Comparing cars when making a purchase

When looking for a car comparison guide, the choices out there can be daunting to say the least. How are you supposed to know if the site you are using to do your comparisons is giving you legitimate information?
Compiled in this post are the three best car comparison guides on the net. Use them and you will without a doubt be cruising for a new set of wheels in no time!

Kelley Blue Book (

The old standby of internet vehicle research, Kelley Blue Book has been around since the 1990’s. They’ve always delivered when it comes to meaningful buying information like current selling price and deprecation. They were the company responsible for introducing a comprehensive, side-by-side car comparison tool where you can put your four favorite rides together and compare stats in an easily digestible display format. Others have since invented their own iterations of this tool but you’d be missing out if you don’t go check out the original!

Car Complaints is an innovative site in that it truly specializes in the less desirable aspects of car buying. Here is where you’ll find information that you may not find in the vehicle description at the dealership or in a magazine advertisement. Current and past owners register on the site for free and post feedback in their own words on topics like recalls, malfunctions, repairs and just generally air their complaints and frustrations for the whole world to see. This is a must-visit if you are currently in the market for a newer model vehicle.

CarGurus features a fully-functional classified listing section that makes finding a car to buy super easy. Beyond this useful section of the site, CarGurus boasts its own proprietary scoring system where registered users can rate the vehicle based on their own experiences with the car’s performance, technological features and even its looks. In similar fashion to other car comparison sites, CarGurus features a price comparison feature that will allow you to find and analyze current market prices versus whatever deals may be out there that you may have your eye on. This site is particularly easy to use with an exceptional search feature unmatched on any other car buying site.

Between these three sites you should be able to make some educated decisions in your car-buying journey. It can be intimidating at first but be sure to allow these sites to guide you; sign up and interact with the communities on these sites. Some of the best advice will be given by people who have bought the car and lived with it for a while. Allow their feedback to guide you in making the right decision about whatever car you’d like to own.


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