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Study: Most families in America can't afford a new car
Study: Most families in America can't afford a new car

Buying a car is serious business, especially when you're buying one fresh off the assembly line. In fact, a study from Bankrate reveals that most U.S. families can't truly afford to buy brand-new vehicles. To reach that conclusion, Bankrate used three important figures: the average price of a new...Read More»

Grim Reaper
Death List 2015: The Cars That Won't Be Back Next Year

The best new cars of the 2015 model year are springing to life--cars like the Subaru Legacy, the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, and the BMW i8. But what about the walking dead--the cars that are meeting their demise, timely or untimely? Before they're forgotten, it's time to pay respects to another batch...Read More»

2002 Pontiac Aztek
Cheap Car Or Ugly Car: Which Would You Pick?

Car models are refreshed about every seven years, and just before the "new and improved" versions debut, many dealerships offer discounts on outgoing models. Which raises an interesting question: would you rather get a good deal on a new car that's built on a seven-year-old design, or would you...Read More»

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, the fragility of other economies (looking at you, Europe) means we're not out of the woods yet. Not even close. Given that...Read More»

The projector-beam headlamps of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevy Silverado Gets December Reveal In Detroit

The Chevrolet Silverado is consistently the second-best selling full size pickup truck in America, so Chevy knows it needs to proceed with extreme caution when it comes to redesigns. A redesign is in the works, though, and an all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 will debut at a special event in...Read More»

Used car salesman
Hoping For A Deal On A 'New Used' Car? Don't Hold Your Breath

If you're looking to buy a car, and you're hoping to save money by grabbing one from the "used" lot, you may be in for a bit of a shock. According to Alec Gutierrez, a market analyst at Kelley Blue Book, new vehicles now sell for just 11.5% more than their one-year-old equivalents -- and in some...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera
Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what begins to irk you after a while. When a car’s interior has that perfect balance of form and function, and everything...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Snags Five Top Spots In Consumer Reports’ 2012 Top Picks

While Consumer Reports named Subaru as the “best overall automaker” in the magazine’s 2012 Top Picks list, it was Toyota that came out with five of the 10 top picks. Toyota products singled out for the honors include the Camry Hybrid, RAV4 small SUV, Highlander SUV, Sienna...Read More»

Older driver
U.S. Drivers Keep Their Cars Nearly 6 Years -- A Record High

If you've bought a new car since 2005, chances are good that it's still sitting in your garage. According to Polk research firm, U.S. consumers are holding onto their vehicles -- both new and used -- for longer than ever before, and not just for financial reasons. Polk has been tracking the average...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Breaks Cover In Chicago

The current Hyundai Elantra Touring is among the oldest models in the Korean automaker’s present lineup. Based on the last-generation Hyundai Elantra, the Elantra Touring is neither as attractive nor as well equipped as compact hatchback rivals. When Hyundai introduced the I30 hatchback to...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Announces 2012 Veloster Pricing

Earlier today we reported that John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, tweeted that the base price of the 2012 Veloster will be $17,300. At the time we didn't know whether that price included destination or not. Now all our questions have been answered as Hyundai has just released full pricing...Read More»

Cadillac Ciel four-seat convertible concept launch in Carmel, California, Aug 2011
2013 Infiniti JX Concept, Impala Lawsuit, Cadillac Ciel: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has unveiled the 2013 JX Crossover Concept. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Ciel Concept made its debut last night at Pebble Beach. [MotorAuthority] Here's your Ultimate Guide for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. [GreenCarReports] HP is shutting down WebOS, meaning it won't appear in...Read More»

2012 Audi S5 Coupe
Hatchbacks, Porsche 928, 2012 Audi A5, Fisker Karma: Car News Headlines

Turns out Americans will buy hatchbacks. [TheCarConnection] Audi has released details regarding the 2012 A5 and S5. [MotorAuthority] Here are ten tips to manage distracted driving. [FamilyCarGuide] If you've been wanting an Aptera you'll have to keep waiting. [AllCarsElectric] A newer, smarter...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving, consumers and car buyers are still in the driver's seat. As always, automotive marketing plays a big role. It's a discipline...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang
Report: 2014 Ford Mustang Will Do More, With Less

To the Mustang faithful, change is rarely a good thing. Change, however, may be coming to the 2014 Mustang, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the venerable pony car. A report from The Mustang News suggests the 2013 Mustang will likely be the last model year for the current car. The site says...Read More»

Teen driver
Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

Leasing is back, in a bigger way than it's been for more than five years. Last month, nearly 21 percent of vehicles that left dealer lots did so on leases; in February, that number was closer to 25 percent. The last time that leasing accounted for this many new car sales was back in the...Read More»

scrap heap
Will Auto Sales Stay Lower Because Better Cars Last Longer?

As most sentient consumers know, the car market fell off the cliff in 2009 and is only now starting to recover--slowly, haltingly, painfully. It may take several years to reach the level of 17-plus million vehicles sold in the U.S. just a few years ago. Even worse for carmakers, the U.S. is...Read More»

Online shopping
Study Shows Consumers Prefer Upfront Pricing And Transparency

A new study by TrueCar Inc. determined that consumers prefer to know the true price of a car paid by others along with transparency when car shopping. It seems most consumers are not aware of what the dealers actually make on each new vehicle sold. The study, conducted by Synovate, polled 1,000...Read More»

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