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With Strong Car Sales, Shop Small to Get the Best Deals

Analysts are predicting strong April car sales, but consumers can still get a discount on a new car if they shop for cars that are in low demand.  “While April won’t bring too many surprises, sales should continue to grow at a steady pace,” says Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Retail sales continue to be strong which continues to keep the overall sales outlook healthy. There is restrained incentive spending and steadily rising transaction prices, which ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Betting Big on Mainstream Cars

the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Call 2015 the year of the big car reveal for Chevrolet. Though Chevrolet has had no problems selling its trucks, large SUVs and performance cars, sales of Chevrolet passenger cars have been lagging. In March, Chevrolet sold 16,552 Malibu midsize cars. While that’s an increase over February Malibu sales, Toyota sold 40,800 of its Camry midsize cars in March, and Honda sold 26,018 Accord models. Alan Batey, president, GM North America and Global Chevrolet, says that ... continue reading»

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Decoding MPG-e

2015 Fiat 500e If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, you’ve probably noticed something on the window sticker: an mpg-e rating. While we’re all familiar with mpg (how many miles a car gets per gallon of gasoline used), EVs never use gasoline and plug-in hybrids don’t always use it. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency came up with mpg-e. It’s a way to compare the fuel economy of cars that don’t use ... continue reading»

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Best Midsize Car Deals in March

March is quickly coming to an end, which can actually be good news for car shoppers. The end of the month can be a great time to buy a new car, as dealers may be more willing to negotiate in order to make their sales goals. The crop of deals and incentives on midsize cars in March is another piece of good news for car shoppers. Good midsize car financing and cash back deals, plus enhanced negotiating power can save ... continue reading»

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Family Cars with the Best Value

Best Family Cars Our Best Cars for the Money awards highlight cars that are great to own and great long-term values. Our Best Cars for Families awards recognize the best family cars in 19 different classes. Of course, families need cars that are great values as well. Though pricing and long-term costs aren’t part of our Best Cars for Families award criteria, they also aren’t mutually exclusive. Here are the eight Best Cars for Families winners that are also Best Cars ... continue reading»

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