Americans love a good value, particularly with their cars. In 2015, over 38 million used cars were sold in the United States—the largest number since 2007. Just take it from somebody in the business: Jessica Caldwell, director of Industry Analysis for Edmunds.com, refers to today’s car-buying scene as a “Golden Age” for certified pre-owned and near-used cars because of the high demand for used cars.
The Ford F-Series pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for more than 35 years. In fact, it is the best-selling American vehicle of all time. Clearly, we love our trucks here in the U.S.A., but they aren’t for everyone.
If you’re looking for power and cargo space, a truck might be right for you. But if what you really need is an everyday commuter car with good gas mileage, you should consider another car instead.
Trying to decide if a car or truck is right for you? Below are the pros and cons to owning a truck vs. owning a car.
Your teen is about to get their driver’s license and they are already asking you when they can get their own car. Instead of spending big bucks on a brand new car, you have an older car you’d be happy to let them use. But is it safe?
A 7- or 8-year-old car is not going to have all the safety features of a brand new car, but with a few upgrades and additions, it can be made safer. Before you let your teen or yourself go out on the road in an old used car, make sure you’ve checked these key areas.