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Buying a Car Without Driving Yourself Crazy


Unless you are a car enthusiast who buys vintage cars for their looks, value, or how they round out your collection, car-shopping is probably tied with chewing glass on your list of favorite activities.

The searching and the price-haggling -- not to mention the expense and arranging the financing -- can be so unappealing that car buying drops below that long-delayed root canal on the to-do list.

But for those willing to do the research and homework -- and who is better at that than teachers -- there now are extensive, easily-accessible, and user-friendly resources for buying a car that make the experience faster, less stressful, and dare we say, maybe a little enjoyable.

"Informed consumers are more satisfied with the car-buying process," noted Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for                                            


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.

More Car-Buying Resources
Here's some information to help in buying and financing a car.

Article by Ellen R. Delisio
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