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Like glittery metallic paints on cars? There's something you should know...

Like glittery metallic paints on cars? There's something you should know...

You're a conscientious consumer. You buy eggs from cage-free chickens, your bling is blood diamond-free, and your iPhone...well, you try not to think too much about your iPhone. But what about your car--specifically, its glittery metallic paint? Have you mulled that over much? Apparently, you... read more

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2013 Ford Focus ST

Do Angry Birds (And Their Droppings) Really Prefer Red Cars?

The color of your car is important for a host of reasons: it reflects your personality, it affects your car's resale value, and according to researchers in the U.K., it... read more June 26, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark  -  in lilac metallic

As Bright Colors Rock Auto Shows, Black And White Reign At Dealerships

If you've managed to follow our ongoing coverage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, you might have noticed a trend: While the cars themselves are practical, inexpensive, and more... read more November 17, 2011 by 0


 
2013 Ford Taurus

Good News, Car Shoppers: All Colors Back On The Menu

One of the unexpected outcomes of the recent devastation in Japan was the impact on paint colors for new cars, even among non-Japanese manufacturers. Ford, for example... read more May 10, 2011 by 1


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 
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 0


 

 
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