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Big Family Gift: Give a Car This Christmas
Big Family Gift: Give a Car This Christmas

Right around Thanksgiving each year (sometimes a little before), a few automakers air their holiday commercials that feature an array of product offerings with big red bows on them. This always struck me as a little outrageous. Yes, it’s an attention-getter – the first time. But after a...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
Do Families Still Go To Auto Shows?

Back in the day -- translation, when I was a kid – my family couldn’t wait for the auto show season to come around. I'm from Michigan, home of the original Big Three (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler), and back then, the Detroit Auto Show was a must-see event that just about everyone...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: First Drive

The usual flurry of new vehicles that comes each year is a confirmed blizzard at Chrysler. Everything's changing, mostly for the better. And though the most dramatic upheavals are taking place inside and outside the 2011 Dodge Charger and Durango, and the 2011 Chrysler 300 and 200 (nee Sebring)...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Just unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and making its world debut as well, the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra also makes the list in FamilyCarGuide’s continuing series of cheap cars with big value. As a reminder, the qualifications are that the base price of cars to be considered for this...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Cheap Cars With Big Value: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Consumers looking for a replacement or additional car for the family want as much for the money as possible. Here at Family Car Guide, we completely understand that. So this week, along with other car news, we’re beginning a multi-part series on the cheap cars available right now offering big...Read More»

Toyota Prius in the snow
Handy Tips For Winter-Holiday Family Road Trips

Planning to gather the family and head over to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or to spend some time with relatives or friends over the Christmas holidays? If you’re going on any kind of extended road trip, it’s wise to prepare the family vehicle ahead of time. Much better...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
First Peek: 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Automaker Nissan, lifting the veil on its all-new four-seat crossover convertible, the 2011 Murano Cross Cabriolet, just ahead of the L.A. Auto Show, is sure to generate a bit of buzz among showgoers – and consumers across the country. While the official world debut isn’t until Nov. 17...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Best Family Luxury Coupes: 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

We’re not done yet. Continuing in our week-long series on the best family luxury coupes, today we look more in-depth at the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Hyundai Genesis Coupe Words like solid, sexy, performance and affordable apply equally well to the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Many reviewers...Read More»

2011 Kia Sedona
2011 Kia Sedona: First Look

Minivans are big news for the 2011 model year, with every family wagon offered for sale in America undergoing a transformation. While the Sienna, Odyssey and Chrysler's minivans get more comprehensive renovations, the 2011 Kia Sedona hasn't been left out of the sprucing-up party. The Sedona brings...Read More»

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Best Family Luxury Coupes: Infiniti G37

Continuing our week-long series on the best family luxury coupes, today’s segment is on the 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe. Infiniti G37 Coupe Many consider the 2011 Infiniti G37 as one of the most well-rounded entry-level luxury cars on the market. Available in sedan, coupe and convertible, the...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
Best Family Luxury Coupes: BMW 3-Series

Today’s segment on our week-long look at best family luxury coupes focuses on the 2011 BMW 3-Series. The 2011 BMW 3-Series is a sporty midsize luxury rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car that’s beloved by those who want excellent driving dynamics, exuberant performance, and loads of...Read More»

2007 Audi A6 3.2L
Are We Driving Family Cars Longer?

A new study released by R.L. Polk this week says that consumers are holding onto their cars far longer than just a year ago. On average, say Polk researchers, consumers are keeping a new vehicle just over five years (63.9 months), which is up 4.5 months from this time last year. Hmm… that...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Cadillac Aims Smaller 2013 ATS At BMW, Mercedes-Benz

Now General Motors is getting serious, announcing this past week that an all-new small luxury car – as yet unnamed, but referred to as the ATS – will compete against the best in the field. You can narrow that field specifically to the 2011 BMW 3-Series (BMW’s best-selling car) and...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
GM, OnStar Handing Out Free Smartphone Apps

Ever forget where you parked the car? Or wished you could pre-heat your vehicle in below zero weather? Smartphone apps solve those problems, and more. Owners of 2011 Chevrolet models will be able to access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smartphones, via free download...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
Selling Your Car Online: Setting Yourself Apart From Dealers

The economic downturn is forcing more Americans to sell their cars privately rather than trading them in with a car dealer. For those brave souls venturing online to post their used car ads, it can come as a surprise to discover just how many dealers are posting individual used cars on both premium...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Which One's The Green Car of the Year?

Among the five finalists for Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year are one all-electric, one extended-range electric, two hybrids, and one gasoline-powered car. While the winner will be announced at a press conference November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we thought it would be...Read More»

2010 acura tsx v6 007
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: 2010 Acura TSX

This week we’re looking at the best family luxury small sedans. For many consumers, the purchase of a so-called entry-level luxury sedan makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a family-car addition or used by one family member as a daily commuter, buyers in search of a little luxury in a...Read More»

Texting while driving
Should All Driving Distractions Be Banned?

Distracted driving kills – we’re beginning to realize that due to recent publicity citing studies that show drivers who talk on cell phones, text while driving, and engage in other distracting activities are more likely to become involved in a crash. Now, according to stories and posts...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
How to Avoid Being a Road Rage Victim

A suspected road rage incident in Houston--one that proved fatal--points out the unknown danger that prevails on the highway. In this case, the police are looking for a dark-colored pickup truck. The occupants allegedly shot the owner of a car repair and sales business, according to The Houston...Read More»