Tax refund your key to a new vehicle?

Tax refund your key to a new vehicle?

Now that we’ve gone from holiday season to tax season, it’s time for millions of Americans to go … shopping for a new vehicle with the money they receive in their tax refunds. Will you be one of those shoppers in 2015? Tax refunds for 100 million Americans averaged nearly $2,700 last tax season, and […]

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Trucks are big news at the DFW Auto Show because, well, Texas

Trucks are big news at the DFW Auto Show because, well, Texas

Trucks are big in Texas. If you had any doubts, you only had to be present for media presentations on Wednesday, opening day of the DFW Auto Show in Dallas, to be set straight. Five of seven manufacturers featured pickup trucks in their remarks at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, starting with Ram, which […]

These are the 30 best used cars to buy – Consumer Reports

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Shopping for a used car can be overwhelming.

  Used cars are the way to go for most American buyers. Nearly 40 million a year, in fact, considerably more than twice the number of new cars sold each year. “But picking out a good used car … has never been easy,” according to Consumer Reports in an article “Used cars we recommend to […]

Hottest cars, trucks and SUVs turning out for the 2015 DFW Auto Show

Hottest cars, trucks and SUVs turning out for the 2015 DFW Auto Show

It may not get the buzz of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles auto shows. But if you’re a car lover – or an excited new car shopper – chances are that your heart still will beat a little faster approaching the entrance of the 2015 DFW Auto Show in Dallas. And then walk through […]

‘Best Cars for Families’ rankings open the door for spring car shoppers

‘Best Cars for Families’ rankings open the door for spring car shoppers

Spring is upon us and with the warmer weather (we hope) we get all the family activities that go with it and the summer ahead – sports, recreation, day trips, vacations. But, sometimes, those activities include shopping for a new car for the family’s year-round needs. Set aside for now a strict definition of what […]

Guzzlers running out of gas – or just changing with the times?

Guzzlers running out of gas – or just changing with the times?

You still can get a gas guzzling vehicle if you want – and can afford it. But apparently it’s getting more difficult, according to University of Michigan researchers. Not only are there fewer gas-guzzling vehicles around, those remaining tend to carry a steep price tag. So, if you aren’t driving a Bugatti Veyron, Bentley Mulsanne, […]

Santander-sponsored Ferrari rises to podium at Australian Grand Prix

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The opening of the Formula 1 racing season in Australia looked a lot like the close of last year with defending champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg claiming the top two steps on the podium. But Santander-sponsored Scuderia Ferrari also found something to cheer about as four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (2010-13) took […]

Here are some auto loan shopping tips for subprime borrowers

Here are some auto loan shopping tips for subprime borrowers

Nobody’s credit is perfect. Well, almost nobody’s. If you are even close to the top FICO score of 850, you probably don’t have to worry much about whether you can get a car loan, how much you can borrow or what interest rate you’ll get. But if you are among the approximately 25 million new- […]

You’re about to get behind the wheel of your virtual reality ‘dream car’

You’re about to get behind the wheel of your virtual reality ‘dream car’

The next big thing is almost here. At least that’s the way Audi sees virtual reality technology. Audi, along with Ford, Toyota, Volvo and Chrysler (our last blog post) are pioneering use of virtual reality in the auto industry, with the Audi bringing it into showrooms by the end of the year. Also referred to […]