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AAA Auto Buying Tools app review



If you're in the market for a new car then you know exactly how expensive it can be, which means you'll want to do all the research necessary to ensure you're happy with your purchase. The AAA Auto Buying Tools app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and offers a variety of features to help you narrow down your search. The car buying app sets out to make the experience as stress-free, quick, and easy as possible. 

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AAA Auto Buying Tools


A Smooth and Painless Experience

When it comes to buying a new vehicle the process doesn't have to be filled with stress, anxiety, and confusion; instead, you can make use of the features offered in the AAA Auto Buying Tools app to arm yourself with the information you need. You will be able to do a new car search right within the app searching by make, model, price, and style. If you're looking at purchasing a used car just enter in the VIN number to see the details pop up regarding that vehicle. It's more than just the basic information, though; that's really just the tip of the iceberg with this app.

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The app is free to use and was updated at the beginning of the year with a number of bug fixes and improvements. The app scores three out of five stars from users and the customer comments are mixed. It seems there are some issues with the information being correct or not. You of course need to be able to trust the information given.

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The Tools Offered

The tools you'll find within the AAA Auto Buying Tools app are things such as being able to view side and front crash safety ratings on the vehicle you're looking at, the ability to build your car with specifics such as the trim, TrueCar average market price information, AAA auto reviews of the car, any incentives currently available, and photos. The loan calculator is a quick and easy way to figure out what your monthly payments may be. After conducting all the research you can then save your new car search to go back to it at any time.

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I find the side-by-side comparison of two vehicles to be really handy, especially when you’re trying to narrow your options down. I do wish the app felt a bit more dynamic and exciting, maybe even offering some interactive features.

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AAA Auto Buying Tools


Pros and Cons


  • Conduct pretty specific searches on new cars
  • Save your new car search
  • Enter in the VIN number of the used car you are interested in for details
  • View such details on cars such as their safety crash rating
  • Read auto reviews
  • Make use of the loan calculator


  • The app isn’t very engaging or dynamic
  • There is question as to how accurate the information is

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Final Thoughts

The AAA Auto Buying Tools app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is meant to help users figure out what is the perfect car for them. While it has some great tools it’s also lacking in other areas so this may not be the all-in-one solution you’re looking for.

AAA Auto Buying Tools

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