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How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

2015 Honda Fit There’s no getting around it – cars are expensive. They’re starting to cost more and more, too. Kelley Blue Book reports that the average new car transaction price in June reached $33,340. That’s an increase of $209 from May and $821 from June 2014. The rising average price of a new car shows that consumers are willing to pay more and more for a new car. The question is, how much should you pay for a new ... continue reading»

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Why You Want a Lighter Car

The 2015 Ford F-150 lost weight Most Americans (nearly 70 percent, in fact) have some weight they need to lose, but we rarely think that our cars could stand to lose a few pounds as well. When a car is redesigned or introduced, automakers often tout the fact that the new model is lighter than the old one, or is lighter than most competitors. It’s not like cars can suffer from diabetes or heart disease as a result of being overweight, so why do carmakers ... continue reading»

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With Low Gas Prices, the Math on Hybrids has Changed

2015 toyota prius family It’s not easy being green when you want to save some green. With the national average price of gas at just $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA, a lot of consumers are turning away from fuel-efficient cars in favor of crossovers and SUVs. In fact, Edmunds.com reports that less than half of people who have traded in a hybrid car in 2015 replaced it with another hybrid. Hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs typically cost more than their ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Hybrid Cars

Convertibles that Fit Child Car Seats

The Chevrolet Camaro can fit car seats It’s a shame that both Mother’s and Father’s Day fall smack dab in the middle of prime convertible weather. Parents are the people who would likely benefit most from a little top-down motoring, but unless they want to shell out for a babysitter, many parents may feel like they’re stuck listening to tantrums from the back seat, not the wind in their hair. Though no convertible can match the family-friendliness of a minivan or midsize SUV ... continue reading»

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2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are two of the most popular three-row midsize SUVs on the market. Both SUVs have similar features, specifications and starting prices. So, which one is right for you? [See full Midsize SUV Rankings] 2015 Honda Pilot EX 2WD Model 2015 Toyota Highlander LE Plus V6 2WD 8 Maximum Seating Capacity 8 4 Total Number of LATCH Connectors 4 250 Horsepower 270 $2,000 EPA-Estimated Annual Fuel Cost $2,000 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty ... continue reading»

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