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Black Friday Car Deals

Forget cutting your Thanksgiving dinner short to stand in line at a big box store. Sure, saving a couple hundred dollars on a TV or laptop sounds great – sounds great that is, until you think about saving thousands of dollars on a new car. Some car companies are getting in on Black Friday sales and deals. Brands like Ford, Toyota and Chevrolet are all offering Black Friday car deals. Ford is offering a pre-paid MasterCard of up to $1,000 ... continue reading»

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Government to Investigate Tesla Fires

The rollout of any new product is likely to hit some bumps in the road. For Tesla, the maker of the Tesla Model S electric car, hitting some bumps in the road has led to some highly-publicized fires, and now a federal investigation. One of the Model S fires occurred in Tennessee and the other in Washington state.  Both fires happened after the cars hit objects in the road, which pierced the cars’ battery compartments, sparking the fires. No injuries ... continue reading»

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Kia to Bring All-Electric Soul EV to US in 2014

Fans of electric cars are about to have one more model to choose from. Kia announced yesterday that it is bringing an electric Kia Soul to the U.S. market in 2014. Based on the second-generation Soul, which was launched in 2013 for the 2014 model year, Kia says the electric Soul will have a range of more than 120 miles. Charging times will range from five hours for a totally depleted battery with the car plugged into a 240-volt ... continue reading»

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October Car Sales Can Point to November's Best Car Deals

October car sales were strong, with automakers selling 12 percent more cars than they did in October of 2012. Though auto sales were good overall, some models saw sales well above the sales numbers of other cars, trucks and SUVs. According to The Wall Street Journal, the three top sellers in October new car, SUV and truck sales were pickup trucks. The Ford F-Series sold the most units of any car, truck or SUV in October, followed by the Chevrolet ... continue reading»

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Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

The conventional wisdom is, if you want a safe, reliable car, you buy from a Japanese car maker. According to the latest Consumer Reports reliability ratings, conventional wisdom isn't as smart as it used to be. The New York Times writes, "After results of Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability ratings were released on Monday, there appeared to be a crack in the dominance of Japanese brands over automotive reliability. Two of America’s most popular cars, the V-6-equipped Honda ... continue reading»
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