Chapter 1: What's new in 2011Best SUVs for you in 2011Best coupes for you in 2011Best pickups for you in 2011Best minivans for you in 2011Best sedans for you in 2011Best crossover SUVs for you in 2011Chapter 2: Cars to fit your lifestyle5 best bargain cars in a down economy5 bad-boy work trucks for heavy hauling5 sweet luxury cars under $35,0005 cool cars for under $15,000Cheap and speedy: 5 fast cars for a songChapter 3: Nuts and boltsSticky fingers: top 5 stolen car parts7 must-have creature comforts for your carChapter 4: Cutting car costs5 easy DIY car maintenance moves for fallWhen your car loan is killing youVideo: 5 costly car loan mistakesWhy Aunt Myrtle has lower car insuranceChapter 5: Drive down memory laneThe top 10 ugly cars of the decadeTop 10 movie cars of the decadeThe 8 most infamous car recalls in historyChapter 6: Tools & ResourcesAuto loan calculatorAuto insurance tipsAuto loan rates10 car buying hints6 car-buying mistakes25-point checklist for a new-car test-drive
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