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Cheap Car of the Day: 2001 BMW 525

by recycler on September 25, 2014

 

2001 BMW 525When you are searching for a new ride and you are on a limited budget, you can still be classy — if that’s your thing.

For example, you don’t have to be rich to drive a Beamer or a Benz. A couple of months ago, we highlighted a cheap used Mercedes Benz. Well today, we have this 2001 BMW 525 station wagon and it’s definitely a bargain, cheap used car. [click to continue…]

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Cheap Car of the Day: 1992 Pontiac Sunfire

by recycler on September 18, 2014

In need of a car but don’t have the ability to break the bank and go after something shiny and new? If you are looking for a cheap used car, we may have exactly what you are looking for. This 1992 Pontiac Sunfire is in great condition and is listed for only $1,500.

You can’t find an apartment in some major cities for that cheap! For only $1,500, you can have this two-door ’92 Sunfire that has air conditioning (a must have right now!), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed transmission. It runs well even though it has over 200,000 miles and as long as you treat her right, she should continue to do so.

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Finding a Cheap Used Car for a Fixer-Upper

by recycler on September 16, 2014

2003 Toyota CamryWhat’s the best way to save some money on a purchase?

Find someone else to pay for it. Obviously.

Now that we got that out of the way, what’s another great way to keep from emptying your bank account on a big purchase?

Investing a little sweat equity.

As is the case with almost any expensive purchase that people use daily, when buying a car, you can save a ton of money if you put in a little labor yourself.

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Cheap Car of the Day: 1993 Mazda Miata Convertible

by recycler on September 14, 2014

If you want to go fast and have a great driving experience, but don’t have a large budget to do it on, this 1993 Mazda Miata is the perfect fit.

Though the MX-5 Miata has long been snickered at by others, people that have actually got behind the wheel know the fun and enjoyment the Miata presents.

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Cheap Car of the Day: 1996 Chevrolet Impala

by recycler on September 12, 2014

Just because you don’t have a lot of cash sitting around doesn’t mean you can’t still look good. Check out this bad mammajamma! This 1996 Chevrolet Impala is both a cheap used car and an awesome looking ride.

For less than $2,500, you could be behind the wheel of this ’96 Chevy Impala. Not only does it come with low-profile wheels and slick rims, the black beauty is riding a little low.

Now you will have to check with the owner, but according to the listing, there has only my one owner and he/she has never even driven this classic Impala in any kind of inclement weather.

It comees with leather interior and split bucket seats. In fact, the interior shows very minimal wear. But the best thing about this Chevy Impala is that it has very low mileage.

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Why to Consider Buying a Used SUV

by recycler on September 1, 2014

2011 Dodge DurangoHave you ever thought about owning a used SUV or even a crossover? If not, you definitely should consider it.

Nowadays, Sports Utility Vehicle isn’t synonymous with bulky gas-guzzling cash pits that once was an apt description.

By considering the purchase of a used SUV or crossover, you give yourself more options and greater flexibility. Depending on what type of used SUV you choose to look for, you can have seating for up to eight passengers.

You can also run all of your errands in an SUV — whether that’s a trip to the grocery store for a family of six or a trip to Home Depot to get tools and supplies for your latest home improvement project.

Most any outdoor hobby can also be done with a used SUV. You can also throw your fishing poles or surfboard in the back of most any SUV. If you are into rafting or kayaking, you can tie your vessel onto the roof. Mountain biking? Attach it to the back. Backpacking, camping, golf, baseball, etc.?  Throw your equipment in the back and you are ready to go…with plenty of room to pick up the rest of your golf foursome or you mountain climbing crew.

You also are in a tank compared to some of those small baby cars that are out there these days. That means you and your passengers (the kids) will be a lot safer if you happen to be in an accident.

Sitting at higher ride height also gives you the opportunity to see the road better and if the used SUV is equipped with extras such as four-wheel drive, you will be able to get out of almost any situation that comes along.

But if you have kids that you are routinely transporting to and from the best part about driving an SUV is that you won’t be driving a minivan!

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Do Dealers Prefer Selling New or Used Cars?

by recycler on August 29, 2014

2014 Aston Martin VanquishHave you ever went car shopping and wondered just how much the dealership would be taking away if you decided to buy the vehicle? Just how much of a commission for the salesperson and profit for the dealership was going into the final price they were trying to sell you on?

Well, with the help of NADA Data, which looks at all franchised dealerships, we can answer the question of whether dealerships prefer selling new cars or trying to sell cheap used cars.

You might be surprised to find out that when it comes down to the sale of the car, dealerships likely prefer selling used cars!

Why’s that?

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The Best Back-to-School Cars

by recycler on August 24, 2014

High school and college kids are just about to head back to school, which means that parents will finally get some free time, but also that the kids are going to need transportation to and from school.

If you are a parent, you have the option of either driving the kids everywhere, having them ride with friends or getting them their first vehicle. Buying you kid their first vehicle is a big step toward letting go of the cute and cuddly kid you’ve raised into a young adult.

If you are to take that step toward independence, here are 10 of the best back-to-school vehicles available: [click to continue…]

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Cheap Car of the Day: 1980 Ford Ranger Snowplow

by recycler on August 24, 2014

Cheap Used Cars: 1980 Ford Ranger

Finding a cheap used car doesn’t mean you’ve found a piece of junk. Sometimes you can find vehicles, like this 1980 Ford Ranger Snowplow, that are versatile work machines.

Rather than having to sink a bunch of money into this older model used truck, you are going to be able to make money when you use it to clear the path for people in snow-plagued areas.

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Adopt a Pet: Oskar (Orange and White Kitten)

by recycler on August 20, 2014

Adopt a Cat: Orange and White Short Hair

Those hazel/green eyes will just melt you when Oskar stares at you. You don’t even need another reason to adopt a cat after seeing adorable Oskar looking back at you quizzically wondering if you are going to adopt him.

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