Cars Blog

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, has recently cracked down on five car dealerships for deceptive advertising online.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission, will be cracking down on deceptive and false advertising by car dealerships. The agency recently went after five car dealerships for stating that they would pay off a consumers’ trade-in regardless of the amount owed. The dealers were not absorbing any difference between the car’s trade-in value and the owner’s loan

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Cars from General Motors and Toyota top the list of vehicles that offer the best combined fuel economy and have high industry ratings, according to TotalCarScore.com, an automotive comparison website that compiles data from multiple automotive sources and creates a single score encompassing the vehicle overall. The two manufacturers had seven cars each on the

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Friday, March 16, 2012 3:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Guinness with Baileys Irish Cream, green beer and other indulgences this St. Patrick’s Day can mean the party ends in a car crash.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The issue of unintended acceleration has hit the news again and this time it has nothing to do with Toyota cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has begun a preliminary evaluation of the Ford Taurus, 2001-2006, and the Mercury Sable, 2001-2004, after receiving 14 complaints from owners of the cars unexpectedly accelerating.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently pledged reducing gas prices to $2.50 gallon or less …

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A few simple tactics can add up to about $800 in savings when you buy a new car, according to a recent study by three university professors published in the current issue of Quantitative Marketing and Economics. The study, which was based on a survey of 1,400 car buyers, found that car shoppers could save

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Toyota and the unintended acceleration issue that resulted in more than eight million Toyota and Lexus cars being recalled in 2009 and 2010 has resurfaced yet again. CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 program aired a segment earlier this week stating that it obtained documents written by Toyota engineers in 2006 that showed there was a problem

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:45 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you let out an audible gasp when you filled up your car with gas recently, you’re not alone. Gas prices have jumped 13 cents per gallon on average across the nation in the last week and nearly 30 cents per gallon on average from a month ago, according to the Energy Information Administration. The

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:36 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Don’t want to hang up and drive your car? The feds are pushing automakers to make sure you do. Numerous studies have shown that drivers are very worried about other drivers causing a car accident because they are distracted by their phone or the array of “infotainment” gadgets in their cars, but they continue to

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