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Texas Plumber Not Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company's work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria. The truck, a black Ford F-25...

How Local Auto Shows Can Save You Money

Brian Moody | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

If you're primarily concerned with getting a bargain, wait until the all-new model is about to hit, then look for a low-mileage 2013 or 2014 model. Those cars tend to be worth a little less when a newer, fresher version is introduced.

Important Overlooked Used Car Buying Tips

Sam Dillinger | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

I have been asked on a pretty regular basis over the years, "What should I look for when I go shopping for a used car?" Well there's not a right or wrong answer to that, but there are several things you can do to be much more certain you're not being taken advantage of.

7 Ways to Look Like a Pro When Buying a Used Car

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.02.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Buying a used car was one of the scariest purchases I've ever made. I spent nearly half the savings I'd accrued over a year on a jelopy -- the day after I bought the car, it broke down.

Enjoying Your Shiny New SUV? (My Junk Heap Will Bury It)

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

Everyone nowadays seems to enjoy new-car interior air. But give me a whiff, any time, that brings back memories of adventures and interesting trips over a bunch of years. Here's a look at a few automobiles that I'd pick in a second over a Lexus, that I would drive again with pride -- if only they were still here.

Hunter Stuart

1 Million Used Cars Are Hiding A Terrible Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

Just because a used car is cheap and seems OK during a test drive doesn't mean it's safe to buy. Criminals have devised ways to artfully conceal st...

I'm a Certified Pre-Owned Spouse!

Monique Honaman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

Can you imagine if being "pre-married" (the previously married kind, not the never-before-married kind) meant that you had to complete a 172-point inspection before you could marry again? Think of all the different things you would want to put on your 172-point inspection checklist.

My New Car: None

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have recently had the pleasure of owning a number of automobiles I have always wanted. These have included the Jaguar XJ6, Subaru SVX, Volvo P1800ES...

Man's Second Best Friend

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I don't meant to bring anyone down, but I have one of those lousy decisions to make. She's been with me for almost 14 years. She has been such a loyal girl, so full of pep in her day, so pretty.

Alice Bought a House on eBay

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

My friend Alice is a graphic designer who draws, for a living, those funny little tags you see on gifts and bouquets; she also creates greeting cards ...

Grand Blvd: Why I Bought a Cadillac

David Kiley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit
David Kiley

Cadillac for me is about a proposition about America that I am admittedly sentimental about. It is for the independent thinker who roots for the best ideas, not a political party. Cadillac is what drives the American Spirit.

Robert Zemeckis, 'Flight' Director, On 'Back To The Future Part II' & 'Used Cars'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

It's strange to think that we almost live in the future. At least, the future that director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale envisioned in "Back ...

Up To 250,000 Cars DESTROYED

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

* At least 16,000 new cars destroyed * 100,000-250,000 used cars could be scrapped * Many dealers moved cars to higher g...

Tips to Avoiding Post-Sandy Scams

Women & Co | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money
Women & Co

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, those of us in the affected areas have begun to assess and repair post-storm damage. So while trying to get life back to normal, look out for a few common scams.

Selling The Same Car Over And Over Again

Los Angeles Times | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

In July 2009, an educational charity sold an 11-year-old Oldsmobile Intrigue at auction, where it was bought by Auto World Auto Sales. The Sacramen...

5 Tricks Car Dealers Don't Want You to Know

Kevin Yu | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Everyone's looking to save money in this economy, and the purchase of a used car or truck is one of the single biggest expense consumers will face thi...

This Might Be The Best Used Car Ad You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.26.2012 | Money

Take a unicorn, promises of fast-growing beards and a teal 1995 Pontiac Grand Am, and what do you get? Possibly the best used car ad you'll ever s...

Car Prices Expected To Go Up If Economy Improves

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

LAS VEGAS -- Car buyers will likely pay more for new and used cars this year as the economy improves. That's according to the National Automobile Dea...

Used Car Expert Says Buying Used Is "Greener"

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

An in-depth study by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory shows that hybrid cars do, in fact, require more energy to produce than conventional cars. The are emitting more greenhouse gases and burning more fossil fuels during the manufacturing process.

The Most Important Car Buying Tip

Steve Lehto | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Steve Lehto

As an attorney, I've heard all the lawyer jokes but I take solace in the fact that there is one professional generally viewed with less respect than the attorney.

Taxpayers Paid $24,000 Per Car Under Cash For Clunkers Program

CNN Money | Peter Valdes-Dapena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold under the Cash for Clunkers program last summer, but only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not hav...

Used Car Buying in Our Cash-For-Clunkers World

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trevor Traina

Will the used-car bubble burst once the Cash for Clunkers program comes to a close? Dealers seem to have predicted this and have sprung into action with the 2009 Automotive Stimulus Program.

Obama Administration Withholds Data On Clunkers

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to quickly release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would sub...

Used Car Market's Deceptive Lending Practices

McClatchy Washington Bureau | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Many car buyers are having the same kind of trouble obtaining and paying off loans that plagued America's housing market, new data show....