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Extended Warranties Could Get Tamed In Missouri

Extended Warranties Could Get Tamed In Missouri

A long overdue bill sitting on the desk of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon would bring the sale of auto service contracts, commonly referred to as extended warranties, under the licensing and oversight jurisdiction of the state’s insurance regulators. The bill was introduced by a lawmaker whose... read more

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2010 Hyundai Tucson

Recall Watch: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai is recalling up to 7,829 of its 2010 Tucson crossovers due to faulty exterior lighting. The recall states that the rear reflectors on the 2010 Hyundai Tucson do not... read more May 2, 2011 by  1

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

NHTSA Investigating Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner

The 2010-2011 Ford Escape and its former twin, the Mercury Mariner, are being investigated by federal safety officials for problems with shattering rear window glass. The... read more May 2, 2011 by  2

2010 Nissan Altima

Would You Buy A Previous Rental Car?

As a car salesman in a former life, a third of my pre-owned customers refused to consider a car that had been a rental in a former life. They envisioned drivers abusing the... read more April 29, 2011 by  4

2010 Toyota Prius

Vehicle Safety Recalls: Get Them Done, And Be Safe

As a former car salesman, I was surprised at how often customers brought their trades in for evaluation, still subject to a list of recalls that had not been completed. Car... read more April 28, 2011 by  0

2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

The Best Day To Buy A Car At A Discount? It's In The Numbers

If you’re planning on buying a car over the next month, the best day to buy—the day you’ll receive the biggest discount on the selling price—is April... read more April 25, 2011 by  2

2010 Mazda Mazda6

Recall Watch: 2010 Mazda Mazda6

Roughly 52,000 2010 Mazda 6s are being voluntarily recalled by Mazda. Only Mazda 6s built on or before February 8, 2010 are affected by the recall. Apparently spiders can get... read more April 6, 2011 by  0

2010 Audi TT

Recall Alert: 2010 Audi TT

Volkswagen—parent company of Audi—is recalling up to 10,200 Audi TTs from the 2010 model year. The affected Audis have a manufacture date prior to August 27... read more April 6, 2011 by  0

2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Bait And Switch: Savvy Car Shoppers Beware

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, we were careful that low-priced, advertised vehicles were always available for sale. We not only specified in our ad how... read more April 3, 2011 by  5

2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door Wagon Touring Angular Rear Exterior View

Recall Watch: 2010 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler has issued a recall for up to 154,388 vehicles, including the 2010 Town & Country. The recall documentation states that the ignition key may inadvertently... read more April 1, 2011 by  0

2009 Dodge Ram 4500 ST

New Medium-Duty Trucks From Dodge

The Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks were named 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck magazine. In an online vote, the two big Rams beat 19 other trucks... read more March 29, 2011 by  0

Yellow sac spider. Photo by Richard Bartz.

Spider Problems: Hyundai, Honda Models Also Caught In The Web

It turns out spiders don't just have a preference for newer Mazdas. They like newer Honda and Hyundai models, too, and potentially a host of other vehicles. What we first saw... read more March 9, 2011 by  2

2010 Mazda Mazda6

2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation

Who says spiders are harmless? If you own a 2009 or 2010 Mazda6 sedan you're probably not going to want to watch Arachnophobia any time soon. According to Mazda, a certain... read more March 3, 2011 by  3

2010 Ford F-150

Ford Ranger, F-Series Affected By Fuel, Electrical Recalls

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued two recalls covering some 2010 Ford Ranger and 2011 Ford F-Series trucks, along with the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. The first... read more March 2, 2011 by  0

2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle

2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars

Think you know the greenest cars motoring down the road for 2011? You may be right in some of your picks, but a few others may surprise you. In its 14th annual environmental... read more February 27, 2011 by  3

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

Ram Getting Adventurer To Take On Raptor

You had to know something was up after the unveiling of the 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman at the Chicago Auto Show. In an effort to appeal to first-time truck buyers who are... read more February 20, 2011 by  0


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