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High Gas Prices Will Not Stop Memorial Day Travelers

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season, and according to AAA, higher gas prices won’t keep Americans off the road. In a press release, AAA predicts that “34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent – or 100,000 travelers – from the 34.8 million people who traveled one year ago.” Of that 34.9 million, 30.9 million will drive ... continue reading»

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IIHS Recognizes Fuel-Efficient Top Safety Picks

After completing a new round of testing on 13 small cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confidently recommends models that are both Top Safety Picks and average a minimum of 40 mpg on the highway on at least one trim level. “The ratings are based on performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations. Cars that earn the top rating of good in each test and have available electronic stability control (ESC) qualify for Top Safety Pick,” writes ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Gas Prices, Safety, IIHS, EPA

May Car Sales: Hyundai Moves to Third Place, Incentive Spending Down

We’re still a week away from when automakers will report their May 2011 sales, but our friends at TrueCar.com have released some interesting early sales estimates. They project that the third largest market share will go to Hyundai/Kia, beating Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Chrysler. Hyundai and Kia managed to get the number three spot even though TrueCar reports that they spent less on incentives than all of those brands except Toyota, showing that consumers are drawn to ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Sales Data, Sales Trends, Hyundai

Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas

Though gas prices are projected to fall slightly through the Memorial Day weekend, the kind of pain you have to endure at the pump varies depending on where you live. Check out the Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas to find out where you can drive a gas guzzler without going bankrupt. Read Best and Worst Places to Buy Gas continue reading»

Tags: Features, Gas Prices

The Chevrolet Volt in the Snow

Most reviews of the Chevrolet Volt dwell on its powertrain and technology, which is understandable. It’s a ground-breaking car. But, once the novelty of traveling 100 miles and using only 1.1 gallons of gas (like I managed to do in my first weekend with the Volt) wears off, this is a car that you still need to live with on a daily basis. Living in New Hampshire means living with snow. And luckily for me, we had some ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Green Cars, Gas Prices, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid Cars, Winter Driving

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