May

Will The Latest Sonata Recall Dampen Hyundai's Success?
Will The Latest Sonata Recall Dampen Hyundai's Success?

Readers who follow this website know that I’m a big fan of what Hyundai has been doing in the U.S. market over the last few years. They have worked hard to put out stylish, well-built cars that have garnered positive reviews from those of us in the auto industry and consumers alike. Hyundai...Read More»

2007 Saturn Relay 4-door Wagon Relay 1 Trunk
Why Choose a Saturn

If you’re currently thinking about buying a new car but aren’t sure which manufacturer to go with, you should know that Saturn is a great choice. This popular car manufacturer, a General Motors subsidiary, has been making great cars since 1985. That’s almost twenty-five years of...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»

2007 Honda Civic
Why You Should Consider A Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Vehicle

When my daughter informed me that her Toyota Matrix was too small for her growing family, I found myself extolling the virtues of certified pre-owned vehicles (CPO). I knew her budget didn’t warrant a new car, and didn’t want my daughter and her young family riding around in just any...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 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)
The FCG List: Top Safety Picks Among 2011 Luxury Large Cars

Consumers looking to lease or buy a larger, more upscale car--and who want to be sure it’s safe for the family--have several excellent choices in six 2011 large luxury cars rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You might note that some names are missing...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe
Aftermarket Parts: A Way To Deny New Car Warranties

Car dealers tend to be in the driver’s seat when the call has to be made on what is covered by your new car warranty. How can that be, you say, it’s all there in black and white with the bundle of small print they give you when they install your temp tags? Well, maybe and maybe not...Read More»

2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Affordable Large Cars Rated Top Safety Picks

Families seeking comfort, space, and affordable, yet stylish, transportation often choose large sedans. And key among considerations for any family vehicle is safety. For 2011, families have some great choices in affordable large cars that are also rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute...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 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe 135i Front Exterior View
Teens And Safe Driving: More Important Than Ever

BMW’s launch of their “Drive It Home--Don’t Txt & Drive” campaign at a special teen driving school in conjunction with the kickoff of the BMW Championship in Chicago this week highlights the importance of teaching teens how to drive safely and without distractions. And...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 Mazda6
What Are The Insurance Costs For A 2011 Mazda6?

Many people are very curious to know what the insurance costs for the 2011 Mazda6 will be. Unfortunately, since the car has not yet been released in the United States, it’s difficult to know exactly what the expected insurance costs are. However, if you are planning on purchasing one of these...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat
Why Choose A Foreign Car?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you’ve probably heard arguments both for and against foreign cars. Some people will swear up and down that buying domestic is best, while others will stand beside their foreign cars wholeheartedly. In truth, there really is no “right”...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe 4-door HB GT FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Toyota Recall Affects GM's Pontiac Vibe: Part II

Yesterday we learned that a recent recall of 1.1 million Toyota Matrix and Corolla models will also affect 160,000 Pontiac Vibes. The recall is related to stalling and rough shifting. However the underlying story is why a Pontiac model is involved in a Toyota recall. The answer to this mystery...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Video: 2010 Saab 9-5 And The Resurrection Of Swedish Hip

A near-death experience can really do a number on a person, or a company, whatever the case may be. When people are involved, we know it tends to refocus you a bit, make you think of what is important in life and what you may have missed out on while you're busy surfing the Internet for inexpensive...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
VW Golf GTI: Take A Sunday Drive And Then Some

Apart from sitting in the dentist’s chair getting a cavity filled, while my fingers grip the chair with such intensity usually reserved for gripping the monitor of my Windows-based PC as it crashes for the umpteenth time while trying to do my work, or perhaps barking at my children without...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Open Doors
What Is Car Insurance?

A car insurance policy protects you, your vehicle, passengers and other drivers in case of an accident, theft or natural disaster. But of course, there’s more to it than that. Learn about car insurance and how auto insurance coverage works when you need to file a claim. Why do I need car...Read More»

2003 Ford Windstar Wagon
Ford Recalls 575,000 Minivans Due To Axel Issue

The Ford Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall on Windstar minivans because of a problem with axels that may crack after exposure to road salt. The issue could result in a crash. Ford says that in a small number of cases axles have fractured on the right or left side, affecting vehicle...Read More»

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