For smart car consumers, pre-owned vehicles are a steal, providing top-shelf features and amenities at a discount price. Modern cars have better longevity than ever, and a pre-owned vehicle with 50,000 miles or more is just at the beginning of its useful lifecycle. Learning to identify the best pre-owned vehicles will ensure auto consumers get
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Consumers searching for a bargain usually don’t leave the car lot with a vehicle with a lot of oomph. In searching for ways to reduce the price, manufacturers often reduce performance, cranking out serviceable, but bland automobiles with little get up and go. You don’t always have to pay top dollar for a high-horsepower vehicle,
It’s only natural for parents to want their teen drivers to have the safest vehicles available as they learn to become responsible drivers. Technology has allowed automakers to build vehicles that are safer than ever, and some go the extra mile in providing special features to help keep inexperienced drivers safe. Those efforts are needed.
The Millennials have arrived, and automakers are taking notice, moving to stock car dealerships with vehicles that will appeal to what is swiftly becoming the largest car-buying demographic. Millennials got off to a slow start for certain American rites of passage to adulthood, such as starting a family, buying a home, and purchasing new cars,
A decade ago, most people had written off SUVs as a driver of sales in the U.S. auto market. Gas prices were sky-high, making larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles a turn-off for value conscious buyers. All of the major automakers had shifted their emphasis from SUVs to smaller sedans. Today, SUVs lead sales in the U.S.
The 2017 KIA Forte has gotten a mid-generation refresh and redesign you can check out firsthand at your local KIA dealership that included a host of new and updated safety features. When the second generation was first rolled out as a 2014 model year, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) rated the Forte with
Aside from pickup truck sales, the Nissan Rogue has made huge leaps and bounds since first being introduced on the market. For the first part of 2017, Rogue sales at Nissan dealerships have grown significantly displacing former reigning champion—Toyota Camry—as the hottest non-pickup vehicle with the most sales on the market today. Part of the
Now is the best time to buy a new car. This is a slogan you’ve heard every single year at every single dealership all across the country, but hold on—this year just might be the best time to purchase a car when you take the last recession into account. While there is less of a
Consumers nowadays are looking for longevity over performance, efficiency over luxury. They want what works, and they want to know what works for others. The latest recession taught Americans the value of endurance, and Toyota incorporates that principle into their design philosophy. Fortunately, Toyota has multiple entries on top 10 lists for the more economical
One of the auto industry’s most watched survey results is the annual J.D. Power’s New Car Quality Survey Report. J.D. Power has been conducting this survey annually for quite some time. The results indicate which manufacturers, vehicle brands, and models offer the best quality for consumers based upon their first ninety days of ownership. This