Wheels of Fortune. Ken Bensinger. Los Angeles Times. (2011). The three-part investigative series, along with online multimedia components, documents how “Buy Here Pay Here” used car dealers, who prey on people with credit problems, are thriving in California. Link to the full series and view key research documents.
Part 1: A Vicious Cycle in the Used-Car Business
 (Oct. 30, 2011)
Part 2: Investors Place Big Bets on Buy Here Pay Here Used Car Dealers (Nov. 1, 2011)
Part 3: Is there a better way for the working poor to find wheels? (Nov. 3, 2011)