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GOP: Forest Fires Trump Fuel-Efficient Cars

GOP: Forest Fires Trump Fuel-Efficient Cars

Late in the administration of President George W. Bush, Congress created the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program. According to Detroit News, some of the funds earmarked for that program are now being funneled away to fight forest fires. This is not a bad thing. As the name... read more

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Dealer

Can You Really Afford That Car? Not If You Live In 24 Of America's 25 Biggest Cities

It's no secret: money is tight. America is still recovering from the trauma of the Great Recession, and although economic indicators seem to be moving in the right direction... read more February 27, 2013 by 2


 
Repo Man

Uh Oh: First Rise In Auto Loan Delinquencies Since 2009

America's economic recovery has been slow but steady. Thanks to improved consumer confidence and slightly looser credit restrictions, individuals and businesses are moving... read more February 22, 2013 by 0


 
Auto loan

Americans Are Keeping Up On Car Payments Despite Easy Credit

One of the major contributing factors to the Great Recession was the U.S. credit crunch. For years, banks had been loaning money to many people who probably shouldn't have... read more December 18, 2012 by 2


 
Auto loan

Is It Time To Refinance Your Car Loan?

With interest rates hovering near record-lows, plenty of homeowners have chosen to refinance their mortgages. But auto loans can be refinanced, too -- the only problem being... read more August 1, 2012 by 0


 
Auto loan

Car Loans Are Easier To Find: Should We Be Worried?

A big part of the auto industry's troubles during the Great Recession were tied to the credit crunch. After the banks failed, it became much harder for consumers to secure... read more May 30, 2012 by 0


 
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How Much Will The Feds Lose On Auto Loans? Not As Much As Feared

Over the past three and a half years, the federal government has gotten a lot of flak for offering low-interest loans to automakers, and automakers have gotten a lot of flak... read more February 13, 2012 by 4


 
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Chrysler To Repay Government, Aston Martin V12 Zagato: Today's Car News May 20, 2011

Yesterday we learned that Chrysler intends to repay its government loans by the end of the month. But in reality it's just repaying one loan with another. Will it have a... read more May 20, 2011 by 1


 
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The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time... read more March 10, 2011 by 1


 
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Late On Your Car Note? Don't Accept That New Facebook Friend Request

Remember the paper boy in Better Off Dead -- the psycho tyke who chased John Cusak around, demanding his two dollars? Yeah, we all laughed about the little dude's... read more September 7, 2010 by 7


 
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Need To Buy A Car At 2:00 AM? USAA Has An App For That.

The USAA iPhone app does a lot of nifty stuff. Apart from letting users manage their USAA accounts, pay bills, and deposit checks remotely, the app also provides many... read more July 22, 2010 by 0


 
Money, money, money

It's Still Tough to Get an Auto Loan

The market is recovering slowly because credit is still very hard to come by.  We've seen encouraging signs that credit standards are loosening and auto loans are on the... read more July 21, 2010 by 0


 
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The Bailout, One Year Later: Where Are They Now?

One year ago, America's auto industry was going through very tough times. Caught in the quagmire of recession, two of Detroit's Big Three had filed for bankruptcy, and they'd... read more July 20, 2010 by 6


 
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Congress Cracks Down On Lending, But Car Dealers Squeeze Through

Car dealers, at least for now, don't have to answer to the same regulations, restrictions, and oversight that would apply to nearly every other type of consumer lending... read more June 25, 2010 by 7


 
Auto loan

GM Looking To Offer More Loans To More Customers

When General Motors sold off control of GMAC, it lost more than its in-house financing arm. It lost the ability to offer loans to a broad range of consumers, particularly... read more June 24, 2010 by 10


 
Dealer

Dealers Sidestep New Consumer Protection Bill

American auto dealers were dealt a winning hand yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to exclude auto loans from an upcoming consumer protection bill. A... read more June 23, 2010 by 12


 

 
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