People look for a lot of things in a car when they shop — some want a sporty car, a sexy car, or a car that’s ultra efficient. Above all else, what trait people look for the most is American made. Consumer Reports reveals that, given the choice, 78% of people would rather buy a product […]
Category: Buying A Car
Researching a New Vehicle by Using Automotive Forums – Good or Bad?
When it comes time to buy a new car, many people find an automotive forum to learn more about it. This can be good and bad. Here is what you need to know.
7 Things To Consider When Buying Your Teen Their First Car
Learning to drive is a teenager’s ticket to freedom, and for many teens their first car will bring them memories that they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives…even if their first car is a ratty old Dodge Omni. Cars are an expensive responsibility, however, so if you’re in a position to buy one for […]
Should You Go Electric? Cost Comparison
Vehicle fuel economy ratings are taking on more importance than ever, as gas prices are steadily increasing — reaching as much as $6/gal in some areas. The good news is that consumers have options. There are more compact vehicles on the market now than ever before, plenty of hybrids, and – most enticingly – a handful […]
Should Hybrid and Electric Car Buyers Worry About Battery Pack Replacement Costs?
When I talk to potential hybrid and elelctric car buyers, one of their concerns always seems to be the cost of battery replacement. If I had to guess, I’d say that this is because so many people have replaced their standard lead-acid car batteries. It’s natural to assume that you’ll have a certain expense if […]
Do Your Homework Before Deciding to Splurge on A New Car
Jack Payton is an auto enthusiast, road trip pioneer and a freelance writer for the online tire retailer tires-easy.com. For more of Jack’s musings see his recent piece on road trip disasters. She hadn’t outright said it, but I could tell. All the signs were there. It was a reality that I was going to […]
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – The Finest Convertible You Can Buy
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster supercar is back, but this time as a ragtop. Some analysts worried it would lose its appeal without the signature gullwing doors that were replaced with regular conventional doors for the convertible top to operate. Nothing to worry about, this car is fantastic.
Gas vs Diesel Engines – Advantages and Disadvantages
Gas prices are high…and they have been for a while now. Unfortunately, the price of gas is even more unpredictable than the weather, so it’s hard to know when or if prices at the pump will go back to normal. Therefore, when it comes time to buy a new car or truck, many people are […]
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Car on eBay
While eBay isn’t quite as popular as it was a few years ago (remember all the eBay buzz when this commercial came out in 2007?), it’s bigger than ever as far as car buyers are concerned. There are thousands of vehicles for sale on eBay every day, and many of them are being sold for […]
Chrysler’s New “Customer Experience Initiative” Doomed To Fail
In this week’s Automotive News, one of the front-page stories is that Chrysler-Fiat has changed the system they’ve used to make sure that their Ram, Fiat, Jeep, and Chrysler dealers are doing the very best they can to satisfy the customer. Under the old system – the system that Chrysler is killing – dealers were: […]