Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While new cars are dramatically higher in quality than years ago, the number of problems experienced by new car owners has increased recently. J.D. Power’s 2014 Initial Quality Study found a 3 percent increase in problems experienced by new car owners in the first 90 days of ownership, averaging 116 problems per 100 vehicles. The

Monday, December 30, 2013 3:15 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Holiday car travel can generate $50 or more for a good cause, thanks to Lexus.

Tags: car, Cars, Lexus
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:40 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Toyota recently corrected the electronic stability control problem in its Lexus GX 460 SUV that drew a “Do Not Buy” rating from Consumer Reports. The defect had previously made the SUV vulnerable to roll over in Consumer Reports tests. What’s interesting about this fix is that it shows off one of the strengths of the