Category: Autos

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These are the most popular cars in every state

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A car can be an expensive purchase (and one that we make hoping for reliability if nothing else). But there are many options out there, and …

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Want to retire and live in an RV full-time? 8 things you need to know

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Karen and Paul Soares once earned a combined income of $300,000, which they needed to maintain two homes and several vehicles. Now the couple travels the …

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9 mistakes people make when refinancing a car

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Getting stuck in a car loan that doesn’t fit your budget or paying a sky-high interest rate takes a lot of the fun out of owning …

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The LX570 is a luxury Lexus tank for the family

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Raising a family already comes with its learning curves and complications, but when on the road in a confined space, you can leave those challenges behind. …

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This 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton is a joy to drive

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We recently found out that if you like cruising in the sunshine, an 83-year-old Ford Phaeton can be as much fun to drive as a brand …

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The most dangerous highway for summer driving in every state

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Summer driving is an American tradition for vacation fun, but the season comes with a special set of highway hazards. With teen drivers out of school and …

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How a $7K car became a ‘million dollar’ Scirocco

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“Splashed in a rainbow motif, blurred lettering and wild graphics, there’s no surprise why the hand-painted hatchback has people buzzing in and outside the automotive community,” …

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7 ways to avoid getting ripped off when renting a car

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Renting a car has practically become a dreaded part of the travel process for even for the most experienced travelers. The rental company often finds ways …

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Are carmakers getting serious about solar panels?

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Automotive startups and veterans alike are looking at solar panels as a way to increase the range of electric cars. In the past fortnight, startup Lightyear …

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Buying a car? Here’s what you need to know about your credit score

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If you’re buying a new or used car, odds are you’re buying it with a car loan. While some people can afford to buy a car …

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Should you downsize to one car?

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A long time ago — in 2017 — I was a news reporter who spent my days driving to assignments in my 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback. …

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Watch out for these hidden costs when you buy a car

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Buying a car is expensive, and there are often additional expenses to consider beyond the sticker price. Some can take you by surprise if you’re not …

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Ford’s F-Series Sales Slip in Q2: Is the Party Over?

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On July 3, Ford Motor Company (F), the second-largest US automaker, reported its second-quarter home market sales data. While the company’s overall sales fell sharply in …

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Is the Lexus LC500’s style worth the $100K price tag?

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After the somewhat disappointing review of the Lexus RCF, looking at the 2019 LC500 I couldn’t grasp how this $100,000 car was surviving in this competitive market …

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Cobras strike with vast power, raw-boned driving fun

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Any day driving 427 Cobras is a good day. With the promise of thunderous roars, inertia-shredding cornering and vast acceleration, anticipation ran high as we headed …

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This simple trick is helping car buyers beat the dealer

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Some car buyers are outsmarting auto dealers by taking them up on offers of cash rebates and other incentives that require them to take out a …

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a luxury car? It’s complicated …

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In January 2019, it was breathlessly reported by the motoring and technology press that the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car in America in …

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This electric pickup has its own slideout camping kitchen

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Camping plans? Electric carmaker Rivian has shown off a new prototype of its R1T pickup truck, complete with a camping kitchen which slides out from behind …

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Compact Cadillac XT4 crossover hits luxury-market sweet spot

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Cadillac is running hard to keep up with swirling consumer tastes that seem to evolve much faster than any product planner could ever anticipate, especially in …

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5 ways you’re killing your Uber & Lyft passenger ratings

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You have a fairly decent rating on a ride-sharing service, and have for quite a while, until something happens — and you get dinged, falling below …

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The 5 things you should never lie about when applying for car insurance

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Applying for car insurance usually involves sharing a good amount of personal information — your age, your address, your driving history — all of which goes …

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Lap of luxury in Ford F-150 Limited with Ecoboost V6 power

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Updated for 2019, the Ford F-150 Limited is a top-drawer luxury pickup truck with just about every gizmo imaginable. But what it doesn’t have, and this …

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Mazda CX-5 punches above its weight in SUV class

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In the very crowded compact crossover-SUV market, automakers are constantly working to outdo the competition. It must be very stressful for them, but we’re all reaping …

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How to win at Memorial Day weekend car sales

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Car dealerships often run sales events on major holiday weekends to get new customers in the door. But with all the competing offers and red tape …

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GMC’s Sierra Denali boosts size & luxury

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Let me say right from the start that I don’t really get these humongous crew-cab pickup trucks. They keep growing bigger and more imposing, with cathedral-size …

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People who buy these auto makes have the highest credit scores

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Sweaty palms are common when waiting to hear whether you’re approved for an auto loan. The fancier the car, the higher the credit score you should …

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is what an SUV should be

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Since World War II, the Jeep name has been synonymous with handling difficult terrain. Its vehicles are known for climbing rocks and making tough trails passable. …

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10 cars that look straight out of ‘Star Wars’

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May 4 is a big day for Star Wars fans worldwide (May the Fourth be with you!) and we couldn’t resist getting in on the fun. After all, …

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How to stay safe in an Uber or Lyft

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Millions of people use ride services Uber and Lyft every week. It’s convenient and reliable. But every now and then a startling story comes out that …

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Aston Martin, Lotus and VW reveal new electric cars

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It has been a busy week for the electric car market, as new vehicles are revealed from Aston Martin, Lotus and Volkswagen at the Shanghai Auto …