Cars Blog

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Half of the cars on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new top 10 fuel sippers list, 1984 to present, are 2012 models, marking the first time that newer, high-tech models are ousting the older, low-tech small cars that have been on the list for more than two decades. The “all-time” list is actually comprised of cars

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Hybrid cars are safer than their gasoline counterparts, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute. The odds of being injured in a car crash are 25 percent lower on average for people traveling in a hybrid versus in the gasoline equivalent. While it’s too early to

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Buying and financing a car is becoming less and less affordable, according to the latest data from Comerica Bank. An average-priced new car required 24.2 weeks of median family income in the third quarter. That’s a 2.6 percent increase or $650 more than in the previous quarter. While that may not seem like a lot,

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Friday, November 25, 2011 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Forget about standing in line for electronic gadgets and head to your local car dealer to buy a car instead. Thanksgiving weekend offers the best days this year to get the deepest discounts on a car, according to data by TrueCar.com, the car-pricing site. TrueCar’s analysts determined that Black Friday is the absolute best day

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you’re getting ready to load up the car and take a road trip this Thanksgiving holiday, you’re going to have a lot of company, as AAA is expecting a substantial increase in Thanksgiving travelers this year. Try these tips to save time, stress and money to ensure your Thanksgiving holiday is a pleasant one.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

We all know that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest time of year at the airports, but the reality is that most Americans use a car for their Thanksgiving getaways — and this year, the roads are going to be even more crowded, despite higher gas prices. AAA expects that 38.2 million Americans will travel

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

When it comes to buying a car, numerous studies have shown that safety is on the short list of things every car shopper takes into consideration. Its ranking may shift depending on your lifestyle, but it’s almost always in the top three things that sway a car purchase, along with fuel economy and performance. For

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, and while I enjoyed the plentiful features and pleasant driving experience of this car, there was one feature I found myself grateful for every time I got behind the wheel — the seven-inch display located in the top of the center stack

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers who’ve been hesitant about buying a new car from Ford or Lincoln due to the reports of the less-than-user-friendly MyFord Touch “infotainment” system (not to mention the new owners who’ve been grumbling) will be happy to hear Ford has announced that an improved system which is simpler to use will be arriving early

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Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Subprime car loans – loans given to people with bad credit — are now being packaged into securities that are being scooped up by investors, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times. These loans, given by independent used-car dealerships who promote their businesses as “buy here pay here” are highly profitable because the

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