Crowdsourced New Car Buying Advice

Buying a new car isn’t my idea of a smart financial decision, but if you insist, there are a few things you should be sure to ask before you sign anything. Jalopnik asked its readers for suggestions, and picked the top ten. Here are the first five:

  1. How much is the car after fees and licensing?
  2. What’s the warranty coverage? Are there any perks like free maintenance?
  3. Has the car been damaged?
  4. Can I have a test drive?
  5. Is that [price] the best you can do?

Read Ten Important Questions To Ask When Buying A New Car at Jalopnik for the full list.


  • nonegiven

    Shouldn’t you ask those same questions if you buy a used car from a dealer?

    • Sam Glover

      Most of them, yes. One or two don’t really make sense for used-car shopping.