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Americans Care Less About Drunk Driving, Other Risky Behaviors

Drunk Driving Americans are becoming less concerned about drunk driving, according to a new study by AAA. The news comes as local police departments around the country prepare to crack down on drunk driving this Labor Day Weekend. The U.S. saw an estimated 5.3 percent increase in traffic deaths in 2012, the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study, which is based on four years of surveys conducted by the non-profit ... continue reading»

Tags: News, AAA, drunk driving, texting

Ford Lowers MPG Rating on C-Max, Reimburses Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford announced in a press release Thursday that it is reducing the fuel economy estimates for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and giving customers who bought the car a small reimbursement. According to the EPA, the C-Max Hybrid’s fuel economy will go from 47/47/47 city/highway/combined to 45/40/43 city/highway/combined. The disbursement, which Ford calls a “goodwill payment,” will be $550 for purchasers and $325 for lessees. The New York Times reports that the ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford, Hybrids, Model News, Fuel Economy, Ford C Max Hybrid

Tesla Model S Crash Tested, Earns Five Stars

Tesla Model S Buying a Tesla Model S may seem like a leap of faith. After all, Tesla is a new automaker selling a new model that runs on new technology. However, the Model S’s five-star crash test rating, released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, shows that, when it comes to safety, Tesla can compete with the major manufacturers. The five-star rating is NHTSA’s highest. Tesla earned a five-star overall rating, as well as five-star ratings ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Tesla Model S, Tesla, Model News, crash test

After Hurricane Sandy, Water-Damaged Cars Flood Used Car Dealerships

flooded car It's been less than a year since Hurricane Sandy, but many of the cars damaged in that storm, as well as other storm-damaged cars, have made their way back to the U.S. used car market, according to CarFax. They estimate that more than 212,000 flood-damaged cars are on the road in the U.S. today, and many of them are from the 250,000 cars damaged in Hurricane Sandy. CarFax says that, historically, half of the cars ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Hurricane Sandy, CarFax, Flood Damage

Honda Redesigns Fit, Adds Hybrid, Sedan Options

Honda Fit Honda has released images of the all-new Japanese model Fit and, according to Motor Trend, the pictures offer U.S. buyers a sneak peak of the 2015 U.S. model. The images show a blue Honda Fit hatchback with all-new styling that Motor Trend says will be featured on the 2015 U.S. model. Changes include more angular bodywork on the front, side and rear and a new headlight and grille combination that reminded Motor Trend of Honda’s Clarity ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Fit, Model News

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