Shopping for a Car This Halloween? Let Us Help

Like trying to find a cheap box of Milky Way Midnight bars in bulk before Halloween, purchasing a new car has been getting harder lately as automakers trim incentives and bump up pricing. The good news is that incentives generally tend to hold or rise as the end of a month approaches, so if you're scouring around for a new car — or merely one that's new to you — we can help. Check below for a list of links to help you conquer your car-purchasing fears and ensure you won't be left in the dark when the time comes to hit the lots.

What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions: 

  • Pickup trucks: Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • SUVs: Lexus UX 200, Ford EcoSport, Acura RDX, Ford Edge ST, Ford Edge Titanium, BMW X5, Subaru Forester, Cadillac XT4, Land Rover Range Rover, Jaguar E-Pace

  • Sedans: Volvo S60, Kia Forte, Nissan Altima, Mercedes-Benz A220, Maserati Quattroporte, BMW M5

  • Hatchbacks: Hyundai Veloster, Nissan Kicks

  • Wagons: Volvo V60

  • Hybrids: Lexus LC 500h

  • Convertibles: Maserati GranTurismo

  • Performance: Porsche 911 Turbo S

Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for October. As always, your discounts may vary, so check with your dealer for specifics.

Should I buy new or used? Read up on the pros and cons of each. If you go used, review our used-car buyers' checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.

How much can I afford? Read our primer. Then use our Price Comparison Tool while you shop to find what's right for you.

Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide.

How do I get the best lease rate? Bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.

How do I get the best financing rate? Our game plan lays out some advice. While you're at it, here's what you need to know about auto loans and what you'll need to get one.

Anything I shouldn't do when I'm at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.

Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here's what you need to know.

How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here's how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.


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