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August 10, 2016

TrueSavings: Great Savings on Sport Utility Vehicles

TrueSavings-Great_deals_on_SUVs_for_August-AskPatty_car_buying_serviceAugust is a Great Time to Buy a Utility Vehicle!

Back-to-school is just around the corner, and the end of summer is traditionally the best time to buy a new car because dealers are clearing space for incoming models.

Whether you want something large or small, if you’re shopping for a utility vehicle, this edition of True Savings offers something for every SUV shopper’s needs. TrueCar analysis shows potential savings ranging from 15.3% to 19.7% off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”), while market average pricing on these five crossovers and SUVs demonstrates potential MSRP discounts of as much as $8,050.

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August 02, 2016

Does a Trade-In Help or Hurt a Buyer's Price on a New Car?

Does_a_tradein_help_or_hurt-car_keys-car_dealership-iStock_68252215-SaklakovaTurns out, having a trade-in can hurt.

Research shows that the price of a new car increases the average transaction price by about a percent for deals that include trade-ins compared to deals without them.

An increase of 1 percent may not seem like much, but it can add up, especially as the value of the trade-in increases from an economy car up the scale to a large SUV or luxury car. On average, the dealer makes $250 more on trade-in deals, but depending on the car, it can be much more.

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August 01, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crosses the Line Between Utility Vehicle and Truck

2017_Honda_Ridgeline_01-action-AskPatty_Car_buying_serviceSometimes, you need more than a truck, but less than a utility vehicle.

When it first went on sale in 2006, the Honda Ridgeline crossed that line, attracting shoppers with a large and flexible five-passenger cabin, crossover-like ride and handling, and a conveniently sized pickup bed large enough to hold a twin-sized mattress (laying flat) that could be accessed by a dual-action tailgate that folds down or swings open to the side. Its insulated bed-mounted cooler, something not available in any other truck at the time, was an added bonus.

Now in its second generation, Honda has redesigned its profitable four-door midsize pickup truck from the ground up to offer family, recreational, and work users a higher degree of utility and versatility.

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June 23, 2016

Sixteen Great Lease Offers For Summer

IStock_89065395-welcomiaSearching for a great lease deal this summer? Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, has shared the following great lease offers for cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles this summer.

If you're looking for value, 16 lease offers are currently under $199 per month, and 36 deals are under $299 per month.

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June 22, 2016

Summer Rides: 5 Affordable, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles

2016_mini_convertibleThe wind in your hair and a smile on your face: Nothing says summer like a convertible.

Here are five top rides for $35,000 or less, in vehicles that also get great fuel economy:

1.) MINI: The third-generation convertible since BMW took over the brand in 2002, the 2016 MINI convertible is the first to contain BMW engines. My recent test drive was in a zippy 189-horsepower turbocharged model with the great acceleration and precise handling you would expect from a BMW engine. The new MINI also contains new safety and design features, including back seats that fold down and an innovative trunk with expanding hinges. These features provide not just more cargo space, but easier access to it.

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June 20, 2016

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Buying Guide

Alt_fuel_vehiclesWith tougher emissions and fuel economy regulations on the horizon in 2025, automakers are working hard to build more hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes.

Here's our guide to understanding some of the most popular alternative fuel technologies, and some of the popular vehicles worth considering.

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May 23, 2016

2016 Toyota Camry: Just What Jane Q. Public Wants in a Mid-Sized Sedan.

2016_Toyota_camryToyota has been deft at combining its quality engineering with an eye for what Jane Q. Public wants in a mid-sized sedan.

The Camry received a significant makeover in 2015 with just small upgrades for the 2016 model year. The Camry — built in Georgetown, Kentucky — can boast being “America’s Car” as it has been among the country’s best-selling cars for many years.

The Toyota Camry remains the top-selling mid-sized sedan in America, but it has plenty of competition nipping at its rear tires. To Toyota’s credit, it has improved the Camry’s handling and steering responsiveness compared with the previous version. The Entune connectivity set-up works well to integrate your smart-phone and deliver app-based services to the cabin. A supremely competent sedan that checks all the boxes for most buyers.

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May 22, 2016

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May 20, 2016

Car Deals and Discounts for 2016 College Graduates

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A new car can be an important part of leaving school to set off on a professional path.

Getting the degree was undoubtedly expensive, so to assist recent graduates as they ease onto a new road, many manufacturers offer special incentives – such as cash rebates, low down payments, and flexible leasing – and financing offers that may include relaxed credit requirements, discounted percentage rates, no requirements for a co-signer, waived security deposits (on leases), and even deferred payments on their new car purchases.

Program offers and requirements vary by manufacturer, so here’s a list of currently available programs to help 2016 graduates find their fit:

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May 18, 2016

To Lease or Not to Lease

160518 TC to lease or not to leaseThe decision to buy or lease can be a biggie.

A lease is a long-term rental, a car you’ll have to give back to the dealer at some point. A purchase is, well, yours for the long haul. Often your choice will come down to price.

If you want a nicer car but aren’t in the position to make high payments, a lease is the way to go. If you feel the value of ownership outweighs higher monthly payments, a purchase is the right fit.

Of course, if it were as simple as that the guide would just end here. Good thing we’ve also got incentives, monthly payments, insurance, and customization to cover, so watch for those in future posts.

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