Cars Blog

Saturday, August 27, 2011 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If the auto insurance premiums on that Cadillac Escalade you’re considering end up giving you sticker shock, don’t say I didn’t warn you. For the ninth year in a row, the Cadillac Escalade tops the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s list of most stolen cars, trucks and SUVs. According to the IIHS survey, which tracks

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:21 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s true that the general economy is in dreadful shape, but there’s seldom been a better time to get an auto loan. The Bankrate national average for a 60-month new-car loan is but a few basis points off its all-time low, and I’ve been seeing a lot of 60-month auto loan rates of 2.75 percent

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you’re hoping that a president can deliver $2 gas, as one candidate has already promised, there’s something you need to know: There are now more than 1 billion cars, trucks and other vehicles on planet Earth. From Ward’s Auto: According to Ward’s research, which looked at government-reported registrations and historical vehicle-population trends, global registrations

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:46 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Buying a car online can help you avoid a lot of the headaches associated with buying a car from a traditional brick-and-mortar dealership. Instead of enduring high-pressure, face-to-face sales tactics often used by car sales staff, car buyers can negotiate and arrive at a deal over email, and walking away from a deal is as

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Tags: auto, Cars
Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Would you let an insurer put a GPS device in your car to monitor your driving in exchange for potentially lower rates on your auto insurance? State Farm is betting you will. From Paul Eng of Consumer Reports’ Cars Blog: The In-Drive service, a joint effort with Hughes Telematics, is like a mash-up of OnStar’s

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:06 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

AAA has a new survey out this month illustrating the impact of the tough economic environment on car owners. The survey finds that 1 in 4 American drivers couldn’t afford to make a car repair of $2,000 if they faced one today. That finding is pretty troubling, considering how many car repairs can run that

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The grand theft auto business ain’t what it used to be. The most striking thing about the 10 Most Stolen Vehicles list released this week by the National Insurance Crime Bureau is there’s not a single model produced after 2004 on it: 1994 Honda Accord 1995 Honda Civic 1991 Toyota Camry 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:59 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

General Motors is testing a new tracking feature, called Family Link, in its OnStar-equipped cars that would allow parents to monitor kids’ travels in the family vehicle. Available to an invitation-only group of 10,000 OnStar subscribers, the feature basically uses OnStar’s built-in GPS and telematics to map a car’s location on a website accessible to

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Tags: auto, GM
Saturday, July 30, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

There are a lot of reasons for frugal folks to be wary of buying luxury cars: massive depreciation, a thirst for expensive high-octane fuel, and of course, high auto insurance premiums. If you’re wondering why people pay higher prices to insure expensive cars, look no further than a news story from Monaco, in which one

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:19 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Unless there’s a dramatic political reversal in the near future, it looks like American cars will get radically higher gas mileage in the coming decades. David Shepardson of the Detroit News is reported yesterday Obama administration officials and several key automakers have agreed on a mileage standard of 54.5 miles per gallon, to be reached

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