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Catch-22: If Diesel Sales Boom, Will Their Cost Advantage Bust?

Catch-22: If Diesel Sales Boom, Will Their Cost Advantage Bust?

To a very small, select group of enthusiasts, diesel cars or utility vehicles have a lot of allure, with their strong, fuel-efficient engines and, for the most part, a great reputation for long-haul durability. Yet for the rest of us who don’t delight in ‘b5’ biodiesel pumps or... read more

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Louisiana, Michigan Found Most Expensive For Auto Insurance

Louisiana has the highest average auto-insurance rates in the U.S. With an average annual premium of about $2,511, the bayou state beats second-place Michigan by more than... read more April 12, 2010 by  5


 
2010 Toyota Corolla

Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle... read more April 9, 2010 by  9


 
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Toyota Wants Suppliers To Cut Costs By 30%

Toyota’s stellar profitability record took a major beating this year thanks to the affects of the global financial crisis and in response the automaker is looking to... read more December 23, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Subaru Legacy

2010 Subaru Legacy: Better Bumpers Cut Repair Costs, Says IIHS

The stylish and delicate-looking front and rear bumper areas of most new vehicles are, just as they appear, damage-prone and expensive to fix, even from minor... read more November 13, 2009 by 


 
Pirelli Cyber Tire

Frugal Shopper: Experts Say Tire-Tariff Price Spike Looms Ahead

TCC's Frugal Shopper ALERT: If you drive a small, aging econocar—or even a mid-size sedan—and have been thinking about new tires, get them now, because several weeks from... read more October 22, 2009 by  9


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy... read more October 21, 2009 by  5


 
Parking Meter

Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You: Market Pricing?

A number of cities large and small are coming around to think of public parking spaces not as a subsidized right but a privilege worth a fee—more specifically, a sliding... read more October 15, 2009 by  4


 
American flag

Cutting Through Tire-Tariff Flubber? Think American Rubber

You’ve probably already heard about how the U.S. will impose a controversial new 35-percent tariff on car and light-truck tires imported from China. Before they changed the... read more September 14, 2009 by  1


 
Traffic

Late Labor Day Could Mean Fewer Travel Traffic Headaches

Packing up the vehicle for a holiday weekend away? It might be one of the more pleasant times to be out on the crowded highways, relative to recent years. Overall holiday... read more September 4, 2009 by  1


 
Manhattan traffic, by Flickr ruser JamesH2008

Economics 101: How Driving Into Manhattan Costs $160

It's Friday, which is our day for more esoteric items. Today's offering: A dense economics blog post, which covers an even more frighteningly complex model for assessing the... read more July 17, 2009 by  1


 
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