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EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal Following the lowering of estimated fuel economy figures from companies like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and even a handful of Mercedes-Benz sedans in the recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down by mandating new mileage testing procedures by the end of the year, after first considering some changes months [...]

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Kids 39% more likely to buy parents’ car brand

Filed under: Car Buying Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won’t really come as a surprise. According to Soren Anderson, and MSU economist, kids are 39 percent more likely to buy cars [...]

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Does Warren Buffett’s dealership acquisition foreshadow Chinese car sales in US?

Filed under: Car Buying, China The US auto dealer industry recently saw a huge shakeup when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought Van Tuyl Group, the country’s largest privately owned network of showrooms, for an undisclosed sum. Assuming the deal’s regulatory success, it immediately made Buffet one of the nation’s largest car retailers. But [...]

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Maserati rapidly expanding dealer network

Filed under: Car Buying, Maserati With the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans out on the market, and the new Levante crossover and Alfieri coupe on their way, Maserati is making serious headway towards revitalizing its lineup. Now all it needs in order to reach its ambitious sales targets is to expand the network of dealers [...]

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Male Baby Boomers most likely to drive connected cars, according to Nielsen study

Filed under: Car Buying, Technology There’s no denying that new cars are becoming increasingly packed with tech that connects drivers to the internet, even if it can be distracting. Whether it’s as simple as streaming audio or turning the interior into a wifi hotspot, these connected car systems appear here to stay. So who actually [...]

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Refreshed 2015 Subaru Impreza priced from $18,195*

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Hatchback, Subaru It was just a few weeks ago that Subaru unveiled its refreshed 2015 Impreza with refinements like a tweaked front fascia, upgraded infotainment system, standard rearview camera, slightly better fuel economy and other goodies. The Japanese automaker has finally decided to tell us what all of this new [...]

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What you missed on 10.9.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, BMW, Bugatti, Humor, Specialty, Luxury, MISC Which $10,000 ’80s coupe would you choose? In the end, there can be only one. And, while we’ve got another six days left in the balloting, one of these two vehicles is leading in the early running by about two to [...]

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Billions of dollars at stake as dealers, Feds face off over auto loan regulations

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Earnings/Financials “Dealers have to discount those rates to be competitive. The current system saves customers money. Period.” – Forrest McConnell Auto dealers and the federal government are facing off over proposed rules to regulate auto financing, and this week the head of the nation’s largest dealer lobby came out strongly [...]

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Is Lincoln MKC cutting into Cadillac SRX sales?

Filed under: Car Buying, Crossover, Cadillac, Lincoln The two big American luxury brands of Cadillac and Lincoln are on surprisingly similar paths at the moment with both divisions hoping to redefine themselves and grow popularity. They’re still early in the process with no clear winner yet, but things might actually be looking up for Lincoln’s [...]

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Ask an Expert: All About Car Buying

Buying a car is a big decision to make, with a huge number of factors to consider. Whether you want that new car smell or are searching for the perfect used vehicle, you’re trying to balance your wants and needs with the potential cost. Without getting swindled. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Average Bugatti owner has 84 cars, 3 jets, 1 yacht

Filed under: Car Buying, Performance, Bentley, Bugatti, Luxury Between Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti, the Volkswagen Group has no lack of prestige marques under its umbrella. And while some of these marques may produce models that compete against each other, each seems to be profitable enough in its own right to justify its existence. [...]

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