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How to Review Your New Car Sales Contract

Oct 29, 2018 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Buying

You may have to sign up to 40 different forms when you're buying a car, but they're not all equally important. Here's how to review your sales contract and other important forms when you're purchasing a new or used car.

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How to Review Your New Car Sales Contract

Black Friday Car Shopping Tips

Nov 13, 2018 11:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Buying

Black Friday is still an important car-shopping weekend, but all of November has become a sales focus at dealerships. And thanks to plentiful 2018 inventory, deals may be available into next year. Here's your shopping strategy.

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Black Friday Car Shopping Tips

Yes, You Can Lease a Used Car

Mar 28, 2022 11:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Leasing

Most shoppers don't know it, but it is possible to lease a used car. Though it takes legwork, leasing a used car can save you some serious cash. Here's how to land a used-car lease.

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Yes, You Can Lease a Used Car

Car Buying

Ever wondered why car salespeople are so adamant you give them a perfect after-sale survey? Sometimes that survey is more important than the car deal itself.

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Why Car Salespeople Beg for Top Customer Survey Scores

Calculate Your Own Car Lease Payment

Sep 17, 2019 2:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Leasing

Calculating your own lease payment isn't impossible. With some dealership-supplied info and a little Edmunds guidance, calculating your own lease payment can actually be pretty easy.

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Calculate Your Own Car Lease Payment

Car Leasing

Early lease return deals seek to pull you from your current vehicle and into a new one for potentially less than you're paying now. Here's how to size up pull-ahead offers from carmakers and dealers.

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What Are Pull-Ahead Programs for Car Leases?

Car Leasing

Deciding if a lease deal is a good one can be easy when you have the right information. Here are seven of the most important questions to ask.

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Lease a New Car

4 Ways to Spot a Good Lease

Jan 17, 2019 10:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Leasing

Sure, you could judge if a lease is good based on the down payment and monthly payment. But what if you wanted a more in-depth assessment? Here is how to analyze a car deal like an expert.

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4 Ways to Spot a Good Lease

Should You Buy Out Your Leased Car?

Apr 18, 2019 5:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Leasing

Leases are getting more expensive with each passing year. Does this mean you should think about buying out your current lease? Here's what you should consider before deciding.

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Should You Buy Out Your Leased Car?

The 'Residual Value' of Leasing

Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Leasing

If you lease a car, you should know what its residual is. The residual shapes your lease payment now, and it is the amount you'd pay if you wanted to buy your leased car down the road.

By Matt Jones

The 'Residual Value' of Leasing