn’t have to be hassled by the dealer anymore. Unfortunately, some dealers will attempt to pull more money from you by claiming they “overpaid” for your trade-in. This is bunk.

You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now

Subaru has been winning a lot lately. It’s one of the few brands that consistently delivers positive sales figures while some of the other automakers struggle. So you would think with an in-demand lineup deals would be hard to come by, but even Subaru dealers are blowing out inventory with discounts that you may want…

I'm A College Kid Looking For Something Quirky But Reliable! What Car Should I Buy? I'm A College Kid Looking For Something Quirky But Reliable! What Car Should I Buy?

Megan is a full-time college student in Oregon who needs a new ride. All the rational people want her to get a Honda or Toyota, but she wants something quirky and different. What car should she buy?

The Volkswagen Sportwagen And Alltrack May Be The Best Used Wagon Values On The Market The Volkswagen Sportwagen And Alltrack May Be The Best Used Wagon Values On The Market

Now is a pretty good time to buy a wagon in America, but unfortunately, many of the really cool ones are going to require some serious car payments. But if you’re shopping for a longroof on a tighter budget, you may not know that used Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack models are now getting hit with some sweet,…

I Have $200,000 To Spend On Something Comfortable And Fast! What Car Should I Buy? I Have $200,000 To Spend On Something Comfortable And Fast! What Car Should I Buy?

Luke drives a 2016 Mercedes S550, a car that is both fast and luxurious, but like any person with drive and ambition he wants more. I can’t say I blame him, especially since he has a healthy budget to replace it. What car should he buy?

Now's Your Chance To Get An Awesome Deal On A Cadillac ATS-V Before They're Gone Now's Your Chance To Get An Awesome Deal On A Cadillac ATS-V Before They're Gone

The Cadillac ATS had a lot of potential. It was a was an engaging small sport sedan that could give the Germans a run for their money in some areas, but for various and legitimate reasons, it unfortunately never found enough customers. Of course, the best version was the insane twin-turbo ATS-V, and now is the time to…

Someone Explain To Me Why This Ugly Convertible Is Worth $55,000 Someone Explain To Me Why This Ugly Convertible Is Worth $55,000

Normally when you think of a roadster, you imagine an open-top car that is stylish, probably has two seats and is fun to drive. It doesn’t have to be fast, but there is an element of performance to it. The Panoz Roadster—a car that I had totally forgotten about—has only part of the formula right.

The 2018.5 Honda Civic Type R Is Still An Awesome Value Even If It's Slightly More Expensive The 2018.5 Honda Civic Type R Is Still An Awesome Value Even If It's Slightly More Expensive

Questionable aesthetics aside, the Honda Civic Type R is a fantastic driving machine that earned its famed red badges. The 2018.5 model gets a $600 price bump while remaining exactly the same. It could even potentially be a good thing for buyers if it brings those crazy markups down.

Watch The New Corvette ZR1 Dust A Dodge Demon At The Drag Strip Watch The New Corvette ZR1 Dust A Dodge Demon At The Drag Strip

The 808 horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon is basically good for one thing: ripping insanely quick quarter mile times. As this drag battle with Chevy’s new Corvette ZR1 shows, sometimes there is more to victory than what is on a spec sheet.

This Used Porsche Nightmare Is Why You Always Get An Independent Inspection This Used Porsche Nightmare Is Why You Always Get An Independent Inspection

When buying a used performance or specialty car, a pre-purchase inspection is key. This is true even when you’re working with a legit dealer who makes a convincing argument that their car is top notch. In fact, that’s when your guard should be at its highest. This story should convince you to always get an independent…

The 2019 BMW M5 Competition Package Just Doesn't Sound Worth It The 2019 BMW M5 Competition Package Just Doesn't Sound Worth It

Did you just drop over $100,000 on a 2018 BMW M5? If you did, I’ve got some bad news: it is now slow and dated. You should have waited for the BMW M5 with the Competition Package, which would make your stupidly powerful German luxury sedan one-tenth of a second quicker.

I'm Only 18 And I Already Have Two Unreliable Rides! What Car Should I Buy? I'm Only 18 And I Already Have Two Unreliable Rides! What Car Should I Buy?

Nate is only 18 years old and is already living the #drivefreeordie life with a Land Rover and a Saab in various states of disrepair. It’s time to cut some losses on those cars and get something else that will actually work. What car should he buy?

Hyundai Will No Longer Restrict Genesis Sales Through Select Dealerships (Updated) Hyundai Will No Longer Restrict Genesis Sales Through Select Dealerships (Updated)

After initially restricting the Genesis luxury brand to only a select number of dealers, Hyundai came to the revelation that more distribution leads to better sales and has decided that now Genesis models can be sold to through any Hyundai dealer.

The 2019 Volvo V60 Will Have The Best Wagon Interior With Plaid Seats  The 2019 Volvo V60 Will Have The Best Wagon Interior With Plaid Seats 

There are good interiors and there are bad interiors, but the best interior is plaid. Volvo in their wagon-wisdom is well aware of this and so, will now offer the upcoming 2019 V60 wagon with an option for plaid seats.

What Is The Worst Interior Color For A Car? What Is The Worst Interior Color For A Car?

Recently I was on the hunt for a nice 997 for a client I came across a listing for a reasonably priced Turbo cabriolet... only to see a sea of crimson. I’m sorry but red interiors just ruin it for me.

You Can Get An Awesome Deal On A Ford ST Or RS Right Now Before They're Gone You Can Get An Awesome Deal On A Ford ST Or RS Right Now Before They're Gone

In a snap, Ford has decided to kill all of its and sedans and hatchbacks except for the Focus Active. While this may be a smart business move—for now—buyers looking for cheap speed and five-doors will eventually have to go elsewhere. Now seems like a good time to grab a Fiesta ST, Focus ST or Focus RS with heavy…

I Want To Sell My BMW And Replace It With A Rally Car! What Car Should I Buy? I Want To Sell My BMW And Replace It With A Rally Car! What Car Should I Buy?

Austin, who is surprisingly from Texas, has a BMW that he wants to sell and use the proceeds for something that he can transform into a machine that’s part daily driver and part rally-racer. This is a goal we can all support, so what car should he buy?

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