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End Of The Year: The Best Time To Buy A New Car

End Of The Year: The Best Time To Buy A New Car

On an emotional level, spring or summer feel like the best time to buy a new car. We imagine envy from neighbors and open stretches of highway on road trips. On a practical level, the best time to buy is end of the year. The prospect might not appeal as much when you’re all shopped out from...

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2008 smart fortwo

Smart Ramping Up Fast

As it gets ready to roll its first car into U.S. showrooms, smart is quickly building up its early order bank, noted the carmaker’s boss, Dave Schembri. In an unusual... read more November 19, 2007 by 0

2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Los Angeles Auto Show

Cargirl: GM Goes a Generation Ahead

Trust is probably the single most important factor in any relationship. I thought about trust as Gary White, GM Vice President and vehicle line executive for full-size... read more November 13, 2007 by 0

Haynes engine kit

Xmas Wish: Build Your Own Engine?

Is this the ultimate Christmas present for the auto fan in your family? British publishing firm Haynes is most famous around the globe for its range of manuals to help the... read more November 12, 2007 by 0

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva

Daimler, BMW Hooking Up?

With the separation from Chrysler complete, Daimler AG is very likely to pursue closer ties with its archrival BMW, according to knowledgeable sources inside the automaker... read more October 14, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition

Toyota Takes Aim at Bad Dealers

When a power window motor on Robert Glenn’s Camry went bad, the suburbanLos Angeles writer expected to spend a couple hundred dollars on repairs, but when he called the... read more June 22, 2007 by 1

2008 smart fortwo

Smart Whistle-Stops U.S. Tour

The smartUSA organization's new traveling road show, which allows consumers to see the car up close, also has logged 7000 test drives since it first stop in Southern... read more June 21, 2007 by 0

2007 Hyundai Veracruz

Hyundai Tops Strategic Vision TQI

Toyota might retain one of the strongest reputations for quality on the street, which will make the results of Strategic Vision’s latest Total Quality Index (TQI) a stunner... read more June 4, 2007 by 0

2008 Volvo S80 T6

BMW-Volvo? Not So Fast, Pundits

Blogs, newspapers, and tongue-wagging auto executives have been trying to push BMW and Volvo to the altar for a year. The likelihood of the German automaker buying the... read more May 29, 2007 by 0

An Inconvenient Truth

Cargirl: On CO2, Something’s Gonna Give

An irresistible force, the belief in global warming, is meeting the immovable object, which is the rising cost of oil. Something’s got to give. “I never thought I’d pay... read more May 9, 2007 by 0

gas Prices

Consumers Fed Up With Gas Prices

With gasoline already nudging record levels, at an average $2.971 a gallon, nearly three out of four Americans expect to see fuel prices surge to $3.50 over the coming summer... read more May 2, 2007 by 0

Maserati race car

Raceway Seeks Carbon-Neutral Status

The idea of a carbon-neutral motor raceway might seem a little oxymoronic, but if a new program works as planned, Portland International Raceway (PIR) might just be the first... read more April 16, 2007 by 0

Chrysler pentastar

Stronach Returns to Magna; Chrysler Next?

Magna International Inc. is apparently bulking up for its pursuit of Chrysler Group. Magna chief Frank Stronach has reportedly lined up support of Onex, a Toronto-based... read more April 12, 2007 by 0

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva

DC Says Chrysler for Sale – Or Profit

DaimlerChrysler AG’s top executive confirmed Wednesday that the automaker has discussed the sale of the Chrysler Group with "interested parties." "I can confirm that we are... read more April 4, 2007 by 0

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva

DC Meeting: Shareholder Showdown

DaimlerChrysler AG executives face a showdown with their shareholders inBerlin this week — and the confrontation is likely to be a serious test of Dieter Zetsche’s... read more April 1, 2007 by 0

Rick Wagoner 2007 Geneva

Wagoner Quiet on Chrysler

No matter how the question was posed, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner had the same answer: “No comment,” on widely-reported talks with DaimlerChrysler AG ostensibly to... read more March 7, 2007 by 0


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