This week, stories that caught the attention of our editors include smart glasses from Porsche, evolving self-driving tech and why technologists say you shouldn’t throw away that empty Folgers can. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
For 12 years, CarGurus has been building a better way for car shoppers to find great deals from top-rated dealers. We’ve always believed that our emphasis on transparency, technology, and data give us an advantage over other automotive marketplaces.
Now, our shoppers and dealers have helped make us number one among car shopping sites in the U.S. across the following key audience metrics. According to comScore Media Metrix, March 2018, CarGurus comes out on top: Continue reading >>>
On April 1, CarGurus will officially “launch” REVolution, a one-of-its-kind sound-driven search engine that will give shoppers a new way to find their desired car. Inspired by childhood memories of making loud racing sounds with Matchbox cars, REVolution is a precise audio search tool that lets you “vroom, zoom and engine-roar” your way to the exact car that matches the sound you make. Continue reading >>>
As you’re probably aware by now, CarGurus allows users to post cars for sale at no charge on the website.
Doing so lets shoppers from around the United States find your car and compare it to similar vehicles for sale. Listing your car on CarGurus will also let you know the Instant Market Value of your car and show you how competitively you’ve priced it.
Anytime you sell your car privately, though, you need to allow test drives for interested parties. That can be a daunting prospect, but follow this protocol, and it’s likely you and the potential buyer will have a positive experience. Continue reading >>>
Today CarGurus officially launches DriverFinder, a revolutionary new feature that gives car shoppers even more assurance that the car they find is right for them. In this age of advanced AI technologies and self-driving cars, the line between cars and people has blurred. CarGurus is now able to leverage these technological advancements to provide a way for shoppers to better communicate with their potential cars. Until today, car shopping left vehicles with no chance to voice their opinions, and now with DriverFinder, CarGurus allows you to take their feelings into consideration. Continue reading >>>
Like employees of any outlet in the business of reviewing cars, one of the questions we hear often revolves around where we get the cars we review. Are they supplied by dealerships? Does CarGurus buy the cars? Or do manufacturers actually set aside brand new vehicles specifically to send them off to automotive journalists, knowing that doing so opens them up to potential criticism?
Sharing nuggets of wisdom is part of fatherhood. How to pronounce “February” (that “r” is in there for a reason). How to tie your shoes (there’s nothing wrong with the bunny-ears approach). How to shave your face (you know, growing a beard isn’t a bad idea). We learn so much from our dads, and driving and maintaining a car stands as a hallmark of any father-child relationship. From learning to parallel park to changing the oil, and from heel-toe shifting to understanding the physics behind oversteer and the inherent superiority of rear-wheel drive, many of us wouldn’t have made it to “Guru” status without a little fatherly guidance.
People are funny. We’ve complained about having to waste time sitting uncomfortably in traffic for decades now. But when the phrase “self-driving car” and the idea of traveling in a car without having to dedicate full attention to it started becoming unavoidable in auto news, drivers of all sorts cried foul, calling the idea bad for reasons ranging from practical and real to theoretical and imagined.
Too far along to abandon the self-driving idea, automakers experimented with new language; disruptor Elon Musk demonstrated his wisdom with words by naming Tesla’s system Autopilot, after an established technology that’s already trusted and relatively understood, at least conceptually. Another important differentiator for Tesla is the fact that Autopilot promises partial rather than full autonomy, a critical difference that came up repeatedly at the recent New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conference on The Intersection of Technology and Design.
In many students’ minds, “car” and “graduation” go together. For some, it’s because a post-grad job requires a vehicle to commute to and from work. Others may simply want a car to maintain their independent lifestyle from college (especially if they plan to move home).
This isn’t changing for the class of 2016, either. According to a recent survey conducted by CarGurus, almost one-third of upcoming graduates plan to buy a car. And of them, 57% plan to pay for it entirely on their own.
Buying a car is a major purchase—even if you opt for a moderately priced used one. Taking this on yourself is a big sign of financial freedom, but it’s also a big financial responsibility. To handle it wisely, keep in mind the following hidden costs.
Sitting in the back seat of a Chrysler Town & Country on the way to the pool, eating Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and listening to the Evita soundtrack—her unfortunate obsession with Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals aside, some of our most prominent childhood memories include driving around with Mom. Mom drove us to school, to soccer practice, to church. Mom drove us to the grocery store, she picked us up from our friends’ houses. To put it simply, Mom is the best. Not only did Mom operate extremely valuable (but hardly lucrative) livery services for her children, but she managed to do so while also meeting the demands of a professional career.
CarGurus is lucky to have more than a handful of fantastic moms as part of our incredible company. With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we decided to interview some of our great Guru mothers and find out a little bit about their first cars, what they drive now, and what they’re hoping to drive in the future.