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Here’s Yet Another Chinese Brand That Might Become The First Sold In America

As far as new, made-up car brand names go, Vantas isn’t bad. It feels like the premium brand it’s intended to be, sort of a heavily yet vaguely European-accented way to say half of the word “fantastic” or “fantasy.” Vantas is the name chosen by China’s giant Chery Automobile company to sell premium SUVs in […]

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Free Maintenance Plans Are Great But They Aren’t Saving You A Lot Of Money

With 2020 car sales predicted to be down compared to 2019 some automakers are doing whatever they can to maintain market share and get new buyers behind the wheel. It’s in this spirit that Hyundai will be one of the first non-luxury brands to offer a free maintenance program. This is great but it shouldn’t […]

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Free Maintenance Plans Are Great But They Aren’t Saving You A Lot Of Money

With 2020 car sales predicted to be down compared to 2019 some automakers are doing whatever they can to maintain market share and get new buyers behind the wheel. It’s in this spirit that Hyundai will be one of the first non-luxury brands to offer a free maintenance program. This is great but it shouldn’t […]

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The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP Is A Ridiculous Race-Inspired Hot Hatch, But Won’t Come With A Manual

Mini’s JCW GP models have always been a ridiculous caricature of a race-inspired hot hatch. The first GP was perfection, which explains their equally ridiculous resale prices these days. It takes just the right person to appreciate the JCW GP, but those who do hold them tight and treat them dearly. Only 3000 will be…Read […]

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Chuck Schumer’s Plan To Bring Back Cash For Clunkers Ignores How Much That Scheme Sucked

As we noted on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to incentivize electric vehicle sales using a scrappage scheme in the mold of Cash For Clunkers. This is a well-intentioned plan and the goal of increasing EV adoption is a good one. It just ignores one serious problem: Cash For Clunkers sucked.Read more… Continue […]

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The Base Model 2020 Porsche 911 Will Start At $97,400

With the exciting announcement of a revamped Porsche 911 earlier this year, the 992-generation car launched in Carrera S and Carrera 4S guise. After a few months of anxious waiting, we finally have the details on Porsche’s base model 911. The Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet were unveiled Monday afternoon, still with a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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McLaren Is Working on a Driver Focused Ferrari SP2 Competitor Without a Top: Report

McLaren is reportedly already working on an open-cockpit speedster hypercar follow up to the focused Senna, topping the range and filling another slot in the brand’s Ultimate Series, according to Autocar. Similar to Ferrari’s recent Monza SP1 and SP2 speedster models, the new McLaren will simply not have a roof in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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McLaren Is Working on a Driver Focused Ferrari SP2 Competitor Without a Top: Report

McLaren is reportedly already working on an open-cockpit speedster hypercar follow up to the focused Senna, topping the range and filling another slot in the brand’s Ultimate Series, according to Autocar. Similar to Ferrari’s recent Monza SP1 and SP2 speedster models, the new McLaren will simply not have a roof in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Please Stand Up and Applaud For the Return of the Porsche Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4

Certainly among the best driving experiences Porsche has ever built, the 981 Boxster Spyder remains an excellent road-going sports car, while the Cayman GT4 is a simply transcendent drive on a track or smooth canyon road. That’s great and all, but they’re old news. Porsche is back with a brand new bag, and the 718…Read […]

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Here Are the Most and Least Reliable Cars According to Consumer Reports

Even though a lot of buyers prioritize getting the latest technology in their new car purchase, reliability should still a key factor. Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to personally kick the tires on every car in every lot in town just to find a reliable ride. A good place to start is Consumer […]

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Should I Really Avoid a Car in the First Model Year?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help people out. This week we’re discussing the risks of buying a car in the first year of production, certified pre-owned cars being sold “as-is,” and why it’s so […]

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How Do I Handle Taxes For an Out of State Car Purchase?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing taxes and fees when buying out of state, what “dealer prep” means, and the need for insurance on a car with a […]

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How Do I Handle Taxes For an Out of State Car Purchase?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing taxes and fees when buying out of state, what “dealer prep” means, and the need for insurance on a car with a […]

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Automakers Need to Stop Doing This Sneaky Pricing Trick on Their Websites

When it comes to deciding on a new car, price isn’t everything. But it’s a big one. Almost everyone researches car online and even use an automaker’s website to configure a car with the options and features they want before going into the dealer. The problem is that some brands are a little bit sneaky […]

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