Autos

Buy or Lease? Your Decision Is a Few Simple Questions Away

Buy or Lease? Your Decision Is a Few Simple Questions Away

Deciding whether to lease or buy a car may seem intimidating, but answering a few simple questions will help you make the correct decision.

There's No Such Thing as a Discount Auto Lease

There's No Such Thing as a Discount Auto Lease

No matter how many domestic automakers embrace leasing or how many subcompacts and small SUVs are available for lease, yours simply won't be approved without good credit.

5 Coolest 2015 Cars That You Can Buy for Less Than $18,000

5 Coolest 2015 Cars That You Can Buy for Less Than $18,000

OK, one is a bit more than $18,000, but don't be so strict about cars that make many people say: 'Wow, I'm surprised that car's not more expensive.'

Memorial Day Is a Great Time to Buy a New Car, If You Do It This Way

Memorial Day Is a Great Time to Buy a New Car, If You Do It This Way

For consumers looking to shift into higher gear on a new car or truck purchase, experts and buyers who've been there and done that have advice.

Road Trip Nation: Five Summer Drives to Savor Really Cheap Gasoline

Road Trip Nation: Five Summer Drives to Savor Really Cheap Gasoline

This is the year to hit the road. Here are drives you will never forget

How Auto Loan Consumers Sabotage Themselves by Not Asking for Discounts

How Auto Loan Consumers Sabotage Themselves by Not Asking for Discounts

Auto insurers are giving away discounts, but many drivers can't be bothered.

10 Best Road Trip Vehicles Hitting the Highways in the Summer of 2015

10 Best Road Trip Vehicles Hitting the Highways in the Summer of 2015

Road trip drivers have vastly different needs, which is why everything from a two-seater convertible to a minivan makes this list.

We Win the War Over Who Sells Us Gas: Summer Car Trips Will Be Cheap Like It's 2005

We Win the War Over Who Sells Us Gas: Summer Car Trips Will Be Cheap Like It's 2005

Gas prices will be at lowest summertime level since at least 2009 — and possibly the lowest since 2005, when gas averaged $2.33 a gallon May-to-September.

The Best Big U.S. Cities for Drivers Who Can't Stand Traffic

The Best Big U.S. Cities for Drivers Who Can't Stand Traffic

If you'd rather spend time sitting in a dentist's chair than stuck in traffic, here's a look at some high-population locales with low-stress driving.

7 Convertibles You Can Pick Up for Summer 2015 Without Spending a Bundle

7 Convertibles You Can Pick Up for Summer 2015 Without Spending a Bundle

Convertible cars and utility vehicles are still a frivolous luxury, but there are a whole bunch available for $30,000 or less.

Paradise for Drivers Who Can't Be Bothered to Shop Around for Gas: Wisconsin

Paradise for Drivers Who Can't Be Bothered to Shop Around for Gas: Wisconsin

Some consumers will love these cities where gas prices aren't necessarily cheap, but where there's barely a fluctuation.

10 '90s Cars That Are Still Totally in Demand or Whatever

10 '90s Cars That Are Still Totally in Demand or Whatever

For a decade in which a Volkswagen Jetta on 'Beverly Hills 90210' was considered 'iconic,' the '90s did a great job of making its more practical cars last.

5 Cities Where You Can Both Save or Waste the Most Money on Gas

5 Cities Where You Can Both Save or Waste the Most Money on Gas

Gas stations charge as much as they think they can, but there's not always a good explanation why one station charges a lot more.

These Are the 2015 Auto Models to Drive If You Hate the Earth

These Are the 2015 Auto Models to Drive If You Hate the Earth

'Green' cars are getting lots of publicity ahead of Earth Day, but here's a look at the year's 'meanest' models — those called the worst for the environment.

There's Good News Behind These Car Maintenance Tips: Mainly Stable or Lower Costs

There's Good News Behind These Car Maintenance Tips: Mainly Stable or Lower Costs

Slow your roll, car lovers. Before you hit the gas pedal in earnest, make sure you offer your vehicle some tender loving care this spring.

You Can't Negotiate a Car Lease Like It's Your Smartphone Plan

You Can't Negotiate a Car Lease Like It's Your Smartphone Plan

Knowing the car you want and the price you want to pay per month is nice, but there are a lot of ways to save on a vehicle lease.

Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan? If It Accelerates Your Savings

Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan? If It Accelerates Your Savings

For consumers, refinancing usually calls to mind home mortgages, especially in this low interest environment. But should you refinance your auto loan?

Here Are the Greenest 2015 Automobiles You Can Drive Today

Here Are the Greenest 2015 Automobiles You Can Drive Today

Spring is in the air and Earth Day is less than two weeks away, so here's an eco-friendly look at five cars recently named as 2015's 'greenest.'

10 Most Fuel-Efficient Gas-Powered Vehicles Ever Produced

10 Most Fuel-Efficient Gas-Powered Vehicles Ever Produced

Sure, hybrid engines helped cut vehicle gas consumption, but lightweight vehicles got nearly 50 miles per gallon almost 30 years ago.

Should You Lease or Buy a Car? How to Make the Best Financial Decision

Should You Lease or Buy a Car? How to Make the Best Financial Decision

Deciding whether to lease or buy a car isn't straightforward. Although buying a car is usually better, in some cases leasing does make sense.

These Are the Cities That Keep You Stuck in Traffic the Longest

These Are the Cities That Keep You Stuck in Traffic the Longest

Our worst city for traffic places no higher than 10th worldwide, but gridlock here still adds 21% to average travel times and costs each driver about $818 annually.

How to Buy a New Car the Right Way, According to the Pros

How to Buy a New Car the Right Way, According to the Pros

Attention to detail can make or break the experience of buying a new car, experts and veteran owners say.

Is Your Rental Car Company Spying on You and Your Driving? Here's How They Do It

Is Your Rental Car Company Spying on You and Your Driving? Here's How They Do It

Speed in a rental car, pay a fine. Cross a state line, pay a fine. This is how to protect yourself

What Americans Are Doing With Their Savings From the Gas Pump

What Americans Are Doing With Their Savings From the Gas Pump

Even with savings of more than $1 per gallon, only 3% of drivers are turning around to buy new stuff. Most, in fact, are paying off debt.

Why is GM Eliminating 100,000-Mile Warranties — And Should You Care?

Why is GM Eliminating 100,000-Mile Warranties — And Should You Care?

General Motors is scaling back warranties, free maintenance and free roadside assistance on many models, but experts say the move will likely hurt dealers more than consumers.

10 Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles of Their Class for 2015

10 Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles of Their Class for 2015

Fuel economy is improving for some vehicle types, but it still needs to trickle down to SUV, pickups, minivans and other categories.

The Best Choices to Keep Your Mechanic Honest and Repair Costs Down

The Best Choices to Keep Your Mechanic Honest and Repair Costs Down

The next time your car breaks down arm yourself with a few basic tools before finding the right shop to do the job.

Long-term Auto Loans: Do You Know How Long Is Too Long?

Long-term Auto Loans: Do You Know How Long Is Too Long?

Some car loans last as long as the typical American marriage.

What Does the Typical American Family Car Look Like in 2015?

What Does the Typical American Family Car Look Like in 2015?

With families' needs changing and values diverging, subcompacts and hybrids are just as likely to shuttle kids to school as minivans and crossover SUVs.

10 Average Automobiles With Absolutely Awful Gas Mileage

10 Average Automobiles With Absolutely Awful Gas Mileage

Average mileage is on the rise, but hulking gas guzzlers still find their way onto U.S. roads. Contrary to popular belief, they aren't all playthings for the rich.