Think you know how much a car costs? The total cost of ownership for a car today is so much more than just what you pay at the dealership. Unless you're paying cash for that new car, you're also going to pay interest on the price that you and the dealer agreed upon. There are some great car financing options in today's market. While there may be some great low or no finance deals out there, interest costs are going to drive the cost of ownership up.

Total cost of ownership today also includes licensing and vehicle registration, fuel, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. It's a lot to consider when you think about becoming a car owner, but we're here to help you figure it all out. Check out the car owner resources and content below.

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Does a 2001 VW beetle have a feature that disables the engine in case of a accident
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I hear that there are no insurance crash test figures out yet. Can someone check?
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Hello, My sister was recently in a MVA where another driver ran a red light and t-boned her Elantra at 40mph. The airbags did not deploy. The seatbelts broke upon impact. Has this happened to anyone else? Should we contact Hyundai? I have researched and "side impact collision" air bags were supposed to deploy that is the purpose of the vehicle having them. There are no recalls on the vehicle that we are aware of. 1 owner. Bought new.

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Car dealers want to make money – who can blame them? But if you understand how the process works, you can avoid making an expensive mistake.

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There seems to be a problem with J.D. Power's methodology.

Agreement will keep Takata afloat to make replacement inflators

Driving a 2018 Nissan Rogue from Detroit to Chicago using its new ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous tech option

Taking a nearly hands-off approach to car reviewing.

Data from April 20 over decades is used to measure marijuana's effect

Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day

Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day

0.08 limit is no biggie for a serious drinker, he actually argues in court

0.08 limit is no biggie for a serious drinker, he actually argues in court

Try finding new parts for the Porsche 959.

Porsche also offers new and new old stock parts for sale.

American-made is one thing, union-made is quite another.

Buying an American-made car is easy. Buying one made by union workers, well that's a little trickier.

Except in the case of the most recent theft, a used Ford Taurus.

Except in the case of the most recent theft, a used Ford Taurus.

Why you won't always save money when buying a used vehicle.

You're brand new car is going to lose a ton of value right when you drive it off the lot, right? Turns out, that may not always be the case.

""It's a bit of an acquired taste, and we're still busy acquiring it"

""It's a bit of an acquired taste, and we're still busy acquiring it"

Life sometimes gets in the way. But what happened to pride of ownership?

Take pride in what you own and protect it from damage. It won't make as good a barn find, and that's ok with me.

New York City, San Francisco and Atlanta were in the top 10.

We're only the fifth most-congested country overall.

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