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Buying

Thinking of buying a new or used car during year-end sales? Think again…
Thinking of buying a new or used car during year-end sales? Think again… Buying November 14, 2017
Every year at this time, you usually hear auto-buying experts extolling the virtues of why right now is a great…
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule?
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule? Cars November 2, 2017
Lengthy auto loans of 72 months or longer are on the rise, according to a new report from the Consumer…
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3 sites you need to visit before you buy a used car Buying October 5, 2017
Aside from a home, buying a vehicle can be one of the biggest purchases you’re ever going to make. Since…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars September 11, 2017
Anytime there's widespread flooding in the U.S., you have to be wary about 'flood cars' entering the used car market.…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
Used car sticker price
Why right now is the best time to buy a used car in the last 7 years Cars August 21, 2017
Used cars are depreciating at such a fast pace that there's almost never been a better time to buy a…
The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice prices
The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice prices Cars August 17, 2017
Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a five-part investigative series. Most new-car shoppers turn to those big new-car pricing…
New study: Flying to buy a used car can save up to $2,000
New study: Flying to buy a used car can save up to $2,000 Buying June 30, 2017
If you’re looking for a great deal on a used car, you might think that your search begins and ends…
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car Cars June 8, 2017
If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how…
Tires: Everything you need to know about price and keeping them properly inflated!
Tires: Everything you need to know about price and keeping them properly inflated! Cars May 26, 2017
Your tires are a big part of what keeps you and your family safe on the road. So you want…
Should you buy an extended warranty on a new car?
Should you buy an extended warranty on a new car? Buying May 11, 2017
All new vehicles come with a basic "bumper-to-bumper" warranty that covers mechanical and electrical parts that fail. It doesn’t cover…
How to buy a used car
How to buy a used car Cars May 10, 2017
Here on The Clark Howard Show, we have something informally known as "Car Call Mondays." Every Monday, my staffers have…
The 7 best late-model used cars to buy right now
The 7 best late-model used cars to buy right now Buying May 5, 2017
When shopping for a used car, you’re usually looking for a vehicle that’s safe, reliable and a great value. Money…
Consumer Reports ranks top 10 new cars of 2017
Consumer Reports ranks top 10 new cars of 2017 Cars March 1, 2017
If you're shopping for a new car, Consumer Reports is out with a list of the best cars and trucks…
Top 5 vehicles rich Americans are most likely to drive
Top 5 vehicles rich Americans are most likely to drive Cars February 24, 2017
If you think the wealthiest Americans all drive either a Lexus, Mercedes or Porsche, think again! A new study from…
The most and least reliable used car brands
The most and least reliable used car brands Cars February 22, 2017
Cars are the second largest expense that most people face. So you don't want to waste your money in the…
Saving money with sub-compact cars: Mitsubishi Mirage GT vs. Honda Fit EX-L
Saving money with sub-compact cars: Mitsubishi Mirage GT vs. Honda Fit EX-L Cars February 6, 2017
Let's say you're in need of a new car but you’re not all that concerned with having the latest styles…
10 vehicles that drivers complain about the most
10 vehicles that drivers complain about the most Cars January 31, 2017
The Toyota Prius is among the vehicles that drivers complain about the most, according to a new study from iSeeCars.com.…
Top 7 cars that owners regret buying
Top 7 cars that owners regret buying Cars December 27, 2016
Buying a new car is a big financial decision, so most people spend hours researching different models to find the…
Most and least expensive cities to buy a used car
Most and least expensive cities to buy a used car Cars December 21, 2016
If you’re looking for a deal on a used car, location makes a difference! Of course, it’s fair to assume…
8 best new car deals for December 2016
8 best new car deals for December 2016 Cars December 19, 2016
If you're interested in buying a new car this month, you've come to the right place. We've listed today's top…
New report: These are the 38 safest vehicles for 2017
New report: These are the 38 safest vehicles for 2017 Insurance December 8, 2016
Only 38 vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety'shighest safety award for 2017 due to stricter criteria. IIHS reveals…
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money!
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money! Cars November 29, 2016
When I reviewed the new for 2016 Toyota Prius, I was impressed enough with the redesigned model enough to call…
Op-ed: How we abandoned our inborn common sense about new-car pricing
Op-ed: How we abandoned our inborn common sense about new-car pricing Cars November 28, 2016
George Will, an American journalist and author and a keen observer of human behavior, has written, “This is an age…
5 best times to buy a new car
5 best times to buy a new car Cars November 28, 2016
That chill in the air signals not only autumn and the approach of holiday season but also a cooling trend…
10 best cars to buy on Black Friday
10 best cars to buy on Black Friday Cars November 23, 2016
Forget about electronics and clothes, Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy a used car, according…
The best month and day to get the best deal on a used car
The best month and day to get the best deal on a used car Cars November 23, 2016
If you're thinking about getting a new car and you want to save the most money, buying two to three…
The 12 best cars to buy for 2017
The 12 best cars to buy for 2017 Cars November 18, 2016
If you want to buy a new car that’s a great value, consider the 2017 Honda Civic, which has been…
Buying a car: A lesson in auto finance for the troops
Buying a car: A lesson in auto finance for the troops Buying November 7, 2016
It's not unusual for service members to build up a lot of savings thanks to tax-free combat pay. Couple that…
10 things you should never do in a brand-new car
10 things you should never do in a brand-new car Cars November 4, 2016
OK, so we all know Clark Howard recommends buying used cars, not new ones. But automakers sold nearly 18 million…
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