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How Big Brother Gets in Your Car

By now, most of us realize that when we go online, we give up some privacy. Anyone who’s browsed for something on Amazon.com only to have related ads pop up on other sites knows that. However, offline, you might not have as much privacy as you think you do, and some of that lack of privacy can come in what is a fairly private space: your car. Here are four groups that are inviting Big Brother to ride ... continue reading»

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2015 Subaru Impreza Gets MPG Boost, Standard Rearview Camera

2015 Subaru Impreza Subaru announced yesterday that the Impreza is getting a host of updates for the 2015 model year, including a standard rearview camera on all trims, an updated front bumper, grille and headlights and revised interior trim. According to Subaru, the Impreza's refreshed front styling gives it "a closer kinship to the all-new 2015 Legacy." For 2015, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the 2.0i Premium trim, whereas the 2014 2.0i Premium trim came standard with ... continue reading»

Tags: Subaru Impreza, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

What Lower Used Car Prices Mean for You

2006 Honda Civic There’s good and bad news for car shoppers. Used car prices have fallen for the fourth straight month, according to vehicle auction company Manheim, which is great if you’re shopping for a used car. However, if you’re looking to trade-in or sell your vehicle, you might not get as much money for it. Used car prices were down 0.7 percent in August, which means you likely won’t get a fire sale on the used vehicle ... continue reading»

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The Best Compact SUVs for Resale Value

Small SUVs and crossovers are extremely popular. According to data from Edmunds.com, compact SUVs have twice the share of the new car market that they had a decade ago, and are now the fourth most popular type of vehicle (midsize cars, small cars and pickup trucks are more popular). While Edmunds points out that small SUVs offer things like space, price and fuel economy that appeal to buyers, there’s another reason to love small SUVs: Their resale values ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, compact SUVs, Small SUVs

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Gets Updated Styling, Improved TDI Fuel Economy

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen announced that the Jetta has a number of styling updates for the 2015 model year, including a front bumper that improves aerodynamics, which the automaker says has a direct impact on fuel economy. Other exterior styling updates include a revised trunk lid and taillights. The 2015 Jetta also offers an updated cabin, with a new look for the gauges and new trim details like chrome and piano black accents and ambient lighting. Bluetooth is now standard, and the Jetta ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Model News

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