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Study: Most families in America can't afford a new car

Study: Most families in America can't afford a new car

Buying a car is serious business, especially when you're buying one fresh off the assembly line. In fact, a study from Bankrate reveals that most U.S. families can't truly afford to buy brand-new vehicles. To reach that conclusion, Bankrate used three important figures: the average price of a new... read more

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Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars

The world is full of ironies big and small. For example: Most of the planet is covered in water that we can't drink; Many people prefer dogs to politicians, but euthanizing... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
New Delhi traffic, by Flickr user denisbin (Used under CC License)

And the most congested city in the world is...

Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers. Last year, mapping and traffic service TomTom revealed that commuters were... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Most Americans are afraid of autonomous cars, even though many already drive them

A new study from AAA says that 75 percent of motorists are afraid of self-driving cars, and only 20 percent would trust an autonomous vehicle to chauffeur them around town... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
Homer Simpson, distracted driver

Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)

For untold millennia, people have tried to set good examples for their family, friends, and neighbors. And for just as long, family, friends, and neighbors have been busting... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study

2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study: Technology Problems On The Rise

J.D. Power has unveiled its 2016 Dependability Study, and while some of the findings seem unsurprising, the study's brand rankings hint at interesting changes. Power's... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
Apple CarPlay On Ford's SYNC3

Technology More Important Than Car Color For 77% Of Shoppers

Over the past decade and a half, much of the world has changed the way that it consumes media. We download music in seconds, rather than visiting record shops. We use gadgets... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
2015 CarMD Vehicle Health Index

Study: Toyota Corolla Is Most Reliable Car In America, But Fords Are Cheaper To Repair

December means many things to many people. Chief among them: holiday meals, shopping for gifts, and socializing with family members and co-workers you'd ordinarily never... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan Wang

Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America

How much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
I-95/395 reversible HOV lanes, located in the middle of the freeway (pic by Mariordo at Wikimedia)

How Do You Encourage People To Buy Hybrids & EVs? Offer HOV Lane Access

Not so long ago, many analysts and eco-advocates were bemoaning the slow adoption of hybrids and electric cars. The sales stats just didn't make sense: consumers prioritized... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
AAA Foundation study on hands-free technologies (October 2015)

AAA: Hands-Free Phones & Infotainment Systems Are Major Distractions For Drivers

We've spent plenty of time talking about the dangers of texting and driving, and the data on that seems clear: taking your eyes off the road to type out a message on your... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
AutoNation infographic on first cars, based on Instagram posts (detail)

What Was Your First Car? We're Guessing A Ford Mustang Or A Honda Civic.

The auto industry is worried about Millennials. Study after study, survey after survey has shown that the 18-to-35 demographic doesn't care as much about cars as their... read more October 13, 2015 by


 
Car accident

The Safest & Deadliest States For Car Accidents

We've spilled a lot of ink discussing the most congested cities for drivers. But what about the most dangerous states for auto-related deaths? Michael Sivak and Brandon... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

J.D. Power: Drivers Ignore High-Tech Car Features, Don't Want Apple CarPlay Or Android Auto

This week, J.D. Power released its 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report, which reveals that motorists often don't use or appreciate the high-tech... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
ACSI Automobiles Report 2015

Survey: Lexus Is Tops In Customer Satisfaction, Fiat Brings Up The Rear

Every few days, it seems like there's another survey about automobiles and how satisfied (or dissatisfied) we are with them. This week's study was carried out by American... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Ouch: Our Cars Earn Just 4 MPG More Than They Did 92 Years Ago

Fuel economy is a hot topic among auto shoppers Even with today's lower pump prices, efficiency remains one of the top criteria for folks in search of new rides. After more... read more August 18, 2015 by


 

 
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