Need Help Getting Info For Car Purchase

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Hello friends, I realize I haven't been around much and I appologize for that. Since graduating from college, my life has been more hectic than ever.

Very recently I learned that my 270k mile vehicle's engine is shutting down and is not expected to last much longer.

I am seeking as much help as I can. I need websites where I can compare vehicles and get information on them such as handling, gas mileage, pros and cons, etc. If anyone can help me with finding such a site, I would be highly grateful. I tried searching on my own, but cannot seem to put in the right search information I guess.

Again, thanks for any and all help.

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These should help with pricing.

Kelley Blue Book - New Car Pricing, Used Car Values

NADA Guides - New Car Prices, Used Car Values

This has safety ratings for vehicles going back to 1990.

NHTSA: New Car Assessment Program

Fuel economy back to 1985.

Fuel Economy Guide

For the evironmentalist.

Green Vehicle Guide

Edited by TheTerrorist_75
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I second MSN Autos.

That and :blush:

The best thing to do before buying a used car (IMO) is look up a specialty forum for that car. For example, im a member of (Ford Escort Owners Ass.) There you should

ask something like "Im looking at (car). Are there any common problems with this (car) that i should look for? Whats a good price for (car)?"

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Thanks everyone for your replies. MSN doesnt' have what I'm looking for. I'm not looking to buy Fords either, so that's out.

I'm looking into purchasing Newer (and even up to the 2005 versions) of some Honda or Toyota vehicles.

Edmunds seems to have pretty much everything I need. :) The only thing I haven't been able to find yet though is information on the MPG (Miles per gallon) on the vehicles. (It's possible I'm just blind though) ;)

**EDIT** HAHA! I AM blind! LOL I found all I need! Thanks so much for that link! :)

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If you live near a CarMax their website is great for "browsing" for available vehicles. Just fill in what you're looking for, hit search, and a list of available vehicles comes up. Check off the ones you want to look into and it'll show more details on just those so you can compare them side-by-side.


<edit> So five years ago I searched their site for "cars under $10,000," found a few, went there to look and bought one (99.99% satisfied with both car & dealer, not bad odds for a used car & any car dealer).

Now I see, five years later, I can get the same vehicle but five years newer for the same price I paid back then.

Just seemed kinda odd. :)

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