Is Cars.com Really a Great Place to Find a Vehicle?

A coalition of five newspaper companies has put a “for sale” sign on the window of Cars.com. The website, started in 1998, has been a rare dot-com success for the long-suffering, ink-fueled newspaper industry. It’s an impressive platform built around a massive inventory of new and used car listings alongside financial calculators, dealership reviews, and buying guides. Looking for a Ford F150 within 10 miles of midtown Manhattan? Cars.com finds 21 new trucks ranging from $35,290 to a $59,780 “Raptor” model, as well as 25 used models.

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