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Car Accessories: Do you Splurge on Extras for your Ride?

Porsche bike We all know people who absolutely love their vehicle. Maybe they’re die-hard loyalists to the brand or they just worship their ride. When you buy a vehicle that you’ve fallen head over heels with, do you splurge on extras, like accessories for your car, or brand-specific clothing, luggage, wallets or even handbags? BMW and Mini offer a range of car accessories, including a baby seat, iPad holder and an electric cooler bag. If you need more BMW when ... continue reading»

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Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250

2014 Infiniti Q50 Two of the newest upscale midsize cars on the market fall short in Consumer Reports’ tests. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS are outranked by a number of competitors, including the BMW 328i, Mercedes-Benz C250, Lincoln MKZ 2.0 EcoBoost and Volvo S60 T5. Consumer Reports says that while the Q50 is intended to replace the Infiniti G37 sedan, the new car does not meet its expectations. “The Infiniti G has been one of Consumer ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus IS, Model News, Consumer Reports, Infiniti Q50

Used Car Prices Starting to Come Down

Used car shoppers who have experienced sticker shock over used car prices in the past few years can relax a little. Used car prices are starting to drop. “During the recession, consumers stopped buying new vehicles and automakers trimmed production, eventually creating a shortage of the most sought-after used vehicles — later models with low mileage,” reports The New York Times. “Used-car prices surged.” As new car sales have recovered, more used cars are available for sale. The increase in supply ... continue reading»

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Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models are affected. The problem is caused by a chain reaction that starts with the air conditioner condenser, which produces water condensation during normal operation. Typically, this water is collected in the air conditioner housing and drained by a tube. However, according to a document Toyota filed with the ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota, Model News, Recall, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Venza, Airbag, Spider, Short Circuit

Next-Gen Mustang to be Revealed in December

2015 Ford Mustang It may be the holiday gift Mustang enthusiasts are waiting for: Reuters is reporting that Ford will unwrap the next-generation, 2015 Mustang at some point this December, though some automotive journalists may get an earlier look. The publication says that select press members will be given a peek at the new pony car next week. Publications such as Autoweek originally speculated that the Mustang's design would mimic a Ford concept car called the Evos, which featured swoopy, more rounded ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2015 Ford Mustang

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