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Americans have accumulated $1.44 trillion in auto debt, the highest level in history, according to new data released by the New York Federal Reserve Bank...

Nov 12, 2021 Blog Post

Consumer Reports' new analysis of over 800,000 auto loans might make you rethink getting a car loan through a dealership. And it should make us...

Nov 2, 2021 Blog Post

What can the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database tell us about the tricks and scams faced by consumers buying or leasing a vehicle? And what can...

Oct 22, 2020 Blog Post
Pandemic worsens existing consumer problems with car buying in CFPB data

Financing the purchase of a car is a minefield for consumers at even the best of times. Tricks and traps in the auto marketplace can...

Oct 12, 2020 Report

Since the end of the Great Recession, auto debt has reached historic levels. How'd we get here, and what can we do? Analyst R.J. Cross...

May 7, 2020 Blog Post

Testimony of R.J. Cross, Frontier Group policy analyst, at a hearing on examining discrimination in the automobile loan and insurance industries before the U.S. House...

May 1, 2019 Blog Post

This President’s Day weekend, auto dealers will once again try to lure Americans into showrooms, hoping to attract them with holiday deals. After the...

Feb 15, 2019 Blog Post
The Hidden Costs of Risky Auto Loans to Consumers and Our Communities

In much of America, owning a car is the price of admission to society. Owning a car is also expensive, and drives millions of households...

Feb 13, 2019 Report

In the years since the Great Recession, a torrent of cheap and easy credit has washed over car showrooms and used car lots. Many have...

Feb 15, 2018 Blog Post

Building a less car-dependent transportation system is a necessity not just for the environment, our health and the effective functioning of our cities and towns,...

Apr 28, 2017 Blog Post

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