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Best Vehicles for New Graduates

2017 Chevy Spark

It’s graduation season and high school seniors and college students alike are probably hoping for the ultimate graduation gift, a new vehicle. Finding the right vehicle means more than just getting from one place to another, the car has to be affordable in both payments and maintenance. It also needs good fuel economy and enough room to take your friends and stuff with you on the road. Fortunately, U.S.

Early Gift Ideas for Auto Enthusiasts

Head Up Display for Safer Driving

If you are working on gift lists for family and friends this year you might have an auto enthusiast to buy for. There are plenty of brand specific gifts you can pick up but here are a few ideas you may not have thought of from accessories for your car to services and experiences.

Best 2016 Models to Consider Now

2016 Chrysler 200

As we head into fall car dealers are eager to make deals on outgoing 2016 model year vehicles to make room for the new 2017 model year. There are loads of deals to be had and AutoBuying101.com can help you find the best prices on any new vehicle you might desire but some of the best deals you’ll find are on vehicles that will be discontinued this year or completely redesigned for 2017.

Five 2016 Vehicles to Consider Buying Now:

Cars NOT to Buy in 2016

2016 Dodge Dart

With summer in full swing and school starting a few months from now, you might be ready to shop for a new car to take advantage of rebates and advertised specials.  There are plenty of great cars to choose from but there are also several you would do best to avoid. Thankfully, Forbes has published their annual list of “13 New Cars to Avoid for 2016”.  

Best New Vehicles for College Students

2015 GMC Terrain - Midsize SUV, IIHS Top Safety Pick

Graduation season has begun and many students will be receiving their high school diplomas and on their way to college in the fall.  Often first year students can get by without a vehicle for transportation around campus but in many so called “commuter campuses” having personal transportation is a necessity rather than merely a “want”. Of course graduation gifts and even scholarship money can go towards buying a new vehicle but it’s always nice to see recommendations for the best cars for college students and U.S.

10 Best (Looking) Cars Under $35,000

2015 Audi A3 - Affordable Beauty

Shopping for a new car can be frustrating when you have your ideal vehicle in your mind and the money in your bank account snaps you back to the reality of trying to find something that not only meets your needs but is also affordable.  Finding a care that looks great is a bonus.

Five Ugly Autos for Halloween – and One Beauty

2014 BMW X6 - Looks Too High

Halloween is next week and because it’s on a Friday many people are upset that they don’t get an entire weekend “before” all Hollow’s Eve. A Friday night also means more people will be out which reduces the potential for candy. The good news is that all of the pumpkin patches are already open as are haunted houses and if you want to see examples of frightening aesthetics you need look no further than these five autos:

The 10 Best SUVs for Carrying Passengers and Cargo

2014 Chevy Suburban - Biggest SUV Available

The recent surge in crossover SUVs has been a boon to fuel economy and great for everyday commuting but what happens when you have a large family, or a lot of friends, and want to go somewhere without caravanning? If your summer travel plans include driving somewhere with 6 to 8 passengers you should be looking at SUVs with 3 row seating. A minivan might also do the trick provided you don’t also want to bring along a trailer with a boat, personal watercraft, or ATV. Towing capacity on minivans is pretty low.

Here are 10 Large SUVs ranked by size:

U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Cars for the Money

2014 Ford Fiesta Best Subcompact Car for the Money

If you are in the market for a new auto recommendations from experts can be very helpful in determining which vehicles to test drive and consider.  U.S. News & World Report recently released their annual “Best Cars for the Money” report that focuses on comparing the average purchase price and overall cost of ownership with automotive press reviews regarding performance, interior, reliability, and safety. Vehicles were ranked and winners were selected for 10 categories in cars, 9 categories of SUV or minivans, and 2 truck categories.

Here are the highlights:

6 Great New Cars Under $20K

Inexpensive 2014 Fiat 500 POP

There are only days left to shop for a great deal on a new car before 2013 comes to an end. Many experts say that this is the best time of year to buy a new auto as car dealers scramble to earn year-end bonuses and get their lots ready for the new year by moving inventory. With the average price of a new car running at just under $31,000 many people may feel that buying a new car is out of reach. Fortunately there are many new cars available with prices below $20,000 and the Automobile Club of Southern California has put together a list of 10 New Cars with Base Prices Below $17,000. Here are 6 of them:

7 Top Autos With Top Resale Values

2013 Audi Q7

If you’re shopping for a great deal on a brand new car you might not be real concerned with resale value but it’s very important if you plan to sell the car one day and even more so if you are looking to lease a car. Thankfully Forbes Magazine has put together a list of the 25 cars with the highest resale values relying on recommendations from the valuation experts at ALG.

Top 6 Autos for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

2013 Honda Odyssey

Halloween is less than a week away and some people have the luxury of staying at home with family and walking their own neighborhoods to take their kids trick-or-treating. For many people fright night means piling the whole clan into the family vehicle and driving across town to where the “good candy” is or perhaps to visit family so the cousins can revel in the festivities together. If your plans include a trip across town with a big group you need to check out the top 6 autos for Halloween:

When you really need to pack in the passengers you can’t beat a minivan for utility. Minivans get better gas mileage than SUVs and have a lot of cargo options.

GM Shop-Click-Drive Coming Soon

GM Online Shopping

General Motors is preparing for the expanded launch of their Shop-Click-Drive program, which allows customers to bypass the showroom and order new vehicles from their computer. The program is intended to target the next generation of car buyers and make it easier to purchase a new vehicle.

Edmunds 2013 Car Shopping Trends Report

Car Shopping Trends Report

In order to better understand the car buying process, Edmunds.com recently released a report detailing car buying information mined from user data derived from their audience of 18 million users per month along with a survey put together by Added Value in 2011 regarding consumer expectations. These two sets of data were correlated to determine if shopper expectations materialized in the purchasing process.  This report confirms some information about the car buying process regarding how consumers research their purchases and offers new information about what shoppers expect to find.