In this day of sky-high gas prices, you have to suss out the cars with bad gas mileage before you fall madly in love with one of them, otherwise you wind up with the car equivalent of a bait-and-switch. So many cars on the market have great features and excellent gas mileage, so there is no reason to settle for a Kardashian of a car – one that’s pretty, but high maintenance and always has you whipping out your credit card.
Here are the top 5 worst in cars with bad gas mileage, in several different categories, so you can be sure and steer clear of them. Ha! Continue reading
In the midst of all this new 2012 cars hype, let’s not forget the models we were so excited to hear about just 12 months ago. Which models have actually lived up to their presale hype? Which brands have elevated their recognition within the past year? Glad you asked, because I’m handing out imaginary awards to a select few. Continue reading
In most markets, you have a lot of car-shopping options. And where you have options, you’ll see fierce competition. Car-buying should be fun, and your final car dealer selection will play an important part in your shopping experience.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to spot honest and dishonest car dealers, and let you know how you can contribute to a better dealership experience. Continue reading
A word of advice – the best cars for nerds, are not only built for nerds. That’s the great thing about modern technology – even though it’s built to be appreciated by those that geek out on touchscreens and auto-navigation, it’s not only meant to be used by those people. The modern tech that shows up in the newest models of cars is meant to be friendly enough for everyone to feel comfortable using it. And that’s the most important part. Because, after all, who cares if you have the most advanced Blu-ray player on the market, if you can’t figure out how to work the remote control. Continue reading
You know that saying “There’s someone out there for everyone? This must apply to automobiles as well. There are certain vehicles- we’ve all seem them- that lack certain aesthetic qualities people normally gravitate towards, yet they still sell. Why? Why do certain drivers choose what would obviously be considered a sick joke upon first impression? Continue reading
It’s been said that the car you drive reflects a lot about who you are; call it a second personality. Accessory items when done right can do wonders for getting women to notice just what kind of a downright decent guy you are because, you know, it’s easy to miss in passing. Take a nice attractive dog, doesn’t necessarily have to be yours, on a walk through the park and you’ll be dodging undergarments the whole time (this is true). Cars can work the same way. So, which ones make the best conversation starters? Continue reading
Dealers have some control over their inventory and their prices, but they can’t touch your credit score. A dealer uses your credit score to determine what rate you should qualify for from the lender and these rates have a big impact on your payment. Continue reading
There comes a time in every cyclist’s life when they realize they cannot pedal themselves everywhere. It’s one of those stubborn walls in life that, no matter how developed your thighs are, there are certain roads that are won only with the type of mobility that 4 wheels can provide. Continue reading
Basil Enan is the CEO of Coverhound.com, a website that helps consumers get the best deal on their car insurance.
Just as with many other products and services, a bad economy causes insurance premiums to hike as well. There are a couple of reasons behind this: Continue reading
BestCar 101 students,
This is the only required reading and it’s worth 100% of your grade. College is all about getting somewhere, mentally and physically. How you get there mentally is up to you. Physically, it’s having the right ride. Whether you commute or live on campus, a good car can be key to encompassing the collegiate experience. Campus cars must be functional in terms of economy, people moving, and durability. Of course looking good never hurt anybody either, did it? (Use your university’s resources.) Not an easy sweep for any nameplate, but then again, nobody said university life was a cakewalk. Continue reading