best of the new -- Here's a rundown on the best of the 2004 lineup, based
on your favorite vehicle type and in the price range you can afford.
models bring new sticker shock -- Ranking right up there with death and taxes
for things you can be sure of, most of the shiny new 2004 models come with brand
new price tags -- usually higher than last year's.
cheapest cars for 2004 -- You want it new, cheap and warrantied? You've come
to the right place. These 10 models are the flat-out cheapest new cars you can
buy for 2004.
best steals for 2004 -- Getting the "best deal" on a new car means
getting the best value -- the most car for the money. Here are the best 10 "steals"
you should be able to make.
droptops -- most bang for your buck -- They may be the stuff dreams are made
of but you don't have to drive one only in your dreams. This collection of classy
convertibles will fit your budget.
-- cars for a new generation -- Crossover is a new term attached to a wide
variety of cars with one common denominator -- they're all aimed at a new generation
of car buyers.
the right car -- What's it going to be? SUV or sports car? Family sedan or
pickup truck? From the confusing array of what's out there here's how to zero
in on the "right" car for you.
your price -- Determining the price range that suits your budget best is as
important as finding the right car for your needs. It may not be as simple as
you think. Here's some fiscally sound advice.
vs. import -- You can start a pretty good argument by asking who makes the
you buy, check repair ratings -- If the 2001 Clunkmobile was junk, maybe you
shouldn't buy the 2004.
costs go beyond purchase price -- Keep in mind the expenses of fuel, repairs,
insurance and depreciation.
cars on the road today -- If safety is one of your top priorities in buying
a new car, here are the models you should be looking at.
the rubber meets the road -- You just shelled out big bucks for that new car,
but did you pay for the tires you really need? Here's a look at some tire issues
you should consider.
the new model? Wait a year -- Experts say it frequently takes a year to work
the bugs out of a car redesign.
-- Posted: Dec.