Buying a Car

Ludacris Drives a 1993 Acura Legend, What do You Drive?

By on May 15, 2014 in Buying a Car, Saving Money | 18 comments

I just came across a video of Ludacris being interviewed on the Ellen Degeneres show and he was talking about how he still drives a 1993 Acura Legend that has over 250,000 miles. When I heard this it put a huge smile on my face. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ludacris has over $25 Million, yet he drives a car that is over 20 years old. A while back, I wrote a...

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Why MPG Matters When Buying a Car

By on Oct 8, 2012 in Buying a Car, Saving Money | 11 comments

One of the most damaging yet silent expenses to your bottom line can be the cost of gasoline for your car. With gas prices at an average of $3.818 per gallon it is becoming clear that if you want to save money, buying a car that has good MPG (Miles Per Gallon) is the way to go. The 4 Cylinder We own a 2002 Toyota Echo that gets 32 MPG according to FuelEconomy.gov....

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How to Buy a Used Car

By on May 24, 2012 in Buying a Car | 9 comments

On Monday we bought my wife a newer “used” car. She drove her previous car, which was a 1998 Honda Accord, for about 3 years and it was time to replace it. I know firsthand that buying a used car can be¬†frustrating, so here are some tips to make the process better: Don’t Buy From a Dealer Often when I find a car on Craigslist that I like, I get...

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Paying Cash has it’s Perks

By on Mar 4, 2010 in Buying a Car | 1 comment

Have you ever had someone tell you how great of a deal they got on something? Well, I do quite frequently. The fact is that sometimes the deal really isnt a good deal at all. Why, you may ask? Because they bought with a loan versus cash. Lets take the car I drive for example. I purchased last spring from a private party for $2500. At the time the guy was selling it,...

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New Car vs Used Car

By on Feb 3, 2010 in Buying a Car | 1 comment

I think this is a question that everyone asks themselves at some point in time, “Should I buy a new car or a used car?” In this post I will break down the pros & cons of both to let you decide. That New Car Smell There is something about a new car that appeals to us. The fact that it has never been owned, that it is the latest and greatest, that it...

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