Used Cars

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. For buyers, this may offer a more affordable option than purchasing a new electric car. But how well with current owners do financially when they start looking to sell... read more

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Green Eyed Motors imports Chevrolet Spark EVs and other models sold mainly in California

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas... read more April 13, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

California car incentives may expand to more low-income buyers

California may soon expand a program aimed at helping lower-income individuals switch to more efficient cars. The Golden State previously launched "cash for clunkers"... read more April 7, 2016 by

2013 Ford Focus

Why used small cars may be your best driving bargain these days

If you want a fuel-efficient car that doesn't cost a lot, right now may be a good time to shop the used-car sections of your local dealers' lots. That's because some of the... read more April 5, 2016 by

2014 BMW i3

Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical... read more March 16, 2016 by

2015 Nissan Leaf outside home  [photo: John C. Briggs]

How I got a new 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car for $16K net: indecision

Sometimes my liberal environmentalist side fights with my fiscally conservative side, and my decision-making suffers as a result. I’ve wanted an electric car for the... read more February 29, 2016 by

2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

How Can VW, Audi Dealers Still Sell Used TDI Diesel Vehicles?

Hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi owners are now in their fifth month of waiting to find out when and how regulators will approve modifications to their diesel... read more January 25, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Used VW Prices Fall More, With No End To Diesel Scandal In Sight

While Volkswagen continues to lag in its response to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, used VW prices continue to slide. And that is now affecting gasoline vehicles that... read more December 9, 2015 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Should I Buy A Used Chevy Volt Electric Car?

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car scores higher on owner satisfaction than any other vehicle GM has sold since it began surveying its buyers. It has attracted... read more August 18, 2015 by

2012 Coda Sedan

Four Electric Cars To Avoid Buying Used (Get A Nissan Leaf!): UPDATE

There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and quite a few of them--especially Nissan Leafs--are starting to show up on used-car lots as three-year... read more August 18, 2015 by

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Ten Used Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of: UPDATED

Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as new hybrid cars vary in efficiency, driving quality, and sales volume, some used hybrids may be a more conservative... read more August 12, 2015 by

2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Who Buys Used Teslas? Younger, More Middle-Class Buyers, Analysis Says

It's now pretty clear that used electric cars in the mass market depreciate more rapidly than their gasoline counterparts, even after netting out the effect of financial... read more July 30, 2015 by

2012 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is... read more July 16, 2015 by

2011 Nissan Leaf

UPDATED: Should I Buy A Used Nissan Leaf (Or Another Electric Car)?

About 15 million people buy a new vehicle in the U.S. each year, on average--but almost 40 million buy used cars in that same year. Modern electric cars have been sold in the... read more June 15, 2015 by

2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Used Electric Cars: Which Hold Their Value Best? Which Is Worst?

Used electric cars starting to enter the market in higher numbers, letting advocates suggest that if the purchase price of a new plug-in car is too high, buyers can look at... read more June 10, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Incentive To Buy Used Electric Cars Added For Some California Buyers

Plug-in electric cars can cut the per-mile cost of driving significantly for most U.S. households. But their purchase prices as new cars are still higher than gasoline cars... read more June 9, 2015 by


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