In the wake of a Detroit auto show that went hard on news of new pickup trucks, could 2018 be the year you finally buy one? As a trio of all-new pickups — the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Ram 1500 — slowly start to make their way to dealer lots, 2018 models already there are going to have to move. That means all kinds of incentives to keep an eye out for, so even though January and February traditionally aren't big months for discounts, now isn't a bad time to be looking if a pickup is in your future.
Not sure of how to get from here to there? Check our link guide below. We're with you for every turn.
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What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:
Pickup trucks: Ram 1500, Ford F-150
SUVs: Toyota Sequoia, BMW X2, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Edge, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, Chevrolet Tahoe RST, Subaru Outback
Sedans: Subaru WRX STI, Honda Accord, Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, Kia Forte, Toyota Avalon, Volkswagen Jetta, Infiniti Q50
Hatchbacks: Hyundai Veloster, Audi A7, Kia Rio, Mercedes-AMG GLA 45
Sports cars: Ford Mustang Bullitt, Ford Mustang
Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for January. As always, your discounts may vary, so check with your dealer for specifics.
Should I buy new or used? Read up on the pros and cons of each. If you go used, review our used-car buyers' checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.
How much can I afford? Read our primer. Then use our Price Comparison Tool while you shop to find what's right for you.
Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide.
How do I get the best lease rate? Bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.
How do I get the best financing rate? Our game plan lays out some advice. While you're at it, here's what you need to know about auto loans and what you'll need to get one.
Anything I shouldn't do when I'm at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.
Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here's what you need to know.
How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here's how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.
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