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Can you buy a car with a credit card?

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Here’s the short answer. Yes, you can buy a car with a credit card. The better question may be whether or not this is the best …

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How to buy a new car without leaving home

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In pre-pandemic times, most car dealers would urge customers to come to the dealership for a test drive. And while you were there, a car salesperson …

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A closer look at BMW’s 2021 X5 hybrid

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Drivers of the first generation BMW X5 hybrid (aka, the X5 xDrive40e) will tell you that while the SUV is certainly comfortable, includes some nice luxe …

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Is this James Bond’s sweet new ride?

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The first Aston Martin sport utility vehicle has rolled out of the company’s new assembly plant in Wales, so it begs the question: How soon will we see …

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18 Father’s Day gifts for dads who love cars

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Fathers are difficult to shop for, but car dads are even more of a challenge. You’re in luck, the car enthusiasts at ClassicCars.com put together the …

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6 smart strategies to save money on car insurance

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If you have a car and want to drive it, you’re legally required to insure it. Unfortunately, insuring a car isn’t cheap. Average car insurance costs …

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These 10 states have the most DUI arrests

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Starting in the 1980s, drunk driving laws were made significantly harsher across the United States. These harsher punishments have helped significantly reduce the number of drunk …

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10 things to check when taking your classic car out of winter hibernation

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While this might be a doleful spring in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has confined us to our homes and tanked the economy, there …

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Take a joy ride with us in this ’32 Ford Roadster

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Lately, they’ve taken to referring to the garage where Hagerty keeps its collector cars, maintains those vehicles, and even involves its employees in hands-on restoration projects, …

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25 of the hottest markets for rideshare drivers

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When it comes to driving for rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, where you work has a big impact on your earning potential. Ideally speaking, you want to …

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‘Snoopy’ Wessel’s Greenwood ‘vette offered at $5K … but there’s a catch

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Casey Putsch of the not-for-profit Genius Garage in Toledo, Ohio, is offering a 1969 Greenwood-bodied Corvette C3 race car, known as “Sluggy,” that has more than …

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These historic Benz cars are headed to auction

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Historic Benz motorcars dating back to the 19th century will be presented during Bonhams’ collector car sale on Amelia Island, Florida, on March 5. These are among 20 …

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The gorgeous artistry of vintage motorcylce logos

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You don’t have to own or even ride motorcycles to appreciate them, and especially those of an older vintage, as mechanical marvels or for their amazing sculptural …

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Can Tesla reinvent the steering wheel?

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A recently published patent shows what Tesla has planned for future steering wheels, complete with touch-sensitive controls, haptic feedback and an integrated gear shifter. Surprisingly detailed …

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A full-time RVer’s tips for saving at RV parks

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Travel is a pretty personal topic — and everybody travels in their own style. While a lot of people love to fly and stay in hotels, …

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This ’29 Du Pont Model G is a thing of beauty nearly 100 years later

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Some of the most striking cars of the Roaring Twenties were manufactured by E. Paul Du Pont, a member of the same well-known family that made …

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The pros & cons of buying a car from a dealership

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So, you’re ready to buy a new car. There are more options than ever these days, but they all pretty much come down to two main …

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Coffee beans, apple skin, grapes & moss: How car makers are going green

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While much of the changes to the car industry are coming from autonomous technologies and the shift from fossil fuels to electricity and hydrogen, manufacturing is …

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The pros & cons of buying a car online

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Have you ever thought of buying a car online before? I certainly haven’t. As much as I love technology and the idea of having just about …

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Here’s what to include in your car survival kit

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Anyone who drives should have a vehicle survival kit for emergencies. Just ask Capt. Rick Roberts of the Alaska State Troopers. During his 22-year career, he’s …

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These are the cars most likely to end up in your driveway this holiday season

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Americans buy a lot of cars — approximately 85 million in the last five years. And as you may have noticed, car companies spend every fall …

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Should you work with no-credit-check car dealers?

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Cars can be a stressful purchase. Reliable cars don’t come cheap, they’re necessary for daily life in much of the United States, and you don’t always …

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Volkswagen to reveal new member of electric ID family in Los Angeles

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Volkswagen is to reveal a new ID electric concept car at an event in Los Angeles on November 19. The event will take place at the …

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These are the states where traffic is the worst

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Does it just seem like traffic is getting worse in your state, or is it really the case? ValuePenguin analyzed traffic density statistics from the Department …

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Harley-Davidson electric bike production stopped over charging issue

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Harley-Davidson has temporarily halted production and delivery of its first electric motorbike, called the LiveWire. The company has also asked buyers of the $30,000 motorbike to …

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How to work with car dealers that accept bad credit

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It’s always preferable to enter a negotiation with the strongest possible hand, but having bad credit can sometimes make that difficult to do. Does that mean …

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This is the most important electric car of 2019

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When Porsche finally revealed the production version of its first electric car, called the Taycan, it was all too easy to draw comparisons with the Tesla …

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If you win a car, should you keep it, or take the cash?

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If you’re lucky enough to win a car in a sweepstakes or contest, congratulations! You’re likely thrilled to avoid dishing out a great deal of money …

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How to get out of your car lease early

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One of the benefits of leasing a car is that it can be a shorter-term commitment than buying — but what if it still ends up …

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Here’s where robotic vehicles are taking us

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Like you, I’ve been trying to figure out what the future holds for our beloved and manually shifted, petroleum-fueled and human-driven vehicles as we apparently rush …

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Here’s how to take over an auto lease

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If you’re in the market for a new car, a lease can make it easy to try something new without the commitment of a purchase. But …

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Tesla cars now offer Netflix, YouTube, karaoke & more

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The next major software update from Tesla has begun rolling out to vehicles registered with the company’s early access program, bringing YouTube and Netflix for the …

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These are the most popular cars in every state

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A car can be an expensive purchase (and one that we make hoping for reliability if nothing else). But there are many options out there, and …

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Want to retire and live in an RV full-time? 8 things you need to know

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Karen and Paul Soares once earned a combined income of $300,000, which they needed to maintain two homes and several vehicles. Now the couple travels the …

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9 mistakes people make when refinancing a car

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Getting stuck in a car loan that doesn’t fit your budget or paying a sky-high interest rate takes a lot of the fun out of owning …

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The LX570 is a luxury Lexus tank for the family

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Raising a family already comes with its learning curves and complications, but when on the road in a confined space, you can leave those challenges behind. …

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This 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton is a joy to drive

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We recently found out that if you like cruising in the sunshine, an 83-year-old Ford Phaeton can be as much fun to drive as a brand …

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The most dangerous highway for summer driving in every state

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Summer driving is an American tradition for vacation fun, but the season comes with a special set of highway hazards. With teen drivers out of school and …

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How a $7K car became a ‘million dollar’ Scirocco

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“Splashed in a rainbow motif, blurred lettering and wild graphics, there’s no surprise why the hand-painted hatchback has people buzzing in and outside the automotive community,” …

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7 ways to avoid getting ripped off when renting a car

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Renting a car has practically become a dreaded part of the travel process for even for the most experienced travelers. The rental company often finds ways …

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Are carmakers getting serious about solar panels?

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Automotive startups and veterans alike are looking at solar panels as a way to increase the range of electric cars. In the past fortnight, startup Lightyear …

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Buying a car? Here’s what you need to know about your credit score

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If you’re buying a new or used car, odds are you’re buying it with a car loan. While some people can afford to buy a car …

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Should you downsize to one car?

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A long time ago — in 2017 — I was a news reporter who spent my days driving to assignments in my 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback. …

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Watch out for these hidden costs when you buy a car

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Buying a car is expensive, and there are often additional expenses to consider beyond the sticker price. Some can take you by surprise if you’re not …

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Ford’s F-Series Sales Slip in Q2: Is the Party Over?

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On July 3, Ford Motor Company (F), the second-largest US automaker, reported its second-quarter home market sales data. While the company’s overall sales fell sharply in …

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Is the Lexus LC500’s style worth the $100K price tag?

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After the somewhat disappointing review of the Lexus RCF, looking at the 2019 LC500 I couldn’t grasp how this $100,000 car was surviving in this competitive market …

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Cobras strike with vast power, raw-boned driving fun

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Any day driving 427 Cobras is a good day. With the promise of thunderous roars, inertia-shredding cornering and vast acceleration, anticipation ran high as we headed …

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This simple trick is helping car buyers beat the dealer

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Some car buyers are outsmarting auto dealers by taking them up on offers of cash rebates and other incentives that require them to take out a …

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a luxury car? It’s complicated …

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In January 2019, it was breathlessly reported by the motoring and technology press that the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car in America in …

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This electric pickup has its own slideout camping kitchen

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Camping plans? Electric carmaker Rivian has shown off a new prototype of its R1T pickup truck, complete with a camping kitchen which slides out from behind …