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Is It Cool To Own A Minivan?
Is It Cool To Own A Minivan?

Toyota is employing a brand new marketing campaign for the Toyota Sienna by coming up with a music video to show that it really is cool to own a minivan. Called the ‘Swagger Wagon’ the video shows a young family rapping about the benefits of “sporting” a minivan. They show the entire family...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
Top 5 Volkswagen GTI Commercials: Practicality Inspired

I spent last weekend hanging out with my best friend, doing what we do best: napping where possible to regain our strength from the long grind that is daily work, eating unholy amounts of very tasty food, and perhaps our favorite sport, watching car shows and discussing cars. Unless I am mistaken...Read More»

2005 Dodge Neon 4-door Sedan SRT4 Side Exterior View
Mortgages Aren't The Only Loans That Can Be Refinanced

If your car loan is a few years old, chances are your monthly payments are higher than they need to be. Why is that? Because interest rates are at their lowest in more than 50 years.   Most people hear about interest rates and only consider refinancing their home mortgage. And like many...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
What's Slicker, The Nissan Leaf iAd Or The Nissan Leaf?

Change is in the air. Less is more. Up is down. It's true, I read it somewhere on the Internet. Americans are actually buying smaller cars. Car makers are making engines with two cylinders and not 12. And in some cases, no cylinders, merely batteries that weigh hundreds of pounds, kilos or stones...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Wear Your Seat Belt--Or I’ll Cry

Maybe it’s the unrelenting heat, maybe it’s the fatty deposits lodged in my brain from eating way too much butter and ice-cream, maybe it’s my meds. Or maybe it’s the fact that I am a sucker for an emotional commercial if done right, and one that I happen to agree with. I saw a great ad...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37 4-door Sedan RWD Audio System
Does Music Really Matter? It Does For The Top 10 Ads

It’s the July 4th long weekend in the U.S. and my cousins are visiting me here north of the border. I have always associated this weekend with a John Phillips Sousa musical replete with brass section-heavy bombastic music to accompany fireworks that light up the night sky. And then I wonder aloud...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Customer Loyalty: Hyundai Takes The Cake

Customer Loyalty--You hear the term used and abused worse than a British politician abuses public trust with your tax dollars. It's all about sticking with what you like and more importantly, what you trust. Loyal customers are the holy grail for every auto manufacturer because there is nothing...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
U.S. Car Commercials A Little Bland?

I often scroll through the inner depths of Youtube from time time, looking for hidden automotive gems. One thing I stumble across quite often are foreign car commercials that are rarely, if ever, seen by the U.S. consumer.  There is a Ford Focus commercial for the Mexican market which does not try...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Mahindra Hints At U.S. Sales Launch

Mahindra has announced that it will begin production of U.S.-spec two- and four-door pickup trucks in mid-September of this year, following final approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Trucks will be assembled in India in the beginning, with production moved to the U.S. later in...Read More»

2001 AM General Hummer
Car Dealers Seek Exemption From Auto Financing Regulation

Car dealers and the Obama administration are involved in some push and pull that’s pitting the Pentagon against the dealers’ main street roots. Backed by Republican Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, dealers are attempting to carve out an exemption from the administration’s proposal to initiate...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Hyundai, Please Build The Sonata Coupe!

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan is the boldest styling stroke in its class. It instantly makes the Toyota Camry look overwrought, especially with its pseudo Bangle butt, and the Honda Accord sedan looks downright dowdy in comparison. Recently there has been speculation that Hyundai might build a coupe...Read More»

1997 Jeep Cherokee SE
Donating Your Vehicle To Charity

Many of us don't want the hassle of selling or trading an older vehicle that isn't worth much anyway. An alternative is donating the vehicle to charity. Choosing to donate your vehicle not only provides money to organizations that are often in desperate need – and hopefully does...Read More»

2005 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CXS Dashboard
Do You Need a Bill of Sale To Sell Your Car Privately?

More Americans are selling their cars on their own instead of trading them in. It’s another consequence of the economic downturn. Yet most of us only sell a handful of cars in our lifetime. Learning how to do it is a process. One of the most difficult areas for private sellers to navigate is...Read More»

Oshawa Camaro Plant Photo
Baltimore Tops List Of Most Dangerous Cities For Drivers

The city of Baltimore is known for many things, from its delicious crab cakes to its eclectic neighborhoods to its amazingly high murder rate. Now, according to Insurance.com, the Charm City has another feather in its cap: it’s the most dangerous driving city in America. Baltimore beat out...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Ford Transit Connect: Truck Of The Year

At the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, the Ford Transit Connect was revealed, a truly revolutionary automobile for the North American market. The Transit Connect brings a contemporary van to North America, something that it hasn’t seen in its history. And despite the fact that the van is compact and...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Why The 2010 Toyota Tundra Is The Construction Worker's Pickup Choice?

Although the Toyota Tundra has been criticized for a variety of flaws, construction workers swear by the vehicle. And although the stereotypical patriotic workers would rather drive an American automobile, the advantages of the Tundra simply outweigh the vehicle’s competitors. Due to the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Man Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Lining the streets of America, the Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has taken the industry by storm creating affordable, reliable (although this point is questioned by many), and attractive vehicles. Among their recent line of vehicles is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a stylish vehicle that is priced...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Suburban
Vehicle Attachment Or Just Sentimentality

“America’s love affair with the automobile” is an overused expression. But sometimes there’s nothing like trite to get a point across. I was talking to a woman the other day and she said that she was out for lunch with friends who, like her, were widows. The conversation turned to how they...Read More»

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