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Best Car Deals, June 2013

Just in time for the weekend, most car companies have released June car deals and incentives. Pent-up demand is keeping new car sales strong, which means that most carmakers don't have to offer eye-popping discounts. However, because credit is loosening up, car companies are able to offer some very good financing deals. There's a decent mix of June lease deals with some companies, like Volkswagen, offering leases with no money down. Other companies have car leases with low ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Recalling 430,000 Jeeps

Chrysler Group announced two separate Jeep recalls affecting three models yesterday. These recalls are not related to our story from earlier in the week about Chrysler’s refusal to comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall request for 2.7 million 1993-2004 Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Liberty models. The first recall affects 254,396 Compass and Patriot models from the 2010-2012 model years built between May 6, 2008 and July 20, 2012. According to the NHTSA, there may ... continue reading»

Tags: Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep, Model News, Jeep Recall

Will the Redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla Bring Happiness?

2014 Toyota Corolla This evening, Toyota revealed the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla. Leading up to tonight, Toyota has been using social media to show off different parts of the redesigned Corolla. In the beginning, Tatsuo Hasegawa, the Corolla’s first chief engineer, said the mission was “to develop a car that brings happiness and well-being to people around the world.” Now, according to a Toyota press release, the Corolla has been around for 47 years with almost 40 million sales in more than ... continue reading»

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Studies Say Car Buyers Want to Stay Connected

In-car technology Two new studies by Cisco and J.D. Power and Associates show what car buyers want from their next vehicle. J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study received responses from 16,758 vehicle owners, which show that car owners are interested in applications for phone pairing, wireless internet, better voice recognition and other features that would improve vehicle infotainment systems. Of those listed above, J.D. Power and Associates noticed that vehicle owners tended to ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Denies NHTSA's Request to Recall 2.7 Million Jeep Vehicles

2002 Jeep Liberty/Getty Images When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requests a recall, automakers usually comply. However, Chrysler Group is refusing NHTSA’s request for the automaker to recall 2.7 million 1993-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty SUVs. USA Today writes, “NHTSA says the rear-mounted gas tanks in those vehicles are too vulnerable to leaking and catching fire in a rear-end crash.” Chrysler says that the vehicles in question are safe, and that the automaker has been working with NHTSA ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty

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