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10 Most & Least Expensive ZIP Codes For Car Insurance: Are Your Neighbors Driving Up Your Rates?

10 Most & Least Expensive ZIP Codes For Car Insurance: Are Your Neighbors Driving Up Your Rates?

Most insurance ads would have you believe that your premium is based solely on your driving history. They talk about forgiving motorists for accidents and reducing premiums for those who don't file claims. But the truth is, your insurance rate is largely determined by your neighbors. To prove it... read more

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J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index

J.D. Power: Mercedes-Benz, MINI Are Tops In Customer Satisfaction (Acura, Mitsubishi? Not So Much)

Earlier this week, we talked about the many ways that dealers can ruin the customer experience -- often by hounding consumers for good ratings on surveys and social media... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Thief Stealing a Car

Over 40% Of You Are Worried About Your Car Being Stolen Right Now

Between the Halloween B-movies filling cineplexes and "sexy Ebola" costumes littering the internet (real ones this time), the world's a scary place. But according to a recent... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
National Lampoon's Vacation

Men Love Sporty Rides, Women Love Practical Cars, And Other Stereotypes

Another week, another study about the many differences (and fewer similarities) between men and women. This time, the study crossing our desk comes from KBB.com, and it shows... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
The Jetsons Car

Transportation 2030: Study Envisions Autonomous Car Hell, Autonomous Bus Heaven, No Flying Cars

Look out the window. Are the roads in your city/town/hamlet clogged with traffic? Have they been that way for the past several decades? Do you wonder if things ever get... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. Ranked Safest Cities For Pedestrians

As anyone who's watched The Walking Dead can tell you, it's hard out there for a walker. There's construction to avoid, broken sidewalks to navigate, and the biggest obstacle... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
AAA Foundation study infographic: 'Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle'

Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

The National Transportation Safety Board may have been right all along, and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood may have to eat a little crow. That's because the... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

Men Drive For Enjoyment, Women Drive To Relax, And Other Useless Generalizations

Need to spark a conversation with a co-worker or neighbor? Want to start an argument with your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or FWB? A new study from Enterprise... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Older driver

Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers

Since the Great Recession, America's auto market has changed -- not just in terms of the cars we drive and the high-tech features they offer, but also in terms of who's... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Idaho Home To America's Rudest Drivers, But Where Do The Nice Ones Live?

We've all encountered rude drivers. Some have behaved aggressively, cutting us off and flipping the bird as they zoomed ahead. Others have been more passive, like the kind of... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan Wang

Study: Chevrolet Corvette Meets Owner Expectations More Than Any Other Car

About six months into a relationship is when it happens: you settle into a routine with your significant other and finally begin to notice the way she/he chews cereal or... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

Study: People Who Own Convertibles Are More Educated & More Affluent Than Most Of Us

As with many professions, writing about cars has busy seasons and slow ones. Fall, winter, and spring are fast and furious, with countless auto shows demanding coverage and... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index

Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus Dealerships Are Tops In Satisfaction, Tesla Ranks Last (But That's Okay)

UPDATED: See below Early July means different things to different people. For you, it probably means a bit of vacation, maybe some fireworks. For us, it means the release of... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Couple arguing

July 4 Reminder: Road Trip Meltdowns Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you're one of nearly 35 million Americans hitting the road this weekend, remember to plan ahead. Keeping all of your passengers entertained is the surest way to maintain... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
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