memorial day weekend jump-starts the summer car-shopping season every year, but there are a host of new cars hitting dealerships even now (take the 2019 acura rdx for example, which just went on sale friday). that means that rival dealers will be out to undercut them — and that means a world of incentives for you. but if you've never purchased a new car before, or you just want a quick refresher on the best ways to get the best price, we can help: check out our list of links below to help make the process easier.
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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: nissan frontier
sedans: toyota avalon
fuel sippers: nissan leaf
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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