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Dodgy dealer

Help! Doug: Can Dealers Legally Advertise Lease Payments Disguised As Car Payments?

Q. I'm no genius but I've got common sense. I was almost taken by a dealer that advertised a really low monthly payment, without making it clear in the ad that the payment was not on a loan. The money down was not a real down-payment, but a strange lease down-payment I had to pay tax on. So, I...

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2011 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Equus and Genesis To Get 5.0-liter Tau V-8

Hyundai has already announced that the Equus sedan will be coming to our shores, and now the company is saying that it will be available with a bigger version of the... read more June 23, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe first drive

Cadillac Free Maintenance: What's It Worth?

Cadillac has announced the roll out of their Premium Care Maintenance program to coincide with the appearance of the 2011 models. The first of which will be the 2011 Cadillac... read more June 23, 2010 by 0


 
2012 Hyundai Wagon spy shots

Is A Hyundai Sonata Wagon In The Works?

Hyundai's 2011 Sonata sedan has been an unqualified success so far. With a turbo version and a hybrid version on the way, Hyundai may be looking to strengthen its position in... read more June 23, 2010 by 0


 
Dealer

Dealers Sidestep New Consumer Protection Bill

American auto dealers were dealt a winning hand yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to exclude auto loans from an upcoming consumer protection bill. A... read more June 23, 2010 by 12


 
Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame

Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more... read more June 23, 2010 by 0


 
Hennessey Performance Takes The Ford F-150 Raptor To 800 HP With Twin Turbos

Hennessey Performance Takes The Ford F-150 Raptor To 800 HP With Twin Turbos

If you're a fan of pickups, you already know all about the Ford F-150 Raptor. We've even brought you Hennessey's previous power-pumped version, the supercharged 5.4-liter... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 
Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"

Study: Older Drivers Are Getting Safer

It likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that next to teenage drivers and young men, our oldest drivers are among the most crash-prone. But according to new... read more June 22, 2010 by 11


 

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Reviewed: Room with Vroom

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon:  skosh more room, lots of vroom. My first Cadillac experience involved a blonde.  She picked me up in her dad's 1970 copper-colored Fleetwood... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Volkswagen Eos

What Women Want -- In a Car

Women like their cars small, inexpensive, foreign and hot. No, not hot in the muscular looks, twin-turbo powerplant, and growling exhaust note sense. Actually hot. They like... read more June 22, 2010 by 5


 
BP logo, reimagined [via Greenpeace UK]

Great News For Toyota: People Hate BP More!

Toyota probably isn't the happiest place to work right now. Apart from the automaker's ongoing recall fiasco, Toyota took a nose dive in J.D. Power's recent Initial Quality... read more June 22, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Buick Regal

Truth Or Consequences: Buick Prepares For The Slings And Arrows Of Social Media

Here's a sentence you might not have expected: Buick is planning a major social media offensive for the 2011 Regal sedan. Sales of the revamped Regal began last month, and in... read more June 22, 2010 by 1


 
The Great Wall of China

Beijing Lowers The Great Wall, But Will Detroit Invade?

Over the weekend, China did something fairly extraordinary: the country's central bank allowed China's currency, the yuan, to increase in value against the U.S. dollar. That... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano crash in Slovenia

Car Insurance: Never Lose Touch With Your Baby

I got a tip on a great ad and story from a friend about a really innovative car insurance idea. Wait, don't get angry, do not click away from this page--this is still about... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

Car Buying Guide: Pre-Negotiate Your Interest Rate

Readers can send in questions about the car buying process and get answers from an industry insider! The question we’ve been exploring is how to shop for a new car so you... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Car Advice: Shopping For Tires

When you go to the movies you wouldn’t think of going up to the cashier without knowing the title of the show you wanted to see. The same thing goes for buying tires. The... read more June 22, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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