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MORE CAR-BUYING RESOURCES

GENERAL RESOURCES

AAA
"Many clubs have car-buying programs and arrangements with dealers, but those vary from club to club," said Jeff Sundstrom, director of public relations for AAA's U.S. office. AAA has 49 clubs in the U.S. and nine in Canada.

Cars.com Lifestyle New-Car Buying Guide
Criteria to help you choose a new car based on your family, work, recreational, and environmental preferences.

Edmunds.com: 10 Steps to Buying a Used Car

Edmunds.com: Hybrids Pull Into the Automotive Mainstream

RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

Road and Travel Magazine
Now strictly an online publication, Road and Travel is designed for women.

MotherProof.com
Informative and entertaining reviews of cars with the needs of women and mothers in mind.

PRICING, FINANCING RESOURCES

Some of the online sites related to financing that Edmunds.com recommends include:

Experian
Get a credit report before looking for financing.

E-LOAN
Investigate loans.

Cars.com
Another good site for investigating loans.

AWARE (Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics)
A not-for-profit group formed by automotive industry leaders to provide consumers with information, tools, and other resources to better understand the auto financing system. "Informed consumers are more satisfied with the car-buying process," said Eric Hoffman of AWARE.

MORE ABOUT CAR-BUYING

Click the links below to read more on this topic.

Start With Homework
Decide what you need, and then start researching cars that fit your needs and budget.

What's Hot?
Smaller, more environmentally-friendly cars are increasingly popular. Certified pre-owned cars also are drawing more buyers.

What Teachers Are Buying -- And Ways to Pay
More teachers are opting for new cars, and many turn to credit unions for financing.

Gender Gaps
Men and women have different priorities for cars -- go figure -- and women now buy the majority of new cars in the U.S.

Article by Ellen R. Delisio
Education World®
Copyright © 2007 Education World

10/25/2007