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Driverless cars are ready for the road

Driverless cars are ready for the road

Within 2 years, one major U.S. automaker will be offering completely driverless cars among its other traditional nameplates!

Best Cars for Teen Drivers

When it comes to the best cars for teen drivers, safety is a key concern. I used to say you wanted teen drivers in an underpowered car with a lot of metal around them. That traditionally meant a 4-cylinder sedan. But because of tech advances in 4-cylinder engines,  Consumer Reports ...

Why Aren't Hybrid Vehicles Selling?

In 2000, Toyota launched a breakthrough vehicle worldwide that one-upped the century-old method of automotive propulsion. The mid-size Prius hybrid hatchback was the world’s first mass-produced gasoline/electric car. It used both an internal combustion engine and an electric battery to make it go. America falls in love with the hybrid ...

The Truth About New-Car Incentives That No One Else Is Telling You

When sellers address potential buyers in advertising or face-to-face, their objective is to create a “sense of urgency” that will motivate them to buy now. The essential message is that “today’s unique opportunity will be gone tomorrow.” In most cases that’s not true, but we gullible consumers fall for it, ...

Electric car deals create short supply

After telling you several weeks ago that automakers are rolling out great leasing offers on electric vehicles, I now have a new situation to report: Electric vehicles are in short supply on dealer lots!  Range anxiety had been a big reason why people weren't buying electric cars. That's the fear ...

What former SUV drivers are buying now...

What former SUV drivers are buying now...

You've probably noticed far fewer giant SUVs on the road these days. It turns out former SUV buyers are now buying this auto category...

Why A Diesel Engine Won't Automatically Save You Money

Have you been eyeing a diesel-powered car in the hopes of bringing down the cost of driving?  Have the advertisements promising 45 mpg got you convinced that diesel is the secret to lowering your cost per mile? As enticing as these ads are, there are costs that cloud the waters ...

A Compact Electric Car from Mercedes Benz

Just as BMW starts delivery of the i3 in the US, Mercedes Benz has released pricing on the upcoming B-Class Electric Drive which is set for release this summer. While the gasoline and diesel B-Class have been available in numerous markets around the world including Canada, it has never been ...

Gas prices to drop by 50 cents?

The glut of new oil supply in North America could mean that gas prices will go easy on your wallet for the forseeable future. All indications suggest we'll see prices at the pump drop as much as 50 cents off and on over the next five years. Recent predictions in ...

Diesels are good alternative to hybrids

Looking for a more fuel-efficient car? You're not limited to just hybrids anymore. Here's one great alternative you might not have considered… If you're trying to find a more fuel-efficient vehicle, a hybrid may not be your thing. I drive and Prius and so does my daughter. We both love ...

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