Buying & Selling

Articles about new and used car buying and selling. Everything from new car features & technology to car shopping tips. Find insights into car buying and selling whether you’re a first-time car buyer, a seasoned car-buying expert, or privately selling your car.

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How to Calculate Vehicle Registration Fees

by Alicia Sparks on

You save and save and save to get enough for your dream car (or, at least, enough for a down payment for your dream), only to find out you also need enough to cover the vehicle registration fees, too. Nasty surprise, if you’re not ready for it. But…how do you get ready for it? Common […]

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Online Vehicle Tax and Tags Calculators by Melissa Crumish on

Shopping for a used car requires serious financial decisions. Not only must you decide on how to finance the vehicle, but you must also take into account: Paying for car insurance. Paying for a smog check, if applicable, and possible modifications to make the vehicle compliant. Vehicle tax (depending on your state it may also […]

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How to Calculate Used Car Sales Tax by Nadia Ibanez on

Most people like to know how much something costs before they buy it, right? So, when buying a used car, take note: The price tag might not reflect the full cost of your vehicle. Hidden costs like auto sales tax might catch you off guard you after your purchase. Learn how you can calculate auto sales […]

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Used Car Taxes and Fees for Out-of-State Purchases by Melissa Crumish on

Shopping for used cars in other parts of the country comes with advantages – the most obvious being that it gives you more of used vehicles selection to choose from, bettering your chances for finding the car of your choice at a bargain price. However, there are some things to consider before plotting a cross-country […]

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Costs of Buying a Used Car by Kathy Teel on

You negotiated a price for a new-to-you used car, and it sounded pretty fair…at first. Now you’re looking at the list of fees; with the sales tax, car insurance, and other fees, you might wonder, “Just how much am I going to end up paying here?” Used Car Taxes and Costs Here’s a breakdown of […]

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The Pros and Cons of Motorcycle Ownership by Kat Saks on

To bike or not to bike? That is the question! If you are considering motorcycle ownership, you probably want to weigh the pros and cons before you buy. Use this list to help you decide. Owning a Motorcycle: Pros The cool factor. Riding a hog might help you turn more heads and give you street […]

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Tips for Buying or Selling a Salvage Vehicle by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you’re buying or selling a salvage vehicle, the bottom line is that you’re dealing with damaged goods. From a selling standpoint, it’s your responsibility to make any prospective buyer aware of the vehicle’s salvage status, and from a buyer’s standpoint, it’s your responsibility to know what you’re investing money in. Selling a Salvaged Vehicle […]

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