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 U.S. since December 2010. Not surprisingly, they're started to show up on used-car lots. Should you buy one? The answer, of course, depends on your individual needs. But a used electric car can be a very good deal in many circumstances. You need to evaluate your personal needs, how you plan to use the car, and how much uncertainty you're willing to accept. We've chosen to focus on the Nissan Leaf because not only is it...
Used Tesla Electric Cars: Certified Previously Owned (CPO) Program Coming, Company Confirms
Historically, auto dealerships have made as much or more money selling used cars as new ones. Since electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't have dealerships, but sells cars online directly to buyers, that has left the supply of used Teslas solely to individual owners who may want to sell. Now...John Voelcker
Certified Used Nissan Leaf Program Details Out--But Only In Japan
Buying used cars is always a little bit of a risk--you can never quite be sure what condition the previous owner has left the car in. That's where manufacturer-certified used car programs come in, and Nissan is launching just such a thing for used examples of its Leaf electric car. While we still...Antony Ingram
Advice: Better Gas Mileage, Used Small, All-Wheel-Drive SUV--UPDATE
UPDATE: Well, we got a note from Denise: I bought a car today. It's a certified pre-owned 2005 Toyota RAV4, single owner, 41K miles. The only thing I need for it is an iPod adapter! It's really nice, fabulous condition, and I did fairly well on both the price and trade-in. What do you think of her...John Voelcker