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68 Best SUVs

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Used Car Shopping? Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

If you’re looking for a new car or truck, but don’t want to pay a premium, you’ve got options. Choose a fully-optioned, lower-mile car that’s two years old and pay less than a new, base model version of the same vehicle. This and other tips in this article.

Buying a Car Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Cars & College: A Complete Guide

As you prepare for college, your mind may be focused on signing up for classes, settling into your dorm, and meeting new friends. At this point, car ownership, and transportation in general, is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, neglecting this important decision could leave you scrambling for a ride when it’s time to find a job, leave campus for events, and attend social engagements around town.

Buying a Car Friday, January 27, 2017
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A Glossary of Automotive Terms

Looking for a used car and curious about all those terms? What’s ‘AWD’ mean, for example? How about horsepower? Read on, and be in the know!

Buying a Car Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Gifts for Car Lovers (and Car Likers)

For many of us, having a car is part of your everyday routine. You need a car to commute to work, drive your kids to sport practices and school activities, and zip to the grocery store to load up on the week’s groceries. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans drove more than 2.45 trillion miles in 2015 and spent the equivalent of seven 40-hour workweeks behind the wheel.

Trends Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Top Features We're Thankful for This Holiday Season

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for the things that make driving a late-model vehicle such a comfortable and rewarding experience. Modern convenience features take the hassle out of driving! Here are five car and truck features we’re thankful for.

Buying a Car Thursday, November 17, 2016
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How to Identify and Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

When you’re shopping for a new or used car, no matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a chance you’ll come into contact with a water-damaged vehicle that has been repaired, retitled, and offered for re-sale. Vehicles on used car lots may be passed off as sound—but could actually have been exposed to water and moisture that compromised metal bodywork, structural elements, and electrical and electronic components.

Trends Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Top 10 Minivan Features for Families

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly minivan features or used minivans for sale, you need the total package. Today’s minivans have a lot of amenities, but not all feature packages are created equally. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Minivan features are wide and varied, but some options stick out above the rest. Here are 10 great features for family-moving minivans.

Buying a Car Thursday, October 20, 2016
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9 Tips for First Time Car Buyers

Buying your first car can be exciting and overwhelming. There are thousands of possible cars to choose from, and narrowing them down can be difficult. That’s why we want to make sure you drive away with a car you love. Read on for tips on how to make the best choice for you.

Buying a Car Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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2015 Used Car Shopping Report Infographic

Learn which cars, which makes and which upgrades are the most popular with carmax.com users.

Trends Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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2015 Used Car Shopping Report

Learn which cars, makes and upgrades are the most popular with carmax.com users.

Trends Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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