On the money

With no end in sight to climbing gasoline prices, many people have opted to unload low-mileage cars in favor of new, more fuel-efficient models. But shopping for a new car can prove an involved, and even taxing, undertaking. A number of good Web sites can help consumers sort out a new car purchase. If you’re in the market for a fresh set of wheels, here are a few sites worth a visit:

¢ AutoTrader.com

Select a “New Cars” link to learn about buying and comparison shopping for new cars.

¢ CarQuotes.com

It offers a variety of new car research, from searching by vehicle type to the latest on cash rebates.

¢ Edmunds

Users can check out 2006 new car information by make and model.

¢ NADA Guides

It contains a range of new car research tools.