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Family Car Guide To 2011 Luxury Wagons
Family Car Guide To 2011 Luxury Wagons

It’s a fact. Wagons today are more exciting than ever. Lone gone are the days when driving a station wagon was considered the kiss of death. Getting past stereotypes takes some time – and a lot of new styling, features, and technology on the part of automakers. And these car companies...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Video: Volkswagen's Talking Newspaper Ad

Times are getting mighty weird, folks. It took me a while to get used to people talking to themselves in their cars before I realized they had hands-free devices for the mobile phones. Then came the Bluetooth device in the ear so people could walk down the street, appearing to talk to themselves...Read More»

2011 Audi S6 4-door Sedan Prestige Front Exterior View
2011 Top 10 Performance Sedans: Part One

In my view, family sedans should be anything but boring. Of course, you don’t equate them with high-performance sports cars, but today’s sedan offerings from a number of automakers offer a whole lot in the way of horsepower. They’re also a blast to drive – with or without...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Best Car Ad of 2010: Fresh Air and Lots of Blue

The world needs saving, the environment needs rescuing, it’s all going dark. It’s enough to make you turn to the bottle, or maybe you’re so frustrated, you want to scream about it til you’re blue in the face. Or sing the blues, and plaster a perma-frown on your face. But the...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
How Can I Dispute A Car Insurance Claim Payout?

Car insurance companies offer a lot of promises when selling you a policy but when it comes to submitting a claim some consumers often experience a payout significantly less than expected. Although this can be frustrating you have to understand every policy holder has a right to dispute an...Read More»

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Caravan: The Ad That Made Me Have Kittens

Obviously any human who watches advertising has an opinion on what is good, what is bad and what is just plain out there. And where the automobile is concerned, the ads have to meet the target audiences' needs and desires, the ads have to be dead on and make you say either consciously or...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
GM Issues Recall On Crossover Vehicles

Defective seat belts are the reason that General Motors is recalling 207,210 crossover vehicles in the United States. Affected vehicles include the 2009 Saturn Outlook, and the following 2009 and 2010 models: - Buick Enclave - Chevrolet Traverse    - GMC Acadia The issue could result in...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango teaser
2011 Dodge Durango, Or Should It Be the ‘Canyonero’?

Having just read an unappetizing article on how people can go green in death, I thought what an absurd world we live in, and more importantly, why haven’t the writers of Robot Chicken or The Simpsons lampooned this topic in a vicious manner? These animated creators have often influenced my...Read More»

2010 Volvo V50
How To Market Station Wagons, Maligned Steeds Of The Americas

Good marketing and advertising is crucial in making or breaking a car, and there are many examples of good, great and poor marketing in the automotive world, regardless of the continent, language, market segment or company. And one prime example of how not to do marketing, at least in North...Read More»

Woman driving
Zoning Out While Driving: Some Explanations

If, after buying a new car, you have ever reached for a non-existent gear shift lever or headlight switch, you get an idea of how at home we become in our cars. Some studies have shown that the average time a person spends in their car is 540 hours per year. In 2005 the Telework Exchange found that...Read More»

Dealer
Women Feel Disadvantaged In Car Dealer’s Showroom

A recent survey by AutoTrader.com reveals that women are less comfortable buying cars than men. The survey says that almost one in four women (24 percent) find shopping for a vehicle stressful. This compares to just 15 percent of men. The study also reveals that almost twice as many men feel...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Wagon Review: 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon

It's one of the best looking Wagons around--the 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon simply has stunning exterior features. The blend of sharp and curved edges are what make this wagon turn heads in a crowd. Although the design hasn't changed since 2004, it is still a classic BMW style that will never...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB R/T Open Doors
Top Vehicles For Drivers Over 6' - The Dodge Caliber

The Caliber is deceiving. I leased a 2008 Dodge Caliber for a female business partner as part of her compensation. She had asked for a BMW, but my spidey senses said that would be a waste of my cash. I liked the look of the Caliber and thought the price point was good. I had a hunch that I had...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Ad Pulled; Common Sense Goes With It

Sometimes, sadly, common sense goes right out the door and the greater good "saves" society.  This happened with a recent ad for the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, called “Shoot the Gap.” Apparently 400 or so people were upset enough for a Facebook group to be created calling for the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: New Age In Every Way

Let’s face it, I am not what one would term “cool” or “dope” or “wicked”, in fact the only way I could use the word “hip” when describing me would be in the context of hip replacement surgery. So, safe to say, when Ford introduced its 2011 Ford Explorer I knew things were in a new...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»

2009 Audi A4 4-door Sedan Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Angular Front Exterior View
Why Do Car Leasing Deals Differ So Much?

If you’re knowledgeable about car leasing, or what they tend to call here in the UK contract hire, then you’ll have noticed a plethora of online brokers offering all sorts of deals. If you have searched online (and 85 percent of people do before they acquire a car) then you’ll have received...Read More»

Gas pump
BP To Compensate Distributors For Lost Sales

There are 1,100 BP gas stations in the country of which very few are owned and operated by the giant oil company. This is a point that has been difficult to drive home for the many local retailers who have suffered the effects of boycott efforts by consumers who are disgruntled over the damage the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Are Car Buying Services Worth The Money?

Car buying services provide a valuable service, but are they worth the money? The answer depends on how much you value your time. Everyone knows that car manufacturers advertise a higher sticker price than they expect you to actually pay. They do this because negotiating is expected in today’s...Read More»

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