Buying / Selling a Car
Pittsburgh Region - Directories
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Cars
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette's auto site which connects you with selected Pittsburgh dealers, allows you to search by make and model.
Pittsburgh Automobile Trade Association
The Pittsburgh Automobile Trade Association (PATA) is a metro trade association representing over 330 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and other surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania. You can search for a dealer by make of car and obtain contact information and website.
Search for Cars
Gives prices and information (including recall info) about new cars, arranged by manufacturer. Also lets you compare features and price with similar models. Allows you to search locally for new or pre-owned cars.
New vehicle database; search by make for list price/cost information and specifications; used car prices
Buy cars, used car classifieds, and auto financing, car buyer guides and reviews, auto insurance, car loans, and more!
Search here for reviews when you are thinking of buying a new car.
Car and Driver
The online version of the magazine. Check out selected articles from the current issue, buying guide, archive, car shows.
Search for ratings, reviews, and news about thousands of products, including cars.
Motor Trend Magazine
Includes a Buyer's Guide, Road Tests, Feature articles.
New Car Test Drive
Look at the recent reviews of this year's models.
Price and other Guides
CARFAX Vehicle History Reports
Before buying a used car, you might want to get its vehicle history report. Using the unique 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) found on vehicle dashboards and title documents, they generate a detailed Vehicle History Report on any used car or light truck.
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides
new cars & trucks, used cars, buyer advice, recalls. Select vehicles to compare and they will give you the information.
Fuel Economy Guide
The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Allows you to compare various makes and models side by side.
Kelley Blue Book Used Car Values and New Car Pricing
Used cars, new cars, blue books. Figure out how much to ask/pay for a new/used car.
Car Buying Revealed: How to Buy a Car and Not Get Taken for a Ride
Car Buying Revealed brings you through the entire car buying process. By the time you are done with this book, you will be able to buy your car over the phone and be in and out of the dealership within an hour.
Don't Get Taken Every Time: The Ultimate Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car, in the Showroom or on the Internet
Through six editions, this invaluable tool by "Public Enemy #1 of the car dealers" (The Washington Post) has remained the definitive guide on buying or leasing a new or used vehicle.
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