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Buying a Car: Ratings, Reviews and Tips  

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Car Ratings Websites

  • offers the latest information on top-rated cars. It includes car buying guides, reviews, ratings and more.Image from
  • lists reviews, road test data and advice for car buyers.
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives vehicle crash test results and safety ratings.
  • Kelley Blue Book provides reviews (text and video) along with industry-accepted pricing information.
  • offers a searchable database of vehicle safety ratings.
  • U.S. News Best Car, Truck and SUV Rankings gives information about award-winning vehicles in different categories.

Practical Tips on Car Buying

  • CNN Money provides tips on buying a car, from a financial perspective.Image from
  • Consumer Reports offers a quick guide to buying a new car, from loans to choosing the right vehicle.
  • Federal Trade Commission has links to information on buying new or used cars.
  • How Stuff Works provides a guide on buying cars, including practical advice, useful links and tips on negotiating with car dealers.
  • The Motley Fool has a guide to car buying that provides information on everything from organizing your budget to getting a good deal.

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