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Can I Afford Insurance For The Dodge Viper?
Can I Afford Insurance For The Dodge Viper?

Many people just can’t get enough of the Dodge Viper. This stylish, fun little car comes in a variety of styles and can be customized into being the car of your dreams. However, before you make a purchase, you should have a realistic idea of what you can expect to pay in insurance as a Dodge...Read More»

1999 Toyota Corolla LE
U.S. Fidelis Sued By Maryland A.G. Over Extended Warranties

Maryland’s Attorney General has filed suit against U.S. Fidelis, an auto warranty marketer for violating the state’s Telephone Solicitation Act. According to the Legal Newsline, this act prevents companies from charging Maryland consumers for contracts until the business has signed contracts in...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 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Best 3 Kia Ads: Kia Is Killer Kool

When you think of cool cars, or just plain cool brands, it’s rare that a Kia pops to mind, as they have been a producer of largely staid automobiles for a couple of decades now and almost all of them have been less weakly marketed versions of Hyundai models. Yes, they are indeed safe cars, as I...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT Angular Front Exterior View
What Are The Maintenance Costs Of Chevy Trucks?

Every car and truck is going to cost some money to maintain; there’s simply no getting around that unfortunate fact. However, you should know that some cars and trucks have a reputation for having far more affordable maintenance costs than others. One of these is the Chevy truck. Just about any...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
Mazda’s Worldwide Recall: 215,000 Vehicles In The U.S.

Mazda has issued a recall notice that includes 215,000 vehicles in the United States, 100,000 in Canada and Mexico, and 11,000 in China. The company stated that it plans to expand the recall to other international markets including Europe and Australia. In the U.S., Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
TARP Update Says Car Dealer Cuts Too Severe

Remember the hue and cry over all the car dealerships that were forced to close in the wake of the federal government’s involvement in the GM and Chrysler near failures. Not only would little league teams lose their sponsors but the social fabric of small town America would be put at risk. 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz On A Budget: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO): Part II

Yesterday we looked at the Mercedes-BenzCertified Pre-owned (MBCPO) program. (Read Part I here.) Not everyone can afford to pay the sticker price or the upkeep of a new Mercedes-Benz. The MBCPO program is a way for those with champagne taste and a beer budget to own one of the most renowned luxury...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 6.3L AMG Tail Light
2011 Mercedes Benz CLS: Inspiring Passion Through Thievery

As I was toiling away at the computer today, I decided I should actually do something for myself, for me, to treat myself to something apart from the unabashed joy of filling out TPS reports. So I decided to eat lunch, and simultaneously surf the Internet while ingesting a sandwich. (See? I can do...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Buying Cheap Used Cars - Questions You Need To Ask

When it comes to buying second hand cars, people are quite skeptical because they think these cars are not worth trusting. But if you inspect the automobile closely and then buy it, you are sure to get a good car. There are lots of used cars for sale in the market and you should seriously consider...Read More»

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
California Planning To Retire Cars Earlier

The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) is planning to up the ante on its vehicle retirement program. There are over three million vehicles in California that are 15 years old or older. This is the vehicle population that the BAR regulatory action is targeting. Since older vehicles were...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
The Benefits Of Owning A Ford F-150

Making the decision to purchase a Ford F-150 could be one of the smartest choices you’ll ever make. These beautiful full sized pickup trucks have a solid reputation in the motor vehicle industry. They are considered to be safe, reliable, and incredibly strong trucks, which backs up one of the...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
2011 MINI Countryman: The Golf For Really, Really Cool People

MINI--the brand, the car, the lifestyle--took the automotive world by storm with the first generation, which included a great product and stellar advertising that was and still is part of an integrated, complete effort that has drawn hundreds of thousands of devotees (notice I didn’t call them...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»

2010 Dodge Caliber RT
Car Loan Interest Rates Continue To Fall

Do you qualify for a zero percent offer from an auto manufacturer during the 2010 model year clearance sales that are taking place across the country? Only 1 in 20 new car buyers do. If not, you’ll be happy to hear that interest rates on car loans are continuing to drop.  According to...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Total Number Of Car Dealerships: Is The Worst Over?

Almost one in five retail dollars spent in the U.S. comes from the auto industry. It’s no wonder that one of the hardest hit sectors during the economic downturn has been car dealers--on the front lines of retail sales during one of the most difficult economic periods in recent memory. According...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
Car Shopping Advice: Lower Your Stress At The Dealership (And Save Money)

We’ve discovered that shopping for a car at a dealership is stressful. In fact, a recent study by AutoTrader.com found that shopping for your next vehicle is more stressful for women than men. One of the biggest stresses for most car buyers is negotiating the selling price. You don’t have to...Read More»

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 4-door Wagon Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Groups Petition F.T.C. Over Rental Car Recalls

PETITION FOR INVESTIGATION AND LEGAL ACTION REGARDING PRACTICES OF ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS INC For Enterprise Rent-A-Car the affects of a $15 million settlement over the company’s rental of a recalled PT Cruiser simply won’t go away. The Houck sisters died when they lost control of their rental and...Read More»

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