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car buying guide

Whether you’re in the market for a new car or a used car, Globe Drive’s car buying guides will help you make an informed purchase. This guide will be periodically updated.

Starting out

A new car will have the very latest technology available on the market. A used car will be significantly less costly to buy. Which decision is right for you?


A prospective buyer surveys a row of 2020 pickup trucks at a Ram dealership on Dec. 27, 2020, in Littleton, Colo.David Zalubowski/The Associated Press

Buying a new vehicle

Unless you’re a masochist or independently wealthy, buying a car can be a stressful experience. Signing on the dotted line may not be as big a commitment as marriage, but a typical buyer will live with the choice they make for a long time. Here are some main issues to consider and think through before your vehicle purchase.

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A shopper inspects cars on a dealership lot in Paris on Oct. 10, 2015.AdrianHancu/iStockPhoto / Getty Images

Buying a used vehicle

There are hundreds of thousands of used cars for sale right now in this country, and they run the gamut from good to bad to very, very ugly. The good news is that you don’t have to be a car person to figure out the answer, though it may take you time and research. Once you’ve decided to buy a used car, here are some main issues to ask and think through.

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A Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is charged during the day of delivery of the first vehicles to German customers in Dresden, eastern Germany.JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images

Buying an electric vehicle

Many new cars are now electrified in some way, either to reduce their fuel consumption or improve their performance. They’re also a hot topic for drivers nowadays. Stories will be added to this guide as they’re published.

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Shopping for a new car? Check out the new Globe Drive Build and Price Tool to see the latest discounts, rebates and rates on new cars, trucks and SUVs. Click here to get your price.

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