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April 27, 2016

How To Guides: Selling Your Used Car

How_to_guide_selling_your_carHave you decided that it’s time to part ways with your beloved (or not so beloved) used car?

Perhaps you are ready to get into something better or maybe you’re moving and you just can’t take it with you. Whatever your reason, there are a few things you’ll want to know as you’re getting ready to sell your car.

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April 26, 2016

Do You Need A New Vehicle: Have You Really Thought This Out?

Woman_with_car_keys-90278446We have read and heard a lot recently about the “how tos” of selecting, buying, and financing a vehicle, and can enjoy the developing awareness on how women can make the best of visiting a dealership and avoid being taken advantage of in transactions.

From our beginning, AskPatty has considered this information as vital to the education and assistance of women buying vehicles, as well as the dealerships with which they deal.

But there are even more basic thoughts about procuring a vehicle that we tend to gloss over in our excitement to get a vehicle. These fall under the categories of “Why.”  If you're considering buying a vehicle, either new or used, then here are some questions that we strongly suggest you study and approach honestly:

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April 20, 2016

Your New Car Buying Guide

New_car_buyers_guideThere’s a lot more to buying a new car than deciding on the color, style, make, model, and price.

So you found a car you love? Great! Buying your new car should be fun. It’s all the stuff that comes before and after that decision that can often gum up the works.

Question Everything:

When you’re buying a new car, absolutely ask tons of questions. Not sure which questions to ask? You probably know at least one “car person” who understands everything there is to know about cars and car buying. Social scientist Malcolm Gladwell calls this someone the Maven—the person who has info on a wide array of products, who saves coupons, who wants to share knowledge with others. Try to identify some mavens in your life and ring ‘em up.

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April 14, 2016

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Guide_buy_used_car_buying_guideBuying used can be a herculean task.

Beyond the original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), other costs like tax, title, registration, and insurance often add roughly 10 percent to your overall purchase price. It’s important to consider the extra costs before establishing a price-range.

It’s also important not to overlook the role of auto financing in the total cost of your new car. Without the necessary cash lying around, getting in on a good loan might be the best option. How can you figure out which is a good one and which isn’t?

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April 12, 2016

2015 Ford Focus: Thorough Redesign

1__2015_ford_focus__hatchbacksFord began building and marketing its successful compact Focus more than 15 years ago for the 2000 model year.

Today, the latest Ford Focus lineup includes models that meet a variety of needs starting with the basic commuter car, like the entry-level Focus S models, and topping out with the Titanium trims, which have navigation and other extras that make it a premium sedan without a premium price tag. Focus prices start at $17,170.

The third-gen Ford Focus has a bold new look that features a restyled hood, grille, and trunk lid. Signature LED lighting for headlamps and taillamps, and new rear lamp clusters give Focus an exclusive look.

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April 07, 2016

Ciara Video Helps Launch #MyJeepStory

Ciara_launches-New_York_international_Auto_show-MyJeepStory-Because it seems every owner has a story to tell, Jeep is kicking off a year-long campaign called “#MyJeepStory” to highlight its passionate community and promote the brand's 75th anniversary celebrations.

As part of the #MyJeepStory campaign, Jeep is encouraging enthusiasts to share their own, authentic and inspiring Jeep brand stories –- enabled by Jeep vehicles and embodying the spirit of the brand through the pillars of freedom, adventure, authenticity, and passion.

The program launches this week with entertainer Ciara sharing her Jeep story about her heroes and her own Jeep Wrangler from Camp Jeep at the recent 2016 New York Auto Show.

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April 06, 2016

More Women Are Buying Manual Transmissions Than Men

2016_Mazda_MX_5_Miata-manual_shifterIs there a difference between the rate of manual transmission use between men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation's largest car lease marketplace, recently analyzed over 50,000 driver records to uncover some interesting trends.

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April 05, 2016

2016 Fiat 500X: The Italian Jeep

1__2016_fiat_500x___off_road_grilleAs automobiles converge in quality and design, their ability to surprise buyers becomes increasingly rare, but it does happen. Witness the 2016 FIAT 500X.

It is a new, fraternal twin offspring of the acquisition of America's Chrysler by Italy's Fiat, now called FCA, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Built in a plant in Melfi, Italy, the 500X carries the same underpinnings as the new Jeep Renegade. But like many fraternal twins, they look nothing alike.

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March 30, 2016

Best Cash, Finance, and Lease Incentives for March 2016

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If you're looking for a great deal on a new car this March, let the AskPatty Car Buying Program help you find it with one of these noteworthy cash, lease, and financing incentives.

Each month, the AskPatty Car Buying Program identifies the very best manufacturer incentives available to help shoppers research their new car purchase.

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March 01, 2016

Why Car Shoppers Walk Away: Because Looks Matter

Woman_starting_car-iStock_000024391129-dnbertyWhen consumers are in the market for a new car, how do they reject some models or choose the vehicles they ultimately purchase? This shopping behavior is what J.D. Power's U.S. Auto Avoider Study looks at annually.

Its just-released 2016 study has found that reliability concerns have increased in importance for the first time in nearly a decade, while concerns over fuel economy have decreased.

The new study looks at the shopping behavior among nearly 26,500 owners of new vehicles who purchased their vehicles in 2015. Now in its 13th year, the latest research found that looks do matter: 59 percent of consumers surveyed said exterior styling was the top reason they bought a particular model. It is also the top reason shoppers (31 percent) said they avoided a particular vehicle.

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