New vs. Used Car Depreciation Guide


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5. BMW 3 Series. Average new price, $50,369. One-year depreciation, 38.2 percent. Average year-old price, $31,128

Our take. Consumer Reports’ reliability rating of 1 out of 5 puts a wrench in the works. The 2012 to 2018 models scored better. Apparently, the 2019 has tempting upgrades such as improved handling and good fuel economy, but dependability has to be a part of that list.

6. Chevrolet Camaro. Average new price, $44,492. One-year depreciation, 37.8 percent. Average year-old price, $27,663

Our take. We wonder what the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — Camaro’s direct rivals — did differently to avoid such a steep fall in value. Even though they’re not on the list, we would check their year-old prices, too, if we were shopping for a used sporty coupe. Buoying that: Consumer Reports’ reliability scores differ, showing Mustang at 3 of 5 and

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Amazon’s toy guide has everything from ride-on bikes to game consoles

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still several days away (October 13th and 14th) so the best deals are yet to come but in preparation for the two-day main event the e-tailer has launched gift guides to pique our interest – the Home Holiday Guide, Holiday Electronics Gift Guide, Holiday Toys List, Fashion Gift Guide, and Beauty Gift Guide. We searched all of Amazon’s gift guides (spoiler alert – we didn’t find anything auto-related in the beauty guide so we’ll just defer to the experts for that one) to curate an automotive-themed list of our favorite gift ideas and some of the best pre-Prime Day deals. 

Within Amazon’s Holiday Toy list you can search for gift ideas by age group or you can shop by

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Amazon’s newest gift guide features lots of car-related toys

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still several days away (October 13th and 14th) so the best deals are yet to come but in preparation for the two-day main event the e-tailer has launched gift guides to pique our interest – the Home Holiday Guide, Holiday Electronics Gift Guide, Holiday Toys List, Fashion Gift Guide, and Beauty Gift Guide. We searched all of Amazon’s gift guides (spoiler alert – we didn’t find anything auto-related in the beauty guide so we’ll just defer to the experts for that one) to curate an automotive-themed list of our favorite gift ideas and some of the best pre-Prime Day deals. 

Within Amazon’s Holiday Toy list you can search for gift ideas by age group or you can shop by

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Amazon’s new electronics gift guide has us gearing up for Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still several days away (October 13th and 14th) so the best deals are yet to come, but in preparation for the two-day main event, the e-tailer has launched gift guides to pique our interest – the Home Holiday Guide, Holiday Electronics Gift Guide, Holiday Toys List, Fashion Gift Guide, and Beauty Gift Guide

Below, Autoblog Senior Producer Christopher McGraw highlights some pre-Prime Day deals of travel-friendly gadgets as well as camera equipment suggestions that can help you shoot your car like the pros.

Canon M50 with 15-45mm lens – $649.00 at Amazon.com

When it comes to mirrorless cameras from camera powerhouse Canon, the new, full-frame R5 and R6 are the sexy options. A less sexy option that has been around

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Used Renault Zoe electric car buying guide

Until 1 February 2018, all Zoes came with a four-year, 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, but make sure you buy carefully, because after that date the warranty was reduced to three years and 60,000 miles. From 18 December 2019 onwards, however, Renault pushed its warranty back up to five years and 100,000 miles. 

Irrespective of this, every Zoe will have an eight-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty, which guarantees the battery will retain up to 66 per cent of its full capacity. From 1st March 2020, extra guarantees were added, for 80 per cent capacity in years 1-3, and 70 per cent in years 4-5. 

Battery leased cars, meanwhile, are guaranteed for the duration of the lease up to 75 per cent capacity – so one useful bonus of a battery lease car is that you should be able to get your battery replaced if it drops below that figure, no matter how old

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Car Insurance Guide – How to Get Cheaper Rates – Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2020 / Compare-autoinsurance.org (https://compare-autoinsurance.org) has launched a new blog post that presents several methods to lower car insurance rates.

For more info and free quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/how-to-make-car-insurance-rates-cheaper.

Car insurance companies determine the premium paid by a driver after analyzing multiple factors. Some of these factors are under the policyholder’s control and can help him get cheaper car insurance.

  • Adjust the deductibles. Drivers can increase the deductibles levels to lower the price of their insurance rate. In many cases, the premium rates drop as much as 30%. Policyholders should consider adjusting the deductibles to a level they can support if something bad happens.
  • Consider dropping medical payments coverage. If a policyholder already has health insurance, then he will not need the medical payments coverage. In most cases, the two policies overlap.
  • Policyholders should consider buying a cheaper car
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Mafia: Definitive Edition – How To Unlock Secret Super Cars | All Free Ride Activities Guide

Mafia: Definitive Edition re-introduces the world to a classic open-world crime game on current-gen hardware. Everything has been upgraded with completely re-done cutscenes and shooting mechanics. It’s everything you’d expect in a modern game with a decidedly old-school design — there’s an open-world, but there’s really no reason to explore it.

Unless you play through Free Ride Mode. In Free Ride, you can run wild and fully explore the city. It doesn’t appear like there’s much to do, but there are a few activities you can enjoy in-game. You can grab guns at Vinnie’s to spread chaos, or you can complete special Post Card quests and unlock unique super-cars you won’t find anywhere else.

There are five special post card cars. If you’re not sure where to find them, check out the full guide below. I’ll also list the other activities you can do while you’re in Freeroam.


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Car auctions: the complete guide to buying a car at auction

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More than 12,000 vehicles are sold at motor auctions in the UK each week, industry figures suggest. It’s also reckoned a significant chunk of those – around 10 per cent – are snapped up by private buyers eager for an auction bargain.

If you’re wondering whether vehicle auctions are right for you, but are worried that you’ll be stitched-up or hung out to dry by unscrupulous auction traders, this handy guide to the pros, cons and pitfalls of buying auction cars is for you.

• The ultimate Used Car Guide

There are auctions happening around the country every week with auction houses such as Manheim or BCA (British Car Auctions), specialist events like classic car auctions or even ex-police auctions to attend. There’s a wide variety of auctions where bargains can be had at wholesale prices for buyers who know what they’re doing.

Car auctions are not to be confused

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A Tourist Guide To The Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was founded by Christopher Columbus and his younger brother, Bartholomew Columbus, in 1496. The part of the city inhabited in the early 1500’s is called the Colonial Zone (Zona Colonial in Spanish). The Colonial Zone boasts of many firsts for the New World. The first paved street, university, cathedral, castle, monastery, hospital, and fortress – to name a few. With beautiful architecture and the rich history, the Colonial Zone is a must see while visiting Santo Domingo. The Colonial Zone has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In the Colonial Zone, along with the beauty of the historical buildings, you will find: hotels, restaurants, cafes, museums, bars, shops, etc. The two most famous streets in the Colonial Zone are Calle Las Damas (the street of the women) and Calle Conde. Calle Las Damas was the street … Read More

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Autocross Buying Guide – Select the Right Car

In my experience, autocross can be a very fun and exciting sport. I have participated in several events in my local area. I found the hobby to be very addictive as well.

Out of all my other hobbies, I think this one is the best “bang for the buck” as far as thrills go with your car. Everybody can participate. Every car (some clubs have exceptions to this though like no SUV’s, no Trucks) can race. The nice thing about this kind of race is that you are competing against others in your class usually defined by the SCCA, however, you are on the course alone so there is minimal chance of hitting other cars.

The hardest part about autocross (aside from learning how to race) in my opinion is finding the right car. Sure, you can use a daily driver, but that is not recommended if you are going … Read More

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