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February 02, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to the Best-Selling New Cars for 2015

Woman_car_dealership-iStock_000038020078-DeklofenakThe new car sales numbers are in for 2015, with more than 17 million vehicles sold in the United States. Six brands -- Ford, Chevy, Ram, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan -- comprise this year’s top ten best-selling models and have sold more than 4.3 million units alone. This is the sixth straight year U.S. deliveries have grown after hitting a 27-year low of 10.4 million in 2009.

The ten models have many things in common: The three most popular vehicles are actually trucks, staples for practical consumers who must combine their heavy-duty work wants with their functional family needs as well. Five of them are inexpensive sedans and coupes that offer comfort for passengers, as well as economic fuel efficiency. Seven of the top-selling models are from Japanese manufacturers. All of the cars on the list have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting below $30,000, with six of them affordably under $25,000. AskPatty Auto Buying Service. buyers who put down 20 percent and qualify with a 3 percent financing rate could have monthly payments for these six cars below $350 for 60 months*.

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February 01, 2016

Save Time and Money on Your Next New Car with the AskPatty Auto Buying Service!

AskPatty_Auto_Buying_Service-iStock_000022916440-DragonImagesIf you’re shopping for a new car, AskPatty has launched a brand-new Car Buying Service custom designed for AskPatty shoppers to help you save both time and money while enjoying a hassle-free car buying experience.

We’re hoping this free service will change the way you feel about car buying so you can enjoy the great parts and excitement when shopping for a new car.

Here are just a few of the benefits of the free AskPatty Auto Buying Service:

  • AskPatty_Auto_Buying_Service-iStock_000023891759-Ikonoklast_FotografieGuaranteed Savings — Get your Guaranteed Savings (available in most states) on new cars or view dealer-guaranteed prices on used cars before even visiting a dealer. Savings also apply to leasing and there is no obligation to buy.
  • Powerful Research Tools — Access free unlimited Price Reports, plus compare features, see pictures, and read reviews.
  • Incentives Built In — No more searching around for incentives, applicable incentives are listed for each vehicle and included on your Certificate.
  • Trusted Dealer Network — Prescreened dealers are dedicated to a high level of customer service so you can enjoy a better car buying experience.
  • Great Savings — our users have saved an average of $3,279 off MSRP (see the AskPatty Auto Buying Service for more details).

To learn more, go to the AskPatty Auto Buying Service

January 26, 2016

Courtney Force-Designed 2016 COPO Camaro No. 1 Auction to Benefit United Way

Courtney_Force_COPO_camaro_Auction-frontChevrolet will auction off the first, sixth-generation 2016 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for United Way. The COPO Camaro, serial number 2016COPO001, was designed by NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force, and will be sold on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.  All proceeds of the winning bid will benefit United Way.

“I was extremely honored to work with Chevrolet and help design the 2016 COPO Camaro,” said Courtney Force. “The bright red color and the signature slash marks towards the back on the car bring a part of my Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car to the COPO Camaro, which I think is really cool. The proceeds from this car go to a great cause and benefit the United Way, so it's an awesome project all around."

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December 30, 2015

Shopping For A New Car? Survey Shows Consumers Want Car Technology

Incar_technology-AppleCarPlayIs it the color of the exterior and interior that grabs your attention when shopping for a car? How about its engine or its miles per gallon? Car buyers care more about smartphone integration and infotainment features than cost and color of the vehicle, putting pressure on automakers to anticipate and deliver technologies consumers want most. This is according to Autotrader's 2015 In-Vehicle Technology Shopper Influence Study, which provides insight into how vehicle technology impacts consumer vehicle purchase behavior.

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December 21, 2015

How to Buy a Used Car and Insure It, Too

Couple_at_dealership-shopping_for_a_new_car-iStock_000036062238_SmallShopping for a used car? Here's some good news: Financing a used car is doable. Interest rates on used cars are generally higher than on new cars, but if you follow these guidelines you'll do pretty well.

  1. 1. Know Your Credit Score:
    A score of 680 or higher typically entitles you to a good rate. You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months without an adverse effect on your credit rating to learn your score. Visit annualcreditreport.com for more information.

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December 16, 2015

Great Holiday Auto Buying Tips

Christmas_bow-car_key-iStock_000036280250-Mihai_MaximThe holiday season has rushed in, and you might find yourself needing a vehicle.

You're very busy and have little time to devote to buying a car. For that reason, we've put together some tips to make your car buying experience not only efficient during this time of year, but money saving as well.

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December 08, 2015

Women Pay Different Prices For The Same Cars as Men

Couple_at_dealership-shopping_for_a_new_car-iStock_000036062238_SmallNew data shows where men and women are paying different monthly prices for the same exact car. According to research from Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, monthly car payments vary based on both car and gender.

While conventional wisdom has often thought of women as having less negotiating power than men, a recent analysis of car payments shows women often have lower monthly payments on similar vehicles.  Although monthly payments varied from vehicle to vehicle, women appear to be spending less each month on their cars.

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November 30, 2015

Myth Busting the Car Buyer of the Future

Myth_Busting_the_Car_Buyer_of_the_Future-1_autotrader_roweWe met up with Jared Rowe, president of Autotrader, on their study, "Car Buyer of the Future."

This survey polled more than 4,000 shoppers and buyers to get a grasp of future consumer behavior. "Two of the most influential groups are millennials and women," offered Rowe.

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November 17, 2015

Car Buying: How to Ask a Car Dealer to Lower the Price and Succeed

Woman_car_dealership-iStock_000038020078-DeklofenakOne of the scariest parts of the car buying process for many women is negotiating the price. Many would rather not negotiate at all and leave the numbers as they are.

The problem with this approach is that you may end up paying for something you do not want or need. For instance, if the price quote contains rust protection, VIN etching, or some other undesirable fee, then you may want to remove it – as it can cost you up to $1,000 or more. The only way to do so is to speak up.

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November 09, 2015

How to Shop for a Used Car

How_to_shop_for_a_used_car-iStock_000022987255_SmallStatistics show fully two-thirds of all used cars sold annually trade hands between May and November. According to Carfax, 2015 is on track to see nearly 43 million used car transactions.

With so many people in the market this time of the year, we thought it useful to revisit some strategies for ensuring the used car you buy is a good one.

To this end, we spoke with Chris Basso at Carfax for some tips on buying a used car.

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