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Read This: Why you should run out and buy a vintage Aston Martin Lagonda right now

Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Sedan, Aston Martin, Luxury, Ownership, Design/Style, Read This Aston Martin has a reputation for crafting some of the world’s finest luxury GTs, and with a little help from James Bond, it has also become a quintessential British brand. While the company’s models are known for combining speed and luxury, they [...]

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Official: Volvo launches XC90 configurator site

Filed under: Car Buying, Marketing/Advertising, Crossover, Volvo, Luxury, Ownership, Design/Style In many ways the 2016 Volvo XC90 defines the future of the Swedish brand. The SUV is the introduction of the company’s Scalable Product Architecture modular platform that should underpin most of its future models. It’s also the first big chance to see whether consumers [...]

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Report: Why the Charger Hellcat can’t be ordered with a manual transmission

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Dodge, Autoblog Black Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your [...]

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Opinion: This Or That: 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro vs. 1987 Land Rover Defender [w/poll]

Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Minivan/Van, SUV, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Off-Road, Autoblog Black As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I’m currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or [...]

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Official: 2015 Ram Promaster City will work for $23,130* [UPDATE]

Filed under: Car Buying, Minivan/Van, Commercial Vehicles, Ram UPDATE: Comparing the disparate specification levels on commercial vehicles especially can be bewildering, but as Ram spokesman Nick Cappa points out, the ProMaster City is only offered in long-wheelbase form (unlike the Ford Transit Connect, for example, that starts in short-wheelbase spec). Just which model is the [...]

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Report: Mini battling sales slump again, is it becoming cliché?

Filed under: Car Buying, Marketing/Advertising, Hatchback, Mini, Earnings/Financials Things aren’t looking good for Mini this year. The diminutive BMW brand has shown falling sales every month in 2014 in our By the Numbers wrap-ups. If that weren’t bad enough, the latest Cooper Hardtop suffered fuel economy issues upon arriving to the US. First, there was [...]

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Report: Car dealer lingo dictionary is filled with gold balls and green peas

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Ownership Every industry develops its own slang – mastering it brings people together as part of a group and makes communication harder for outsiders to understand. Given the less-than-sterling reputation that car salesmen have among many consumers, it should be no surprise that they also have their own insider jargon. [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.4.14

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, SEMA Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford, Motorcycle We’ll obsessively cover the 2014 SEMA Show Today is the day that all the craziness that is the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas begins in earnest. We’re live from the show floor, bringing the best, the worst and all the rest of can’t-miss [...]

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Confirmed: 2015 Ford Edge holds line on pricing, starts at $28,100* [UPDATE]

Filed under: Car Buying, Crossover, Ford UPDATE: Between the initial launch and now, Ford has decided to no longer include the Adaptive Steering system as standard equipment on Edge Sport. It’s now part of the optional Driver’s Package for Sport and Titanium models. Also, Ford has issued a corrective statement clarifying that the 2015 Edge [...]

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Study: Consumer Reports says infotainment systems ‘growing first-year reliability plague’

Filed under: Car Buying, Audi, Buick, Honda, Kia, Lincoln, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Ownership The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey (right) is out, and the top two spots look much the same as last year’s list with Lexus and Toyota in first and second place, respectively. However, there are some major shakeups for [...]

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Report: Dealers pressure Edmunds to remove ‘Haggling’ videos from YouTube [w/videos]

Filed under: Car Buying, Marketing/Advertising, Videos Many people absolutely abhor the car-buying process – especially haggling back-and-forth with a salesman to settle on a price. A 2014 study from Edmunds found that 83 percent of respondents would like to cut negotiating from the purchasing experience, and about 20 percent of them would have given up [...]

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