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High Price, Poor Work Biggest Car Repair Complaints: Survey

High Price, Poor Work Biggest Car Repair Complaints: Survey

There’s nothing worse than having to get a car repair done, and then it costs too much and/or isn’t done properly. Not surprisingly, these are the top two complaints of respondents in a new survey from Consumer Reports. Wait, there’s more. Of the 13 reasons given for being less... read more

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2010 Acura MDX

Sales Ethics: When Is Enough, Enough? Part II

I was being trained in the Wild West of car sales. Although I would later become Internet Manager for a major car dealer, early in my career I found myself working with a... read more September 29, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

Will The Latest Sonata Recall Dampen Hyundai's Success?

Readers who follow this website know that I’m a big fan of what Hyundai has been doing in the U.S. market over the last few years. They have worked hard to put out... read more September 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD 4-door SE *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View

VW: When the Event Becomes the Ad

Any savvy advertiser knows one advertisement does not change a potential customer’s mind from undecided or even negative to positive. It’s a relentless... read more September 27, 2010 by 


 
Evo MR in the snow

Five Tips To Ready Your Car for Winter

For most of us, the first snow fall is still a few months away, give or take, but we always seem unprepared when the first batch starts falling. Preparing now can save you... read more September 21, 2010 by 


 
Pulled over by the police

Aggressive Driving Class: A Personal Experience

Sometime ago I screwed up while driving to a friend’s home in a neighboring state. After arriving late to the party I was informed that it was a well known speed trap... read more September 15, 2010 by  3


 
2007 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part IV

When you pre-negotiate a trade value, the figure is not cast in stone. The dealer has to see the car in person for a “hands-on” inspection before they can confirm... read more September 15, 2010 by  2


 
2011 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)

The FCG List: Top Safety Picks Among 2011 Luxury Large Cars

Consumers looking to lease or buy a larger, more upscale car--and who want to be sure it’s safe for the family--have several excellent choices in six 2011 large luxury... read more September 13, 2010 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

eHarmony And Auto Trader: An Internet Love Story

Like any other automotive enthusiast, I am sure you have hopped online late at night, always accidentally ending up on Auto Trader after strictly promising yourself just a... read more September 11, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View

2011 Affordable Large Cars Rated Top Safety Picks

Families seeking comfort, space, and affordable, yet stylish, transportation often choose large sedans. And key among considerations for any family vehicle is safety. For... read more September 11, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro

V6-Powered 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Versus 2011 Ford Mustang - Which Do You See in Your Driveway?

Consumers with a yen for sharp-handling muscle cars that are easy on the wallet have two great choices in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro and its counterpart, the 2011 Ford... read more September 8, 2010 by 


 
2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC: First Drive

Scion has been in the U.S. since 2002, introduced as a sub-brand to Toyota aimed at younger buyers. Lots of companies try to target the youth with marketing schemes and... read more September 8, 2010 by  1


 
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Free Car Repair Help Made Available

Two western states have made their auto repair protection efforts available in the form of pamphlets that can be accessed online. The California Bureau of Auto Repair, whose... read more September 8, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View

How To Build a Brand: 2011 Lexus IS, Music To My Ears

I came across an ad for the 2011 Lexus IS and was intrigued. Not so much about what the ad is, which we will cover momentarily, but more about what the ad means to the... read more September 7, 2010 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Grille

2010 Mercedes E-Class: 4 Winners and a Flop

How do you build a brand? By not compromising. I have come to learn that Mercedes makes very few compromises in all they do. Be it cars, like the somewhat odd looking, yet... read more September 7, 2010 by 


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Is A Big Green Family Machine In Your Future?

What kind of new family car will you be buying in the near future--say, 2012? If the federal government has their way, you’ll be looking at new car labels that make it... read more September 2, 2010 by 


 
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