Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part VI
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part VI

We’re looking at issues around selling your car privately or trading it in with a car dealer. It’s generally assumed you will get less if you trade. Yesterday we looked at the example of a more expensive SUV: a 2008 GMC Yukon 4-wheel drive with 40,000 miles. According to Kelly Blue Book...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300
Car Loans Easier To Get As Interest Rates Stabilize

Lenders are easing credit restrictions as car loan interest rates settle to manageable levels. The result is more consumers qualifying for car loans, including sub-prime borrowers who have had the most difficulty getting another vehicle. According to’s July 15, 2010 Interest Rate...Read More»

2010 Honda Ridgeline
Too Many Test Drives And Not Enough Sales: Discouraging For Dealers

“It’s discouraging for all of us,” said my friend Stephanie. I worked with her in sales when I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer; she continues to sell cars. I had asked her about customers who test drive new cars, but walk away before making a purchase--a let-down, it seems, for...Read More»

Carbon Motors E7
Has The Cop Car Gone Soft? Carbon Motors Says No

How many times have you seen a police car, especially a Ford Crown Vic, not the Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5 Series you see over in Germany (lucky Polizei!) and thought, wouldn't it be cool to drive one of those interceptors right up behind some yuppie jerk and scare the Rolex right off him with a...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Engine
Why 'Cheap' Oil Changes Aren't So Cheap

This Friday a customer brought me a car with the oil pressure light on. He had recently had an oil change done on the car by a local chain quick-lube shop. The car, a late model MINI Cooper, uses a cartridge filter that fits over a sleeve inside the oil filter housing cap. The quick-lube shop had...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Avoiding Rollover Accidents - Knowing How And What To Do

The recent news about rollover accidents in certain vehicles is nothing new. Rollovers are one of the most severe occurrences that one can experience in a vehicle. That’s an understatement, but there are things that you can do to help avoid these incidents. There are two types of rollover...Read More»

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How To Avoid Road Rage

When was the last time you thought to yourself, "Wow! I shouldn't be allowed on the road," or "I'm really a jerk," or even "I really should learn to drive!" Chances are, you've said those exact things, or worse - about other drivers. We've all been there. We've all felt the need to express our...Read More»

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Numbers, Numbers – What Makes Cars Feel Faster

Anyone who has been around the block quickly knows that there is a world of difference between speed on paper and speed behind the wheel.  But why is that, and are there any legitimate shortcuts for the thrill seeker in all of us?   It turns out that the first problem is one of omission. Take...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
The 2011 Volvo C30: Looks Like Somebody's Been to the Plastic Surgeon

The Volvo C30, that odd little Parisian breadvan-style two door hatchback, has gone and had itself a little visit with the plastic surgeon for a nip, a tuck and a serious face pull. The guys in Sweden apparently decided to make the front end look like the face of a bulldog that had just survived a...Read More»

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The 3 Best Automotive iPhone Applications

As an automotive enthusiast, car lover, or gadget guru, there is really only one smartphone suited for all of your needs. The iPhone from Apple is quickly becoming a necessity to car fanatics for many reasons, and its application center or App Store is loaded with programs to help the car...Read More»

2008 Mazda5
A Fan of the Minivan - The Mazda5

Yup, I admit it. I am a fan of the minivan. In particular, the one I bought, the Mazda5, because I ended my personal life by having children. Now if you watch their ads, they say you can be cool and still drive a minivan. But as any good parent will tell you, once the kids come on the scene and rob...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Chevy Camaro Turns Heads at BlogHer 09

GM is showing off the new Chevy Camaro (see picture below) at BlogHer 09, the largest women's blogging conference. With 1,400 attendees, a good majority of them moms, why not bring in an SUV like the Chevy Tahoe instead of a muscle car? Because the Camaro is a "head turner," according to Connie...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI in pits
2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

Hot hatches have never gone away, but have been in the shadows with all the sporty V-8s and V-6s that have been grabbing headlines. With the panic of gas prices hitting $4 (thankfully back down for now) and the ever deepening recession, buyers have started paying attention to the less expensive...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
2009 Audi R8 Le Mans Concept Preview

For those who recall the bad old days of the American diesel, the 2009 Audi R8 Le Mans might seem like a contradiction in terms. Ask most Americans to describe diesel power and they’re likely to use words like “slow,” “smelly,” or “rough-riding.” Yet if you listen to the German...Read More»

Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splashes into Frankfurt

One model, two brands. This smart city car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Splash. Both will go on sale acrossEurope early next year. Built on a new platform, the pair will be available with three new engines. The two gasoline units...Read More»

2007 Super Bowl Ad Chevrolet Robot
GM Thinks Twice About Robot Suicide

General Motors relented Friday and agreed to re-edit a Super Bowl ad that offended suicide prevention groups. The ad, which tells the story of an assembly line robot that dreams of getting fired after dropping a screw, and then jumps off a bridge because it can’t stand the thought of not working...Read More»

2007 Ford Interceptor concept
2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

SLIDESHOW: ‘Tis the season to be spreading cheer…and rumors. With the holidays largely behind us and the 2007 Detroit auto show, fast approaching, the automotive gossip mill starts churning out word of what just might make it to the floor of Cobo Hall. has confirmed that...Read More»

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Jay Leno Pens GM EcoJet Concept

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. MORE PHOTOS: Jay Leno can find the humor in almost everything, including zealous animal rights activists and even the fuel-sipping Toyota Prius, but when it comes to the environment, he’s not...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Open Doors
Racing Results: May 26-29, 2006

     This past weekend was the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you’re a racing fan. Memorial Day weekend is always the biggest racing weekend of the year, with the Formula 1 cars shrieking through the streets of Monte Carlo, the IRL Indy Cars blasting around the Indianapolis...Read More»

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