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Consumer Reports Gives the Impala Highest Score

On: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 6:06PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The Chevy Impala is one of the most recognizable brands in the General Motors and has seen more than one glory day in its time. Over the last decade or so, this famous model has been more popular as a rental vehicle or government issue car than it has been a private form of transportation. General Motors recently redesigned the Chevrolet Impala in an effort to get one back into the driveways of American motorists, and they may have just scored big with their overhaul. Consumer Reports recently released their review on the model, and it get a surprising score.


Infiniti Adds New VIP Treatment to 2014 Q50

On: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:49AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Infiniti has nicknamed its new 2014 Q50 "the car that never forgets." While driver-specific memory for things like seat position aren't new, the Q50 takes the technology to a new level, offering a very personalized experience for up to four drivers.


2013 Fiat 500e Takes Home Top EV Award

On: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 5:16PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Tesla and Nissan seem to get the most attention when it comes to the electric vehicle market. Tesla rose out of nowhere, created the first truly sporty electric car, and has continued to develop sexy, luxurious EVs with robust ranges and quick acceleration. Nissan received its attention for launching the Leaf, the first mass market electric vehicle of the modern era. 

A number of other manufacturers, including Mitsubishi, Chevy, and Honda have released their own electric vehicles. While these offerings have made a little less noise than those from Nissan and Tesla, they have quietly earned some impressive accolades. The latest is the Fiat 500e, which was recently named "Top Electric Vehicle" by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA).


Help Your Car Stay Cool & Survive the Summer Heat

On: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:10AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Heat waves are plaguing parts of this country, or as people from the southern states call it “the middle of summer”. Many parts of the nation are dealing with extreme heat and unpleasant humidity, and drivers dread getting into their cars. Going for a ride can feel like torture, even to the people who normally love driving their cars around. There are a few things you can do to minimize your discomfort when you have to drive somewhere this summer—hopefully the tips below will get you through the extreme heat. Learn about keeping the cabin cooler for your comfort as well as keeping your car from overheating.


 

Safety Features Premier in Luxury Cars First

On: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:10AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Before safety was widely demanded in all models, the only ultra-luxury models—A.K.A. the really expensive ones—offered live-saving features. People who were involved in wrecks had little chance of survival unless they had cars with advanced (for the time) safety features like ABS and air bags. In current times, these safety features are pretty much standard, but the tradition of luxury cars getting the latest and greatest in safety technology first remains the same.


Will Gas Prices Ever Level Out?

On: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 7:56AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Over the month of July, the prices at the pump spiked, especially over the 4th of July holiday. Although we are already well into summer, you can expect more price hikes due to increased summer demand. Reports also show that the price of crude oil has skyrocketed due to unrest and uncertainly in Egypt and a lower than normal surplus.


Speeding Cuts Your Efficiency By 30 Percent

On: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 5:17PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Many people love speeding. Some of them don't even really think of it as speeding; they find a speed that feels comfortable for the size and feel of the road, and do it. Sometimes it's five miles per hour over the speed limit; sometimes it's 20. Some folks aren't comfortable unless they're going as fast as they possibly can. 

A new study reveals that those types might want to ease up on the accelerator, at least if money is of any consideration. Speeding, it turns out, wastes around 30 percent of your gas. The study wasn't funded by the National Association of Police Organizations, either, but by Consumer Reports.


Auto Insurers Are Charging Blue Collar Workers Higher Rates

On: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 5:17PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Auto insurance providers are being shamed by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) for some shady practices. What their new report has found is that major auto insurance providers are being unfair in the way they design auto policies. Shockingly, auto insurance companies are actually selling insurance at a higher rate to people based on discriminatory education standards and occupation types.


Ford Sued Over MyFord Touch System

On: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Chris Weiss


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The MyFord Touch system has been a two-headed tale. First, Ford is always eager to tout the technological touchscreen infotainment system as one of its innovative, cutting edge products. It even raves about how it convinces customers to buy Ford vehicles. The other head, the consumer and reviewer head, tells a different story, a story of technical issues and poor experiences. That side of the story has led to publicity problems, updates, and now a lawsuit. A new class action lawsuit claims that the system is not only defective, but downright dangerous.


The Debate Over Electric Car Related Pollution is Back On!

On: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:24PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The debate over how much pollution is created by electric cars has heated back up with the rise of sales of EVs in the United States. Even though this vehicles don’t require gasoline to power their engines, there’s still plenty of waste associated with the manufacturing, transportation, and operating and EVs. There’s a lot of factors which are fueling this debate but the biggest focus is on the impact of charging an electric vehicle. 


Are Black Boxes in Cars an Invasion of Privacy?

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:15PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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There is a growing, and ongoing, debate in this country about a little device in a lot of cars, but many drivers don’t even know they are there! This event recording device is known as a black box and is somewhat hard to find inside your own personal vehicle. The black box inside privately owned vehicles has many worried about privacy and the potential for abuse of information.