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Toyota RAV4 Fares Poorly in IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test

2013 Toyota RAV4 Even with extra time to prepare, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 didn't do well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap frontal crash test. In a press release, the IIHS says they initially delayed crash testing the RAV4 to allow Toyota to enhance the vehicle’s safety structure. According to the IIHS, the changes made were not sufficient, and the RAV4 earned a score of Poor in the new safety test. The agency reports that “the driver ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Toyota RAV4, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

The Best New Car Deals in July

2013 Honda Accord Even though the big Fourth of July car sales events are over, there are still plenty of great car deals that can help you save money this month. If you plan on financing your new car, we found many interest-free offers, low interest rates and thousands of dollars in cash back rebates. If you’d rather lease your new car, there are many options, including lease deals that don’t require a down payment and leases with low monthly payments ... continue reading»

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Officially Rated at 29 MPG Highway

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray The EPA has officially rated the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at 17/29 mpg city/highway, which works out to 21 mpg combined when equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission. The new Corvette has better fuel economy estimates than the 2013 model, which earned 16/26 mpg city/highway and a combined rating of 19 mpg. General Motors says in a press release that the 2014 Corvette gets 28 mpg on the highway in its normal Tour drive mode ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Chevrolet Corvette, Model News, Fuel Economy

Car Thieves Love the Ford F-250

The Ford F-250 If you own a Cadillac Escalade, you can breathe a little easier. After years of being the vehicle with the most insurance theft claims, the luxury large SUV is no longer the preferred target of car thieves. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, the Ford F-250 is now the vehicle most likely to be involved in car insurance theft claims. In fact, the HLDI reports that the F-250 has theft claims at a rate that's six times the ... continue reading»

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Study: Women Are Better At Negotiating Auto Repair Costs Than Men

2003 Toyota Camry A study conducted by Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and AutoMD.com, an auto repair website, shows women who don’t seem to know average repair costs will pay more for their vehicle to get serviced than males. However, the study also finds that repair shops are more likely to negotiate with women. For the study, researchers got male and female volunteers to call auto repair shops to receive quotes on how much it would cost to replace ... continue reading»

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