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Whether we choose Clinton or Trump, cheap gas will stick around (for a while, anyway)
Whether we choose Clinton or Trump, cheap gas will stick around (for a while, anyway)

Tired of hearing about the U.S. presidential election? We bear tidings of great joy: 1. It'll all be over next Tuesday (hopefully). 2. Today is Halloween, which means candy, trick-or-treaters, and other spooky distractions from 24 hours' worth of contentious headlines. 3. According to many...Read More»

Oil well (photo by John Hill)
OPEC Laughs In The Face Of Electric Cars

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has issued its annual World Oil Outlook report, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it's pretty optimistic about the future of fossil fuels. Among OPEC's big predictions: 1. By the year 2040, 94 percent of vehicles that roam the world's...Read More»

National average gas price comparison, 2012-2015 (via AAA)
Gas Prices Still Plummeting: How Low Will They Go?

Across America, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now hovers around $2.01 -- and as AAA reports, it's poised to dip even lower. Motorists haven't paid this little for gas since 2009. How much lower will prices go? That depends on a few factors. Those keeping it cheap...Read More»

Average sales-weighted U.S. fuel economy, October 2007 through November 2013
New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007

When the folks at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute first began tracking the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S., it was 20.1 mpg. That was in October 2007. Six years and one month later, researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle are happy to report...Read More»

gas pump
Gas Prices Could Soar In August, According To Analysts

Typically, fuel prices spike in the spring and the fall, as refineries stop making one seasonal blend of gasoline and start making another. The changeover produces an artificial gas shortage that drives prices up until the floodgates open and a new fuel blend arrives. But according to CNN...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Ten Gas-Saving Tips For Road Warriors (And Family Trips)

If concerns about rising fuel prices are getting you down, you’re not alone. Driving in America is all about personal freedom, and we’re not likely to give that up anytime soon. But higher prices at the pump are causing many to re-think how, when, and where they drive. On the other...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
Jeep Owners Rally For A Recall, But NHTSA Says It's All Internet Hype

Auto recalls are a little like trips to the dentist: time-consuming, frustrating, and even though we know they're food for us, we'd rather avoid them. As such, it's a little unusual to find consumers hankering for a recall, but a growing contingent of Jeep owners are doing just that. The problem...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Going To Extremes: the Short List for North American Car of the Year, Part One

Now that the short list for the North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) is out, there’s a lot to marvel at among the 14 selections. There’s also a list of 14 for the North American Truck of the Year, but this story concerns the cars up for consideration. What’s noteworthy about...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
The Family Car Guide: 2011 Luxury Wagons, Part One

The field of luxury wagons this fall is more than a little exciting – if you’re looking for a family car that combines the attributes of an SUV with the easy-handling of a car, plus a good deal of luxe features, mostly standard, some optional. In fact, even consumers who’ve long...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
Five Tips To Ready Your Car for Winter

For most of us, the first snow fall is still a few months away, give or take, but we always seem unprepared when the first batch starts falling. Preparing now can save you time and money in the future. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your vehicle to be in top condition for when the white...Read More»

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS
How To Find The Gas Mileage Of Your Next Car

Gas prices still aren’t cheap! In fact, the fluctuating price of gasoline continues to be a serious concern for many new and used car buyers. Do you rely on the seller to provide fuel economy figures for you? It’s best to do this research on your own. When I was Internet Manager for a...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Best Car Ad of 2010: Fresh Air and Lots of Blue

The world needs saving, the environment needs rescuing, it’s all going dark. It’s enough to make you turn to the bottle, or maybe you’re so frustrated, you want to scream about it til you’re blue in the face. Or sing the blues, and plaster a perma-frown on your face. But the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
V6-Powered 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Versus 2011 Ford Mustang - Which Do You See in Your Driveway?

Consumers with a yen for sharp-handling muscle cars that are easy on the wallet have two great choices in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro and its counterpart, the 2011 Ford Mustang. We’re not talking about the brute force of the V-8s here. This is all about the V-6 powered models. They’re...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
How To Build a Brand: 2011 Lexus IS, Music To My Ears

I came across an ad for the 2011 Lexus IS and was intrigued. Not so much about what the ad is, which we will cover momentarily, but more about what the ad means to the brand and how it builds the brand. I’d say the from the lowly Lexus IS all the way up to the spine-tingling LFA...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Is A Big Green Family Machine In Your Future?

What kind of new family car will you be buying in the near future--say, 2012? If the federal government has their way, you’ll be looking at new car labels that make it very clear how fuel efficient and environmentally friendly all new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in America really are. Maybe...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring: His And Her Review

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Can I Afford Insurance For The Dodge Viper?

Many people just can’t get enough of the Dodge Viper. This stylish, fun little car comes in a variety of styles and can be customized into being the car of your dreams. However, before you make a purchase, you should have a realistic idea of what you can expect to pay in insurance as a Dodge...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Dodge Dakota: Pickup Truck Review

Available in extended cab or crew cab design, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is a respectable choice for pickup truck. Although, it does have some flaws and there are complaints about the $22,755 price tag. The suspension has been revised for 2010 and there are now more color choices on the market. The...Read More»

2010 Prius vs. 2007 Prius
Toyota Prius Passion Contest Is Ending

In the U.S. the Toyota Prius has been around for ten years. Arising out of a Toyota document called the Earth Charter, the Prius went through five years of planning and development before its launch in Japan in December of 1997. The project was labeled the G21 project, picking up the designation...Read More»

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