Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:42 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The Environmental Protection Agency said its widening its probe into the emissions levels of diesel cars produced by automakers.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:13 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Honda will pay $24 million in restitution and change its car loan practices as the result of discrimination against certain borrowers.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week brings more news about housing and an anniversary for Honda.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Honda has developed three-dimensional, crash-simulation technology with animation software to build safer cars.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The 125th annual Rose Parade will be led by the longest float in its history.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Honda’s Project Drive-In is out to rescue drive-ins from closure as they are forced to switch to digital projection.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

That didn’t take long. The aftershocks of the disaster in Japan are beginning to reverberate in the U.S. auto market. American auto dealers selling Japanese brands like Honda and Toyota are cutting incentives on models affected by factory shutdowns in Japan. From the Associated Press: Buyers will typically have to pay sticker prices, instead of enjoying discounts

Tags: auto, Honda, Toyota
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:42 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

This month, Consumer Reports released its 2011 “Automaker report cards.” The report cards grade automakers based on a combination of their models’ projected reliability and road test scores. The results are interesting mostly for what hasn’t changed — after a year of tumult for Toyota and rebirth for the American auto industry, the rankings are

Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Yeehaw! It’s time for another rootin’-tootin’ recall roundup, and it looks like the 2011 models are looking to get a head start on potentially dangerous quality defects: Three auto manufacturers are already announcing recalls on 2011 models, and it’s not even New Year’s. Anyway, there’s a whole herd of recalls to cover here, so let’s

Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:03 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Recalls of cars are always unnerving for those who borrowed large sums of money to buy a vehicle that ends up being judged unsafe. I think this is particularly true for those who bought a Toyota in the last few years, mostly because the massive recalls were so unexpected. It’s hard to remember now, but

Tags: Ford, Honda, Toyota