Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Go beyond sticker price to find bargain cars
Finding a car that will go the distance is important. In fact, one of the most wasteful things many people do is trade in perfectly good cars for a newer model, for no solid reason other than simply wanting a newer car.
Pay attention to many factors when you purchase. Do look at the sticker price, but also look at the car's long-term prospects. Review gas mileage, too, as fuel prices are climbing. Get away from status brands and avoid expensive trim packages. Pay attention to everything you're charged - and be sure to check multiple places for the best financing deal. Don't just accept dealer financing.
For more, here's an article that Yahoo! Finance posted as part of their Financially Fit series. Surprisingly, the Hyundai Accent tops the list as cheapest per mile to drive.