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Software, Electronic Glitches Cause Toyota Recall of Almost 1 Million U.S. Vehicles

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. for software and electronic circuit issues. The Toyota Prius, RAV4 and Tacoma, as well as the Lexus RX 350, are part of the safety recall. About 700,000 Toyota Prius hybrids from the 2010 to 2014 model years will receive a software update to fix a malfunction where the car can go into a failsafe mode. Multiple warning lights will go off before the vehicle goes into the ... continue reading»

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Super Bowl Car Ads are for the Dogs

Automakers are hoping their ads catch your attention this Super Bowl Sunday. Not only are they spending a lot of money on their commercials, but they’re hoping to make an impression on consumers, especially those who are in the market for a new vehicle. “Carmakers are spending as much as $6 million per 30-second spot to grab consumers and promote a bumper crop of new vehicles during the telecast, typically the most-watched TV event of the year in the ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Spark only Minicar to Perform Well in Newer IIHS Crash Test

Chevrolet Spark IIHS small overlap test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently put some of the smallest cars on the market through its crash tests, and overall, they did not do well. Out of 11 minicars from the 2013 and 2014 model years tested, only the Chevrolet Spark earned a Top Safety Pick award. The Spark received the highest rating of Good in the IIHS’ side, roof strength, head restraint and moderate overlap front tests, as well as the second highest rating of Acceptable in ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, Chevrolet Spark, Toyota Prius c, Model News, Mitsubishi Mirage, top safety pick , IIHS crash tests, Mazda Mazda2

2015 Chrysler 200 Aims to Take on Midsize Car Leaders

2015 Chrysler 200 One of the most talked-about launches at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week is the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200. It sports a completely new look outside and inside, as well as class-exclusive features like a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rotary dial gear shifter. CNET calls the new Chrysler 200 the “most improved” car at the Detroit auto show, saying that it has “a more coupe-like silhouette that is, at the very least, 1,000 percent ... continue reading»

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January's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Nissan Rogue It’s a new year and if you have an old, unreliable car, a new car might be on your resolution list for 2014. We found some great car deals that will help save you money this January. Shoppers looking for the best lease deals will find some lease offers that don’t require a down payment, but most January car lease deals feature low monthly payments when you put a few thousand dollars down. If you plan on financing ... continue reading»

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