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Affordable Diesel from Volkswagen

On: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 9:05AM | By: Karen Cook


 2014 Jetta TDI Value Edition test 2

With gas prices ever on the rise, new car buyers are more and more aware of how far they can go on a tank full of the precious liquid. If you’ve been interested in switching to a diesel-powered vehicle, Volkswagen has just made it easy for you. The car maker already produces the cheapest and smallest diesel sedan on the market in the United States, but it will slash the price of the 2014 Jetta TDI Value Edition by an additional $2,000, making it possible to own one for $22,115.


The New Versa Note

On: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 3:00PM | By: Karen Cook


The New Versa Note test 1-1

Sometimes car makers have to decide where to spend their money when making a new model vehicle. Nissan faced just this question when redesigning the 2014 Versa Note. After researching this little car, it’s easy to see where the money went and, if your priorities match Nissan’s, this may be the perfect vehicle for you.


Manheim Thaws Online Fees

On: Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:55PM | By: Karen Cook


Manheim Thaws Online Fees test 1-1

Car dealerships must keep inventory up in order to give buyers as many choices as possible. Different makes, different colors, and different options must be available at a hands-on level. If a buyer doesn’t see what he’s looking for he may find it at another dealership and decide to purchase there. It’s not too difficult with new cars. Manufacturers track what is selling where and maintain the needed inventory in cooperation with individual dealerships. Used cars are a different story. Dealers can’t count exclusively on trade-ins, although some of these are recycled and resold without ever leaving the lot. Most of the used inventory you see, however, comes from auctions.


Two Roads to the Same Destination

On: Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 5:50PM | By: Karen Cook


Two Roads to the Same Destination test 1-1

Truck buyers are not willing to give up their trucks, but, with gas prices ever on the rise, truck makers are becoming more creative in boosting fuel economy in their vehicles. GM and Ford are the top-selling truck manufacturers and have approached the problem from different angles. Ford has created an “Ecoboost” engine, while GM has dubbed its creation “Active Fuel Management.” It comes down to the way you drive; that will determine which will be the option best for you.


 

Cutting the Dark with Lasers!

On: Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 9:20AM | By: Karen Cook


Cutting the Dark with Lasers! test 1-1

The days of squinting into the darkness while driving at night are nearly gone. With most new cars sporting LED headlights we are able to see farther than ever on those poorly lit rural back roads. Deer and other wildlife are safer than ever and the insurance companies sleep a little easier.


Gentlemen, Start Your Engine Sounds!

On: Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:43PM | By: Karen Cook


Gentlemen, Start Your Engine Sounds! test 1-1

Electric vehicles are awesome, right? I mean, they cut down on all kinds of pollution. Emissions are low to non-existent and noise pollution is minimal with a car that travels silently at speeds less than 20 mph. Neighborhoods are peaceful and you can hear the birds singing. What’s not to like?


Michigan Invests In Its Own Future

On: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:04PM | By: Karen Cook


Michigan Invests In Its Own Future test 1-1

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sees the future. Michigan is the hub of the auto industry in the United States and Gov. Snyder intends to keep it that way with two new laws allowing testing of autonomous vehicles both on the public roads and at a $6.5 million, 30-acre test site near the University of Michigan. This is a huge step toward driverless cars. California, Nevada, and Florida have already put the same type of laws into practice.


You Won't Find This on GasBuddy

On: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:47PM | By: Karen Cook


You Won't Find This on GasBuddy test 1-1

Americans get annoyed when they have to pay more for products than people in other countries. Take medicines, for example. The internet has made it possible for someone living in the US to get prescriptions filled in Canada where drug prices are much lower. Everything from pain relievers to birth control to contact lenses can be mail ordered and shipped in from foreign countries. We need a link to Venezuela. Their gases prices are roughly 5 cents a gallon. The shipping would hardly make a dent in the fuel cost savings. Sign me up!


GM to Buy Tesla?

On: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:31PM | By: Karen Cook


GM to Buy Tesla? test 1-1

With all the recent hoopla over Tesla’s Model S (if you haven’t heard, Google it) things could be looking up for the electric car company. The share prices dropped 20% since September when all the trouble began and investors weren’t too optimistic. The National Highway Safety Administration didn’t budge on its 5-star rating for the Model S and the faith of the government helped calm the waters. Now General Motors is rumored to be interested in buying the luxury electric vehicle company.


Ford Banking on Aluminum for F-150

On: Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 10:00AM | By: Karen Cook


Ford Banking on Aluminum for F-150 test 1-1

Ford began making its iconic F-150 series way back in the late 40’s. It has been the best-selling truck in America for 37 years and Ford’s best-selling vehicle overall for 32 years. The company counts on this product for strong sales and profit and buyers count on it for handling tough jobs dependably. Ford has come up with an idea to make it even better. With the recent focus on fuel economy and the new standards associated with it, automakers are getting more creative. When your top vehicle is heavy truck creativity must be stretched to the limit.


2014 Silverado - Better Than Ever

On: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:14AM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Silverado - Better Than Ever test 1-1

Chevy has been producing the Silverado for years functioning under the belief that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When you’ve got a good thing sometimes the best course of action is to stick with it—unless you can make it better. The new 2014 Silverado has been updated in ways that will make it even more attractive to hard working types but will also give you a decent vehicle for family or to take your significant other on a date.