This section contains sites that offer information, advice and services designed specifically to assist consumers who are in the process of buying or researching vehicles. Sites should be non-promotional in nature. Purchasing Automobiles Consumer Information Home.
Purchasing refers to a business or organization attempting to acquire goods or services to accomplish the goals of its enterprise. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Purchasing refers to a business or organization attempting to acquire goods or services to accomplish its goals. Although there are several organizations that attempt to set standards in the purchasing process, processes can vary greatly between organizations. Typically the word "purchasing" is not used interchangeably with the word "procurement", since procurement typically includes expediting, supplier quality, and transportation and logistics in addition to purchasing.
- Ecoleasing - Ecoleasing is a system in which goods are rented to a client for a certain period of time after which he returns the goods so the company that made it can recycle the materials.
- Purchasing process - Purchasing is the formal process of buying goods and services. The purchasing process can vary from one organization to another, but there are some common key elements.
- Supply chain management - In commerce, supply chain management, the management of the flow of goods and services, involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
- Logistics - Logistics is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations.
- Material requirements planning - Material requirements planning is a production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes. Most MRP systems are software-based, but it is possible to conduct MRP by hand as well.
- Group purchasing organization - In the United States, a group purchasing organization is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members.
- Operations research
- Systems engineering
- Commercial item transport and distribution
- Supply chain management
- Calculator Bankrate.com - Auto Loan and Lease Calculators www
Calculator to evaluate loan payments and leasing deals. Bankrate.com - Auto Loan and Lease Calculators.
- New Yahoo Autos www
New and used vehicle information, Autos, photos, data, guides and links. Yahoo Autos.
- Designed Vehix www
Designed to assist auto buyers. Vehix. Features pricing, reviews, safety ratings, recall histories. Quote requests for car buying, insurance, loans and warranties. Vehix.
- Offers The IntelliChoice CarCenter www
Offers prices, IntelliChoice CarCenter, reviews, and specifications for new and used cars and trucks as well as information about financing and leasing. The IntelliChoice CarCenter.
- Automotive Carlist.com www
Automotive reviews, Carlist.com, road tests and information of current model year and archived models from past years. Carlist.com.
- Research Autosite www
Research source for prices on new and used vehicles, Autosite, wholesale and retail. Buyers guides, price quote request and auto news. Autosite.
- Provides Autoweb.com www
Provides tools to research, Autoweb.com, price, locate and purchase new and used vehicles. Offers photos and 360 degree interior views of some new vehicles. Autoweb.com.
- Automobile Roadfly www
Automobile reviews, Roadfly, road tests, forums, photos and research information. Roadfly.
- Auto Consumer Guide: Automotive www
Auto reviews, Guide: Automotive, ratings, buying advice, prices and comparisons for new and used vehicles. Consumer Guide: Automotive.
- Expert The Secrets of a Test Drive www
Expert advice on making the most out of a vehicle test drive. The Secrets of a Test Drive.
- New CarQuotes www
New and used vehicle buying service for consumers in the United States, CarQuotes, Includes prices, reviews, photos and comparisons. CarQuotes.
- Car Showroom Boulevard www
Car buying tips and advice, Boulevard, information and photos of 2003 vehicles. Showroom Boulevard.
- Research Kelley Blue Book www
Research accurate retail or trade-in Blue Book values for used cars and dealer invoice and MSRP for new cars. Kelley Blue Book.
- Provides Consumer Reports Autos www
Provides car reviews, Reports Autos, automobile safety information, car buying guidance. Consumer Reports Autos.
- Provides Autotropolis www
Provides interactive tools for car shoppers. Autotropolis. Includes TIP data combined with propriety rankings, research tools and a dealership network. Autotropolis.
- Provides Car Buying 101 www
Provides tips and advice for choosing and buying a vehicle. Car Buying 101.
- Article HowStuffWorks: How to Buy a Car www
Article discussing information to research before visiting a dealership. HowStuffWorks: How to Buy a Car.
- Thorough Federal Reserve Board: Vehicle Leasing www
Thorough guide providing information on all aspects of vehicle leasing. Federal Reserve Board: Vehicle Leasing.
- Tips WheelsDirect2U: Auto Leasing www
Tips and advice on leasing new vehicles. Auto Leasing. Includes calculators and checklists. WheelsDirect2U: Auto Leasing.
- Detailed Wintonsworld: Car Reviews www
Detailed car reviews and road tests by former European auto correspondent Neil Winton. Wintonsworld: Car Reviews.
- Offers Federal Consumer Information Center www
Offers tips, Consumer Information Center, advice and information to assist new car buyers in researching and purchasing new vehicles. Federal Consumer Information Center.
- Consumer CarReview.com: Performance Parts Reviews www
Consumer reviews and opinions on after market performance parts for sport compacts, Performance Parts Reviews, muscle and European cars. CarReview.com: Performance Parts Reviews.
- Information 1010Tires.com: Tires and Wheels www
Information on how to purchase, Tires and Wheels, maintain and understand automotive tires and wheels, with links to discussion forums. 1010Tires.com: Tires and Wheels.
- New Digital Cars www
New vehicle invoice and MSRP pricing, Cars, vehicle specifications and dealer referral price quotes. Digital Cars.
- New CarPrices.com www
New vehicle research tool to review and compare invoice and MSRP prices, CarPrices.com, information and specifications, side by side. CarPrices.com.
- VIN Vehicle Identification Number www
VIN related information, Identification Number, definitions and links to resources to research vehicle histories. Vehicle Identification Number.
- Market VMR Used Car Pricing www
Market derived used car retail and wholesale pricing for late model, Used Car Pricing, antique and classic vehicles. Features buying tips and guides. VMR Used Car Pricing.
- Guides, Edmunds.com www
Guides, Edmunds.com, reviews, wholesale and retail pricing information and advice for every aspect of automobile purchasing and ownership. Edmunds.com.
- Tom Actual Car Information www
Tom and Ray Magliozzi of the syndicated radio show Car Talk offer information on buying, Car Information, selling, repairing and owning cars. Actual Car Information.
- Alexa: Purchasing Automobiles
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Purchasing Automobiles
- DMOZ: Purchasing Automobiles
dmoz.org Directory: Purchasing Automobiles