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Consumers Opting for Longer Car Loans

car loan paperwork Buyers of new and used cars are choosing to stretch their car loans out longer. The average length of a new car loan in the first quarter of this year was 67 months, and the average term for a used auto loan was 62 months, according to data from Experian Automotive. The company says these car loan lengths are "new all-time highs." New-car buyers financed an average of $28,711 during the first quarter, which is up from $27,612 ... continue reading»

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Best Compact SUV Lease Deals Under $250 in January

If you're in the market for an SUV and want a vehicle that is easy to park and maneuver in close quarters, a compact SUV is a great option. Most compact SUVs offer quite a bit more cargo space than a typical compact car without taking up much more space in the garage. The best compact SUV lease deals this January are available with  monthly payments of $250 or less. [See our full rankings of Affordable Compact SUVs] 2015 ... continue reading»

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2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2015 North American International Auto Show is next month, and finalists for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been named. Candidates for the 2015 North American Car of the Year award include the 2015 Ford Mustang, 2015 Hyundai Genesis and 2015 Volkswagen Golf. The three vehicles up for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year include the 2015 Lincoln MKC, 2015 Ford F-150 and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The winner of each ... continue reading»

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Tesla Motors Reveals All-Wheel Drive Model S, Autopilot System

Tesla Model S Tesla Motors announced yesterday that it will build an all-wheel drive version of the Model S electric car. The automaker is also rolling out an Autopilot system that gives the Model S new driver assistance features. All-wheel drive is available on all three trim levels of the Model S, including the 60, 85 and performance-oriented P85. According to Tesla's website, the “Dual Motor All Wheel Drive system,” which bears a "D" designation, adds $4,000 to the price of ... continue reading»

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Best 2014 Labor Day Car Sales

2014 Ford Mustang With Labor Day fast approaching, automakers are offering lots of new car purchase deals, which include zero percent financing deals for five to six years through the holiday weekend. There are a number of cash back deals available as well. Here are some of the best 2014 Labor Day car sales. Chevrolet is offering zero percent financing for six years on most 2014 models in dealer stock through Sept. 2. This includes the Silverado 1500, Cruze, Malibu, Traverse, Impala and ... continue reading»

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