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Halloween is Busiest Holiday for Car Thieves

It turns out there's more to fear on Halloween than the usual ghosts and goblins. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2,328 ... read more »
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta Gets Top Highway Fuel Economy Among Gas-Powered Cars

The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been given a 45 mpg highway rating by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest highway rating ... read more »
Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

The conventional wisdom is, if you want a safe, reliable car, you buy from a Japanese car maker. According to the latest Consumer Reports reliability ... read more »
2014 BMW 2-Series Replaces 1-Series, Hits Dealers Early Next Year

2014 BMW 2-Series Replaces 1-Series, Hits Dealers Early Next Year

BMW unveiled the all-new 2-Series coupe last week, showcasing the car that is set to replace the 1-Series. The automaker details the new model in ... read more »
2013 Nissan Leaf 2014 Nissan Leaf

Eight States to Begin Major EV Push

It may soon be a lot easier and cheaper to buy and own an electric vehicle. Eight governors signed a cooperative agreement Thursday to boost ... read more »
Porsche bike

Car Accessories: Do you Splurge on Extras for your Ride?

We all know people who absolutely love their vehicle. Maybe they’re die-hard loyalists to the brand or they just worship their ride. When you buy ... read more »
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2014 Infiniti Q50

Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250

Two of the newest upscale midsize cars on the market fall short in Consumer Reports’ tests. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the redesigned 2014 ... read more »
Used Car Prices Starting to Come Down

Used Car Prices Starting to Come Down

Used car shoppers who have experienced sticker shock over used car prices in the past few years can relax a little. Used car prices are ... read more »
2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry

Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry ... read more »
2015 Ford Mustang

Next-Gen Mustang to be Revealed in December

It may be the holiday gift Mustang enthusiasts are waiting for: Reuters is reporting that Ford will unwrap the next-generation, 2015 Mustang at some point ... read more »
2015 bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala

GM Exploring Mass-Market Appeal of New Fuels with 2015 Chevrolet Impala

A 2015 Chevrolet Impala that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline will hit your local Chevrolet dealer this coming summer, General ... read more »
2014 BMW 4-Series Converible

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible Priced From $49,675

Our top-ranked upscale midsize car is about to lose its top, as a convertible version of the 2014 BMW 4-Series will hit showroom floors in ... read more »
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Is Easier Credit on New Cars Good for You?

Is Easier Credit on New Cars Good for You?

The great recession and the tightening of lending standards that followed put a new car out of reach for many consumers. However, now lending standards ... read more »
2014 Dodge Durango

Ron Burgundy Pitches Dodge Durango, Chases Dancers

Could Ron Burgundy sell you a Dodge Durango? We’ll soon find out, thanks to an ad campaign that features Will Ferrell in his classic “Anchorman” ... read more »
2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

Motor Trend Names Subaru Forester SUV of the Year

The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has earned Motor Trend's 2014 SUV of the Year Award. The publication says, "The new Forester provides a comfortable ... read more »
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Drops Price of Prius Plug-in to Less Than $30,000

Faced with slow sales and falling gas prices, Toyota announced Wednesday that it is dropping the base price of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid ... read more »
government shutdown

Three Ways the Government Shutdown May Impact Car Shoppers

With the government shutdown well into week two -- and with no end in sight -- car shoppers may want to start thinking about how furloughed feds ... read more »
2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

Last night, Cadillac unveiled the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. The 2015 model marks the fourth generation of the luxury large SUV that’s known for its ... read more »
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gas prices

Gas Prices Fall 23 Cents in Last Month

If you filled up your gas tank in the past few weeks, you likely noticed that it isn't costing as much. According to the ... read more »
2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Corolla Latest Toyota to Earn Low Rating in Difficult New Crash Test

The 2014 Toyota Corolla has earned a “Marginal” rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test, bringing to four ... read more »
Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops

A Truck for Doomsday Preppers

The world is a pretty scary place right now. We’re faced with extreme weather events and our government is shut down. Wouldn’t it be nice ... read more »
2013 Cadillac ATS

Short List for 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Announced

With the Detroit Auto Show just a few months away, jurors for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards ... read more »
Slow September Car Sales Could Be Good News for Consumers

Slow September Car Sales Could Be Good News for Consumers

September car sales were less than last year’s sales, but that doesn’t mean that consumers are buying fewer cars. Most analysts say the drop in ... read more »