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The Auto Industry is Confident That Young People Will Start Buying Cars Again Soon

On: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:56PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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There’s been a recent trend in this country of younger people turning away from cars. Younger people have been losing interest in buying a car or even driving for the past few years, but the auto industry says they still have faith that younger drivers will get back into to market again as the economy improves for that age group.


Still the same: 2014 Subaru WRX

On: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:21AM | By: Teddy Field


Still the same: 2014 Subaru WRX test 1-1

If you want a road-legal rally car, then you've only got two options: the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, or the Subaru WRX. Both are available in mild-to-wild performance spec. And both are just tolerable enough to be driven every day. Subaru's hot-heeled compact has been with us in its current form since 2007. Given the recent redesign of the Impreza, many have been expecting a redesigned version of the WRX to debut this year. But it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer.


Do Insurance Companies Offer Cheaper Rates on Safer Cars?

On: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 10:59AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The safer the car, the cheaper the insurance, right? Possibly, but the car you drive is only a part of the equation when it comes to insurance premium rates.


2014 Chevy Volt Drops In Price

On: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 8:09AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Range anxiety doesn't apply to gas-electric hybrids like the Chevy Volt, but one of the other big negatives of electric vehicles does. Like other cars with large battery packs and electric propulsion units, the Chevy Volt suffers from a high price. When it launched in 2010, the Volt was a luxury car-like $41,000. Sure, if you qualified for the $7,500 tax credit that quickly fell to $33,500, but even that's rather expensive for a Chevy sedan. With competition heating up in the electric and plug-in hybrid market, the BMW i3 electric car detailed last week will start just over the original Volt at $42,000. Chevy is dropping the price of the Volt to a more manageable level. For the first time, buyers will be able to get a brand new Volt for under $30,000 (after tax credits).


 

Ford Gets Record $17.3 Million Fine For Delaying Recall

On: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 3:54PM | By: Teddy Field


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In August of last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered Ford to recall 485,000 of the 2001-2004 Ford Escapes, equipped with the 3.0L V6 and cruise control. An earlier recall had prompted Ford to issue dealers a repair procedure that wound up causing the throttle cable to potentially become stuck, resulting in unintended acceleration. Ford became aware of this problem in October of 2005, and updated the repair procedure. It did not, however, recall the 320,000 Escapes that had already been repaired using the bad procedure. As a result, NHTSA received 99 unintended acceleration complaints, including 13 reported crashes and nine injuries. Although that seems about average for a typical recall, a 17-year-old in Arizona also lost his life at the wheel of a 2002 Ford Escape that had been repaired with the bad procedure.


Mercedes Launches 3 New 2014 S-Class Models...In Miniature

On: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:40AM | By: Teddy Field


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It's long been said that to know the future of the automobile, one need only look Mercedes-Benz. Which makes sense when you consider how long they've been making cars, and the sheer volume of technical innovations that they've introduced over the past 125-odd years. And many of these evolutionary ideas debut in their flagship S-Class, which makes the new Factory-Authorized 2014 Mercedes S500 miniatures like little automotive crystal balls.


People Keep Their Cars Longer Because Their Quality is Better

On: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:19AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Drivers in this country are buying cars and trucks and keeping them for much longer than they used to. Even though the sales of news cars is on the rise, the average age of the car owned by an American is also on the continuous rise.


Are Your Passengers Stressing You Out?

On: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:28AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Backseat drivers are perhaps the most irritating part of any trip. Backseat driving is basically when a passenger nags the driver about how they are driving, the route they are taking, and even the radio station they choose. So, who makes the worst backseat driver? No surprise to any married couple: it is most certainly the backseat driving spouse!


CD Players in Cars Are Quickly Becoming a Thing of the Past

On: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:40AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The fade out of the CD player has been a long and slow process, but the age of the compact disc player in cars is obviously almost over. 


GM, Honda, and Toyota Boost U.S. Auto Sales in July

On: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 7:53AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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July was a hot month in the auto industry and the sales figures are the kind which make headlines. General Motors, the Honda Motor Company, and Toyota Motor Corporation are clear leaders in the auto industry for United States sales in July. This surge in sales is putting the auto industry on the path to having the best year of sales since 2007.


Save Money on Rental Cars

On: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:52PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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If you are planning to go on a vacation or travel for business this summer, you will quickly find out that expenses will stack up. While you are on trips, you will likely pickup the tab for airfare, hotel rooms, meals, and rental cars; rental cars can really make the final total you spend on traveling skyrocket. Outside of the initial cost of just renting a car from an agency, there’s plenty of other things that can hike up the final price. You’ll need to factor in gas, rental insurance, and other expense when budgeting for a rental car. There are, however, some ways you can save on rentals.