Buying a Car
Before you buy a car, check out the New Car Coach [EN ESPAÑOL] with a calculator to figure your payments, resources, and dos and don'ts. Visit the Used Car Coach [EN ESPAÑOL] for a test drive checklist, priority sheet, and a cost worksheet.
In addition to the interactive coaches, these resources can help you as you shop for a vehicle.
Tools & Resources
- Audio: Nine Tips for Buying the Right Car
- Blog: A New Car
- Blog: Your Car: Fancy vs. Reliable
- Calculator: How Much Car Can I Afford?
- Calculator: What Will My Car Payment Be?
- Chart: Car Comparison (PDF, 194 KB)
- Checklist: Car Selling (PDF, 198 KB) NEW
- Podcast: Drive Away Happy
- Podcast: What Vehicle Purchase is Right for You?
- Resource: Gas Prices
- Toolkit: Car Buying
- Tutorial: How to Buy a Used Car
- Avoid a Lemon: What to Look For in a Used Car NEW
- Best Used Cars: How to Find a Dependable, Affordable Vehicle
- Car Buying Basics
- Cheap Cars: When A Good Deal Isn't
- Driver's Dilemma
- Free New Car Maintenance: Is It a Good Deal?
- Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Car?
- Sometimes the Only Way Off Campus is to Drive
- 10 Ways to Avoid Wasting $ on Your Car