Sean Tucker, Contributor

Sean Tucker is a veteran automotive journalist and critic, who has been published on Yahoo.com, AOL.com, MSN.com, in U.S. News & World Report, and elsewhere. He's driven and reviewed hundreds of cars, and he resides in Washington, D.C.

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Five Vehicles In High Demand
Five Vehicles In High Demand

The purpose of the Internet is to make information free. That much is clear by now. And nowhere has it had a bigger impact than the once-secretive auto industry. Two decades ago, car shoppers walked into dealerships with the deck stacked against them -- the dealer had all the best information, and...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Don't be misled. The automotive market did not experience a sudden recovery in September; and with a few exceptions, like trucks, October wasn't all that much better. The news merely looked good on paper because automakers traditionally compare current sales to sales figures from one year before --...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Five Desirable New Cars, Now Negotiable

It's all about when you shop. Whether you settle for something that happens to be in your price range because you can't talk the dealership down on the one you really want, or negotiate like Shatner and walk away with a great car for a steal comes down to market conditions when you open the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty
Four SUVs That Will Cost You More In The Long Run

Recession or no, Americans still love SUVs. These days, we buy smaller than we used to -- the Cadillac Escalade doesn't sell like it used to, but dealers find it hard to keep the GMC Acadia in stock. And it's no wonder. Today's small SUVs can offer sedan-like fuel economy, serious hauling capacity...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Fire Sale: 2010 Models Dealers Are Desperate To Get Rid Of

If you learn only one thing about the car buying process, car shoppers, let it be this: dealers don't own the cars they sell. They're making payments on them, just like you will be if you buy. A dealer's loan, of course, is much more complex than the one you will probably take on if you buy the...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
Five Luxury Vehicles With Plummeting Prices

The recession is over, they tell us. It's time to start spending again. Yet somehow, we aren't. Frugal trends that set in when the bad news was bearing down on us like a speeding semi in our rear-view mirror are still with us -- and nowhere is this more visible than in the automotive market...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Late summer car sales just weren't what they were supposed to be. New car sales in August were down a little over three percent from July -- historically, an unusual time to see a drop. Many automakers have new 2011 models on dealership lots already, and unsold 2010s to market alongside them. We're...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
The TCC List: Five Value-Rich Mid-Size SUVs

The leaves are starting to turn, and soon, the weather will turn with them. In some places, it will turn downright nasty. Remember those three foot snow drifts last winter? Remember the car you couldn't get out of them? If you live on the East Coast, or in parts of the mountain west, you do. And if...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Six Family Cars You Can Still Get with a Stick

It's the best way to drive. We're at little biased here. But then again, we do this for a living; and driving dozens of cars every year, we can assure you, there is nothing quite like rowing your own as you put a car through its paces. We prefer the manual transmission. It puts you more in touch...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Smart Car Shopping: Five High-Performance Family Cars

Do kids equal "Camry?" Does parenthood mean the end of loving what you drive? Don't responsible adults get something with four cylinders, an automatic transmission and a suspension built from marshmallows as soon as they put soccer practice on the calendar? Not necessarily. Learning what exactly...Read More»

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