Autos: buying

Buy, Lease, or Subscribe? Automakers Offer New Approaches to Car Ownership

Thursday  10:53,   05 october 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>Volvo and others announce flexible plans</p>Volvo and other automakers are betting that consumers are ready for a new, more flexible way of owning a[...]

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan First Test: Is Bigger Better?

Thursday  10:47,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

VW’s compact SUV jumps a segment in size and price, but faces tougher competition as a resultBuilt in Mexico with the American market in mind, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has gotten so much larger—gaining 7.3 inches of wheelbase and 10.6 inches of[...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid First Test: Charging Ahead

Thursday  10:45,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

Running the first hybrid minivan through our battery of testsAnd after our follow-up test at the 2016 Car of the Year competition, we declared the less-well-equipped Pacifica Touring the new benchmark for the minivan segment. On our course, the[...]

No Man’s Land: Jeep Compass vs. Subaru Crosstrek vs. Nissan Rogue Sport

Thursday  10:44,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

These “just right” crossovers provide city-friendly, off-pavement-ready transport that won’t break your walletThose compact SUVs have evolved with us. Take a look at what was offered in the early 2000s. Vehicles such as the Jeep Cherokee, Nissan[...]

Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer

Thursday  10:44,   05 october 2017
Jalopnik

Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one.&nbsp;Cars That Are Suspiciously[...]

Five Things Dealers Try to Sneak on Used Buyers

Thursday  10:44,   05 october 2017
Road & Track

Here's what to look out for so you don't get screwed.Arbitration[...]

Should I Buy an End-of-Summer New Car?

Thursday  10:44,   05 october 2017
Consumer Reports

Automotive advertising accelerates to a turbo-like frenzy in late summer as dealerships need to make room for the new model year vehicles. Big rebates and 0 percent financing offers can sure temp t shoppers to make a quick deal for a 2017 car. But[...]

Ford plans to kill cars in order to spend on trucks, SUVs and EVs

Thursday  10:44,   05 october 2017
Autoblog

Some Ford car nameplates will go away.Ford is gearing up for the future with a new strategic plan, and that means massive overall spending cuts and, on top of that, redistributing development funds from cars to much more profitable trucks and SUVs.[...]

GM's self-driving cars involved in six accidents in September

Thursday  10:43,   05 october 2017
Reuters

General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, told California regulators its vehicles were involved in six crashes in the state in September, but said none of automated vehicles were responsible. The accidents did not result in any[...]

Chevy Bolt EV outsells Volt for third consecutive month

Thursday  10:43,   05 october 2017
Autoblog

September is also the seventh-straight month of Bolt EV sales increases.The Volt barely improved over last month with 1,453 sales. Last month it sold 1,445. In comparison, the Bolt EV sold roughly 1,200 more vehicles than the Volt, which doesn't[...]

FCA Loses $20,000 for Each Fiat 500e Sold

Thursday  10:43,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Automakers invest in EVs despite high battery costs</p>One reason for the EV push is government regulations in California that require automakers to make EVs or buy credits from the competition, in addition to China's EV production mandate. [...]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

Thursday  10:42,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

<p>"Good" scores in all five crash categories</p>Alfa Romeo announced today that the Giulia has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To get that rating,the Giulia had to earn a score of "Good"[...]

2018 Nissan Frontier Gets More Standard Equipment

Thursday  10:41,   05 october 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Bluetooth, rearview camera now standard</p>In addition to new standard features, the 2018 Nissan Frontier also gets a special Midnight Edition model with a gloss black grille, 18-inch black alloy wheels, black step rails, body-colored front [...]

Unshackled: Best Ways To Break A Car Lease

Monday  16:46,   25 september 2017
Forbes

Leasing a car has its advantages over buying and financing one, but it’s far more difficult and costly to get out of the contract if you no longer want, or can afford, the vehicle.It’s no secret that consumers have embraced new-car leasing in recent [...]

Should You Refinance Your Car Loan?

Friday  01:03,   15 september 2017
Consumer Reports

If you’re paying an above-average rate on a car loan, perhaps because your credit was spotty when you originally financed the car or you simply signed on for a bad deal, now may be a good time to refinance.As with the interest rates for new cars,[...]