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2013 Volkswagen CC Priced at $30,250

We got our first look at the refreshed 2013 Volkswagen CC at the LA Auto Show. Now, Volkswagen has announced that the new CC will start at $30,250. That’s a competitive price among upscale midsize cars, but if you’re a sucker for four-door coupe styling, the CC also rings in for substantially less than luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7. “Being the cheapest, however, doesn’t equate to a stripped-down set of wheels,” writes ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Prices, Volkswagen CC, Model News

Subaru Earns Top Spot in Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards

Report cards were released for 13 automakers Tuesday, and of those tested, Consumer Reports says that Subaru is at the head of the class. The automaker overtook Honda, earning the top spot on the strength of the 2012 Impreza, Legacy and Outback. Consumer Reports bases its report cards on the performance, comfort, utility and reliability of more than 275 new 2012 vehicles. The scores are based on reliability ratings and the average of each automaker’s road test score. Honda ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Awards, Subaru, Reliability

Nissan Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fuel Leak

Nissan is recalling 79,275 vehicles for a problem with their fuel pressure sensors. These sensors may not have been tightened properly. “As a result, the fuel pressure sensor may loosen due to heat and vibration causing fuel to leak,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. If fuel leaks, it increases the chance of a fire. Affected vehicles include the 2011 and 2012 Nissan Juke crossover, Infiniti M luxury large sedan and Infiniti QX luxury large SUV. If you ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Infiniti M, Nissan Juke, Model News, Infiniti QX

Backup Cameras to be Standard on 2014 Vehicles

If you drive a big SUV, you know that it can be difficult to see behind you. SUVs generally have thick rear pillars and small rear windows, which means backing them up is often more difficult than it is in smaller cars. Backup cameras help alleviate this problem by showing the driver what’s behind him or her when the vehicle is in reverse. Backup cameras are expected to become mandatory on new passenger vehicles, starting with the 2014 model ... continue reading»

Tags: News, rearview cameras, backup cameras, backover accidents

Americans Holding onto New Cars Longer

Drivers in the U.S. are keeping new cars for nearly six years, which is the longest time period since 2006, according to a new study by Polk. When Polk began surveying new-car owners in 2003, people were keeping new vehicles for about four years, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Now, Polk reports that buyers are waiting for an average of 71.4 months to sell or trade their new vehicles. MarketWatch reports that the aging new-car fleet in ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Used Cars, Industry News, Used Car Prices

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