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Best New Car Deals in August

As automakers look to clear their lots of 2013 model year vehicles to make room for the 2014 models, they’ve added significant discounts to many vehicles. This month, there are many interest-free financing deals, cash back rebates and great lease deals on new vehicles, including both 2013 and 2014 models. Some lease deals don’t require a down payment, and there are low monthly lease payments available on a number of vehicles as well. Purchase Deals General Motors is ... continue reading»

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Honda Civic Aces Newer IIHS Front Crash Test

2013 Honda Civic IIHS test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluated small cars in its latest round of crash testing, and half of the 12 models tested were named Top Safety Pick Plus vehicles. The highest rating of Good was earned only by the 2013 Honda Civic sedan and coupe. The second highest rating of Acceptable went to the 2014 Scion tC, 2013 Hyundai Elantra, 2013 Ford Focus and 2013 Dodge Dart. The IIHS put the small cars through its newer small overlap frontal ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen TDI Models to Get New Diesel Engine

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI engine Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine will be available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models, which will hit dealer lots by the second half of 2014. The automaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and 150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine that the automaker currently offers. Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tells Kicking Tires that the new engine should be ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle, Model News, Diesel engines

2014 Chevrolet Volt Sees 13 Percent Price Drop

If you’ve been saving up for a Chevrolet Volt, you can save a little less. Chevrolet has announced that for 2014, the Volt will cost $5,000 less than earlier models. That’s about a 13 percent price drop. The 2014 Volt has a base price of $34,995, which includes an $810 destination fee. Consumers can get tax credits on a Volt purchase of up to $7,500, which could effectively lower the price of the Volt to ... continue reading»

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After Hurricane Sandy, Water-Damaged Cars Flood Used Car Dealerships

flooded car It's been less than a year since Hurricane Sandy, but many of the cars damaged in that storm, as well as other storm-damaged cars, have made their way back to the U.S. used car market, according to CarFax. They estimate that more than 212,000 flood-damaged cars are on the road in the U.S. today, and many of them are from the 250,000 cars damaged in Hurricane Sandy. CarFax says that, historically, half of the cars ... continue reading»

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