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CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

Many affordable new models today, like the MazdaSpeed3, Mini Cooper S, or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, offer handling and roadholding that's remarkably close to that of much more expensive sports cars. The catch is that they accomplish this with high-performance 'summer' tires that wear faster... read more

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Abarth Fiat 500C

Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO... read more August 31, 2010 by  0

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up... read more June 21, 2010 by  4

2010 Jaguar XK

TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our... read more June 7, 2010 by  2

winter tire

Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year

The next time you need a new set of tires, consider this: Energy-saving low-rolling-resistance tires now cost about the same as other tires, and they could save you a lot in... read more June 4, 2010 by  7

2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Engine

Why 'Cheap' Oil Changes Aren't So Cheap

This Friday a customer brought me a car with the oil pressure light on. He had recently had an oil change done on the car by a local chain quick-lube shop. The car, a late... read more May 23, 2010 by  0

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS

Frugal Shopper: Tire Prices Will Rise Again This Summer

It's spring, and if you've made it through the winter with a set of all-season radials, it's the right time to get them inspected and measure that tread. If they're getting... read more May 7, 2010 by  0

2010 BMW 1-Series

Is Rear-Wheel Drive Always Better? BMW Might Not Think So

Does rear-wheel drive matter to shoppers considering a premium or luxury vehicle? BMW apparently doesn’t think so, as last week the automaker revealed that it is developing... read more March 25, 2010 by  14

2010 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the... read more February 26, 2010 by  22

2011 MINI Countryman

Preview: 2011 MINI Countryman

• What is it? MINI's fourth model and the first with four doors and a rear hatch • The basics: Front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive • On sale: Early next... read more January 19, 2010 by  0

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Frugal Shopper: Compare New And Used Vehicles Before You Buy

This year may go down in history as one of the best for frugal car shoppers. Thanks to incentive programs from automakers and the federal government and return policies from... read more December 21, 2009 by  0

2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe Open Doors

TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight

Here at TCC, we aim to help shoppers make informed decisions when they're looking for new (and used) vehicles. If you're in the market for a car or truck right now, you might... read more December 17, 2009 by  0

The 2010 Toyota Prius

Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's... read more December 9, 2009 by  1

2010 Chevrolet Spark

Does Size Matter For The 2013 Chevrolet Spark?

Motor Trend has concluded that the highly anticipated 2013 Chevrolet Spark won't be much of a factor in the U.S. auto market because it's too small to be attractive to... read more December 8, 2009 by  1

2009 MINI Roadster Concept

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a... read more September 15, 2009 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius

U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid

U Haul has just reduced prices for its U Car Share car-sharing service, and added more fuel-efficient EPA SmartWay vehicles, the company reports. Vehicles being added to U... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


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