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Clark shows off what he calls the "frunk" of his all-electric Tesla -- a trunk where the engine would normally go.

Best Cars of 2015

Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, the overall most reliable brand for new cars is a repeat performer that's near and dear to my heart -- the Tesla S. ...

Hot new option in the car market: Mini-SUVs

Hot new option in the car market: Mini-SUVs

Love the high ride and safety of an SUV, but don't like the huge size or terrible fuel economy? Two American automakers have a great new alternative.

How to find the best auto repair shops

When the chips are down and you need a car repair, where's the best place to get it done? Back in 1987, I bought an Acura Integra. When it needed service, a friend who also had an Integra recommended a dedicated shop that only worked on Hondas and Acuras. It's ...

The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank and prequalify for a car loan (or apply online.) That tells you how much ...

Hot deals on new and used cars

With the average cost of cars right around $32,000, is it possible to buy one for less? You betcha! Car buyers keep pushing the price of cars up and up and they keep taking out longer and longer car loans. I read a recent report about some loans stretching out ...

How to find a good mechanic

Women are generally quoted higher on car repairs than men, according to a new study out of Northwestern University. It seems old habits die hard. There may have been a time in the past when men generally knew more about the workings of automobiles. But the technology in cars today ...

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Ford pays up over inflated fuel economy

Ford 2013 C-Max hybrid crossover owners will receive monetary compensation for the difference between advertised fuel economy numbers and the real fuel economy numbers. In addition, Ford has lowered the fuel economy numbers from a combined 47 mpg to 43 mpg after EPA testing, according to The Detroit News. Some ...

Used Cars are a Deal Again

After some unprecedented market conditions, buying a used car instead of a new one is again becoming the Clark Smart move it always used to be. Almost three years ago, for the first time in 26 years on air, I started recommending new cars over used cars when people would ...

Rent your car for extra cash

Do you have a spare vehicle sitting around collecting dust? Try renting it out. Kiplinger  magazine reports there are several websites that can help you get started as a 1-personal rental agency, with the possibility of generating several hundred dollars in extra income each month. The reality is most of ...

The safest vehicles for families

The safest vehicles for families

Parents: Between an SUV, a sedan and a minivan, which vehicle will keep your family the safest, and why? Clark explains.

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