Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:27 pm

The Future Looks Green

Look around U.S. streets and freeways today and you’ll see a sprinkling of green vehicles nearly everywhere.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. debut of the Toyota Prius. Initially, the car’s unfamiliar hybrid technology puzzled mainstream consumers, but soon found popularity with early adopters ranging from environmentalists to the Hollywood elite. A decade and a half later, this hybrid pioneer has proven that alternative fuel vehicles are more than just a niche fad, carving a path for other eco-friendly vehicles including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and pure electric (EV) models. Read More…

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6:24 pm

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We want to empower consumers with the information they need to feel confident throughout the entire car-buying process.

At the heart of this mission are Certified Dealers, who are committed to a faster, easier buying experience.

One part of the process you may be wondering about is the tendency for car prices to change. The simple answer is supply and demand.

The base price or manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of a particular car does not fluctuate much. But to meet or drive changes in demand, manufacturers often offer incentives such as cash back or bonus cash. Dealers have the same opportunities to offer incentives based on their stock, which often happens towards the end of the month.

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6:19 pm

When is the best time to buy a new car

Who isn’t looking to save money?

Myths abound. Rainy Sundays. The day after the Presidential Election. The coldest day of the year. TrueCar.com, which powers [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK] found out exactly what days are the smartest days to buy and studied the percentage saved off the average MSRP, while accounting for seasonal fluctuations in average MSRP. The data is broken out by month, by day of the week and by type of car. What follows are those findings. We hope they will help you find your new car for a great price. And of course, when you are ready to purchase, visit [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK].

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6:14 pm

3 Things to Keep in Your Car for Emergencies

From flat tires to overheated engines, you never know when or where you’ll be stranded with your car.

Here are three relatively inexpensive items that will keep you prepared for some of the most common situations you’ll face on the road. Read More…

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Monday, April 18, 2016 12:16 pm

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Every automaker from BMW to Subaru is working to perfect hands-free products in their cars. Some allow you to access third-party applications from your phone, others allow you to ask your infotainment system for directions to the nearest Chuck-E-Cheese’s. The hope is that the drive for hands-free infotainment systems will decrease distracted driving and accidents. Here’s the catch… they don’t!

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12:10 pm

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Newton Was Wrong. The World Now Revolves Around You.

Car: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
Date: July 30, 2015
Location: Road America, Wisconsin
Event: Press Demo
Stretch: A country road ride ‘n’ drive plus a two-lap, four-mile, flat out dash.

They say that time stands still on the edge of a black hole, nature’s most awesome phenomenon. You could be hurtling towards its center at 186,000 miles a second and all would be calm within the interior of your Interstellar yacht. Pass the tea, Alfred. Back here on earth, however, we’ll happily strap ourselves into Cadillac’s newest generation CTS-V—a sleek beast of a car sporting all the modern amenities of a luxury sedan combined with the 200-mph off-the-line athleticism of a European supercar. A true rival to the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the CTS-V meets or beats the performance stats of both (including other contenders). As the outside world fades into a maelstrom of landscape and pavement, the CTS-V’s space-aged, leather-laden interior keeps it all rather civil, while its 640hp-supercharged motor delivers 1+ g cornering loads with utter confidence. Whether you’re heading for the hills, a trip to the mall, or a night on the town, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V delivers the goods in one pleasantly euphoric blur. Read More…

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11:53 am

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The decision to buy or lease can be a biggie.

A lease is a long-term rental, a car you’ll have to give back to the dealer at some point. A purchase is, well, yours for the long haul. Often your choice will come down to price.

If you want a nicer car but aren’t in the position to make high payments, a lease is the way to go. If you feel the value of ownership outweighs higher monthly payments, a purchase is the right fit.

Of course, if it were as simple as that the guide would just end here. Good thing we’ve also got incentives, monthly payments, insurance, and customization to cover. Read More…

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11:45 am

Selling Your Car

Have you decided that it’s time to part ways with your beloved (or not so beloved) used car?

Perhaps you are ready to get into something better or maybe you’re moving and you just can’t take it with you. Whatever your reason, there are a few things you’ll want to know as you’re getting ready to sell your car.

Value and Specifics

The first thing that you’ll want to know about your car is its value. To you, it might be worth a great deal, but finding someone to pay that “great deal” might not be so easy. Various websites publish objective, industry-standard values for used cars. Pricing your car appropriately will help ensure you get fair value while avoiding excessive haggling. The condition of and specifics about your vehicle will guide you to get its value and you’ll need to gather some information before you start. Read More…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:06 pm

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The New York International Auto Show previews, held the week leading up to Easter every year, is the last stop on the auto show circuit for carmakers before the calendar turns over for these glitzy extravaganzas in September.

 

Because New York is the media capital of the world, carmakers like to save something special for the hometown of the world financial markets, the Broadway stage, and the Statue of Liberty. Read More…

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10:50 am

 

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Buying used can be a herculean task.

Beyond the original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), other costs like tax, title, registration, and insurance often add roughly 10 percent to your overall purchase price. It’s important to consider the extra costs before establishing a price-range.

It’s also important not to overlook the role of auto financing in the total cost of your new car. Without the necessary cash lying around, getting in on a good loan might be the best option. How can you figure out which is a good one and which isn’t? Read More…

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