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Buy a car you can actually afford with these tips

Read through our tips and advice before taking those new car keys.


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Buying a new car is a massive purchase. Aside from a house, it’s perhaps one of the largest purchases anyone makes in their life and car payments are a big financial responsibility. Keeping with the house purchase metaphor, you want to make sure you buy a new car that’s within your budget. Yes, that may mean skipping out on something fancier or foregoing the latest features, but keeping things financially responsible is always good.

Of course, knowing a car’s full list price isn’t necessarily that

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Virginia woman steals Good Samaritan’s car with 5 kids inside when he stopped to help after collision

A Virginia woman stole an SUV with five children still inside when the driver stopped to help those involved in a multi-vehicle collision in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said.

Markell Hancox, of Chesapeake, Va., stole the Suburban and sped away after the accident happened around 12:40 p.m. at an intersection in Grandy, N.C., the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office said.

CHICAGO WOMAN WHO GOT JEEP BACK AFTER CARJACKING HAS VEHICLE STOLEN AGAIN DAYS LATER: REPORT

The SUV driver had left his vehicle to check on those involved in the multi-vehicle collision when Hancox, one of the drivers involved in

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Chip shortage recovery may not happen until 2023, auto industry forecast says

Automakers can’t build as many cars as they want — or need.


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The pandemic upended supply chains in nearly every industry, and the auto industry is one of the worst affected. While automakers hoped to recover millions of lost sales incurred during the height of lockdowns and stay-at-home measures in 2020, the semiconductor chip shortage is making that impossible. And now, hopes of rectifying the silicon drought anytime soon looks highly unlikely for carmakers.

Automotive News reported Wednesday on a new forecast from IHS Markit, which predicts the auto industry will not enter a recovery phase until the first

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2022 Ford Mustang, 2022 BMW 2-Series, 2023 Audi E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Ford continues to roll out special-edition Mustangs for the 2022 model year. The latest include a new Stealth Edition as well as the return of the California Special. The latter is available exclusively in Mustang GT Premium guise, and for the first time can be enhanced with the Mustang’s brilliant GT Performance Package handling upgrade.

BMW a few months back unveiled a redesigned 2-Series coupe, and now it has unveiled a redesigned 2-Series Active Tourer. The compact minivan is sold outside the U.S., and the latest generation is much sportier and much more premium than the one it replaces.

Audi

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Nigeria vs CAR: Lagos to shut roads along Teslim Balogun Stadium Thursday

The Lagos State Government will divert traffic leaving and coming into the Teslim Balogun Stadium area on Thursday in preparation for the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying Match between Nigeria and the Central African Republic.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in Lagos said that vehicles would be restricted from accessing Surulere from the Teslim Balogun Stadium axis from 12:00 noon on Thursday.

Oladeinde stated that these would include the service lane inbound the National Stadium from Alaka and the Teslim Balogun Stadium from Ojuelegba.

“Motorists heading toward Costain, and Lagos Island from Masha/ Kilo

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Twin boys found dead inside car at South Carolina day care

Investigators say twin 20-month-old boys found dead inside a car in the parking lot of a South Carolina day care had likely been in the hot SUV for more than nine hours

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Twin 20-month-old boys found dead inside a car in the parking lot of a South Carolina day care were likely in the hot SUV for more than nine hours, authorities said Thursday.

A parent discovered the toddlers in rear-facing seats shortly after arriving

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Apple Car Back On Track With Potential Toyota Deal: Report

Another day, another Apple car rumor appears from an online publication. This time around, DigiTimes says the tech giant is currently in Asia to meet representatives of Toyota and discuss a potential partnership. Apple’s goal is to find a trusted and solid partner from the automotive sector in an attempt to launch its first production vehicle in 2024.

The details are very scarce at the moment, unfortunately, and we don’t know when and where the two parties have met or will meet. One thing DigiTimes reports, though, is that the focus of the discussions will most likely be battery supply.

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Looking Back: 13 Years of Best Cars for the Money

13 Years of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for the Money

For 13 years, the U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for the Money awards have strived to reward vehicles that aren’t just excellent values when you drive them off the dealer’s lot, but have what it takes to provide years of low-cost, trouble-free service.

Our researchers go beyond simply finding the cheapest cars, knowing that an inexpensive vehicle that’s poorly built can cost you more in the long run than a well-crafted, reliable model. To determine a vehicle’s value proposition, reliability, and quality, we use data

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