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Consumer Reports Recommends the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500

On: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 7:49AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The great truck debate rages on year after year as auto makers constantly compete to have the consumers' most loved truck. There’s no one clear truck that remains to be the public’s favorite across a long timeline, but, yearly, there’s always a favorite. This year, Consumer Reports (CR) is recommending the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 to it’s readers.


Next-Generation Technologies are Here and Affordable

On: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:20PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Cars are advancing more and more, from "dumb machines" that use basic mechanical components to propel you through space, to much smarter devices that monitor and interact with their environments and even chaffeur you around. Over the past few years, we've seen the introduction of automated technologies that will one day underpin the self-driving car. While some of these technologies are still in the prototype stages, and some only available on expensive luxury cars, a bulk have moved into mainstream territory. Edmunds reports that many car technologies are now affordable for the average car consumer.


Infiniti LE EV Gets Delayed

On: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:33PM | By: Chris Weiss


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It seemed like development of the Infiniti LE was coming along swimmingly. Not a month ago, Nissan global planning chief Andy Palmer was talking optimistically about wireless charging technology. Now it seems that technology is taking a little longer to develop than Infiniti expected. Palmer said last week that the car will be delayed from the 2015 launch window that it had been working toward.


Do Convertibles Still Stand a Chance?

On: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:54AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Summer is in full swing and it is prime season for convertible owners to be out in full force with their tops let back—so where are they? The truth is, there are fewer convertibles on the road now than ever and recent nose dives in sales are to blame. Over the last decade, sales of convertible models have dropped by an astounding 50%. Could this be the end of the convertible? Or are we just in a holding pattern until new models spark the interest of drivers again?


 

NHTSA to Take More Aggressive Action When It Comes to Recalls

On: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:38AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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While the dust settles after the battle between the Chrysler Group and National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), David Strickland, head of the NHTSA, has made statements which signal a more aggressive approach when reviewing the qualifications for furture recalls.


2014 Stingray Gets 29 MPG; One More Reason to Love the Corvette

On: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:04AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The Corvette is one of America’s most loved cars of all time. This vehicle has consistently been the standard that has kept every other American-made sports cars in their place. Not many people look to the powerful Corvette and expect to be impressed with the fuel economy, but a press release concerning the gas mileage about the 2014 Corvette Stingray has left many in awe of this machine in yet another way.


Vehicle Theft on the Decline, But Chargers & F-250 Models Still Attract Crooks

On: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 9:11AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Although a recent spike in vehicle thefts over the July 4th holiday weekend startled some vehicle owners, the trend of fewer car thefts is still in strong. While data shows that car thefts in this country continue to decline, some vehicles are still being stolen at a high rate. The most vulnerable vehicles to car theft in this country include Dodge’s Charger and Ford’s F-250 passenger pickup trucks.


BMW to Debut i3 Electric Car This Month

On: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


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We were expecting the debut of the BMW i3 electric city car this year, but we weren't expecting it for another two months. BMW will jump the gun, debuting its very first electric car on July 29. 


Cities Making Plans Driverless Cars Already

On: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:03AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Google’s driverless car experiments have been nothing short of fascinating. They have sparked many innovative minds to start making big plans for the use of these kinds of vehicles. Major planning is underway that involves implementing these driverless vehicles once the technology is perfected and they become legal in all states—and it involves the way cities are operated.


Up Next: Subcompact Jeep

On: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:02PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Chrysler is nothing these days if not a massive rumor target. Among other things, we've heard that Dodge may not be long for this world and Jeep may be bringing back the full-sized Wagoneer to replace the Durango. According to new rumor, Jeep may have something planned on the other end of the spectrum as well. Edmunds reports that Jeep will follow up the all-new Cherokee with a Fiat-platformed subcompact crossover about the size of a Ford Fiesta.


Don't Overlook These Car Insurance Discounts

On: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:34PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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With auto insurance rates on the rise in states like Michigan, many people are stressed out about being able to afford coverage. Even if you live in an ‘average’ rate state, you are likely spending no less than $900 a year on car insurance. It’s probable that you’re spending more on coverage than vehicle maintenance—many people are actually having to skip routine maintenance so they can afford to keep their policy up-to-date. A few commonly overlooked discounts could make your policy affordable again.