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Gas Prices Could Soar In August, According To Analysts
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»

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Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago, pickups and SUVs seemed to be caught in a death spiral. With fuel prices edging higher and fuel economy the #1 factor for many...Read More»

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI
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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Americans Will Pay An Average Of $3.55 Per Gallon Of Gas In 2013

This year, you may end up paying more for gas than you'd thought -- at least, if the Department of Energy's projections hold true. Last month, the DOE predicted that Americans would pay an average of $3.44 per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline over the course of 2013. Now, that figure has crept...Read More»

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If Gas Goes Up $1, What Does It Mean For Auto Sales?

When gas prices go up, what happens to auto sales? You might have a few hunches -- and a couple may be correct -- but according to Experian Automotive, you'd likely find some surprises, too. Experian looked at gas prices over the last five years, paying attention to the way that fuel-price...Read More»

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Illegal Tesla Showrooms, Gas Prices In California, Nissan Leaf Batteries: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Lincoln discussed what it hopes to accomplish with the 2013 MKZ, and we spied the 2014 Infiniti G37. Gas prices in California continued to rise, and Tesla was accused of operating illegal showrooms. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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As California's Gas Prices Hit $4.67, The Governor Steps In

If you live in California, you're already accustomed to high gas prices, but to see those prices surge more than $1 per gallon in a week? That's extreme, and Governor Jerry Brown is now trying to reverse the trend. On Friday at Green Car Reports, we mentioned that California's gas prices were on...Read More»

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2014 Infiniti G37, Tesla Model S Warranty, BMW And Mercedes Recall: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, a 2012 Tesla Model S buyer worries about his electric car's warranty., Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz announced recalls. We drove the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, and spied the 2014 Infiniti G37. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Volvo...Read More»

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Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap in the results. Here at TCC, we based our rankings of U.S. states on five criteria: Gas prices Miles driven per capita Speed...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Driverless Cars, Gas Prices, New VW GTI: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we cover a new potential threat posed by autonomous cars, tell you why gas prices aren’t heading down and spill the beans on a lightweight, limited edition of the next Volkswagen Golf GTI. You’re halfway through the week, so celebrate by catching up on...Read More»

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No, Seriously: When Will Gas Prices Drop?

A month ago, Americans paid an average of $3.69 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline. Today, we're paying $3.84. What gives? Isn't this the time of year when gas prices are supposed to drop -- when companies stop manufacturing expensive summer-blend fuel and transition to more affordable...Read More»

Fuel economy of new vehicles, October 2007 - August 2012 (from UMTRI)
Average Fuel Economy Ticks Up Again In August: Coincidence?

Earlier this year, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in America hit a record high of 24.1 mpg. That was in March, when many analysts though that gas prices were preparing to cross the $5-per-gallon mark. Then, gas prices relented. Oil values plummeted. The rhetoric around Iran and the...Read More»

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Want To Steal Gas In Public? You Might Get Away With It

Long before gas prices climbed into $3 territory, stealing the stuff has been going on. With older cars, the process was fairly straightforward: drop one end of a hose into the “donor” gas tank, siphon until the unmistakable taste of gasoline hits the tongue, drop the other end into the...Read More»

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Demand For Gas Plummets, Oil Prices Sink: Is This Good News?

Today, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.45 -- 18 cents below last year, and 23 cents lower than May. That's good news for commuters, road-trippers, and other folks who depend on gas to get from here to there. But wait, there's more: according to the Detroit Free...Read More»

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J.D. Power: June Car Sales Will Grow By Double Digits

J.D. Power pointed out the impressive gains in initial vehicle quality yesterday, and today it's calling at least a ground-rule double for June sales--even though the month has one week to go. New-vehicle sales for the month should come in at least 16 percent stronger than in the same period last...Read More»

Waze app update 3.2 for Android and iPhone
Waze Adds Real-Time Gas Prices For Summer Travelers: Video

Of the many traffic apps available for Android and iOS devices, Waze is one of our favorite. The app's latest update -- which rolls out today -- offers a range of new features that should come in handy for summer travelers, including real-time gas prices. Using the gas-price feature is pretty...Read More»

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo
Apple's iOS6, Saab Lives, Cadillac LTS: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Saab's not dead yet and Nissan revealed the 2013 Juke Nismo. Consumer Reports isn't too fond of the Mitsubishi i's range and BMW prepares the i3 for production next year. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We posted our video road test...Read More»

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Waiting For Gas Prices To Dip Lower? You Shouldn't

Back in January, analysts has quite a scare: gas prices were soaring, with no relief in sight. Many predicted we'd see nationwide averages of $5 a gallon before all was said and done -- and in some places, we did. Today, the outlook is a little brighter. Iran has backed away from its threats to...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Stop-Start Technology: 97 Percent Of Americans Ready To Accept It, Survey Says

Although many consumers might still be unfamiliar with stop-start technology, once they learn how it works and the potential benefits, a new survey finds that 97 percent of Americans say they’d accept it. Briefly, stop-start technology automatically shuts off the engine during idle and...Read More»

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