Cars Blog

Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumer Reports released its latest auto reliability ratings this week, and the results were, as always, really interesting. The top 5 most reliable automakers were Scion, Porsche, Acura, Honda and Infiniti, all of which scored at least 20 percent higher than the industry average. The bottom six, all of which had reliability at least 20

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:35 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In case you haven’t heard, the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, Show is coming up next week. Car fanatics from all over the world look forward to the show, mostly because it sports some of the wildest and most beautiful custom cars anywhere, put together by the very best shops on the planet

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Monday, October 25, 2010 4:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The conventional wisdom that buying used cars is always the most frugal option may be tested by rising prices in the U.S. auto resale market. Edmunds.com estimates the average price paid for a used, three-year old auto has risen $1,471 — or 8.5 percent — since last year, reaching $18,832. What’s behind the rise? Edmunds

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Honda joined Toyota this week in announcing an upcoming recall of faulty brake systems that leak brake fluid in its cars. The recall will affect around 470,000 2005-2007 Acura RL sedans and Honda Odyssey minivans. The Detroit News is reporting the master cylinders for both automakers came from the same parts supplier: Advics Co. Ltd.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:38 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Do we have to keep having this conversation, Toyota? I’m getting kind of sick of writing these words, but Toyota issued another large recall this week covering 740,000 cars in the U.S. alone. At issue are brake fluid leaks in 2005-2006 Avalon, 2004-2006 Highlander and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250 and IS350 models

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:26 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

When I was a kid, my dad and I used to debate the merits of various fast cars. One of his top criteria was stealth — he maintained that a fast car was no good if it advertised to law enforcement that it was likely to be traveling well north of the speed limit. When

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Driver error may one day be a thing of the past. This week Google announced it’s testing cars that drive themselves. The computer controlled cars have driven 140,000 miles on California roads with only 1 accident — one of the prototypes was rear-ended by a human driver while idling at a stop light. Fortunately, Google

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Tags: auto
Friday, October 15, 2010 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

General Motors is recalling 300,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years for a potentially dangerous seat belt defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the cars in question may have improperly attached seat belt webbing that could come free from the lap belt anchor in a car accident, providing little protection

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:44 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

This week the EPA approved using a fuel mixture of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, in cars built in the 2007 model year and beyond. A coalition of environmental, energy, power equipment and motor vehicle industry groups opposed the move (talk about strange bedfellows), on the grounds that corrosive ethanol

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Tags: auto, Cars
Saturday, October 9, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If safety is a key factor for you in deciding which cars to buy, this is a banner week for you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, unveiled new, higher crash safety ratings standards this week for autos sold in the U.S. The new ratings are in response to a “good problem”: the

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