Cars Blog

Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Smart car shoppers know that car costs are not just about the monthly payment or even the total sale price, but the entire cost to own the car, including gas, car insurance, maintenance and repairs. After analyzing the ownership costs for every 2012 model, Intellichoice released its Best Overall Value of the Year, or BOVY, awards,

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

There is more than meets the eye in the recent small claims court case where a former attorney was awarded a nearly $10,000 judgment because her Honda Civic hybrid car did not get the fuel economy advertised. Plaintiff Heather Peters, a former attorney, took her case to California’s small claims court after opting out of

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will hold millions spellbound in their living rooms during tomorrow’s Super Bowl, many may find it equally difficult to tear themselves away during the commercials, when car companies will dominate in the highly coveted Super Bowl ad spots. Car companies will hold the largest quantity

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:25 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you are car shopping and feel like all the cars you are considering are good quality, you are not alone. Consumers’ perceived differences between car brands are shrinking, according to Consumer Reports’ 2012 Car-Brand Perception Survey. While Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevrolet have consistently been at the top of the survey year after year,

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

In today’s electronic age of “check-ins” with social media via GPS-enabled cellphones and similar car connectivity via GPS navigation, it may seem as if anyone can track your movements, but the Supreme Court recently ruled that you can’t be tracked without your knowledge unless the police get a warrant. The nine Supreme Court justices recently

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:42 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

There’s yet another sign that the economy is picking up — numerous collectible cars pulled in top dollar at the recent collector car auctions held throughout Phoenix this past weekend, setting auction records. The largest of the auctions was Barrett-Jackson’s 41st Annual Scottsdale Auction which saw record-breaking attendance as well as sales. The auction house

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Friday, January 20, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS, says that electronic causes cannot be ruled out as a cause of sudden acceleration in cars, and that it’s possible that today’s electronics systems and data recording devices in cars don’t collect enough data to prove or disprove the problem, so “black boxes” that

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:24 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

With all this talk about government mandates to increase the fuel economy in cars, you might think that we are destined to see an influx of hybrids, electrics and other alternative-fuel cars. While more of these types of alternative-fuel cars will be introduced in the coming years, the majority of cars are still likely to

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

What’s the biggest reason car shoppers switch brands when they buy a new car? When the current brand doesn’t build the type of car they want, according to the latest Customer Retention Study from JD Power and Associates. Thirty-three percent of study respondents who switched automaker brands for their last purchase indicated that they did so

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you feel like your car today doesn’t get any better gas mileage than cars you’ve owned previously, it probably isn’t in your imagination. A new MIT study shows that, while there have been major advances in fuel efficiency technology over the last few decades, there have been only minor improvements in actual fuel efficiency due

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