The competitors have more to offer than ever before, with advances in technology, features and mileage making them more desirable.
The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it like repair facilities.
About the only things left from the traditional tuneup are new spark plugs, which is typically done every 100,000 miles.
While testing vehicles, reviewers at Cars.com sometimes develop deep-seated animosity toward certain features.
Every year, automakers roll out about 70 brand-new or redesigned cars. Cars.com then spends hundreds of hours reviewing them.
When you need your old car gone in a hurry, there are several good ways to balance minimizing the hassle and getting the best price.