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Hyundai Recalls 260,000 Vehicles

Hyundai is recalling nearly 260,000 vehicles in two separate recall actions. The first recall affects 239,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans from the 2006 to 2010 model years and Hyundai Azera sedans from the 2006 to 2011 model years in cold weather states. The affected vehicles were manufactured between Sept. 27, 2005 and Nov. 22, 2010. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Hyundai Azera, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2015 Mercedes GLA-Class: Mercedes-Benz Introduces its New Small Crossover

2015 Mercedes GLA-Class Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to add a new luxury compact SUV to its model line. The 2015 GLA250 4Matic will be the smallest member of Mercedes’ family of SUVs, joining the GLK-Class, M-Class, G-Class and GL-Class when it hits showroom floors in the third quarter of 2014. The GLA-Class will be officially introduced next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Compared with other compact crossovers, the 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class is slightly longer than the Range Rover Evoque, but also slightly ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Model News, Mercedes Benz GLA Class, Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 Dodge Durango Has More Standard Features than 2013 Model But Keeps Starting Price

2014 Dodge Durango Dodge announced today that the 2014 Durango will have the same starting price as the 2013 Durango, while offering more standard features. The 2014 Durango will start at $29,795, which does not include a $995 delivery fee, when it goes on sale at the end of September. Dodge says in a statement the 2014 Durango has “more than $3,500 in added content” over the 2013 model. New for 2014 is an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that ... continue reading»

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Car Repossessions at Record Low

Americans are doing a better job of staying current on their car loan payments, according to a new report from Experian Automotive, a credit and automotive industry analysis group. In a press release, Experian Automotive reports that in the second quarter of 2013, car repossessions fell by 14.8 percent. It’s the lowest rate of vehicle repossessions in seven years. In the second quarter of 2013, Experian Automotive says, 0.36 percent of vehicle loans ended up in repossession ... continue reading»

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Tesla Model S Crash Tested, Earns Five Stars

Tesla Model S Buying a Tesla Model S may seem like a leap of faith. After all, Tesla is a new automaker selling a new model that runs on new technology. However, the Model S’s five-star crash test rating, released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, shows that, when it comes to safety, Tesla can compete with the major manufacturers. The five-star rating is NHTSA’s highest. Tesla earned a five-star overall rating, as well as five-star ratings ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Tesla Model S, Tesla, Model News, crash test

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