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How to finance a new car the cheapest way possible. A guide to car money sources.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1979 (v.11#1) pg. 28

A look at the wholesale market for used cars and how to use wholesale prices when shopping on the lots.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1979 (v.11#6) pg. 20

A look at rent-now, buy-later lease agreements on cars.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1980 (v.12#3) pg. 28

Showroom gamesmanship. How to bargain effectively for a new car and tips on selling your old car yourself.
APARTMENT LIFE Nov 1980 (v.12#11) pg. 22

How to get the best deal when you purchase a new car. How dealers arrive at a selling price and factors affecting new car prices.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 30

Factors to consider in buying a leftover new car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 32

How to avoid buying a new car that is a "lemon". New car inspection checklist included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. 6

Understanding new car warranties. A look at what the owner must do to keep the warranty in force.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 6

How to find a good buy in a high-mileage used car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 18

Some basic guidelines for determining how long an installment loan should run. Types of loans considered are: auto loans, loans for major appliances, home improvement loans, and consolidation loans.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 4

A look at several different types of special sales to promote cars and tips on how to determine if they will save you money.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1975 (v.53#2) pg. 42

How to get the best used car for the money. How to check out a used car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1976 (v.54#3) pg. 66

A look at new car options, what they cost and which ones make the most sense.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1976 (v.54#9) pg. 34

How to get the best deal when buying a new car. A chart shows dealer discounts and cost factors by class. Tips on how to make the deal, the best time to buy and when to talk about trade-in.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1976 (v.54#9) pg. 38

A look at buying used rental cars. Where to find them and what you're likely to find available.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. 58

A look at new car options and questions that help you select which ones you should buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 57

How to get the best deal when you buy a new car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1980 (v.58#6) pg. 79

Buying a used car. An expert's tips on where to buy and how to evaluate the car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1989 (v.67#6) pg. 122

Guidelines on how to make the best deal when selling a car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. 121

Business travel consultants give you guidelines on how to calculate how long to keep a car. Includes depreciation and maintenance cost guidelines.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1974 (v.64#3) pg. 19

Computer program written in BASIC helps you decide if it's worth buying a new car.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1980 (v.20#6) pg. 65

How to parlay a little knowledge into sizeable cash savings when buying a used car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 100

How to sell a used car. Tips on cleaning up your car when getting ready to sell.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #230 Jul-Aug 1982 (v.32#6) pg. 106

How to buy a used car. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 103

How to buy a good used car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 103

Selling your car yourself. Part 1. Prepping the car and determining the asking price.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #272 Oct 1986 (v.36#8) pg. 75

Selling your car yourself. Part 2. How to write ads that work. The dos and don'ts of making the sale.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #273 Nov 1986 (v.36#9) pg. 72

The new math of car ownership. Tips on shopping for a car. Looks at accessories, contracts, dealers, prices, dickering, financing, leasing, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 58

How to determine what your old car is really worth.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #302 Oct 1989 (v.39#9) pg. 81

Tips on shopping for a used car.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1979 (v.3#10) pg. 48

Avoiding lemons. How to do a thorough inspection when considering the purchase of a used car.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 72

What you need to know before buying your next car.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 82

How much does your car really cost? Use this convenient checklist to figure costs accurately.
HOME MECHANIX #705 Jan 1987 (v.83) pg. 77

Making your auto investment pay off. How to get maximum return when you sell. Tips on repairing rust damage, polishing scratched windshields, washing and waxing, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #721 May 1988 (v.84) pg. 101
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #725 Sep 1988 (v.84) pg. 6

Professional advice on the right way to buy a car. Tips on selecting a dealership, prices, financing, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #737 Sep 1989 (v.85) pg. 28
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #740 Dec 1989 (v.85) pg. 9

Winning the incentive wars. A field manual on rebates, low financing and other new-car come-ons, plus a strategic plan to get top dollar for your old car.
HOME MECHANIX #754 Apr 1991 (v.87) pg. 82

Advice on overcoming tight credit when shopping for a house or car loan.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 22

Shopping for an automotive warranty on new cars. Advice on keeping the warranty in effect.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 16

Haggle-free car shopping. Tips on finding out what a dealer pays for a car and getting the best price from the dealer.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 28

The low-down on car leasing. Includes 10 questions to ask before you lease.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 25

Tips from Janet Guthrie on shopping for a used car. Includes what to look for and what to check out on a test drive.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 14

Advice from the pros on buying a used car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #442 Mar 1965 (v.61) pg. 55

How to buy a used sports car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #504 May 1970 (v.66) pg. 50

How to buy a car at auction.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #510 Nov 1970 (v.66) pg. 64

How to save money when you buy a new car. Dealer markups and financing discussed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 39

How to prepare your car before trying to sell it yourself. Tips on the things buyers look at that should be adjusted or repaired.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 30

Picking a cherry from a lot of lemons. Tips on buying a used car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 46

Selecting older cars to buy and drive as investments.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 68

How to deal with a new-car dealer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 91

How to buy a pickup truck.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 101

How to choose and buy a used pickup truck.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #12 Nov 1971 pg. 78, 80

Buying a used car or truck for a homestead. An explanation of what to look for, how to check out a used car and how to care for an older vehicle.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #143 Apr-May 1994 pg. 34

How to buy a used car. Advice on which kinds and ages are recommended.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #151 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 26

How to get more for your old car. For $20 to $25 worth of reconditioning materials, your car's appearance can be greatly improved and its value increased at trade-in time.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 130

How to save money on your next car loan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 78

Keeping down the cost of a new car by adding many of the optional extras later, yourself, at lower cost.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 60

Twenty tips to take the gamble out of buying a used car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 100

Should you buy a new car or used car? Checklist of things to look for when buying a used car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 106

The important items to look for when considering the purchase of a used car, according to Richard Day.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1968 (v.192#3) pg. 84

What you need to know before you buy 4-wheel drive.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1971 (v.198#3) pg. 76

How to buy a car for under $500.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1970 (v.41#11) pg. 40

How to choose a new car.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 70

Choosing your new car: Facts to consider. Several charts look at fuel costs, crash test results, maintenance costs, insurance costs and accident costs.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1981 pg. 67

Buying a turbocharged collector car. Advice on what is worth collecting and what to look for.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #203 Jun 1993 (v.17#11) pg. 21

Checklist for old car buyers.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #265 Aug 1998 (v.23#1) pg. 15

How to shop for a used car.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 50

Tips on buying a used car. How to check the market, buy from a car rental firm, buy a dealer's demonstrator or a company executive's car.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1979 (v.42#8) pg. 6

How to get top dollar when you sell your car.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 7 1981 (v.44#8) pg. 28