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Chevrolet Volt Beats Dodge Challenger, Porsche 911 In Owner Satisfaction

Chevrolet Volt Beats Dodge Challenger, Porsche 911 In Owner Satisfaction

If you keep up with auto news, you know there's been lots of talk about the Chevrolet Volt recently -- and not the good kind of talk, either. Today, however, Consumer Reports released its latest owner-satisfaction survey, and the results should give Volt fans a pleasant burst of good news. The... read more

December 1, 2011 by  - 0
 
Edelman's 2011 Trust Barometer

Automotive Is Second-Most Trusted Industry On The Planet

If any of the world's automakers have a dose of the Monday blues, here's a little something to cheer them up: a new survey from research firm Edelman shows that the auto... read more January 31, 2011 by  1


 
Nielsen graph: gas prices and spending

Nielsen: With Gas Prices On The Rise, Consumers Are Driving And Spending Smarter

In the summer of 2008, banks were sinking, gas prices were soaring, and the recession was looming. Two-and-a-half years later, the banks have recovered (mostly), the... read more January 11, 2011 by  0


 
How often Twitter users check for material posted by others

Study: Twitter Users Not As Engaged As Raw Numbers Suggest

We constantly hear about how popular Twitter is becoming, along with the growth that the site is experiencing. Not often enough do we sit down and actually crunch the numbers... read more December 9, 2010 by  0


 
Teen driver

41% Say 'Buying American' Is Most Important When Shopping For A Car (But What's 'American'?)

Each of us has a slightly different set of criteria when we go shopping for a new ride. Some are obsessed with horsepower, some want airbags, and some marketing folks believe... read more November 23, 2010 by  13


 
OJ Simpson in vintage Hertz ad

Rental Car Customers Are Happier Than They've Been In Three Years

Unless you're a frequent business traveler, you may not think much about rental cars, but rental cars have a huge impact on the auto market. Fleet sales to companies like... read more November 18, 2010 by  0


 
In-car internet

Study: Over Half Of Drivers Interested In Internet Radio

There's a lot of talk these days about the death of print media. Newspapers are shuttering left and right, magazines are folding, catalogs...well, they're still showing up as... read more September 28, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Equus

Study: Hyundai Leapfrogs Nissan, Becomes Fifth Most-Considered Brand In U.S.

It's been one heck of a ride for Hyundai these past couple of years. The company's Genesis sedan was named North American Car of the Year in 2009, its Hyundai Assurance... read more August 10, 2010 by  1


 
Woman driving

Breaking: Men Are Terrified Of Women Behind The Wheel

Mothers: remember the first time your son took you for a spin after he'd gotten his driver's license? Remember how you strapped yourself into the passenger's seat like Sally... read more July 21, 2010 by  11


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry... read more July 13, 2010 by  0


 
2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe Open Doors

TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight

Here at TCC, we aim to help shoppers make informed decisions when they're looking for new (and used) vehicles. If you're in the market for a car or truck right now, you might... read more December 17, 2009 by  0


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's... read more December 9, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View

Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer... read more December 8, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Honda Element

What Does Your Car Say About You?

Here at TCC, we don't put much faith in astrology, phrenology, or any other system that assigns personality traits based on birthdays, hat sizes, or anything else that hasn't... read more October 19, 2009 by  1


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Survey: Most U.S. Car Buyers Want Domestic Brands

Market share of the Detroit 3 has been deteriorating in the U.S. for years, dipping below the 50% mark for the first time in late 2007 and continuing the slide despite the... read more September 2, 2009 by  2


 
Cash-for-Clunkers' online buzz (from Nielsen)

Survey: Nielsen Reports Cash-For-Clunkers Online Data

Media metrics powerhouse Nielsen Research spends a great deal of time analyzing TV ratings and buying habits, but the company has also kept its eye on the federal... read more August 21, 2009 by  1


 

 
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