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First Chinese Car Goes On Sale In North America
First Chinese Car Goes On Sale In North America

For years, we've reported several Chinese automakers' intentions sell cars in North America. Producers like Brilliance, Chery and Geely made it clear they want a presence in the market. Even electric-car startup Coda looked like a lock for first Chinese car on sale here, until they stressed final...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Honda Fit Shapes Up

The 2011 Honda Fit is one of the most popular vehicles in the subcompact segment, and with good reason: it’s small on the outside but big on the inside, relatively entertaining to drive and affordable for most any budget. It’s racked up “Best Of” awards from the likes of Car...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Is The Honda Fit Moving To Mexico?

Honda plans to build a new $800 million pant in Mexico to build a subcompact car. Scheduled to open in 2014 and employ 3,200 people, the plant will have the ability to produce 200,000 vehicles a year. The plant will be located in Celaya, Guanajuato and will be the eighth plant Honda has located in...Read More»

Cash for Cars
Your Car Dealer Wants Your Used Car

Roles have reversed. It used to be that customers bought used cars from their neighborhood car dealer. The dealer sells, the customer buys, and everyone is happy. Now, everything is turned upside down. Car dealers may be desperately trying to buy the very car they previously sold you. So acute is...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Fuel-Efficient Car Buyers Facing A Double Whammy

A double-whammy is facing some new car buyers of popular fuel-efficient Japanese vehicles. First, the rising price of gasoline is putting upward pressure on the price of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. Second, supplies of many fuel-efficient vehicles will probably be disrupted by manufacturing and...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Honda Recalls 2009 - 2010 Fit, Over 693,000 Units Affected

Honda has recalled 693,497 units of its popular Honda Fit, all from the 2009 and 2010 models years. At issue are some potentially flawed engine springs. The four springs are part of the Fit's engine valvetrain. According to a press release from Honda, they "may bend or break over time, resulting in...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo LT w/1LT
Chevy Aveo Versus Honda Fit: Comparing Safety Features

I rarely come down hard on a car manufacturer for keeping cost down. Especially during this economic downturn when car buyers need every price break they can get. On the surface, the Chevy Aveo5 appears to be less expensive than the Honda Fit. However, when I compare the Fit with an Aveo5 hatchback...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
Chevy Aveo Versus Honda Fit: A First Look

Question: I was on Chevrolet’s website and they compare the 2011 Aveo5 LS to the Honda Fit. This Aveo hatchback costs less than the Fit, but which one is a better deal? Let’s cut to the chase: the only reason to choose a Chevy Aveo5 over the Honda Fit is price, and even that reason is...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Honda Fit Versus Ford Fiesta: Safety Features Are Important

More and more Americans are choosing to buy economy hatchbacks. Rising gas prices are one reason. You can get extremely good gas mileage with one of these mini-cars without paying a premium for hybrid technology. Also, these extra-compact hatchbacks generally have a low price tag, and many have a...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Honda Fit Versus Ford Fiesta: Feature Comparisons

Vehicles vying for the top spot in the competitive sub-compact hatchback category must have 1) great gas mileage 2) a low price, and 3) have all the safety features consumers expect AND have a great safety rating so passengers feel safe in such a small car. Two vehicles in the running for the top...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Honda Fit Versus Ford Fiesta: First Look

Despite the cold temperatures outside, the subcompact hatchback market in the U.S. is heating up. Two of the top contenders for the best small hatchback of the year are the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta. Both are comparably priced, fashionable, fun to drive, and safe. However, there are differences...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
2007-2008 Honda Fit in Recall

Some early versions of the Honda Fit sold in the U.S. are being recalled for a headlight problem. The Japanese carmaker says its 2007-2008 Fit is involved in the service action. At least 143,038 Fit hatchbacks are included. Honda says the wiring harness is routed improperly in the Fit. Because of...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2011 Honda Fit: Stability Control, USB, Cruise Now Included

Honda has announced details and pricing for its 2011 Fit. Most noteworthy is that electronic stability control—called Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA, by Honda—is now included across the model line. It helps address the safety equipment gap that's existed between some of the smallest...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Subaru, Honda, Infiniti Top ALG Residual Value Awards

If you're thinking of getting a new Subaru, here's one more pro to put on the list: some of the strongest resale values in the business. ALG, a respected authority for residual values and depreciation data, and the leader for establishing the residuals that are used to determine new-car leasing...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet New Sail hatchback, sold in China
Chinese-Made Cars Edge Closer to the United States, Via GM

The U.S. auto industry has long feared an onslaught of cheap cars from Chinese brands like Chery, Geely, and BYD. But it's more likely that established global automakers will be the first ones to bring Chinese-made cars to the Americas. The United States market poses tricky political problems for...Read More»

2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe
New Five-Seat Smart Subcompact To Be Sold in U.S. Next Year

Smart dealers are reportedly excited by the announcement that they’ll get another vehicle to sell alongside the two-seat Smart ForTwo minicar sometime next year. GreenCarReports confirms that Smart has reached a deal with Nissan Motor Company to sell a new five-door, five-seat...Read More»

Screencap from Craig Benzine's video for the Fiesta Movement
Video: Catching Up With The Stars Of Ford's Fiesta Movement

The Fiesta Movement has generated a lot of publicity for Ford's highly anticipated new model, and most of that publicity has been very, very good. Even haters would have to admit that it's been a game-changer on the marketing front and a groundbreaking use of social media. Chapter two of the Fiesta...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
Top Five Economical And Affordable 2010 Small Cars

These days car buyers are not only looking for cars they can afford, but they are looking for vehicles that also give good gas mileage. The price of fuel is forever rising and it’s urging car buyers to think twice before they buy large cars. These cars are both affordable and efficient and you...Read More»

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