Month: October 2012

Timing is everything if you’re buying a car

Timing is everything if you’re buying a car

It’s a good time to be in the market for a new car. That may have something to do with the variety of cars available at prices from about $11,000 up, but it certainly has a lot to do with the availability…

Cars that will get your attention – and hold it

Cars that will get your attention – and hold it

A couple small things grabbed my attention while perusing recent online automotive stories at Car and Driver and FoxNews.com. They are the Tata Nano and the Ford C-Max Hybrid, two cars hoping to make a big splash in the U.S….

Car financing as a state of mind

Car financing as a state of mind

Drive isn’t just an auto finance brand at Santander Consumer USA, it’s a state of mind. And in this state, it’s about helping consumers in a range of credit situations purchase quality vehicles. For more than a decade, Drive has…

Resources at Santander Consumer USA

Resources at Santander Consumer USA

Margaret Jones is on a mission. Recently retiring after 35 years as an elementary schoolteacher, Margaret looks forward to seeing her grandkids more often. Unfortunately, they live three hours away by car. Because she anticipates the distance will put a…

Shop for financing before shopping for a new car

Shop for financing before shopping for a new car

Going car shopping? What are your auto financing terms – length, interest rate, monthly payments? If you don’t know the answers to these and other questions, you aren’t ready to get the best possible deal when you shop for financing…

What’s sparking small-car buying trend?

What’s sparking small-car buying trend?

Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Dodge Dart. These are just five of the names sparking big interest in today’s American small-car market. There are others – including Ford Focus and Fiesta; Fiat 500; Hyundai Accent and Elantra;…