I lost five days and 70 credit points trying to buy a motorcycle

Photo: Indian For the past week I’ve been trying to please myself my first new vehicle in six years. I wanted to update my motorcycle fleet with an Indian FTR 1200. But after working with two local dealerships, all I got was a 70 point credit and five days of lost time. As you all … Read more

At $4,500, Is This 1984 Toyota Tercel SR5 Wagon A Bargain?

Today’s Seller Good price or no dice Tercel SR5 calls it, “the best car I’ve ever owned, hands down.” Let’s see if the price of this rare but rough AWD wagon also makes it hands down one best deal. With only 62K on the counter, the 2003 Pontiac Bonneville SEi we considered that yesterday seems … Read more

Need a fuel efficient car to deliver packages. What should I buy?

Picture: Ford Darlene has a small package delivery business, but his 300,000-mile van eats into his profits with fuel and maintenance costs. She has a $16,000 budget for something affordable and fuel-efficient to make her deliveries. (Welcome back to Which car should you buy? Where we give real people real advice on buying cars. ) … Read more

At $6,950, Could This 2007 Honda Element SC Be a Bargain?

Let’s be honest, with its wonderful root beer-hued paint and boxy build, today Good price or no dice Element looks a lot like a cute little UPS van. We’ll take a closer look and see what this brunette can do for us. Volkswagen is one of the largest automakers in the world, with manufacturing plants … Read more

This list of cars with the highest margins doesn’t tell the whole story

Photo: Elizabeth Blackstock More new car buyers than ever pay more than the advertised price for the vehicles. Finding a “deal” looks very different in this market than in the past. We have repeatedly reported some pretty glaring profit margins and there is even a website that tracks stores that raise the prices of certain … Read more

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