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Colorado, Canyon and Veloster Recalled

While most people are recalling fond holiday memories, car companies are recalling cars and trucks. General Motors is recalling about 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickups. Hyundai is recalling about 18,000 Velosters in two separate recalls. The recall on GM’s compact pickup trucks affects those from the 2010 to 2012 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles’ hoods may be missing a secondary latch. If the hood latch is ... continue reading»

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18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

In August, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new front-impact crash test for midsize luxury and near-luxury cars. The safety organization has tested an additional 18 affordable midsize sedans using the same tests and reports that affordable midsize sedans receive better scores than their luxury counterparts. The small front overlap test is designed to see how well a car performs in a front-impact crash where the front corner of the car hits an object like a tree or ... continue reading»

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NHTSA Fines Toyota a Record $17.35 Million

In June, Toyota recalled the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and 450h SUVs because the floor mat could get caught under the accelerator pedal and cause the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that Toyota recalled those vehicles too late and is fining Toyota a record $17.35 million. According to federal law, automakers must “notify NHTSA within five business days of determining that a safety defect exists or that the vehicle is not in compliance ... continue reading»

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Infiniti to Take Its Cues from the Past

If you're a big fan of the Infiniti G, JX, M, FX or EX, prepare yourself for a change. Infiniti announced that starting with the 2014 model year, all of its model names will begin with the letter Q. "The premium automotive brand will see its model range simply prefixed either by Q – for sedans, coupes and convertibles, or QX, for crossover and SUV models", writes Infiniti in a press release. "Each model will be further identified by a ... continue reading»

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Best December Midsize Car Deals

If you’re looking to save money this holiday season, there are excellent purchase and lease deals on popular affordable midsize cars. With the holidays right around the corner, you can find attractive no-interest financing from automakers like Nissan, Honda, Chevrolet and Hyundai. There are also appealing lease deals with low monthly payments. If you’re looking to lease a car, Nissan has a great deal on its redesigned 2013 Altima. You can get the 2.5 Altima S sedan ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Deals, Affordable Midsize Cars

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