2010

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Frugal Shopper: Flexible Prices, Unexpected Deals On New Cars

Looking for a good deal on a fuel-efficient hybrid? You’ll probably want to put the 2010 Honda Insight near the top of your list, as it currently has the most flexible price of any model on the market. According to the monthly TrueTrends report, from the pricing intelligence and analysis firm...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
UPDATE: Honda Formally Announces Hybrid Plans

We reported earlier this week that Honda was looking at bringing an all-electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid to market in the U.S., and now it's official. Yesterday, the company announced formal plans to bring both vehicles to market by 2012, and Honda also announced that the 2011 Honda Civic...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Top Five 2010 SUVs Under $25,000

SUVs are great for commuting, for going on vacation, and they also make an ideal family vehicle. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a vehicle of this type for under $25,000. However, there are quite a few to choose from when you begin researching. These are the top five suggested affordable...Read More»

Dealer
How To Know When To Leave A New Car Showroom

You know when to leave a car showroom when you've bought a new car--but how do you know when to leave when you're not getting anywhere? There’s a tipping point in every new-car negotiation, when the buyer and the seller know the other won't budge. It happened to me once, and the car salesman...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Checks The Weather Before Serving Up Your Ad

We've all seen contextual ads before -- in fact, chances are good that you're looking at one right now. It's common practice to serve up ads based on keywords and location, which is why when you Google "cars", you get not only your search results, but also several ads related to cars, including one...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Top Five 2010 Model Year Coupes Under $25,000

If you want a brand new 2010 model year coupe at an affordable price, now is the time to buy it. There are quite a few reliable and durable vehicles of this type on the market at the moment. When you are on a budget it can be difficult to find a reasonably priced coupe, but that doesn't have to...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Report: Honda Working On Plug-In Hybrid

As we reported last week, Honda is focusing on hybrid technology for the near-future. A report in Japanese publication Nikkei suggests that Honda is working on developing a plug-in hybrid for launch in 2013, along with an all-electric vehicle. The report also says that Honda may begin to build...Read More»

Screencap for Canadian ad for the Kia Soul
Video: Kia Gets To The Soul Of Social

A few weeks ago, Kia resuscitated its popular "hamsters" campaign for the Kia Soul with a new commercial, new social media (including an alignment with "Petville"), and even a new clothing line. As with the ads from 2009, Kia's hamsters play the role of young, hip, hip hop-loving urbanites...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo Tested: Who's This Caddy's Daddy?

2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium: Family Crest Worthy? Ask GM's reps about the Cadillac SRX crossover's genus and the silence is deafening.  Face it, these days carmakers don't like to field questions about a how they make their "Wienermobiles."  They'd rather talk about modules.  One reason...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte EX: On Your Chopin Liszt?

Kia Forte EX:  An Automotive Crescendo? Kia introduced its Forte with much fanfare at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.  The amped presentation exclaimed, "bold body, awesome features!"  Does it live up to the hype?  On paper maybe... Look at the Forte EX's $19,300 window sticker and begin your...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid
Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after this fall it’ll be history. Meanwhile, most Mercury models of recent history have been slightly restyled, slightly...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

Ford's Transit Connect has been subject to a recall, due to a faulty headliner pushpin. The recall affects 33,728 Transit Connects that were built between December 5, 2008 and May 31, 2010. According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Agency, those models failed Federal Motor Vehicle...Read More»

Smart ForTwo tank
Want To Eradicate Any Smart ED Worries? Just Say Tanks

Like the Nash Metropolitan 50 years ago, the 2010 Smart ForTwo generates its share of cracks, stares, and guffaws. People who drive the tiny two-seat Smart minicar just have to get used to it. And Smarts suffer their share of slights, from a rash of 'Smart dunking' incidents in the canals of...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Honda Drops Clean-Diesel Development To Focus On Hybrids

As automakers continue to search for "green" technology, Honda has decided it will focus on hybrid technology, at the expense of clean-diesels, according to a report in the Nikkei business publication. Honda had been planning to build clean-diesels at its Yorii plant in Japan, but according to the...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
J.D. Power Study: Domestics Take The Lead In Vehicle Appeal

No doubt about it at this point, domestic-brand vehicles are more reliable than they used to be. And if you still snicker dismissively when we say that a number of domestic-brand vehicles really do get our pulse going and are better than many imports, it might serve to know that J.D. Power is...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
2011 BMW X3 Revealed

Cruise any upscale suburban shopping mall and you'll likely notice a lot of luxury crossover SUVs prowling the parking lot. The Lexus RX may be the undisputed sales king, but its spot isn't going unchallenged. The Acura MDX and updated Cadillac SRX are fighting to wrest the crown away, and now it's...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Test-Drive Sedans, Don't Buy A 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, And Get $250?

If you’re in the market for a sporty family sedan, go drive the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, then take several of your other prospects on a test-drive. Within three days of the original Kizashi test-drive, if you purchase one of several competing vehicles, Suzuki will give you a $250 prepaid debit card...Read More»

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