The following apps can help you purchase a new car. You may need one if you’re planning a fall road trip to see the maple trees turn red in New England or the aspens turn gold in Colorado.
Discount Calculator With Shopping List, Coupons Reminders & Sales Tax Guide (Free) This calculator is great for figuring out any transaction, with tax and discounts. (Score: 98/100)
TrueCar | Never overpay. Hassle-free, new car buying from TrueCar Certified Dealers (Free)* TrueCar connects new-car buyers with dealers committed to price transparency. (Score: 98/100)
Edmunds - New & Used Cars Search (Free)* Edmunds’ app features supportive tools for automotive shoppers: Search vehicles and reviews of cars and car dealerships. (Score: 97/100)
DAILY for Craigslist (Free Version) - Mobile Shopping & Classifieds App (Free)* This app features the best-rated interface for viewing Craigslist’s user-generated ads. (Score: 90/100)
Cars.com (Free)* Cars.com delivers listings of new and used cars based on your search parameters. Also included are user and expert reviews of most car models. (Score: 89/100)
Car Buying (Free)* The Kelley Blue Book Company brings you this app, which searches the value of new and used cars and provides photos and videos of most models. ( Score: 93/100)
eBay (Free)* eBay’s global marketplace has a dedicated automotive section with a variety of options and buying guides to educate the car-shopping consumer. (Score: 92/100)
Used cars for sale - Trovit (Free)* Trovit features vehicles for sale in 44 countries worldwide. Use the sophisticated search engine to filter a vast number of options. (Score: 92/100)
Vinny - Used Car VIN Scanner (Free) Scan the vehicle identification number of any vehicle, and Vinny will provide make and model information, plus the vehicle’s market value. (Score: 92/100)
Autotrader - Cars For Sale (Free) Autotrader is a marketplace for new and used vehicles, with extensive information available on most cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. (Score: 79/100)
*Available on Apple and Android.
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