Used Car Financing Just Got Much Simpler (Finally)

“Boy, that was an easy auto financing experience” isn’t something you often hear. At its best, auto financing today is a cumbersome process. At its worst, it’s a predatory nightmare. The financing difficulties we’ve experienced firsthand were a major “aha” moment that’s informed Shift from day one.

Ever since, improving the process has been high on our priority list. Working with our team and partners, we’ve made a lot of progress on this front and today we’re happy to highlight the major improvements we’ve made to make auto financing smoother and simpler than it’s ever been. Continue reading “Used Car Financing Just Got Much Simpler (Finally)”

Shift’s 10 Best Used Cars for 2017

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Every year, we see lots of buyer’s guides introducing the best new cars of the year. Shift’s resident car aficionados (hey, we’re not all gearheads) pore through the reports, but for most of us who aren’t likely to buy a brand new car, those yearly reviews just aren’t very relevant.

In fact, if the numbers are any indication, new car guides aren’t very relevant for most people in general. New car sales represented less than one-third of all total sales in 2015, with 17.5 million new cars sold, compared to a whopping 38.3 million used cars sold.

So that got us thinking—since America will buy more than twice as many used cars in 2017 than new cars, why not open up our vehicle data to helpfully inform your search for a great used car this year? Continue reading “Shift’s 10 Best Used Cars for 2017”

Improved Search now Available on the Web and iOS

Ever since we started listing cars on Shift, the primary way to sort through cars had always been via the filters on the left-hand toolbar. But based on your feedback, (“hey Shift, where’s the search bar?”), we’ve completely overhauled how you find a car with a simple and powerful search bar at the top of the browse views in the web and mobile apps. Continue reading “Improved Search now Available on the Web and iOS”

Shift’s Giveaway Picks: Isabel’s Surfin’ 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R

In case you haven’t heard, Shift is giving away a car. Even though Shift employees can’t win, we can still dream, right?

 

Meet Isabel. She works on our Business Intelligence team. If she won the giveaway, what car would she pick? Continue reading “Shift’s Giveaway Picks: Isabel’s Surfin’ 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R”

10 Craigslist Tips for the Smart Car Buyer

When it works like it should, buying a car on Craigslist can be great. But quality on Craigslist can be hit or miss and it can feel a bit like the Barbary Coast, with mischief and gold in equal measure.

To help you sort through the riff raff, avoid surprises, and find the right car, here are 10 essential things to take note of.

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Cars We Love: Jeep Wrangler

In this installment of Cars We Love, we pay tribute to a beloved classic.

Ahhh, the Wrangler. Few cars have captured our imagination like this sparky 4×4. Generation after generation, the Wrangler continues to tantalize and stoke the off-roader in all of us. Here are the five reasons it’s a Car We Love:

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