Car sales are booming

Car sales continue to grow as the year moves on, particularly for the Big Three as they reported excellent sales figures for November. The key is that the economy in the US is improving and that’s having an impact on car sales. Another important factor involves the tighter supply of used cars in this country and other countries as well.

With the economic crisis, car sales plunged for several years. With fewer new cars purchased in beginning in the fall of 2008, through 2009 and into 2010, that affects the number of used cars available now. The result is a somewhat altered car market as used cars are going for higher prices. But that also makes it easier to trade in your used car, and that then accelerates new car purchases.

So if you’re looking for a used car, whether in the United State or in other countries, you have to be even more committed to doing research before you buy a car in order to get the best deal. Car dealers aren’t as desperate to move used cars given the tighter supply and greater demand, so you have to get more information about used car prices as you do your search. You should definitely consider a wide variety of models in your category as well to give you the best chance of getting a good price. Now, if you’re in the UL and you’re absolutely committed to buying a used Vauxhall Astra, then that’s what you should search. Hopefully you’re a little more flexible. People who like a Ford Focus should also think about a Mazda or maybe a Chevy. Keep an open mind and you’ll get a better price, but either way, make sure you do your research.


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Nissan JUKE makes a splash in New York


Crossovers have been fueling the rejuvenated car market, and now Nissan is pushing the envelope with the new Nissan JUKE, a compact crossover with bold styling that was unveiled last night in New York City at Rockefeller Center.

We were able to attend the event in New York so we got an up-close look at the new vehicle. It’s definitely targeted at the youth market with it’s sporty design, and it will fit in nicely with consumers who have an active lifestyle. The bold design inside and out draws on a number of active lifestyle influences including motorcycles and rally cars. It’s also roomy as hell for a compact vehicle.

If you’re looking for a sporty vehicle that makes a design statement, check this one out.

Disclaimer: Nissan provided my airfare, hotel stay and drinks to come check out the new Juke. Special thanks to Nissan!