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Automobile Resources

The following links are a compilation of websites and services that consumers may find useful, however Consumers Research is not officially endorsing or recommending their use.

Reviews, News, and Buying Advice

Buyers’ guides, new and used car reviews and testimonials, and news from the automotive world.

The Auto Channel car reviews
AutoList (appraisal/pricing information, geographic vehicle search)AutoVantage (reviews, dealer cost, local price quotes)
Auto World (new and used car blue book prices)
Car Columns and Commentary
The Car Connection (reviews, articles)
Car Facts and reviews from Intellichoice
Carfax: used vehicle history reports including previous lemons ++
CarGurus: helps you find the best deal on advertised cars in your area
Carpoint buying guide from Microsoft
Car Price.com (dealer cost lists for new and used cars)
Car and Driver Buyer’s Guide (prices from ChromeData)
CarPrices.com: Autofusion’s new and used car pricing tools
Car Smart: Massachusetts Guide to car buying, leasing, repairing
Car Survey: automobile owners write brief reviews of their car
CarWizard: pricing guide including rebates
Consumer Guide: auto reviews and pricing guides
DealerRater: find reviews of car dealers by customers
Dealer incentives (car rebates, etc.)
Jalopnik: Car news and reviews
J.D. Power & Associates (auto survey results and ratings)
Kelley Blue Book new and used car dealer prices
LeaseCompare: find/compare automobile leases
Lease Guide: ins and outs of car leasing
Auto LEASING Resource Center: tips of car leasing, top 10 leasing scams
Lease Source: comprehensive car leasing education site
Leasing: The Fed’s explainer of new vehicle leasing disclosure form
Motorist Assurance Program(MAP) car inspection guides
NADA Used Car Guide: gives trade-in and retail prices for used cars
New Car Test Drive: car reviews 1994-2002
NewCars.com: research tools to help buying a new car
Popular Mechanics New Car Facts and Owner Reviews
RegularCarReviews: Classic and used car reviews, delivered in an entertaining format
Tire Reviews by users
TireRack: survey results from real owners of tires
TrueCar: what other people pay for new cars; actual dealer cost
The Truth About Cars: Car news and reviewsUsed car buying advice via About Used Cars

Mechanical Advice and Repair Information

Information about your car’s mechanical maladies and technological troubles.

AutoMD: diagnose car problems, get estimate of car repair costs

Blitzify: Automotive repair cost estimates

General Information

Everything else – general databases and guides full of automotive knowledge.

Autopedia: car buying, repairing, etc. megasite
Autosite: Everything Automotive