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Manliest Used Cars
Manly cars aren't just for men, but no question these cars exude thunderous waves of testosterone creating monstrous wakes as they sail through the streets.
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SUVs With The Most Legroom
If you've got a family and want to buy an SUV, you better consider how much space you'll need for all those kids and soccer balls.
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Best American Luxury Cars
America used to have the market cornered on luxury before the Europeans stormed in. But now America is making a comeback with these prestigious cars.
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8 Best Used Luxury Cars Under $15,000
$15,000 is a tight budget especially for a luxury car, but don't let that stop you. All of these cars are excellent choices and considered luxurious.
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Best 6-Cylinder Cars
There is a replacement for displacement, called the six-cylinder with a couple of turbochargers bolted to it, which has been happening since the '80s.
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Cool Cars Out Of Production
Nostalgia bites hard with this one, but we aren't keen to forget the cars that brought us endless V8 enjoyment and turbocharged adventures.
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Best Cars Under $25,000
If you've got a budget cap for a car at $25,000 but aren't sure which kind you want to get, our list can help narrow down your choices.
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Best Used Trucks Under $15,000
Trucks are getting more and more expensive, but those aren't your only choices. Our list proves you don't have to shell out big dollars for big performance.
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Cheap Rear Wheel Drive Cars
For the driver's car, few alternative configurations offer the sublime handling characteristics of rear wheel drive, and it's more affordable than ever.
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Best Cars For College Students
College students have a lot to deal with and the least important of those should be a car, so here's a list of cheap, reliable and cheap to fix used cars.
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Most Reliable SUVs to Buy
SUVs are smaller than trucks but have similar utility, but sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is reliable so here's a few we decided on.
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SUVs With The Best Gas Mileage
SUVs used to have a reputation as being inefficient, cumbersome and slow but over time they have evolved beyond their shortcomings into exemplary vehicles.
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Best Used Luxury Cars
Luxury cars don't have to be outside the realm of possibility. In fact, as long as you consider a used one, your options are wide open and affordable.
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Best Manual Transmission Cars
Manual transmissions are a dying breed, but luckily there are some companies that still make transmissions worthy of throwing into cars.
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Best Used Cars To Modify
Car modification requires a lot of time, money and knowledge but there are heavily modified cars out there that show how far the dollar can be stretched.
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Most Reliable Cars For Less Than $10,000
Buying a used car depends entirely on what kind of driver you are and how much you can spend. Here are our picks to help you simplify the process.
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The Best AWD Cars (That Aren't A Subaru)
You don't necessarily need to own a Subaru in order to have a sporty AWD Sedan. Here are our picks for the best affordable AWD cars that won't cost a fortune.
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8 Used Trucks With The Best Gas Mileage
Pickup trucks traditionally don't get good gas mileage, but there are some cheap used trucks that can break away from that stigma with decent MPG.
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The Best Used BMWs to Buy
BMWs are brilliant cars but can be more unreliable than some other brands, however these are the best and most reliable BMWs that have stood the test of time.
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Fastest Cars Under $10,000
A cheap fast car isn't impossible to find, and what's more is some of them are able to run a lap of Laguna Seca in less than two minutes. Here are the fastest cars you can buy on a budget.
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Best Yet Affordable Classic BMWs
In order to have a classic BMW you don’t need the M or Z badges, and especially not the high insurance rates and less than ideal reliability. Here are our top choices for affordable classic BMWs.
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The Best 2015 Sedans
Sedans have invaded the space long cultivated by sports cars, where many models got new styling and even a performance overhaul in recent years. Here are some of the best sedans from 2015.
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Best Japanese Sports Cars
Japanese manufacturers have made some of the most exciting and intriguing sports cars. We picked out our favorites below— did you favorite sports car make the list?
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Coolest European Cars Ever Made
European car brands bring with them a degree of performance and style that just isn’t matched by any other manufacturer. Here are our top picks of the coolest European cars ever made.
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Best Cars for Snow
Whether you're living somewhere thats snows, or just looking for a secondary option to take your family on ski trips. We picked three affordable AWD cars that you can reliably drive through the snow.
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Best Subaru Models
One thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Subarus is, there’s something for everyone. Here's a shortlist of some of the best models Subaru has offered over the years.
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Best Tailgating Trucks
Trucks, SUVs, and vans are all good for tailgating. Check out our list for some of the best tailgating trucks and then some!
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Best Used Hybrids
Better for the environment and better for your wallet—here are some of the best used hybrids you should get.
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Most Fuel Efficient Luxury Cars
Looking for something with good MPG but more luxurious than your standard Prius hybrid? Here's our list for a comfy yet efficient commuter cars.
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Best Drift Cars
Drifting is easily one of the most fun things you can do with your car if you're an adventurous driver. Some cars may be better suited for drifting than others if you know what to look for.
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Best Off Road SUVs
In some cases, going off roading is as easy as choosing an AWD car, but if you want to go off-road with some extra power and comfort, here are our recommendations.
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Best Cars For Camping
Looking to spend some quality time outdoor? Taking the right car for your camping trip can help save you a lot of trouble. Check out our list of best camping cars.
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Most Affordable SUVs
Looking for a well-built SUV that doesn't run your pockets dry? Here are a list of top affordable SUVs under $20,000.
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8 Of The Best Commuter Cars
Looking for the perfect commuter car? We compiled a list of best commuter cars based off of price, gas mileage, and ascetics.
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Best Cars for Road Trips
Who doesn't love a road trip? Depending on the type of road trip you're planning, some cars may be better suited for your drive than others.
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9 of The Best Looking Cars
We picked out some of the best looking cars that were ever made. Do you agree with our list or did we snub one of your favorites?
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What You Should Know If You're Buying an RX-7
Mazda RX7s are one of the most popular enthusiast cars. There’s a lot to consider when buying one. Looking at RX7s for sale? Here is what you should know before pulling the trigger.
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Affordable Muscle Cars
Looking for a tier one V-8 engine that doesn't drain your bank account? We outlined 5 affordable muscle cars that will get heads turning while avoiding an expensive price tag.
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6 Best Cars For Uber Drivers
Thinking about driving for some extra cash? We broke down what are the best cars for Uber (or Lyft), whether you're interested in specializing in UberX, XL, Select, or Pool.
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Best Cars for the Beach
For those lucky enough to live by the coast, summer means beach time! Taking the right car with you to the beach makes it much more enjoyable whether you're just soaking up the sun or trying to surf.
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Best Hatchbacks
You don't always have to compromise speed for space. Our list analyzes the top hatchbacks that optimize trunk space while providing stellar zero to sixty times.
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Best Used Sports Cars Under $20,000
Luxury sports cars can depreciate by as much as 60% in the first five years of their lifetime. Follow our tips and you can easily find yourself a good deal under $20,000.
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The Best Used RVs You Can Buy
Looking at RV's for sale? Check out our list of the best RVs you should buy, and get ready for your next adventure on the road!
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The Best Used SUV For $10,000
We compared the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Edge and the BMW X3. So which one is the best deal if you're looking for a used SUV?
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The Best Rear Wheel Drive Cars
Our list of the best rear wheel drive cars focuses on performance cars. Because chances are, if you're looking specifically for a RWD, you're probably interested in spinning your car in a circle.
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Best First Cars For New Drivers
Here's a list of the best first cars that a new driver should consider. Check out our picks to find something fun, affordable and practical for your first set of wheels!
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Best Off-Lease Vehicles To Buy in 2017
Leasing volume has increased consecutively for the past seven years which is good news for anyone looking to soon buy a used car.
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The Best Used Muscle Cars
We've focused our list on the top recent muscle cars you'll find on the used market, with an eye both for value and for performance.
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Drive Your Age: Best Cars for First Time Drivers
The first few days, weeks, and months of driving can be overwhelming, sometimes scary, freedom inspiring, and downright enjoyable. We’ve narrowed down some of the best cars for new drivers.
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Drive Your Age: Best Cars for Adults and Young Families
For those who might be on their first or second kid, easing into their 40s and have their financials in order, what’s a good car for you at this point in life?
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Drive Your Age: Best Cars for Baby Boomers
What’s a good car for you at this point in life? Are you retired and looking for a vehicle for escaping to the great unknown, or are you looking to travel in absolute comfort.
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12 Cars that Depreciate the Most (and better to buy used)
These 12 cars offer the best value when buying it lightly used instead of brand new.
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The Best Cars for a Cross Country Road Trip
With the spirit of adventure in front of you, here are our picks for getting yourself from national park to national park with a mix of either comfort, economy, or creativity.
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Best Used Cars Under $5,000
Spending 5k on a car is a tricky, yet sometimes a cost effective price range to shop in if you know what to look for.
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Best Used 4WD Trucks and SUVs
No matter where you live, having a four-wheel drive vehicle gives you the reliability, flexibility, and peace of mind if weather ever takes a turn for the worse.
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11 Best Cars For Bachelors
Being a bachelor means you only have you to answer to when it comes time to buy a new car. So what should you drive? That depends on what kind of bachelor you are.
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Best Vehicles for Teen Drivers
Just because you're buying a used car for your teenager doesn't mean you have to compromise on safety. There are plenty of quality used cars equipped with IIHS recommended safety features.
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Most Fun To Drive Cars Under $15,000
You don't have to spend supercar money to have some serious fun behind the wheel. If you know what to look for, you don't even need to spend more than $15,000 for a great ride.
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The Most Affordable Used SUVs and Crossovers
SUVs have seen double-digit sales growth year over year, which means that there is a ton of inventory on the used car market. Here's a list of the best options available.
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10 Most Interesting Cars On The Road That Aren't Made Anymore
Car companies discontinue models more often than you'd think, but sometimes the discontinued cars continue to have a huge and enthusiastic fan base. Here are the 10 most searched ones on Instamotor.
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Best Cars for LA
In such an image-conscious world, what kind of car is the best for LA, especially if you’re looking to buy used and maybe on a budget until that big gig comes through?
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9 Best Cars for Surfers
Looking for an awesome ride that’ll get you and your board to the beach and back without any headache? Check out our list of totally rad cars for surfers.
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Best Pre-Owned Manual Sports Cars
So you drive stick? That’s pretty awesome! Check out our picks for the best manual pre-owned sports cars you can buy!
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7 Affordable Semi-Autonomous Used Cars You Can Buy Now
Did you know that you can get some semi-autonomous features on new and used cars right now?
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5 Great Used Cars Under $35,000
Here are five great examples of cars under $35,000 that will turn heads like a $50,000-$100,000 set of brand new wheels.
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5 Great Used Cars Under $10,000
Gas is cheap, the dollar is strong, and there are plenty of great used cars available for under $10,000.
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The 5 Best Used Convertibles For Summer Fun
So what kind of car is best for the warm months? A convertible, of course. Here are the five best options in the used market for top-down summer cruising.
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9 Cars Worth Waiting For and Buying Used
If you can wait a year or two, you’ll get the car of your dreams at a tremendous discount. Most of them still include warranties, maintenance, and even that new car smell.
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The Most Dependable Model Year: 2013 Used Cars
If you’re in the market for a lightly used car, the data collected from those 33,560 car owners can help push you toward the specific models that are most likely to deliver a hassle-free experience.
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Reliable 15 Year Old Cars
Finding a 15-year-old car that’s reliable enough to drive you around day to day could be a hard sell, but we try and narrow it down to five choices we think could get you through the next 15.
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Best Yet Cheap Cars to Buy
Affordable cars shouldn’t have to insinuate that they’re built without the standards of reliability, yet are instead equipped with a relatively stress free ownership experience.
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5 Fun Front-Wheel Drive Cars
FWD can be fun! Here are our five choices for some fast and furious front-drive funambulists.
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5 Best Used Cars for Texas
Having a vehicle that is up to the challenge of the state's sheer size is essential to living in Texas. Here is our list of the top 5 used cars for Texas.
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Best Cars for Growing Families
Finding the right car for your growing family isn’t easy, but here are some choices that make driving the least stressful thing about leaving the house.
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The Best Used Trucks For Towing
This list highlights some of the best trucks on the used market for the driver who needs to tow reliably, comfortably, and safely.
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What are the Best Used Cars from Dead Brands?
In fatter times car brands expand to attract different buyers, only to have to kill the brand off a few years later. This means deals for the used car buyer.
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Three Badass Versions of Super Boring Cars
Honda Civics—they are the mascot for boring, right? Only sometimes. There are plenty of GREAT cars that were built on SUPER boring platforms.
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Most Dog Friendly Cars
Keep that furry friend safe and comfortable. Don’t screw the pooch, instead get one of these rock-solid choices for canine transportation.
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Seven Bad-Ass Wagon(ish) Cars to Buy Now
Some manufacturers still made some of the most the bad-ass wagons in the last few years—and if you can find them they are the fantastic buys now.
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Why Orphan Cars are the Best Used Car Deals Now
Think brands like Saturn, Pontiac, Suzuki, and Saab. Just because these brands have lost their parents to the toll of time doesn’t mean they aren’t still great buys.
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High-Tech Used Crossovers For Under $20,000
There are a handful of affordable used crossovers that let you get a bit farther off the beaten path while keeping all of the high-tech convenience features you want in a modern vehicle.
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High-Tech Used Sedans for Under $15,000
Want navigation, Bluetooth, USB and more? Some diligent shopping should turn up good results.
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Great Luxury Cars That Require Minimum Maintenance
You don’t need to buy a new car to enjoy the luxury car experience, and these five give the market a high-class shelf life.
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Finding the Perfect Used SUV This Holiday Season
Here are five great used SUVs to consider scooping up if you plan to head over the river and through the woods this holiday season.
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Looking for a Pre-Owned Luxury Crossover? Consider The Cadillac SRX
Edmunds rates the SRX at 4.5 out of 5 stars against the rest of the luxury crossover market, noting its strength in value, safety, and ride and handling.
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Best Cars for Ski Season
The four best used cars for winter adventures. Reliable, safe and fun transportation to get you from the beach to the base lodge this ski season.
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The Coolest, Safest Cars College Students Can Actually Afford
College can be one of the best times of your life. So why not have a ride that’s fun to drive and safe? We picked the coolest cars from the IIHS list to help you with your search.
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Compact Cars for City Commuting
Cars that help you park, split traffic and avoid the headaches of larger automobiles in neat and tidy packages.
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Why The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt Should Be On Your Used Car Shopping List
The Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt may constitute two of the very best possible used car buys in America today—for the right buyer.
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Awesome Used Cars That Are Even Cooler Than That New Car You’re Lusting After
Whatever new car you’re lusting after, chances are there’s a used car that’s just as fun, capable, and maybe even cooler, just waiting to take its place in your heart—and your driveway.
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Cool USED Cars You Need To Buy Now
Quite a few discontinued cool cars are coming off of leases and hitting the used car market now. That makes them perfect for your next set of cool wheels.
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The 5 Best Cars for SF
Cars are a necessity, even in the often walkable, bike-friendly Bay Area, so why not get the car that’s best suited to your lifestyle & the place you live?
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5 Great Values on the Used Car Market Now
Looking to a buy a used car with amazing value? Check out this list of the 5 best deals on the used car market right now.
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Top Cars for First Time Buyers
See the full list of used cars recommended for first time buyers based on price and safety rating.
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10 Best Cars for High Mileage Drivers
Do you drive a lot? Consumer Reports put out a list of vehicles with the greatest likelihood of hitting 200,000 miles in its lifetime.
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Consumer Reports Best Used Cars in 2015
Consumer Reports has released their Autos issue for 2015 with a list of the best used small cars, sedans, and SUVs for any budget.
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Top 10 Most Popular Used Vehicles
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Greenest Vehicles of 2015
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy just released their list of the most environmentally friendly vehicles. Check out the greenest vehicles you should buy!
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Best Cars to Buy Used in 2015
If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle in 2015, here are a list of cars to buy used instead of new.
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