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Americans Keeping New Cars Nearly Six Years

Americans Keeping New Cars Nearly Six Years

As we reported last month, the average age of cars on the road today is 11 years, according to the research firm R.L. Polk. Now a new Polk study takes a look at new car ownership length and finds that Americans are holding on to their vehicles nearly six years, which is an all-time high. The... read more

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Chevrolet's worldwide sales performance in 2011

GM Back On Top With 9 Million Unit Sales In 2011

Fueled by record worldwide sales of its Chevrolet brand, General Motors has achieved 2011 sales of 9.03 million units, surpassing both the 8.16 million sold by Volkswagen and... read more January 19, 2012 by  1


 
1936 Used Car Lot Quincy MA

Cars Getting Long In The Tooth: Average Age Is 11 Years

If it seems like there are a lot of old Fords, Chevys, Hondas and Toyotas on the roads today, the fact is that there are. The average age of American vehicles is now 11 years... read more January 18, 2012 by  1


 
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Americans Are Holding On To Their Cars Longer Than Ever

Given the recent recession and relatively high unemployment figures, it's no surprise that car owners are holding on to their vehicles for a long time. According to research... read more January 18, 2012 by  4


 
2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe

BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and... read more January 6, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Camry XLE

Family Car Sales 2011: And The Winner Is…

The perennial one-two family sedan sales leaders used to be the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, and not always in that order. But as of 2011, things have changed a bit in... read more January 5, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Lexus LF-LC Concept leaked

Gas Prices, Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept, 2013 Ford EcoSport: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we put 2011 electric-car sales numbers into context while Ford reveals the 2013 EcoSport crossover. Photos of the Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept leak... read more January 4, 2012 by  0


 
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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward... read more January 4, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

A Strong December Closes Out 2011 Car Sales

As automakers are reporting December 2011 sales, a recovery that began early last year seems to be growing more steady, and stronger. Each of the Big Three automakers--Ford... read more January 4, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Ford Fusion

Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any... read more December 29, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

November 2011 Car Sales: Ahead of the Curve

New vehicle sales continued their slow, steady improvement in November across most of the major brands, automakers reported along with monthly sales today. Projections had... read more December 1, 2011 by  1


 
Handing over car keys

November Auto Sales Booming, On Pace To Hit Record High

U.S. auto showrooms are usually quiet in November. That's due to a combination of factors, including the colder weather (which keeps some folks indoors), the holiday season... read more November 29, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ

Car-Shopping Tips For Black Friday Deals

If you’re planning to put on your walking shoes and fight the crowds for deals at the mall this Black Friday, you might want to switch up and do something entirely... read more November 23, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Looking For A Volt? More Now Available As GM Allows Dealers To Sell Demos

It’s no secret that Chevrolet Volt sales have been constrained due to availability. That, and the fact that dealers were eager to hold onto their single demonstrator... read more November 8, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Buick Enclave

Increased Car Sales Means Bargains May Be Slim And Tough To Find

If you’re in the market for a new family car and haven’t made the deal yet, you might find that the attractive incentives automakers have been offering are few... read more November 4, 2011 by  0


 
Handing over car keys

As Car Sales Increase, Bargains Will Likely Be Harder To Find

Thanks in part to record incentives, car sales in the United States are up, but that brings with it both good news and bad news. First the good news: consumers don’t... read more November 2, 2011 by  0


 
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