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Betting Big on Small Cars

Betting Big on Small Cars

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, several automakers rolled out new or updated small cars, a segment that has gained tremendous popularity over ... read more »
2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and ... read more »
Audi and Mazda Get Diesel

Audi and Mazda Get Diesel

A number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but some automakers are also previewing diesel ... read more »
LA Auto Show Press Preview Kicks Off Tomorrow

LA Auto Show Press Preview Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Los Angeles Auto Show press preview days start tomorrow, so expect the new car debuts to start coming out faster than the 2014 Nissan ... read more »
Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Worried about your car being stolen? Buy a Toyota Prius. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report last week that found that the ... read more »
Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

If you’re driving over the holiday, put your smartphone down, as a new survey indicates that mobile web use is contributing to distracted driving more ... read more »
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EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

Want to look smarter and richer? Buy an electric vehicle. A new survey says that electric car owners tend to be wealthier and better-educated than ... read more »
2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

Toyota announced it will unveil the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next Wednesday. Only a teaser image has been ... read more »
Thanksgiving Car Deals

Thanksgiving Car Deals

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming a prologue to the holiday shopping season. Stores start putting up greenery and Santas as soon as they take down bats ... read more »
Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

An all-electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevrolet announced the debut in a ... read more »
Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

In October, Toyota recalled 2.5 million vehicles in the United States, affecting 12 models ranging from one of its smallest, the Scion xD, to ... read more »
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Promises 30 MPG Rating

Ford Transit Connect Wagon Promises 30 MPG Rating

Ford introduced the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon Tuesday, saying in a press release that it expects “to break the 30 mpg-plus highway barrier with the ... read more »
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5 Car Deals to be Thankful For

5 Car Deals to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on our blessings and go off our diets. While indulging in a pants-busting meal ... read more »
Drowsy Driving Plagues Young Drivers

Drowsy Driving Plagues Young Drivers

A new AAA study finds that drivers age 16 to 24 are more likely to doze off while driving than older drivers. According to the ... read more »
Nearly 745,000 Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs Recalled for Defective Airbags

Nearly 745,000 Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs Recalled for Defective Airbags

Last Week, Chrysler Group announced that it will recall about 745,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs because of faulty airbags. The recall applies ... read more »
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Hurricane Sandy Drives Used Car Prices Up

Hurricane Sandy’s trail of destruction hasn’t left used car shoppers unscathed. The National Automobile Dealers Association reports that used cars that are up to eight-years ... read more »
Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models because the electrical wires connected to the airbags and seat belt pretensioner could become damaged. If ... read more »
Best Car Deals for Plowing Through Snow

Best Car Deals for Plowing Through Snow

With temperatures falling and a Nor'Easter taking aim at the east coast, now is a good time to find a good purchase or lease ... read more »
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So Long, Suzuki

So Long, Suzuki

Suzuki Motor Corp. announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and as part of its restructuring, will no longer sell cars in ... read more »
Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

After an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency about overstated fuel economy ratings, Hyundai and Kia will change the labels on about 900,000 cars ... read more »
Redesigned Subaru Forester Shows Its Face Ahead of LA Debut

Redesigned Subaru Forester Shows Its Face Ahead of LA Debut

Subaru revealed the redesigned 2014 Forester ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. While full details and pricing information ... read more »
Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Ford partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan to analyze bacteria-breeding hotspots in company- and employee-owned Ford vehicles. After evaluating their samples, the researchers ... read more »