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Affordable Small Cars Attract Young Buyers

Edmunds and R.L. Polk released a study on Wednesday that found the percentage of 18-34 year olds purchasing South Korean and U.S. brand cars has gone up since 2008. According to USA Today, “Detroit automakers have reached out to young buyers as never before with a raft of appealing small cars that they would have rejected as unprofitable in the past. Chrysler Group has the fun Fiat 500, General Motors has models like the small Chevrolet Sonic and ... continue reading»

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Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Affordable Small Cars, Upscale Small Cars, Small Cars, Dodge Dart, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

A potential airbag problem is causing Ford to recall more than 150,000 Fiesta subcompacts from the 2011 to 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty." What's interesting about this recall, reports Autoblog, is that, "These side curtain airbags were actually designed not to deploy in a scenario where the front ... continue reading»

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2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the same as last year. However, higher trims will see their price tags grow, and some options packages will gain more features as well as a higher price. It’s unusual that the Juke’s base price isn’t changing, since most of the time, price tags grow year over year. The middle-tier SV ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan Juke, Affordable Small Cars, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent, in addition to its main competitors, but the 2013 Accent sedan receives standard features like air conditioning and a USB audio input jack. The base 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan also comes standard with satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors and remote keyless entry. A power sunroof is now available on the ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Accent, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

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