Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:25 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car sales have been steadily rising and the entry-level crossovers are the hottest segment, according to new data from Experian Automotive.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:48 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Automatic emergency braking systems will be standard on all new cars within 6 six years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announce.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The gap between the monthly payments for new and used cars is at the widest level on record, according to Experian Automotive.

Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Some sophisticated crime rings are using identity theft to get their hands on new cars.

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

Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Kelley Blue Book culled its data to develop a list of the top 10 cars for students that can be purchased for less than $16,000.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The largest single model-year survey of automotive owners rates the top cars using 15 criteria.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:48 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Cars are built with a higher quality than ever before, according to the latest study from J.D. Power.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car owners of 2012 model year cars weigh in on their satisfaction with their new cars.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Unveilings of new cars were fast and furious at the press days for the 2012 New York International Auto Show.

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