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Consumer Protections Laws You Should Know Before Taking an Auto Loan

Is it time for an auto loan? Many buyers walk into dealerships with only a vague idea of how auto loans and financing work. This is a dangerous setup. While the mortgage market has learned its lesson, many auto markets remain rife with predatory lending, illegal scams, and unwise deals that can trap the unwary
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Anatomy of an Auto Loan

If you are considering buying a car, you are not alone. Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau report that 21 billion cars were purchased from auto dealerships during 2010. Few of us have access to enough cash to pay outright for a vehicle, and thus we finance the bulk of our cars’ sticker prices. If
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Buy Here, Die Here

If your credit could use a little help, you’re not exactly alone. Many of us have found ourselves in that position at one time or another during our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes time to buy a car, that can mean putting two or three times the interest rates into your auto loan calculator when
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The 7 Cheapest New Cars

When we were fresh out of high school and driving dad’s old station wagon on the weekends, one of our friends went out and bought himself a brand new car. A bright shiny blue Yugo. We’re not sure what it cost, but it couldn’t have been much. Our friend (who was a linebacker in high
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Indy

It only takes one word to get a car buff or racing fan excited: Indy. While there’s no doubt the Indianapolis 500 has lost some following to NASCAR in recent years, there is no other race that has so captured and kept America’s attention for so long. 100 years, to be exact. While most of
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Car Technology

When we were kids, we watched The Jetsons and dreamed of the day when we would zoom through the air to get to work. While we haven’t come that far yet, and don’t seem likely to any time in the immediate future, there are a lot more high tech options to consider when you type
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7 Coolest Cars Ever on TV

TV and cars have both played a significant part in the American landscape. And whenever there has been a really cool car on television, it has been etched into our consciousness. For most of them, there’s no point consulting an auto loan calculator; they’re one of a kind. KITT: The producers of Knight Rider started
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Auto Sales Up As Credit Market Loosens

Some of the nation’s biggest auto manufacturers are reporting impressive increases in sales over last year. GM reported sales are up 24.6% on core brands, but that’s nothing compared to Porsche’s gains. They saw sales increase 75% last month over July’s numbers last year. Customers with good credit are using auto loan calculators to figure
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Consumer Reports Recommends the Best Cars for Teens

Young drivers tend to be highly image-conscious, but aren’t always aware of safety features and handling variances in different vehicles. Many people think that bigger is better when it comes to safety, but that’s not always true. SUVs and large pick-ups have a higher center of gravity and are often more difficult to handle, which
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How to Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit

Job losses and the credit crunch have left many people out in the cold when it comes to buying new cars. That doesn’t mean that people with bad credit can’t get auto loans, but it does make things much more difficult. If your credit is not so great, check out our tips for using an
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