ownership costs

Charger, Sonata, Cruze Among Insurer-Rated Best-Value Vehicles
Charger, Sonata, Cruze Among Insurer-Rated Best-Value Vehicles

If you're wanting to keep costs down with your next vehicle, you'll want to pay attention here: The insurer USAA has compiled a list of best-value vehicles using three main criteria: cost (including purchase price, insurance, and fuel costs); safety (looking only at Insurance Institute for Highway...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Toyota, Volvo, GMC Named Best Value Based On Ownership Cost

The Toyota brand has won Vincentric's "Best Passenger Car Value in America for 2011" award, and Volvo is rated at the top among luxury brands. This is the seventh year that Vincentric, which supplies cost-of-ownership data to a number of companies—including Toyota—has picked out top...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country Tops List Of Models With Lowest Insurance Cost

Are insurance premiums breaking the family budget? It might be time to ditch that sport sedan and consider a minivan. Compared to some roadsters and sport sedans, the Chrysler Town & Country (as many other vans and crossovers) costs less than a third as much annually as several of the...Read More»

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Fewer Auto-Insurance Claims In 2010, Yet Premiums Are Rising

After average auto-insurance premiums for U.S. families have fallen for five straight years through 2009, they're back on the rise. Premiums were up slightly in some parts of the country in 2010, and that goes against a host of indicators that you think would actually be lowering them. According to...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: No, Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair And Maintain

Hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Prius cost more to repair and maintain, right? It would seem, given all the additional technical complexity and computational wizardry in hybrids, that they would. And it's a myth that's certainly made the rounds among backyard mechanics. But it hasn't proven true. With...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Free Maintenance Added To All 2011 Lincoln Models

If you buy a new Lincoln, you'll probably feel a little less nickled-and-dimed at the dealership: Lincoln has added a Complimentary Maintenance Program to its entire lineup of vehicles for the 2011 model year. The program was first offered last summer on some 2010-model-year vehicles, Lincoln says...Read More»

Tires
Rubber Prices Driving Up Cost Of Tires…And Rubbers

If it's nearly time to get a new set of tires, you might want to head out to the tire shop sooner rather than later. Due to a perfect storm of rubber supply issues, storms in Asia further hampering supply, and spiking demand in China and other developing countries, tires are rapidly becoming less...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Should I Pay Cash For My Next Car?

At a time when credit isn't taken for granted the way that it was just a few years ago, some are rediscovering the idea that new cars don't have to be financed. If you've been good at saving money, you know that it hasn't been earning much interest anyway. But does taking out that bank check or fat...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
NADAguides Names Vehicles With The Lowest Ownership Costs

No way around it, cars have a way of nickling and diming you. When you shop for a new car, there's a lot more to budget, related to car ownership, than just your monthly payments. If it's not maintenance or repairs, there are fees, fuel costs, finance costs, and the cost of your annual insurance...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Five Cars With Surprisingly High Insurance Costs

Get a more expensive car, and you might expect the insurance premium to be quite a bit higher.But that's not always true. Instead, the most expensive cars are often those models most often involved in accidents. Insurance companies know they're more likely to have to pay out a claim on cars that...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»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade A Beacon For Thieves, Says Insurance Data

If you plan to purchase a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Infiniti G37, or Dodge Charger Hemi, you might want to check in with your insurance agent first. Why? Because these vehicles have the highest theft rates (from inside, or of the vehicle itself) of any models one to three years old...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: Top Residual Value Could Sweeten The Deal

Kia is clearly moving on up. With the introduction of the Forte sedan, Forte Koup, and Soul last year, along with the new 2010 Kia Sorento, the brand has a unified new design direction, vastly improved performance and refinement, and an upscale feel throughout its lineup. It’s clear the...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey
2010 Honda Odyssey: Lowest Cost To Insure Among Minivans

The 2010 Honda Odyssey has the highest entry price of the mainstream minivans, yet it costs the least to insure. This tidbit comes as just another reminder that the cost of a model—even the cost of fixing that model—doesn't matter nearly as much as the profile of the typical driver for that...Read More»

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