How To Tell If a Car Has Been Flood Damaged

Buying a used car comes with its own set of unique challenges. But there is perhaps none no more important than spotting a flood-damaged one before it’s too late.

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What to Expect When Buying Out a Lease and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Buying out your leased vehicle shouldn’t be a hassle, but some dealerships seem to make it as difficult as possible.

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Chrysler 300 Vs. Chevrolet SS Vs. Cadillac CTS

The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress.

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Top 10 Most Ridiculously Priced Car Options

So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.

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Average US Family Can't Afford a New Car: Report

We all know the economy is struggling; the stock market may be up but many Americans are still toughing it out, so it’s no surprise that a lot of people are unable to afford new vehicles.

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Toyota Prius V Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid Vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology that’s advanced enough to make Han Solo jealous. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!”

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Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z Vs. Ford Mustang Vs. Subaru BRZ

Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda Miata that’s sitting just shy of 200,000 miles.

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Infiniti QX50 Vs. BMW X1 Vs. Volvo XC60

We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

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Top 10 Things To Know Before Buying a Car

Getting a new car doesn’t have to be a lengthy or frustrating process just because there are a few overlooked steps that can get in the way.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 33 - Dodge Durango Vs. Hyundai Santa Fe Vs. Ford Flex
Whether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 30 - 2014 Acura MDX Vs. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

Two’s company but three’s a crowd. More may be merrier in certain situations but undoubtedly not in every circumstance. Sure, having more flavors of ice cream to choose from or more paid vacation time is like hitting the jackpot at your local Native American tribal casino. Bingo was indeed his name-o.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 28 - Chevy Impala Vs. Honda Accord Vs. Volkswagen Passat Vs. Toyota Avalon
What do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share is height.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 18 - Honda Civic Si Vs. Dodge Dart GT Vs. Ford Focus SE Hatchback

Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 17 - Nissan Pathfinder Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs. Ford Explorer

God blessed Texas with His own hand

Brought down angles from the Promised Land

Gave ‘em a place where they could dance

If you want to see heaven, brother, here’s your chance…

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Should You Buy a Car With 200,000 Miles?

Updated Februaru 2019

When the need for transportation far outstrips your bank account, you end up looking at the dark-side of the classifieds: the super-cheap, almost 200,000 mile used cars. Is it ever worth it to buy one of these clunkers?

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