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
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.
The largest single model-year survey of automotive owners rates the top cars using 15 criteria.
Cars are built with a higher quality than ever before, according to the latest study from J.D. Power.
Car owners of 2012 model year cars weigh in on their satisfaction with their new cars.
Unveilings of new cars were fast and furious at the press days for the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
The list of top-selling cars for 2011 has some surprises this year, according to a sales study by Edmunds.com. Two Hondas, the Honda Civic and the Honda CR-V, are notably absent from the top ten list of best-selling new cars. Both vehicles typically log high sales every year, but sales in 2011 were compromised, due
American car brands received a mixed bag of results in Consumer Reports’ latest round of reliability ratings. The 2011 Annual Auto Survey predicts the reliability of new 2012 car models. Knowing a car’s long-term reliability is helpful for shoppers buying a car because less reliable cars tend to cost more in repairs, often increasing the overall
This is going to be my last post on new cars vs. used cars for a little while as I head out on a much-needed vacation. For those keeping score, used cars have won a decisive victory in the Cars Blog comments section and after numerous smackdowns, I’m crying uncle (at least for the time
Many readers were a little uneasy with my post about how new-vehicle incentives are affecting the age-old new car vs. used car question. I can understand that; the conventional wisdom in the frugal community seems to be that depreciation, especially with that dreaded “50 percent as soon as you drive it off the lot” rule