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

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. Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money... read more

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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


 
chrysler aspen dodge durango hybrids 002

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


 
Nissan LEAF

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to... read more May 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Colorado's Electric-Car Credit: Applies To Used Cars Too

The checkerboard pattern of constantly changing electric-car incentives and fees among the 50 American states often baffles outsiders. And as states go, Colorado has a mixed... read more May 13, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Certified Used Electric Cars: Now On Sale Online

Tesla Motors strives not only to build electric cars that compete against established luxury brands, but also to provide the service that customers in that market tend to... read more May 4, 2015 by


 
Honda Fit EV customer appreciation day, Honda Smart Home, UC-Davis, Mar 2015  [photo: George Betak]

Lease Extensions For Honda Fit EV, Two Years At $199 A Month, To Be Offered

With the first three-year leases of Honda Fit EVs now set to end in June, drivers of Honda's only electric car have been wondering what will happen to their cars now. Many of... read more March 23, 2015 by


 

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