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Best Car Deals for January

If you’re going car shopping this weekend, there are lots of car deals and incentives to help you save money on your next new vehicle. Cash back rebates, lease deals and low interest rates are being offered across many automakers in January. We’ve compiled a list of this month’s best car deals to help you find the best incentives on the vehicles you’re considering. While older models like the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu or 2012 Chevrolet Impala ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice

Kia Recalls Optima and Rondo Models For Airbag Malfunction

Kia is recalling 145,755 Optima and Rondo vehicles in the U.S. The affected Optima vehicles are from the 2006 to 2008 model years and were built between Sept. 29, 2005 and Jan. 29, 2008. Affected Rondo vehicles are from the 2007 to 2008 model years and were built between Sept. 13, 2006 and March 21, 2008. A clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s airbag could become damaged and cause a high resistance condition in the airbag ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Kia Optima, Kia Rondo, Kia, Model News

Volkswagen Brings You to the Bark Side in its Newest Super Bowl Ad

Volkswagen had a hit on its hands last year. The automaker’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial, which features a pint-sized Darth Vader, has more than 48 million views on YouTube. For 2012, Volkswagen is bringing dogs into the fray, as a group of canines bark the Imperial March in its latest commercial teaser.  While the ad features dogs that represent both light and dark sides of the Force, Volkswagen also plans to provide personalized Super Bowl invites that feature a ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Volkswagen

New Unintended Acceleration Report Clears Toyota

It’s been almost a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that electronic defects were not responsible for the unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles. Now an additional report from the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board backs NHTSA’s decision, but says that the agency didn’t effectively address concerns regarding the issue. “The Research Council report finds NHTSA's decision to close its investigation of Toyota's ETC justified on the basis of the agency ... continue reading»

Tags: News, NHTSA, Stats and Studies, Toyota

U.S. Government's 2025 Fuel Standards Met with Mixed Reviews

In 2011, the Obama Administration released new fuel economy standards for automakers, which require that an automaker’s fleet of cars and light trucks average 54.5 mpg by 2025. The federal mandate has been met with a mix of positive and negative reactions from consumer groups and car dealers who disagree over its consumer benefits. Consumer groups, like Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America, approve of the 54.5 mpg average because they say that consumer savings will ... continue reading»

Tags: News, EPA, cafe fuel economy, CAFE

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