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Buy Now, Save Big

It used be that waiting until the end of the year to buy a car made it easier to get a great deal. However, analysts say this is one year where procrastinating may not pay off. “This year, when looking at the data, we don’t see specific days sticking out as much when the discounts will be bigger,” says Jesse Toprak, vice president, market intelligence at TrueCar, Inc. “There’s a better balance of supply and demand, and dealers ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, car deals, lease deals, incentives, discounts, advice

2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Revealed

General Motors unveiled its fully redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 on Thursday. The two trucks are mechanically similar, with the same platform and similar powertrains. However GM North American President Mark Reuss says in a press release that “The new Sierra and Silverado are more differentiated than ever in unique features and materials, in their standard content and in their design and details.” The new trucks are available with three all-new engines. According to the press ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC, Full Size Pickup Trucks, Model News, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra

About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

Honda is recalling about 807,000 Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Acura MDX models with automatic transmissions because they could roll away when the key is removed from the ignition and the vehicle is in park. In a statement, Honda says the Odyssey and Pilot models are from the 2003 to 2004 model years and MDX models are from the 2003 to 2006 model years. The Associated Press explains, “The mechanism that locks the key in the ignition while the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Model News, Honda recall, Acura recall

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

Finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced. For North American Car of the Year, the finalists are the Cadillac ATS, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. The finalists for the North American Truck of the Year award are the Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500. The winners will be announced  Jan. 14 as part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A panel of 50 automotive journalists votes on the ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Model News

Do New Cars Save Lives?

A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that our highways are safer than they’ve been in decades. NHTSA says in a press release that “highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949.” That’s a 1.9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities when compared with 2010. "The latest numbers show how the tireless work of our safety agencies and partners, coupled with significant advances in technology and continued public ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Crash Tests, Stats and Studies, car accidents and fatalities

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