Car Shopping

Helping you become a better informed new- and used-car shopper

Honda Passport on rocky terrain
December 11, 2019

Vehicles that hold their value best receive 2020 awards

TrueCar doesn’t have a crystal ball. But the online automotive marketplace still can offer valuable insight for car shoppers. Based on research by TrueCar’s ALG analytics division, 27 vehicles, many of them SUVs or crossovers, received Residual Value Awards for…

Man leaning against car at dusk
December 6, 2019

How to buy a car now … you can get there if you start here

Shopping for a vehicle can be exciting, especially during the holiday season. But it’s almost never easy. There are a lot of things to consider before your purchase to ensure the vehicle – new or used – meets your day-to-day…

Woman slumped over steering wheel
November 1, 2019

Holiday car purchase: Six steps to avoiding buyer’s remorse

Buyer’s remorse. It’s awful any time of the year. But regretting a holiday car purchase can be just about the worst-case scenario. Especially when regifting is not really an option. So don’t let enthusiasm over a year-end deal make you…

Beige Toyota RAV4 used car deal
October 16, 2019

Looking for a used car deal? Then set your sights on beige

You cannot beat a beige Toyota RAV4 crossover if you want a deal on a three- to five-year-old vehicle. Eight of the 25 most-popular used vehicles in the U.S. offering a high percentage of deals – discounts of at least…

Toyota Land Cruiser
October 9, 2019

New cars that owners keep longest before selling them

Toyota Land Cruisers purchased new cruise longer for their owners before they are sold than any other vehicle. Land Cruiser owners hang on to their vehicles 11.4 years on average, while other owners sell on average 8.4 years after their…

Chevrolet Colorado at Texas State Fair
October 7, 2019

Texas Fair zones out on trucks, corrals herd of cars, SUVs

Trucks aren’t meant to be corralled. But apparently the Ford trucks, at least, are meant to sit atop – and climb the side – of an oil derrick-looking thing at the Texas State Fair Auto Show in Dallas. Those high-flying…