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Should You Buy a Used Rental Car?

For rental cars, it turns out, there’s an afterlife. Each year, rental agencies sell portions of their fleet to consumers and dealerships, so it’s possible that if you’re in the market for a used car, you’ve considered buying a former rental. Last year, Hertz sold 27,000 retired rental cars and plans to increase its sales this year by 65 percent, reports Automotive News. Many rental companies have car sales divisions including Enterprise, Budget Rent A ... continue reading»

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2015 Chrysler 200 Rated at up to 36 MPG Highway

2015 Chrysler 200 Chrysler announced the EPA-certified fuel economy ratings for the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 this week. With its base 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the 200 earns an EPA-estimated 23/36 mpg city/highway. With the 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6, it returns up to 19/32 mpg. Chrysler says that the standard nine-speed automatic transmission is an important factor that contributes to the 200's improved fuel economy over the outgoing model. The midsize car segment in which the 200 competes ... continue reading»

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Spring Cleaning for Your Car

Honda Odyssey Spring Car Care The dawning of spring can inspire us to refresh and renew many aspects of our lives. Our homes and wardrobes often get a spring-inspired overhaul, but our cars can also benefit from revitalization as the seasons change. Whether you live in an area that had a mild winter or you experienced harsh weather and snow, here are some steps you can take this spring to keep your car in tip-top shape. Wash your car. If you live in an area ... continue reading»

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Study: Rearview Cameras Help Prevent More Collisions than Rear Sensors

Nissan Versa Note Rearview Camera A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that rearview cameras may be better than rear parking sensors at preventing collisions when a vehicle is reversing. According to the study, in some cases, rearview cameras alone prevented more collisions than rearview cameras paired with parking sensors. The purpose of the study was withheld from 111 volunteers who were asked to get behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox to evaluate its infotainment systems. Volunteers were ... continue reading»

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Mazda Miata Getting a New York-Style Birthday Party

Mazda MX-5 Miata For sports car shoppers and owners, "Miata" is likely a familiar name, and probably has been for some time. Next month at the New York International Auto Show, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will celebrate its 25th birthday. To commemorate the roadster's milestone, Mazda will display 15 Miatas from various years in a dedicated area, including concepts from past auto shows, production models and race cars. Mazda says in a press release that the Miata debuted at the Chicago Auto ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda MX 5 Miata, Model News

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