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3 Simple Steps to Save Money on Auto Repairs

If you’re like most drivers, then you look forward to the repair shop like you look forward to a bad cold. And who can... Read More »

Nadeem Muaddi and Lauren DeAngelis Jul. 21, 2010

How to Get a Summer Discount on a New Car

Don’t wait to buy a new car. We know everyone has probably been telling you that for the past year, but this time we... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jun. 15, 2010

Best New Cars for 2011

If you’re looking to make a splash with your next car, consider an all-new 2011 model. Many of the most exciting 2011s... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Apr. 26, 2010

The Three Best Times to Buy a New Car

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, 2010 is your year. The auto industry may be on the slow rise, but it’s still... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Mar. 26, 2010

How to Avoid Auto Repair Rip-Offs

Do you remember how you felt the last time your car broke down or had a major mechanical issue? You probably felt... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Feb. 3, 2010

The Worst Used Cars You Can Buy

Every used car has a story to tell. Unfortunately, cars only talk in the movies. So when you’re thinking about buying... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jan. 25, 2010

Cars That Won't Get Snowed In

The Winter Solstice is December 22. But doesn’t it seem like winter came early this year – and with a vengeance? Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jan. 11, 2010

Are These Zombie Cars Worth Buying?

Over the past two years, manufacturers have trimmed their lineups and sent more cars than ever to the automotive... Read More »

Jamie Page Deaton and Lauren DeAngelis Dec. 21, 2009

5 Car Dealer Extras You Don't Need

Negotiating for a car can be a nerve-wracking and difficult process. But even once you’ve agreed on that golden price... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Nov. 24, 2009

5 Used-Car Red Flags

If only cars could talk. It would make the buying experience a lot easier, wouldn't it? Because verbalized or not... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Oct. 15, 2009

5 Risky Distracted Driving Behaviors

In our hi-tech, fast-paced age, more and more people are engaging in distracting behavior behind the wheel, whether... Read More »

Nadeem Muaddi and Lauren DeAngelis Oct. 2, 2009

Buying a Car From a Private Seller

Buying a used car can be a worrisome process. It's easy to get ripped off or fooled into paying more than the car is... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Sep. 16, 2009

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

If you have a computer, you've probably seen the four-minute horror video that has become a YouTube sensation. But this... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Sep. 16, 2009

7 Great Cars for College and Beyond

With the government's Cash for Clunkers program in full swing, now may be just the right time to convince your parents... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Aug. 14, 2009

Car Safety Recalls: What You Need to Know

If you own a car, you've probably received a safety recall notice in the mail at some point. Manufacturers are required... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Aug. 11, 2009

Short on Safety: Think Twice About These Family Vehicles

When you're buying a car, safety should always be a priority. But we often take it for granted, expecting that any car... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jul. 20, 2009

Celebrity Cars You Can Afford

Some celebrities make a hobby of flaunting the newest, flashiest and most disgustingly expensive supercars. But others... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jul. 9, 2009

Hottest Summer Movie Cars

Doc Brown's DeLorean, Bullitt's Mustang and Bond's Aston Martin -- everyone knows these cars. But without their... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jun. 23, 2009

5 Cars That Shouldn't Get a Bailout

With the auto industry in peril, manufacturers are trimming their lineups and looking for federal help. At the moment... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Apr. 27, 2009

New Decade, New Cars: 2010 Models You Can Buy Now

Are you tired of seeing the same old nameplates out on the road? Do you want a car that's not a Honda Civic, Toyota... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Apr. 21, 2009

Can Your Car Last A Million Miles?

Americans are keeping their cars on the road longer than ever before. According to a March 2009 study released by R.L... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Apr. 2, 2009

6 Cars That Need Makeovers

Not every car can be beautiful. While there are always good-looking cars, no one has forgotten the strange lines of the... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Mar. 24, 2009

The Worst Cars for the Money

No carmaker is perfect. Each has best and worst sellers, hits and misses. And while plenty of cars are generally good... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Feb. 13, 2009

4 Death-Row Cars Worth Saving

Automakers have posted their January 2009 sales numbers, and it isn't pretty. According to the Washington Post... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Feb. 6, 2009

What's in the White House Garage?

General Motors may not be doing so hot in auto sales, but it's still the number one choice for the White House. The Big... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jan. 9, 2009

8 Brand-New Cars for the New Year

Auto sales may be way down, but manufacturers are still coming up with new and interesting vehicles. Even despite the... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jan. 5, 2009

The Best Cars for the Money: More Top Picks

The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money represent the best values in each class. But that doesn't mean there aren't other... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Dec. 11, 2008

7 Great Non-SUVs for Bad Weather

Don't let winter weather get you down. With these rugged cars and wagons in all price ranges, you'll be able to blow by... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Dec. 2, 2008

The Best Times to Buy a New Car

The value of a new vehicle usually falls as much as 20 to 25 percent the minute it's driven off the dealer's lot... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Sep. 30, 2008

Best Cars for the Outdoors

Once upon a time, people didn't buy SUVs because they looked cooler or meaner than the other cars on the road. And they... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Sep. 8, 2008

What to Drive When You Retire

Picture it: After decades of working hard, you've finally retired. You wake up lazily at 10:30 a.m. on the first day of... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Sep. 2, 2008

More Celebrity Cars You Can Afford

Celebrities make a hobby of flaunting the newest, flashiest and most disgustingly expensive supercars. Outside of car... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Aug. 21, 2008

Best Cars for Your Major

How many times have your parents told you that choosing a major is one of the most important decisions you'll ever... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Aug. 14, 2008

What to Drive as You Age

Thanks to automakers, you can enjoy driving well into your golden years -- because there are plenty of cars on the... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Aug. 12, 2008

Where Gas is 12 Cents a Gallon

Tracking the price of gas has practically become a national hobby. Americans may be complaining about rising gas costs... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis and Jada A. Graves Jul. 23, 2008

Funky Cars You Love to Hate

You won't hate these cars because they're beautiful. Ugly ducklings like the discontinued Pontiac Azteck and Subaru... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jul. 3, 2008

Sport without Sacrifice: Sedans You Can Have Fun In

Want something fun to drive, but need seating for four, reasonable cargo space and decent fuel economy?  Don't despair... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Jun. 30, 2008

Surprising Gas Guzzlers and Fuel Savers

Things are not always what they seem, especially when it comes to fuel economy. Buying a small car doesn't necessarily... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis May. 29, 2008

Is Going Green Worth It?

With gas prices well on their way past $4 per gallon, you're probably cursing that thirsty SUV or turbocharged roadster... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis May. 28, 2008

Luxury Cars with the Best Gas Mileage

Think great fuel economy only comes with hybrids like the Toyota Prius or tiny sub-compacts such as the Honda Fit... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis May. 27, 2008

Sedans You Can Have Fun In

Want something fun to drive, but need seating for four and reasonable cargo space?  Don't despair. There are plenty of... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis May. 15, 2008

Best and Worst Affordable Midsize SUVs

Affordable Midsize SUVs make up one of the largest vehicle classes -- and with more manufacturers turning to car-based... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis May. 13, 2008

Surprise! Great Cars You Might Overlook

But the Koreans and domestics?  The Kias and Hyundais of the world don't have much cachet and Buick and Dodge have lost... Read More »

Lauren DeAngelis Nov. 6, 2007

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