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Archive: January 2011

 
2011 Toyota Prius

Savvy Car Dealers Pay Attention To Women Buyers

Yesterday we discovered that a recent study found that women feel less comfortable than men when buying cars at dealerships. The survey by AutoTrader.com found that almost one in four women find shopping for a vehicle stressful. This compares to just 15 percent of men. The study also reveals that...

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Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV

Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself... read more January 31, 2011 by 0


 
Edelman's 2011 Trust Barometer

Automotive Is Second-Most Trusted Industry On The Planet

If any of the world's automakers have a dose of the Monday blues, here's a little something to cheer them up: a new survey from research firm Edelman shows that the auto... read more January 31, 2011 by 1


 
2007 GMC Yukon

New Apps For Vehicle History Reports: Dealers Only

There are two major companies that offer vehicle history reports. This week, both of those companies independently unveiled smart phone apps. Makers of Carfax and AutoCheck... read more January 31, 2011 by 0


 
2010 mazda3 hatchback 001

How To Spot A Bad Car Repair Shop

There's a term used in real estate marketing, curb appeal, that could also apply to your mechanic's place of business. Curb appeal refers to the impact that a property has... read more January 31, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus: First Drive

While it's easy to find a good, sensibly-sized and relatively fuel-efficient small car, it's really hard to find much personality. At the same time, you could argue... read more January 30, 2011 by 3


 
2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Edition

NO VIDEO WANTED: Mini Penile Punishment

Anyone with an Internet connection, an RSS feed, or who has a fondness for the bizarre, the sick, and the depraved has certainly heard of the German gentleman who won a Mini... read more January 30, 2011 by 0


 
2010 Mazda Tribute

An Overview of the 2011 Mazda Tribute

The 2011 Mazda Tribute is a sensible looking compact SUV. While the practical appearance may be appealing to some drivers, others may be inclined to hope for a more sporty... read more January 30, 2011 by 0


 
Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV

Hyundai Puts On Tinfoil Hat, Exposes Compact Car Brainwashing

Have you ever heard of backmasking? Neither had we, but that's because we're not conspiracy theorists living in our mother's basement, and we never bought into the Beatles'... read more January 28, 2011 by 5


 
Vinsetta Garage

Mississippi May Ax Car Inspections

With states facing big budget shortfalls, vehicle safety inspections continue to be a target of budget cutters. Last year New Jersey joined 29 other states in eliminating the... read more January 28, 2011 by 8


 
2010 Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide: Very Late To the Movies

You say the name "Aston Martin" in a room full of gear heads, you usually hear responses like DB5, DB4, DB6, etc. You would also probably hear things like V-8 or V-12. or... read more January 28, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra’s New Trend: Heated Rear Seats

As another massive snowstorm hits the Northeast, I’m reading the specifications sheet for the newly redesigned 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited model. Imagine my surprise... read more January 28, 2011 by 0


 
#PORSCHE SPOTTING AT THE BIG GAME

Porsche Invites Football Fans To A Game Of #Porsche Spotting

Will you be attending the Big Game in Dallas, Texas? If your answer was immediately yes (said with a tinge of glee in your voice), Porsche has a game for you. It's called the... read more January 28, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Ratchets up Chevy Volt Production To Meet Consumer Interest

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-rage electric has done more to spark consumer interest than GM apparently originally anticipated. In a GM release Thursday, Jan. 27, the... read more January 28, 2011 by 0


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Wants To See Your High-Energy Movement In Locomotion! Contest

MINI has always run unique advertising, contests, and promotional campaigns. The latest contest out of the small automaker is set to continue that trend. MINI is looking for... read more January 28, 2011 by 0


 
Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV

Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of... read more January 28, 2011 by 3


 

 
 

 
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