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GM Under Federal Investigation Following Ignition Switch Recall

GM Renaissance Center General Motors may have known about faulty ignition switches in some of its small cars earlier than it originally reported. In documents published by the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wednesday, the automaker said a 2001 report acknowledged a problem with the ignition switch during pre-production testing of the Saturn Ion. A report from 2003 also acknowledged that there was an issue with a Saturn Ion in which the car stalled while a service technician was driving ... continue reading»

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The 2014 Best Cars for Families Awards

Let’s compare buying a family car to buying a fun little convertible. If you’re shopping for a convertible, all you have to think about is if you like it and if you can afford it. For a family car, liking and affording the car are important, but you also need to consider safety, reliability and if the car has the space and features your family needs. Buying a family car won’t make most people’s heart race ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Rankings, Best Cars for Families

2015 Jeep Renegade Brings Off-Roading to the Small SUV Market

Jeep introduced the 2015 Renegade SUV this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model slots below the Cherokee compact SUV in its vehicle lineup. In a press release, Jeep says the Renegade is available with Active Drive and Active Drive Low four-wheel drive systems and is capable of driving through 19 inches of water. Both systems feature full-time four-wheel drive, and Active Drive Low also includes low-range gearing. The Trailhawk trim comes with a number of off-roading features ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2015 Jeep Renegade

March's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Volkswagen Jetta If you’re looking to score a good deal on a new car, truck or SUV, now is a good time to buy. February new-car sales were better than January’s sales figures, but about the same as they were in February 2013. Intense winter weather kept many shoppers out of dealerships the past couple months, and automakers are offering low interest rates, budget-friendly monthly lease payments and thousands in cash back rebates to entice consumers. Now that the snow ... continue reading»

Tags: News, car deals, March new car incentives

Flat February Car Sales Could Mean Good Deals for Shoppers Who Act Fast

The artic chill that some automakers felt in their January sales continued into February for some brands, but that could be good news for car shoppers.  February auto sales were better overall than sales in January, but flat compared to February 2013. According to The Wall Street Journal, new car sales were down 5.3 percent, but SUV and crossover sales were up 9.1 percent compared to February 2013. General Motors reports that its sales were down 1 percent ... continue reading»

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