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

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 cars rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You might note that some names are missing... read more

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2011 Volvo S60

Naughty Swedes: ABBA Take A Seat, Volvo S60 Stand Up

In the 1970s, the Swedes looked like they could rule the world. ABBA, Volvos and Saabs were everywhere, as well as state-sponsored socialism. They were fun, fair, easy-going... read more August 17, 2010 by  2


 
2011 BMW X3

BMW X3: What’s Up With The Cupholders?

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I was amazed at the number of buyers whose first question about the biggest and best model that just arrived on the... read more August 9, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Top Five Ford Mustang Commercials

Closing in on its fiftieth anniversary, the Ford Mustang has seen many improvements, including more power, better handling, advanced safety features and improved fuel... read more August 3, 2010 by  6


 
Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500: Do-Overs Or Dead On Arrival?

As I was was busy savoring every bite of my life-shortening, artery-clogging, saturated-fat-laced lunch, knowing that the thick layer of mayonnaise was probably responsible... read more July 29, 2010 by  0


 
Semi trailer

Truck Tire Change Made To Look Easy

If you have seen truck tire carcasses on the highway, you have probably wondered how that truck could continue on without the missing piece. Most likely it didn’t. What the... read more July 18, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Smart electric drive

2011 Chevrolet Corvette: Great Car, Tired Ad. Not Like Old Spice

So, are there any original ideas left out there? Is the well of human creativity as dry as a slice of salted Melba toast being chewed on by a dour German philosophy student?... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Volvo XC70 4-door Wagon 3.2L Steering Wheel

Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It

Dear Irv, I can call you Irv can’t I; anyone who’s driven the same car 2.8 million miles has to be a regular guy. I read about your goal to turn 3 million miles by the... read more July 15, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Transit Connect

Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect... read more July 8, 2010 by  0


 
2000 Mazda 626

How To Get Used Car Value

Buying someone else’s lemon is an old school expression when it comes to describing the purchase of a used car. Today, that’s where to find real value when buying a... read more July 8, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Honda S2000 2-door Convertible CR w/Air Conditioning Air Vents

How To Sell A Car… Air Conditioner

As I left for my ignominious life-shortening job today, I noticed one thing: Today was hot. Stinking hot. Stinking humid hot. The kind of hot that makes you wish a meteor... read more July 6, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

Go Zooming With The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

When the Suzuki SX4 appeared on the marketplace a couple of years ago, I was smitten. Here was a petite hatch with all-wheel drive that behaved like it was bigger and more... read more July 2, 2010 by  0


 
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, Detroit Auto Show

New Or Used: What's The Better Deal?

That new car smell is strangely alluring, but do you really need to buy something right off the showroom floor? Well, millions of North Americans do just that each year, but... read more July 1, 2010 by  10


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View

Volkswagen Announces Certified Collision Repair Facility Program

Volkswagen is helping its vehicles maintain their resale value by initiating the VW-Certified Collision Repair Facility program. This allows both dealership-affiliated and... read more June 30, 2010 by  0


 
Dealer

Help! Doug: Why Aren't "Too Good To Be True" Ads Illegal?

Q. The car dealer's TV ad promised $4,500 for anything I could "push, pull or drag" in. I made the trip, but it was "Too Good To Be True" and would've had to buy one of the... read more June 29, 2010 by  0


 
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano crash in Slovenia

Car Insurance: Never Lose Touch With Your Baby

I got a tip on a great ad and story from a friend about a really innovative car insurance idea. Wait, don't get angry, do not click away from this page--this is still about... read more June 22, 2010 by  0


 
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