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Chapter 16 Buying a Vehicle

NHTSA: Buying a Safer Car
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/ncap/
How safe is your favorite vehicle? This New Car Assessment Program helps you evaluate the safety of cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. A link for new vehicle safety features is also available. Search for safety information, including crash test results, for a vehicle you're interested in buying by clicking on "Cars," then just provide the make, model, and year.

Kelley Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com/
Is that vehicle you're thinking of buying worth it? The Kelley Blue Book provides pricing for new and used vehicles. You can also get a report for the trade-in value of vehicles. Click on the Reviews link to take a vehicle of your choice on an online test drive. Teach someone in your class how to research a vehicle on this Web site.

Intellichoice Car Center
http://www.intellichoice.com/
Before surrendering yourself to your dream vehicle, ask yourself a few important questions. The tips for choosing and buying an automobile at this site provide pre-purchase questions, test-drive suggestions, things to keep in mind when negotiating a price, and more. Find out cost ownership considerations by clicking on the Auto Tips link. Present to your class the tips for choosing and buying a vehicle.

Family Car Center
http://www.familyhaven.com/cars/index.html
What is a "factory invoice price"? How can it be used in negotiating a price for a new vehicle? Read articles on getting a good deal on a vehicle and nine ways to lower your auto insurance costs at the Family Car Center. Find out what a deductible is, and how it affects the price of insurance. Report your findings to your class.

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