Is Kelly Blue Book Accurate?

Somewhere out there on Craigslist is a low mileage 2006 Toyota Camry SE (arguably one of the most reliable cars ever built) selling for Kelly Blue Book price. I want to buy that car. The reality is that it will be sold within hours. Unless I saw the ad immediately, it will be gone.
There is also someone selling (or trying to sell) their used late model sexy Mercedes Benz for “book” price. That ad will still be running for weeks with no buyers.

Below I will explain why this is so.

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Should You Lease, or Should You Buy?

In terms of a relationship, do you prefer a fling? Or is a long term relationship more your style?

A car lease is like a fling. It lasts about 2-3 years. You can then choose to either break up (end the lease) or get married to your trusted car (a buyout). Sounds safe enough but there can be problems with this type of affair.

On the other hand, if you choose to buy instead of lease, you are in for a commitment for five or more years, for better or for worse, in sickness or in health. You had better be sure about that relationship. You will need to lovingly maintain your car so that it will remain reliable, trustworthy and faithful till the end. Or so you hope.

Which is a better match for you?

Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both:
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5 Easy Steps To Maintaining a Clean Engine

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We all love to keep our car clean, but do we ever think about cleaning the engine? At Car Buying Support, we are experts at maintaining clean engines in our best used cars.
Why and How Often Should You Clean Your Engine?best used cars

Other than making it look good, cleaning your engine can remove grime and grease. This will help it look better but also identify any leaks that surface. Cleaning your engine can keep it cooler since there isn't grease, which can act as an insulator covering the engine. Your car’s engine and the engine bay should be cleaned once a year. But is it safe? ...

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Stop! Read This Before You Buy a New Car

The standard price of an automobile peaked at just over $32k in 2018.

With prices of cars becoming one of the most expensive investments in life, it is important to manage your finances responsibly and optimize your options to get the best car for the best price.

Used cars are a quickly expanding industry with options that allow individuals to keep money in the bank without having to completely sacrifice quality. Below you will find 5 benefits you will immediately see from buying a used car.
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Massive Takata Airbag Recall. Are You At Risk?

best used carsWhen it comes to the automotive world, safety has always stood as a primary point of focus for both manufacturers as well as consumers. When looking for older cars to purchase, accident history and safety usually separates lemons from the best used cars on the market. Recent developments involving the Japanese automotive parts company, Takata has caused quite the stir in the automotive worlds. Reports state that the company recently issued a massive airbag recall, encompassing millions of different models and makes of vehicles in the United States involving close to two dozen different brands.
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Don’t Buy a Used Honda Without Reading This!

The Honda Civic in recent years has undergone a complete design overhaul. The iconic car stands as one of the company's classic staples and sits as one of the best-selling cars on a budget. While many consumers look to the Honda Civic as a great choice for a cheap and efficient used car, there was trouble with some years that had major engine weaknesses and the Civic Hybrid was a car to avoid. 

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How To Save Thousands On A Used Car In 7 Easy Steps

 

Buying the best used cars can be a nerve wrecking experience.

Usually, when thinking of used cars, several immediate thoughts come to mind. Was the car well maintained? Has it been in an accident? Am I better off just buying a new car?

Our Car Buying Support tips will show you step by step and section by section how to inspect a car for previous accidents, proper maintenance, red flags and more. With this Guide, you will know for certain whether you should purchase or walk away from the car.
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The Very Best Used Cars To Buy

There are good cars and there are bad cars. When you own a good car you can't help but feel good about it. You tell your friends that it is one of the best cars you have ever owned. Ordinarily you have to do your homework to learn which cars are the very best to buy.

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Used Cars You Should NOT Buy

One of the most stressful things to endure in life is owning a bad car. You might find out too late that you are not the only one experiencing problems with your car. But by that time you will have been in and out of the repair shop and spending more money than the car is worth, sad but true.

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Should You Buy GAP Insurance

What is GAP Insurance and should you buy it when purchasing your next car?

GAP is short for Guaranteed Auto Protection. It is an insurance policy that protects you in case you owe more than your car is worth. There is only one way that that can happen and that is if you take out a loan that is more than the value of the car. Here is how that can happen.
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