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Redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Priced From $25,735

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata The temperatures are finally creeping up, but summer isn't the only thing right around the corner. After making its global debut late last summer, the fully redesigned 2016 Mazda Miata went into production last month and Mazda expects it to hit dealerships late this summer. With a base price of $25,735 (including $820 for destination), the new Miata is $945 more expensive than the outgoing 2015 model. All 2016 Miatas are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine ... continue reading»

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With Strong Car Sales, Shop Small to Get the Best Deals

Analysts are predicting strong April car sales, but consumers can still get a discount on a new car if they shop for cars that are in low demand.  “While April won’t bring too many surprises, sales should continue to grow at a steady pace,” says Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Retail sales continue to be strong which continues to keep the overall sales outlook healthy. There is restrained incentive spending and steadily rising transaction prices, which ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Betting Big on Mainstream Cars

the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Call 2015 the year of the big car reveal for Chevrolet. Though Chevrolet has had no problems selling its trucks, large SUVs and performance cars, sales of Chevrolet passenger cars have been lagging. In March, Chevrolet sold 16,552 Malibu midsize cars. While that’s an increase over February Malibu sales, Toyota sold 40,800 of its Camry midsize cars in March, and Honda sold 26,018 Accord models. Alan Batey, president, GM North America and Global Chevrolet, says that ... continue reading»

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Will Low Lease Deals Get Shoppers to Give Electric Cars a Try?

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV You've probably been behind one at a red light, wondering where the exhaust pipe is, and you've likely seen a commercial for one on TV. Though many consumers are somewhat familiar with electric cars, U.S. car buyers have been slow to embrace these vehicles. Fortune reports that in 2014, U.S. consumers bought 119,710 electric cars and plug-in hybrids, representing less than 1 percent of the 16.5 million vehicles that were sold in the U ... continue reading»

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Decoding MPG-e

2015 Fiat 500e If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, you’ve probably noticed something on the window sticker: an mpg-e rating. While we’re all familiar with mpg (how many miles a car gets per gallon of gasoline used), EVs never use gasoline and plug-in hybrids don’t always use it. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency came up with mpg-e. It’s a way to compare the fuel economy of cars that don’t use ... continue reading»

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