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Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame
Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame

Driving has in the past year become significantly more expensive. And it's not all because of the price of gas. According to AAA, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle rose by 3.4 percent versus last year. The average sedan costs $8,776 per year to own and operate—provided you keep your...Read More»

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Cruze-ing To Vegas: Unique Chevy Twist In Connection With Billboard’s Battle Of The Bands

Recognize names like Grynch, Traphik, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Lightning Love, Decoder and The Cinnamon Fuzz? They’re just six of 18 unsigned bands selected by Billboard to compete for the final six spots in the 2011 Battle of the Bands. Chevrolet, long associated with Billboard, in the...Read More»

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U.S. Driver Training Schools – Are They Really That Bad?

When I spotted the press release from Mercedes-Benz about them launching a teen driving academy in the U.S. later this year – and then read Marty Padgett’s blog about it in FamilyCarGuide, I reminisced about my own experiences (way back when) taking driver’s training in high...Read More»

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Finding The Right Car For Your Teen Driver

Everyone has to start driving sometime, and when it’s your teen that’s begging for wheels you need to be prepared with a solid strategy for finding the right car for your new driver. Okay, so some teens have been driving safely for a while and now you’ve determined that it makes...Read More»

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GM Sales Up 70 Percent in February – Led by Cruze, Regal, Silverado HD, CTS

First out of the gate to report February sales, automaker General Motors said its year-over-year (February 2011 versus February 2010) retail sales are up 70 percent. That’s the company’s highest year-over-year gain ever. For those who are trying to figure out how long that is, the...Read More»

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze with Turbo Diesel Engine Reportedly in the Works

Here at Family Car Guide we know readers are pretty knowledgeable and up-to-speed on many up-and-coming products and developments in the automotive world. When you love cars, you want to know all about them. Even if you don’t love cars, you need them a great deal of the time. So it’s...Read More»

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Will $5 Gas Make You Switch to A Smaller Car?

No one here predicted all the unrest in the Middle East. Now it’s spread to North Africa with a military crack-down on anti-government protesters and clashes in Bahrain and Libya. Crude oil prices per barrel are spiking and speculation is rampant that gasoline prices will spike to $4, $5...Read More»

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GM Preparing Big Social Media Campaigns For The New Year

This past year has been huge for social media marketing. With Twitter's popularity through the roof and Facebook effectively adding a "like" button to the Internet, there is no question what direction marketing is headed. GM recognizes this, and is set to launch some big social media campaigns in...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Five-Star Scores Confirm It's A Safety Leader

A full range of U.S. crash-test results for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are now officially available, and just as GM had anticipated, this new compact sedan gets top scores in each test—including, now, an excellent five-star overall rating from the federal government. Actually, the 2011...Read More»

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2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements

Ten all-new vehicles including the 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Kia Optima, and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Status right from the start, while a total of 66 vehicles earn the distinction for 2011. Automakers with the most Top Safety Picks...Read More»

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Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Consumers looking for a replacement or additional car for the family want as much for the money as possible. Here at Family Car Guide, we completely understand that. So this week, along with other car news, we’re beginning a multi-part series on the cheap cars available right now offering big...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco: Best Highway MPG Of Any Non-Hybrid

GM just dropped a very pleasant surprise for green-minded shoppers this morning. Up till now we've been anticipating that the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco will return a very respectable 40 mpg on the highway. Turns out the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is even greener than we were led to think: 42 mpg. That...Read More»

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HGTV Car Hunters Keen on Cruze Over Civic, Corolla

Chevrolet knows it has not been competitive in the compact car segment in far too long, and now that it is launching a new car that is finally competitive, it needs to grab the consumer's attention. Awareness is a huge issue that is sometimes hard to overcome, that goes along with perception. Both...Read More»

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Today Only, Pandora's Music Box Is Full Of The 2011 Chevy Cruze

If you're a Pandora fan, prepare to get an earful about the Chevrolet Cruze today: Chevy has bought every ad spot the popular music streaming service has to offer, both on the Pandora website and its popular mobile app. Web visitors can expect to see Chevy ads cycle through their playlists at...Read More»

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In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

It's no secret that China is the world's biggest auto market. Thanks to Beijing's more capitalist-friendly ways, a strong national economy, and a growing middle class, car ownership in China is on the rise. (Cash-for-Clunkers-esque government subsidies haven't hurt, either.) The problem is, despite...Read More»

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See Chevy (Cruze) Run: Like Pac-Man

A great tagline is to advertisers what a white stag is to hunters - sometimes mythical, extremely elusive, and when you actually find one (the tagline, not the white stag), your are going to proclaim your genius, your otherworldly sense of word play, and advertise the spit out of it for the product...Read More»

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U.S. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Production Starts, Deliveries Begin Soon

If you've been eagerly awaiting your own 2011 Cruze or are just anxious to see them up close at the dealership, your wait is nearly over. The first Cruze models built in the U.S. rolled off the line today, headed to dealerships all over the country. The Cruze is built for the U.S. at GM's...Read More»

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New Ads, Tim Allen Want to Woo You Into 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet has made quite a big deal about the upcoming 2011 Cruze--trotting it out at nearly every auto show for the last year and today, launching production in Lordstown, Ohio. Now that it's finally here (well, almost), the ad campaigns have begun. Last week we wrote about Tim Allen (you remember...Read More»

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2011 Chevy Cruze: Kicking Sand in the Face of Toyota

Let’s get one thing straight: Many of us rarely stand up and are counted when it counts, least of all me. Sometimes we let the bullies get away with murder. Their reputation as kings of the hill make us not want to expend the effort to confront them. However, the 2011 Chevy Cruze has decided...Read More»

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