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Car Buying Advice

If you're buying a car, truck, or SUV, the chances are--you need help.

Don't worry! The doctor is in.

The AutoNation Drive team has a whole host of car buying advice guides below.

What is AutoNation Drive?

AutoNation Drive is the blog for AutoNation, the nation's leading car dealership network, offering the best new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs in our stores from coast to coast. The editorial arm of AutoNation, we dish out reviews, automotive industry guides, and other resources to help you with your next vehicle purchase.

What can I expect with your car advice?

You'll find a wide range of articles and round-ups featuring the best cars, trucks, and SUVs that AutoNation has to offer. Plus, if you're buying a car for the first time or new to the car buying process, you'll enjoy our industry articles that help demystify the process.

Where do I start with your advice articles?

It depends on what your goals are. If you are looking for car buying advice, try our guide on heated and cooled seats or our editor's picks -- the best vehicles our panel of car connoisseurs drove this year.

All Car Research and Advice

As car geeks, we've driven our share of clunkers and halos and know how to sift through the lot. If you're shopping for a new car but worried about what's in store for you, chances are, we've got a guide for that. Let our experts help with our car buying advice guides below.

Glossaries and FAQs

The automotive industry is full of jargon and lingo. Become a guru with our bevvy of glossaries and FAQs.

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Automotive Glossary

Have you uncovered strange terminology in your car buying experience that is just like Greek to you? Here, enjoy our glossary of automotive terminology to help decode your dealership experience.

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CPO Programs Guide

Did you know that certified pre-owned vehicles are often better than the average bear when it comes to used cars? Check out our editor's guide to the top automotive CPO programs before you hit the used car lot.

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Lane Assist Systems FAQ

Lane Assist, sometimes called Lane Departure Warning, is a safety feature in most new vehicles that use forward-facing cameras to monitor lanes around your vehicle. Learn about the difference in Lane Assist systems across automakers.

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Keyless Entry FAQ

You might be confused about the differences between Keyless Entry or Remote Start. We've put together this FAQ to help you determine if Keyless Entry is right for you.

Editor's Guides

If you're looking for a new or used car, truck, or SUV, these guides can help demystify trims, illuminate family friendly vehicles, and more.

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Best Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2019

Our illustrious cadre of editors and reviewers drove a lot of cars, trucks, and SUVs this year. Take a peek at what we put on the top of our must-owns and what stood out from the pack for 2019.

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Heated and Cooled Seats Guide

Whether it's the dead of winter or the height of summer, heated and cooled seats can be your bum's best friend. We culled our favorite trim options with heated and cooled seats in this exhaustive guide.

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Honda Trim Levels Guide

No matter what Honda car, truck, or SUV you might be interested in learning about, you're bound to be confused by Honda's eleven different trim levels. Don't worry, we got your back. Our editors demystify Honda's trim levels here.

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SUVs with Rear Seat Entertainment Systems

If you're buying an SUV, chance are you have kids to haul. Get the low-down on rear seat entertainment systems so everybody has a good time in the car.

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SUVs with 3rd Row Seating

Third row seating is a popular feature in SUVs. Find plenty of SUVs that will hold your dogs, kids, and gear in this guide from our AutoNation Drive editors.