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Ford Plunges and Toyota Soars in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

Ford Plunges and Toyota Soars in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

Toyota is selling the most reliable cars on the market – at least according to Consumer Reports' 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which saw Scion ... read more »
Hurricane Sandy Churns Up the New and Used Car Markets

Hurricane Sandy Churns Up the New and Used Car Markets

Hurricane Sandy not only scored a direct hit on one of the most populated regions of the country, it also landed a blow to the ... read more »
IIHS Rates Top Child Booster Seats

IIHS Rates Top Child Booster Seats

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released child booster seat ratings last week, with 47 making the Best Bet list. The IIHS says, “manufacturers are ... read more »
Your Next Volvo May Drive Itself

Your Next Volvo May Drive Itself

If you’re sick of slogging through bumper-to-bumper traffic, Volvo may soon have a solution to offer. The automaker recently announced that it is developing a ... read more »
Nissan Altima Recalled for Loose Bolts

Nissan Altima Recalled for Loose Bolts

Nissan is recalling 13,919 Nissan Altima sedans from the 2012 and 2013 model years because certain suspension bolts could come loose and fall off ... read more »
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine

“There’s no replacement for displacement,” is a common mantra of muscle car fanatics, and despite earlier reports that the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette might have ... read more »
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Used Cars: Better Choice than New?

When shopping for a car, choosing between new or used means considering a lot of different factors. New cars are under warranty, while with some ... read more »
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at Class-Leading 45 MPG

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at Class-Leading 45 MPG

Last week, Lincoln announced that the redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid received an EPA-certified 45/45 mpg city/highway, topping the fuel economy of all ... read more »
Chevy Raises Flags of Next-Gen Corvette

Chevy Raises Flags of Next-Gen Corvette

Chevrolet has officially unveiled the emblem ­­­­—just the emblem — that will be on the seventh generation Corvette. In a press release, GM Vice President ... read more »
Goodbye, Volvo C30

Goodbye, Volvo C30

After the 2013 model year, you won’t be able to purchase a new Volvo C30 because Volvo is discontinuing the hatchback worldwide. In an email ... read more »
Cadillac to Build Plug-in Hybrid

Cadillac to Build Plug-in Hybrid

Cadillac announced yesterday that it will begin building the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe starting in late 2013. The Cadillac ELR is based on the ... read more »
Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

A potential airbag problem is causing Ford to recall more than 150,000 Fiesta subcompacts from the 2011 to 2013 model years. According to the ... read more »
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Internet Campaign Wants to Give Joe Biden the 'Bird

Internet Campaign Wants to Give Joe Biden the 'Bird

It's tough out there for used car shoppers. But, someone who (as far as we know) isn't even in the market for a ... read more »
Ford C-Max Energi Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Prius Plug-in, Volt

Ford C-Max Energi Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Prius Plug-in, Volt

If you’re shopping for a hybrid car, you may be aware that the Ford C-Max Hybrid earns better fuel economy estimates than the Toyota Prius ... read more »
Redesigned 2013 Pathfinder Priced Less than Traverse, Pilot, Explorer

Redesigned 2013 Pathfinder Priced Less than Traverse, Pilot, Explorer

The fully redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will have a MSRP of $28,270 when it goes on sale in late October. This starting price undercuts ... read more »
Used Car Shoppers Should be Wary of Counterfeit Airbags

Used Car Shoppers Should be Wary of Counterfeit Airbags

If you’re shopping for a used car that was in an accident and received new airbags within the last three years, it could be equipped ... read more »
Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and 7.43 million vehicles worldwide for a potential safety issue with the ... read more »
Honda Recalls 268,000 CR-Vs

Honda Recalls 268,000 CR-Vs

Honda is voluntarily recalling about 268,000 CR-Vs for a faulty master power window switch that can potentially cause a fire. The recall affects CR-Vs ... read more »
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Chevrolet Axes the Impala's Front Bench Seat

Chevrolet Axes the Impala's Front Bench Seat

We’ve known for a few months that a redesigned Chevrolet Impala is heading our way. Now, Chevrolet has announced that when the 2014 Impala hits ... read more »
572,000 Honda Accords Recalled

572,000 Honda Accords Recalled

Honda is recalling about 572,000 Accords over a potentially faulty power steering hose. The recall affects Accord models with V6 engines from the 2003 ... read more »
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is Back

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is Back

Volkswagen introduced a restyled, more masculine version of its iconic VW Beetle for the 2012 model year. The automaker has continued to round out the ... read more »
Will Your Next Car Be an Award Winner?

Will Your Next Car Be an Award Winner?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year organization (NACTOY) has rolled out its list of semifinalists for the 2013 North American Car and ... read more »
Will Electric Car Discounts Shock Sales?

Will Electric Car Discounts Shock Sales?

With their relatively high prices, electric cars and hybrids have struggled to gain a foothold in the U.S. market. Automakers are hoping that lowering ... read more »
2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the ... read more »
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