As the internet develops, so does its interest within the auto industry.
The knowledge consumers have access to on the internet enhances the entire scope of the market, giving everyone a fighting chance at getting a good deal. Cars.com capitalizes on that and gives the average customer above average info.
Both Consumer Reports and The Blue Book have years invested in the reviewing of their product. However the beauty of online services like Cars.com is their innovation and the resulting ‘Information age’ edge.
Having reached a huge and dedicated market since their inception makes them a very important resource and one not to be overlooked.
Online services have the ability to catalog information from a large variety of sources, lending a well rounded view to anyone’s research.
Cars.com has a page solely dedicated to top ten lists and best of information including:
- Most popular colors
- Best customer service
Well written reviews
This online option provides a large review section, which offers reviews by their resident expert in addition to reviews provided by consumers.
Truly the beauty of an online approach is it’s ability to collect information from a wide array of sources.
Giving their consumers an expert view alongside views professed by the consumer’s peers lends a well rounded angle to any research.
An expert tester may be able to tell you if your minivan handles well, but chances are he can’t tell you if the back door is too heavy to open with a infant in one arm and a two year old in another.
However, the expert at Cars.com provides well written, easily digestible reviews which are a must read. He’s not an expert for nothing, it’s fair to say he’ll disclose things that consumers may overlook.
Cars.com is so research-friendly that they have a large research section, geared at making it easy to find information on the vehicle you want to buy or sell. Featuring tools such as:
Side by side comparisons - Can’t decide between two cars? This tool will help you weigh the pros and cons for both vehicles by comparing them.
Car financing tools - Advice on auto financing and a handy car loan calculator.
Car shopping tools - Provides many different tools for new and used car purchase/sale including:
A good resource overall
There are lots of car sites out there. We can’t stress enough the importance of taking advice only from those that are not trying to sell you anything. Go for the big guys, the names you recognize for the most unbiased and well rounded viewpoints.