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Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own
Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own

Back in the 1980s, the Yugo GV sold for a base price of just $3,990. Even adjusted for inflation, from 1986 to 2013 (about $8,400 in today's money), that's a steal—and one that did indeed prove irresistible for more than 140,000 thrifty Americans. Yet for the most part, the GV—for...Read More»

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Cash-Strapped Cities Hoping For More Income From Parking Buildings

Cities throughout the nation are facing budget issues and left scrambling for ways of increasing revenue. For some, that means turning a focus toward making more money from publicly owned parking structures or repurposing them for the changing needs of commuters who are affected by higher gas...Read More»

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Better Gas Mileage: Ten Easy Tips For Big Savings

While gas prices are on their way down, there's not a whole lot of relief yet—at least not in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. According to a study from the AAA, gas prices will impact about four out of ten holiday travelers. But it doesn't have to pinch your wallet as...Read More»

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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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Cash Or Credit: Five Things Vehicle Shoppers Should Consider

If you're just getting in the market for a new car, one of the first things you should consider—along with what kind of car you want, and what you can afford—is whether you should finance or pay cash. While more than 90 percent of car buyers finance their new vehicle in some form...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Surged This Spring, But Affordability Fell Flat

This spring might have been the time of enticing incentives for some automakers—and record high incentives from Toyota—but in a snapshot of the market as a whole it doesn’t look like they made vehicles any more affordable. According to Comerica, the average vehicle took 23.6 weeks of median...Read More»

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With A Glass Of Water, Save Ten Percent On Your Fuel Budget

Getting leadfoots to improve gas mileage can be a challenge, and we've heard plenty of novel techniques over the years. "Drive like there's an egg between your foot and the accelerator," is probably the most common. But here's a new one: Drive like there's a glass of water on the dash. And to...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle ownership are up significantly this year, and those very same aspects that are making some SUVs looking like such a steal at...Read More»

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Monterey Verdict: Collector-Car Market Surprisingly Strong

Many investors and auto hobbyists alike are understandably still pretty shaky about putting money down on the stock market. But that hesitation hasn't shown any lasting sign of translating to the top of the market for collector cars. That's the verdict after last weekend's big Monterey auctions...Read More»

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Fuel-Saving Tips For The Holiday Weekend

As pump prices rise are on the rise again, and crude oil prices and refinery issues suggest they’ll continue to rise in the weeks ahead. Yet—reality check, here—we’re still in the middle of humdinger of a recession, right? With your disposable income for this holiday weekend in mind, here...Read More»

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Fewer Drivers See A New-Car Future

Americans have to eventually start buying new cars, before rust and accidents and overpriced parts cull the fleet down to a critical point. So it would seem; but the latest news coming today from market-research firm AutoPacific suggests that the uptick might not be coming anytime soon. A big chunk...Read More»

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