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Report: FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that’s too… fine [w/video]

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Videos Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer’s trade-in, regardless of the amount; customers [...]

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Report: Volvo wants to sell cars online, skip most auto shows

Filed under: Car Buying, Marketing/Advertising, Volvo Volvo is completely rethinking its marketing strategy with an approach that it calls the Volvo Way to Market. The revised plan means an increase in the company’s advertising budget overall and a totally different way to allocate those funds. The most dramatic shift is the Swedish automaker’s decision to [...]

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Five Best Car Comparison Sites

If you’re shopping for a new car, you need to do our homework. Learning all you can and comparing different vehicles isn’t easy, which is why there are tons of sites out there to help. This week we’re looking at five of the best car comparison sites, based on your nominations and suggestions. Read more… [...]

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Report: Turns out Millennials like driving about as much as their ’80s counterparts

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc. Over the past few years, it has become generally accepted wisdom that the Millennial generation cares less about cars and drives less than the generations of Americans that came before them. However, a recent dig into one dataset by The Atlantic’s Citylab blog finds that assertion might not be entirely [...]

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Report: Audi tests new kind of car sharing, lets you buy cars with buddies [w/video]

Filed under: Car Buying, Europe, Ownership, Smartphone, Technology, Videos Car sharing services like ZipCar, Car2Go and others offer people in cities the chance to have a vehicle without dealing with the hassles of parking or maintenance, while also eliminating traffic. However, many individuals are turned off by the idea of splitting a car with an [...]

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Official: 2015 Lexus RC F configurator heats up

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Lexus, Luxury Just over two weeks after Lexus activated its online configurator for the 2015 RC350, the Japanese luxury marque is flipping the switch on the car we really want to customize – the 467-horsepower RC F. In addition to letting us play about with various configurations for the [...]

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Report: Lil Wayne’s daughter gifted Ferrari GTO, BMW X4 for 16th birthday [w/video]

Filed under: Car Buying, Videos, Ownership, Weird Car News It must be nice to have ludicrously rich parents. Rapper Lil’ Wayne’s daughter Reginae recently celebrated her 16th birthday with a huge party in Atlanta. Where many teens would be overjoyed just to get a family hand-me-down for a first car, the rapper’s daughter got two [...]

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Official: Rest of 2015.5 Dodge Viper lineup available after MSRP drop spurs sales uptick

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Dodge The Dodge Viper has muscled its way back into buyers’ good graces thanks to a $15,000 price drop across-the-board – and we’re sure the extra five horsepower didn’t hurt, either – posting a 26-percent year-to-date surge after the September realignment. No longer, uh, snakebitten, Dodge is now [...]

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Official: 2016 Ford Explorer configurator reveals $30,700* base price, Platinum starts at $52,600*

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Crossover, Ford The à la carte menu for the 2016 Ford Explorer is ready for your… umm… exploring. The first page of the refreshed model’s configurator reveals the lineup, including the new Platinum trim, and price increases for three of the carryover models. The base Explorer doesn’t change by one [...]

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Report: Ferrari 458 Speciale buyers told to spec options to secure orders

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Supercars, Ferrari Want to get your hands on a Ferrari 458 Speciale? You’re in good company, because demand for what could be the last naturally aspirated V8 supercar from Maranello is apparently soaring. As a result, some buyers who’ve already placed their orders are reportedly being “advised” to add on [...]

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