1100 13th Street, NW, Suite 750Washington, DC 20005202.887.6400Toll-free: 800.544.0155
All Contents © 2018The Kiplinger Washington Editors
Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels – whether buying or selling, new or used.
FREE - Get the best of kiplinger.com (including Drive Time) by E-mail
Gasoline is just gasoline — or is it? Also, we wade into the premium vs. regular debate.
See More On: Smart Buying | Buying & Leasing a Car
Even people who hold cars forever should pay attention to this metric.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car
Our tips will help even the least confrontational among you negotiate a price you wouldn't feel embarrassed disclosing to your neighbors.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Smart Buying
Leasing can put you in the car you really want. But don't let lower payments lull you into spending more than you should.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Loans
These picks from Kelley Blue Book will hold their value and save you money at the pump.
Discover if, or when, your vehicle will be recalled.
See More On: Used Cars
Hate negotiating? You can pick up a car as easily as a new pair of shoesâ€”or a dateâ€”with these online services.
A lot of today's automotive gee-whiz can be adapted to yesterday's wheels.
Buying a car the European way puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to features and option packages.
We've got tips to ease the burden of finding the right rubber to keep your ride safe.
Repairs to ensure that VWs with "defeat device" software meet emission standards could be a year or two away.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Used Cars
Buying from Hertz, Avis and Budget is so low-hassle and transparent that you may not mind getting a car that dozens have already had their mitts on.
Payouts over the life of an extended warranty typically fall short of the cost of the warranty.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Auto Insurance
If you always have a car paymentâ€”because you trade in your cars often or you tend to finance with long-term loansâ€”then leasing is a good choice.
Dealers usually can't beat CarMax, but even there you may get $500 to $1,500 less than in a private sale.
You'll find the biggest bargains on cars that buyers are steering clear of. That includes compact and midsize sedans.
You could walk away with a check if your vehicle is worth more than the purchase price written into the lease.
See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Making Your Money Last | Used Cars