There's no getting around the fact that buying a car is a major purchase. With the prices of cars steadily rising along with the price of gas, the decision about which make and model gets more difficult every year.
a car that can fit your needs, offers a good safety rating, gets
good milage and has top resale value... all at a price you
can afford. Oh, and did we forget? It also needs to look good.
want a luxury car, a compact ...or babe magnet on a budget?
more get you a better car or can you find what you're looking
for in another model that's half the price?
What about safety features... not just air bags and seat belts, but solid construction that can get you through any accident? What if you buy a used car? What do you need to know before you get stuck with a lemon?
more car buyers are turning to the Web to get answers
and expert advice on different makes and models before
they even set out for a dealership. Some skip
the dealership altogether, but then you miss out on that test
drive to make sure that you like the way the car feels and handles
With so much to consider before you even start discussing the price, the whole process of buying a car can seem overwhelming, but there is plenty of help available.
Like having a mechanic in
the family, these sites feature expert reports, no-nonsense
reviews, and customer satisfaction surveys ...
Top car review resources around the Web:
edmunds.com - THE site for consumer reviews and car buying guides, tips
and advice, feature articles, discussion boards and more,
along with a comprehensive directory to news, auto shows,
insurance, pricing guides, image galleries and more in related
Autos - Get tips and advice on upkeep
and maintenance, price negotiation, best and worst used cars,
- Find real people with real cars from around the world, and what
they have to say about their purchases in terms of speed,
performance, fuel efficiency and/or general longevity. Or
read it for the entertainment value alone...
- Here's useful info when in your in the market, like the most recent
top ten reliable cars, customer satisfaction ratings, car
theft targets, top selling, and more.
Institute for Highway Safety
- Find car ratings based on injuries in crash dummy tests. Best
bets are their estimates of the safest cars in each model
range (i.e., SUV, midsize, inexpensive).