The beauty of new car or used car shopping in the internet age is the amount of information at your fingertips. The trouble with car shopping in the internet age is, well, the amount of information at your fingertips.
Sorting through all that online material can make the process of car shopping seem a lot more difficult – and a lot less fun. And it’s only worse if you don’t know where or how to start.
But if you can get started and use some of the websites we found, the experience of shopping for a new car, or even a used car, should be, well, if not a quick-and-easy process, at least quicker and easier than you might have imagined – or feared.
Starting with this post, we’ll point you to some of the best sites on the internet for car shopping and buying information. Consider taking a look at these:
- AutoTrader.com – Information on new cars and used cars. RoadLoans is an AutoTrader “Preferred Direct Lender.”
- Yahoo! Autos– New car pictures, prices, reviews.
- com– New car and used car prices, car comparisons and car-buying advice.
- com– New car and used car listings, new car prices, dealer quotes and expert reviews. RoadLoans is a Cars.com “Trusted Lender.”
- CarMax– Research and compare used car models
- MotorTrend– Road tests, new cars, concept cars, auto shows and more.
- com– New car and used car prices, find new and used cars, sell your car.
- AutoBlog– “We obsessively cover the auto industry.”
- CARandDRIVER– Car reviews and car-buying resources.
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information – Detailed information about buying a new or used car, and vehicle financing.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Resources and advice on buying a car with an auto loan, and a frequently asked questions
Then, after you have completed your research and are ready to buy, consider online auto loans with RoadLoans. You also can link to the site through AutoTrader under Loans tab or “Special Offers” or Cars.com under the marketplace section to get started on your financing. RoadLoans provides a fast-and-easy financing process with loan decisions in seconds. We accept applications from consumers with bad credit, too.*
Apply for new and used car loans online with RoadLoans.
* “Bad” or “Poor” credit generally is considered a FICO score around 600 and below by sources including the Consumer Federation of America and National Credit Reporting Association (reported by the Associated Press), Bankrate.com, Credit.com, Investopedia, NerdWallet.com and others. The Congressional Budget Office identifies a FICO score of 620 as the “cutoff” for prime loans. FICO scores are not the sole factor in lending decisions by RoadLoans.com and Santander Consumer USA.