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Car Buying Tips, News, and Features - 2011/May

Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

With used car prices at record highs, now is one of the best times to sell your car. We talked with Melanie Kovach... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 31, 2011

Don't Lose Money Selling Your Car

Used car prices are at record highs . That’s not great news if you’re shopping for a used car, but if you want to sell... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 31, 2011

NHTSA to Investigate Nissan, Jeep Vehicles for Safety Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating owner complaints about Jeep Wrangler and Nissan... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik May. 31, 2011

Ford Increases Vehicle Prices

For the third time since January, Ford is raising prices on 2011 models. In May, Ford raised prices 0.4 percent, or an... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik May. 31, 2011

Test Drive: The Mini Cooper Countryman Gets Family Duty

When I tested the Mini Cooper Countryman S with All4, I wanted to see if it could handle family car duties. Read More »

Rachel Smith May. 30, 2011

The Mini Countryman Goes to the Dogs

Thirty-nine percent of households in the U.S. own at least one dog. Like 24 percent of dog owners, I own two. Given... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 29, 2011

Suzuki Kizashi

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make us like a car. Take the Suzuki Kizashi , for example. It’s one of the more... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 29, 2011

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs. BMW Z4

If I told you that a new BMW would cost you less than a comparably-equipped Nissan , would you believe me? Sure, that’s... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 28, 2011

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 28, 2011

Best Car Deals for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is historically when dealers promote sales and discounts. But with increased prices and limited... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik May. 27, 2011

How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

Since it’s a holiday weekend, lots of people will be putting their boats back in the water after a long winter of... Read More »

Katie LaBarre May. 27, 2011

Used Car Trade-in Values Expected to Increase in June

If you’re planning on trading in your used vehicle for a new car or different used vehicle soon, you may want to wait... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik May. 27, 2011

Volkswagen, Hyundai Announce Pricing on 2012 Passat and Genesis

Volkswagen and Hyundai announced pricing this week for their new 2012 sedans. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat will start at... Read More »

Liz Opsitnik May. 27, 2011

Rankings Update: The Buick Regal and Honda Fit Retake the Top Spots

We just completed our monthly rankings update, and the addition of some new reliability data shook things up. Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 26, 2011

Volkswagen Routan: Driver Distraction and Chatty Navs

Last week, the New England Motor Press Association and MIT sponsored an excellent roundtable on in-car connectivity... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 26, 2011

The Strange New Used Car Math

Used car prices are at their highest levels in 16 years. People are keeping their cars longer, so used car supplies are... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 26, 2011

High Gas Prices Will Not Stop Memorial Day Travelers

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season, and according to AAA, higher gas prices won’t keep Americans... Read More »

Rachel Smith May. 26, 2011

IIHS Recognizes Fuel-Efficient Top Safety Picks

After completing a new round of testing on 13 small cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confidently... Read More »

Rachel Smith May. 26, 2011

May Car Sales: Hyundai Moves to Third Place, Incentive Spending Down

We’re still a week away from when automakers will report their May 2011 sales, but our friends at TrueCar.com have... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 25, 2011

Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Though gas prices are projected to fall slightly through the Memorial Day weekend, the kind of pain you have to endure... Read More »

Katie LaBarre May. 25, 2011

The Chevrolet Volt in the Snow

Most reviews of the Chevrolet Volt dwell on its powertrain and technology, which is understandable. It’s a... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 25, 2011

Chrysler Pays Back Government Loans

In an effort to eliminate high-interest debt and regain consumer confidence, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 25, 2011

EPA Unveils New Fuel Economy Labels

The government released new fuel economy labels today in an effort to increase awareness about how much car shoppers... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 25, 2011

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

Recently, I was knocking around D.C. in the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec . In this trim, the $26,750... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 25, 2011

Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Today, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is just four cents more than it was on April 24.  Prices seem... Read More »

Katie LaBarre May. 24, 2011

No Cars? No Problem

It’s a bad time to shop for a new car. Car companies are spending less on discounts and incentives. The aftershocks of... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton May. 16, 2011

Car Maintenance that Saves Cash

Many car owners shy away from routine maintenance, heading straight to the repair shop instead. Letting your mechanic... Read More »

Jim Sharifi May. 2, 2011

Green Car Shootout

According to a J.D. Power and Associates study, most shoppers buy green cars to combat the rising price of gas, not to... Read More »

Rachel Smith May. 2, 2011

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