Tag Archives: Buy

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »

To Lease or to Buy? Here Are Some Answers to the New-Car Shopper’s Biggest Question

Are you in the market for a luxury car? Or a beater? Or maybe something you intend to keep till it’s a beater? Are you dutifully committed when it comes to vehicle-related responsibilities, or are you flakier than a fresh-baked croissant? When it comes to getting a vehicle, there are a lot of moving parts to leasing and financing. The choices ... Read More »

Planning to buy a second-hand car on loan? Here’s what you need to do

According to a survey done last year, the size of the Indian pre-owned car market is 3.5 million cars. This, as per the survey, was 1.2X of the annual sales volume of new cars. But, despite having a much bigger share in terms of the number of cars sold, only 15% of the used cars sold, were financed through used-car ... Read More »

Carspring, a London and Berlin startup that lets you buy a used car online, raises £5M Series B

Carspring, the London and Berlin used car buying platform founded by Rocket Internet, has picked up £5 million in Series B funding. Backing the round are Rocket Internet itself, along with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, which offers media in the form of TV advertising in return for equity. In other words, a portion of this round (£1.3m) isn’t cash per ... Read More »

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 million. Founded in late 2010, Carwow originally launched as a car review ... Read More »

Consumer Reports: How to buy a used car

(WXYZ) – Used car salesman tactics have been the butt of jokes for years, and chances are you’ve probably heard some horror stories. But don’t let that stop you from buying a used car. Consumer Reports has some great tips to help protect you from buying a dud – And some of these tips can also come in handy if ... Read More »

Why Now Is the Time to Buy a Used Car

Photo by Tino Rossini If you’re looking for an awesome deal on a car, buying used is generally the way to go. A gently used vehicle that’s only a few years old will have already taken a depreciation hit, but it should still be in decent condition. And thanks to a flood of off-lease vehicles, now is a great time ... Read More »

What else can you buy for the price of a 2017 Kawasaki Z1000?

Sugomi is a Japanese term which translates to – ‘awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect’. Or at least that is what Kawasaki claims. This word is the inspiration behind the Kawasaki Z1000’s radical design, essentially four years old now. But the Z1000 continues to looks futuristic even today, and is sure to ... Read More »

Check for Recalls Before You Buy a Used Car

On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements with 104 car dealerships that sold vehicles with unresolved safety recalls without informing the buyers. The settlements allow dealers to market used cars with open safety recalls as long as they disclose the issue in their advertising and in the showroom before the sale. It’s the latest wrinkle in a ... Read More »

Car tax to rise for most drivers who buy new vehicles, RAC claims

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars will pay significantly more in car tax from April 1, a motoring organisation has claimed. Up to two-thirds of new vehicles that fall into three of the most popular tax bands will leave their owners worse off as a result of sweeping changes being made to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), according to ... Read More »