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Burnt Sienna, Russian Sage: Earth Tones For Tomorrow's Cars?

Burnt Sienna, Russian Sage: Earth Tones For Tomorrow's Cars?

When you look at paint preferences, one thing becomes clear: today's new car buyers are a pretty conservative bunch. Despite the cultural differences separating auto shoppers in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, folks around the globe gravitate toward the same handful of hues: whites, grays, and... read more

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2012 Ford Focus

Ford: Supply Limited For Black, Red Vehicles

If you're looking for one of several Ford or Lincoln vehicles in black or red, you'd better be ready to settle with what's out at the dealership—and potentially even... read more March 25, 2011 by  3


 
car battery

Die Harder: Power, Juice, Thousands of Fun Watts

What is the sexiest, most appealing part of a car, you ask? Ok, no one asks that except for slightly deranged hot-rodders who fantasize over curvaceous sheet metal after... read more July 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

Go Zooming With The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

When the Suzuki SX4 appeared on the marketplace a couple of years ago, I was smitten. Here was a petite hatch with all-wheel drive that behaved like it was bigger and more... read more July 2, 2010 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Curbstoning - How To Protect Yourself From Scammers

Curbstoning is becoming popular in this economic downturn as private sellers attempt to unload cars for cash. We’ve all seen the cars on the side of the road--usually in... read more June 30, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Curbstoning - Protect Yourself From Scammers

We’ve all seen the cars on the side of the road--especially in high traffic areas--with “for sale” signs taped to the windows, or a price and phone number scrawled in... read more June 30, 2010 by 


 
Dealer

Help! Doug: Why Aren't "Too Good To Be True" Ads Illegal?

Q. The car dealer's TV ad promised $4,500 for anything I could "push, pull or drag" in. I made the trip, but it was "Too Good To Be True" and would've had to buy one of the... read more June 29, 2010 by 


 
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano crash in Slovenia

Car Insurance: Never Lose Touch With Your Baby

I got a tip on a great ad and story from a friend about a really innovative car insurance idea. Wait, don't get angry, do not click away from this page--this is still about... read more June 22, 2010 by 


 
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Premium Grille

License Renewal Regs For Older Drivers

It’s been a year since a fatal crash in the Boston suburb of Stoughton spurred a renewed effort to pass legislation to require testing for older drivers. The four year old... read more June 15, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan unveiled in Russia

New Volkswagen Polo Sedan: Built In Russia, For Russians

Russia is hard on cars. The cold weather, the large amount of salt used as a result of cold weather, and variety of street conditions wage a constant assualt on passenger... read more June 2, 2010 by 


 
2009 Ferrari California

Road Testing For Daydreamers

The so-called "buff books" (traditional automotive glossy magazines) sell cars with sex appeal and fantasy. We all love to read about the latest exotic sports car or decadent... read more May 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Ford Taurus

Is Ford Playing the Age, Race, Gender Or Ethnicity Card?

So as I sat here today reading up on what was going on in the world of automobiles, I sipped my scalding hot coffee that was as thick as a Firestone truck tire, and almost as... read more May 19, 2010 by 


 
1999 Daewoo Nubira SX

Is Honesty a Virtue When Selling Your Car?

In my book, HELP! I Gotta Sell My Car NOW!, I explain how private sellers can set themselves apart from dealers and less-than-honest private sellers, by being upfront... read more May 17, 2010 by 


 
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6 AWD

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Is All About Improved Value

Suzuki’s 2010 Grand Vitara compact SUV is in a very crowded marketplace and needs to stand out to make its mark. To that end, Suzuki has gone to lengths to differentiate... read more May 10, 2010 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door I4 Auto Limited PZEV Angular Front Exterior View

2010 Hyundai Tucson Improved To Near Perfection

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS compact crossover is one handsome machine, especially dressed in cotton white paint that shows off the explicitly curvaceous lines of its... read more May 9, 2010 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

If You Cheat On Your Spouse, Make Sure To Hide Your Car First

Most people agree that cheating on your spouse is wrong. But it happens. Now a new survey explores what can happen when the spouse finds out, and the results should give... read more April 28, 2010 by  4


 
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