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

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 recession is over (mostly), but gas prices have inched back toward record territory. After a steep price drop in the autumn of 2008... read more

January 11, 2011 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


 
2009 American Customer Satisfaction Index

Survey: Americans More Satisfied With (Most) Auto Purchases

According to new data released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, U.S. auto buyers have become happier with their vehicles over the past 15 years. Between 1996 and... read more August 18, 2009 by  0


 
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Brits Would Rather Sit In Traffic Than Wait For the Bus

The Royal Automobile Club Foundation (the same folks who poo-pooed the U.K.'s plan to encourage electric vehicle sales because they said it would be too successful) have just... read more July 31, 2009 by  0


 
Nielsen tracks diesel prices and online buzz

Nielsen: Diesel Prices And Diesel Hype On The Decline

Ethanol? Inefficient. Hydrogen fuel cells? Dead. (For now.) But surely everyone's still interested in diesel, right? Well, maybe not so much. The pollsters at Nielsen have... read more July 16, 2009 by  2


 
Used car salesman

Hey, America: How Long Are You Gonna Drive That?

In 2006, research outfit AutoPacific polled new car buyers in the U.S. and found that 44% intended to hold on to their vehicle for at least four years. One recession later... read more July 14, 2009 by  0


 
Traffic

Traffic Congestion On The Decline

Good news: according to a study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, congestion on America's roadways decreased for the first time since 1991... read more July 10, 2009 by  0


 

 
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