Buying or Selling a Car


Cars: Buy, Sell, Repair, Maintain and Learn about Autos

Everyone from the greasiest gearhead to the automotive layman will benefit from the Web's easy-to-use resources on cars. Research tools and classified listings abound for the car buyer: for the eager reader, breaking automotive news, commentary, and perspective via magazines and blogs, will keep you entertained and informed. Learn about these resources and more in the findingDulcinea Car Guide.

Car Reviews and Automotive Information

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Buying or Selling a Car

The Web is a vast automotive marketplace. Surfing online is the equivalent of strolling into a car lot stocked with millions of new and used vehicles of all models, from virtually every decade of automotive innovation. These exhaustive listings will meet the needs of all car buyers, from teenagers looking for wheels on the cheap to serious vintage car fanatics searching for more rare cars to buy. For those who seek to sell a car opportunities abound.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The Web's largest auto-markets provide very similar services. Most list new cars and allow sellers to buy classified ads for used cars. They offer a variety of research features, like access to reviews and Kelley Blue Book values, and they almost unanimously claim to be the "Web's #1 Resource."
  • Most sites charge sellers a fee for taking out a classified ad. Fees vary greatly in size and structure, with some coming as flat rates and others that must be paid weekly for as long as the listing is up.
  • Car-makers’ Web sites, which can be found easily via any search engine (or usually by adding a “.com” to the company’s name), can be a useful stop in your auto search. These sites typically have dealer locaters, certified pre-owned car-finders, warranty information, lease plans, and pricing information. Many have a "build your ideal car" feature that allows you to customize every detail of a car, from model type and color to upholstery and dashboard paneling.
  • Not sure how much car you can afford? There are a slew of car-loan payment calculators on the Net. Two of these can be found at Edmunds and For more information on what these sites have to offer, see their evaluations below.
  • An answer to the age-old question, "To lease, or not to lease?" can be found at This site is a one-stop shop for all of your lease-related queries. Check out the "Lease Guide" to get started.

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