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Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems
Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems

Families looking to buy vehicles with safety features that pay off may want to take a good look at mid-size SUVs offering forward collision avoidance systems. Volvo XC60 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just recognized the Volvo XC60 luxury mid-size crossover SUV’s City...Read More»

2012 Lincoln Navigator
Ten Ways to Organize Weekly Family Errands in Your Car

In cities, towns, suburbs and rural areas all across America, one thing is nearly universal: the need to use a car to do weekly errands. Families trying to economize by saving money on gas as well as maximizing their use of time can use all the help they can get. In line with this, here are ten...Read More»

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
Is The Honeymoon Between Volkswagen And Suzuki Over?

On paper, the relationship between auto industry giant Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Suzuki seemed logical enough. After all, Volkswagen stood to learn from Suzuki on building inexpensive subcompacts, and could have potentially received valuable exposure in the Japanese market. Suzuki would...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Priced At $10,990 And Up

The 2012 Nissan Versa sedan represents a ground-up redesign, and Nissan wants you to know that it’s got the lowest starting MSRP in America. There’s fine print to that, and Nissan is quick to point out that their referenced price of $10,990 is actually set by the dealer, and that the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Manufacturers Agree To Standardized Towing Tests For Trucks

Ask any truck fan who has the highest towing capacity, and you’re likely to get an answer that falls along brand affiliation lines. Ford guys will tell you that it’s the F-Series trucks you want, while Chevy guys will tell you that nothing out-performs their Duramax Diesel. Ram fans...Read More»

Texting while driving
Police Enforcement Reduces Distracted Driving

Some sobering news: most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of their time behind the wheel. More than 33 percent regularly use a mobile phone behind the wheel and over 12 percent admit to texting while driving. The net result is that up to 30 percent of accidents are caused by distracted...Read More»

2006 Mazda Miata
Young Drivers Master The Manual, Thanks To Hagerty Insurance

There’s been a lot of press lately over the demise of the manual transmission, with some fighting tooth and nail to retain the row-it-yourself gearbox and others seemingly indifferent about its passing. On cars equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (like Porsche’s PDK, or...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Adaptive Cruise Control Available For Ford Focus, Just Not Here

In Europe, buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus can equip their cars with adaptive cruise control. Once found exclusively on luxury cars, the technology has decreased in cost to the point where offering it on mainstream C-segment vehicles can be done profitably. That’s not to say that all adaptive...Read More»

Mopar accessories for 2011 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Concedes Limo Market To Lincoln

For decades, limousines and livery cars were either Lincoln Town Cars or Mercury Grand Marquis sedans. Sure, Cadillac made an attempt to hold their place in the market, but their full-size front wheel drive sedans found few buyers. Chrysler even tossed their hat into the ring with the previous...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Saab's 9-4X Hits Dealers, But Are There Customers?

Saab’s 9-4X crossover is built by General Motors in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, so production hasn’t been affected by Saab’s assembly line shutdown in Sweden. The heavily-anticipated new model, built on the same platform as the Cadillac SRX, will be in dealer showrooms later this month...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKT
2012 Lincoln MKT Price Cut, Ordering Simplified

It’s no secret that the current Lincoln MKT is the worst-selling vehicle in Lincoln’s product catalog. Through June, the automaker moved just 2,507 units, an average of less than 418 units per month. Worse, sales in 2011 are down nearly 37 percent compared to sales in 2010, which are...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi i
NHTSA To Mandate Pedestrian Alert Tones For Hybrid, Electric Cars

There’s a koan in Zen Buddhism that effectively asks, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration won’t address that question, but they’ll soon address another: what is the correct pedestrian alert noise for an electric...Read More»

Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS:  The Special K
Paranoid or Prepared? Suzuki Moving Japanese Operations

Seismologists in Japan say there’s an 87 percent chance of a magnitude 8.0 quake hitting the Tokai region (between Tokyo and Nagoya) in the next 30 years. That region includes the coastal areas of Hamamatsu, home to Suzuki Motor Corporation’s manufacturing and research and development...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
GM's Pickup Inventory Approaches Troubling Levels

When General Motors planned production of pickup trucks for 2011, the automaker counted on a strong economic recovery to drive pickup sales to pre-recession levels. Given that pickups have higher margins than cars, that seemed like the best way to increase profits and drive up stock prices. The...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5 Aero
Saab Gets Green Light For Property Sale, Sets Production Start Date

Things are looking better and better for Saab these days. After months of the Swedish automaker teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, this week has them announcing three new models and getting the green light on a previously announced sale of real estate holdings. Swedish Automobile NV has received...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Buy A GM Vehicle, Get Free Car Insurance

If you live in the states of Washington or Oregon and are shopping for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, we’ve got some good news for you. Through September 6, residents of those states who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product will get one year of auto insurance coverage at no...Read More»

2002 Chrysler Concorde
New Study Shows That We're Keeping Cars Longer

Sales of luxury brands like Audi and BMW may be up, but those of us Americans not in the “luxury car” tax bracket are keeping our cars longer, according to a recent study by AutoMD. Their survey asked over 3,000 participants questions relating to the anticipated lifespan of their...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
What Cars Are Generation Y Consumers Buying?

Generation Y consumers are critical to automakers, since the 18- to 27-year-old demographic helps to set trends and advance technology. The latest Buick model hay have an onboard hard drive and iPod integration, but that’s only because the technology was developed for other GM models more...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
2012 Fiat 500 Yields Some Post-Launch Surprises

No one really knew how well the Fiat 500 would sell in the United States. Brand champions, such as Fiat North America head Laura Soave, predicted success, based on the car’s novelty factor and pent-up demand for the Fiat brand in the United States. Escalating fuel prices played into...Read More»

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