As the auto industry undergoes a profound transformation, new cars may be a better investment than pre-owned vehicles. Low interest and no interest financing for new cars is creating an unusual auto loan environment. Classic assumptions about new versus used cars aren’t always correct. Depending on the make and model, there are some vehicles that Read on! →


It may be red or yellow, flashing or solid, a graphic or some words – but the “check engine” light is an important communication tool between you and your car. Usually, when the check engine light is off, you don’t even think about it. When it comes on, though, it is a warning from your Read on! →


Traditionally, when people think about buying a new car at a dealership, they often think of unpleasant experiences with pushy salespeople. Yet there are automotive dealerships in this great nation that have changed the high-pressure game. Courtesy Ford of Brooklyn, Conn., is a great example. Its sales and leasing staff have regularly received top ratings Read on! →


According to Car Insurance Genie, men almost always pay more for car insurance than women do. Is this a gender-biased system, or do insurance companies have good reasons for the cost disparity? And what can male motorists do to lower those costs? Men get in more accidents Insurance companies, like good gamblers, play the odds. Read on! →


Road salt, garden variety salt used to deice roads in winter, causes corrosion in car suspension components, which leads to recalls. The latest is an expansion of a Jeep Liberty recall, which now includes more than 350,000 Liberty SUVs from the 2004 to 2007 model years. Rust in pieces Salt, as it turns out, is Read on! →


The Dodge Durango, put to rest in 2008 and resurrected again 2011, is nearing its final days. By 2016, it will be phased out in favor of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Eliminating redundancies In its post-bailout existence, Chrysler and all its subsidiary makes became the property of Fiat SpA. Its new master has said one Read on! →


You don’t have this kind of money to spend on a car, no way, no how. In a private transaction that was listed among high-end vehicle sales on the boutique classic car auction site Anamera.com, an apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that was made for race driver Stirling Moss sold for a record $35 million. Read on! →


Toyota’s Prius is proving that so-called “green” cars may not be the antithesis of “mainstream” after all. The little hybrid that could hit the market as a niche model 15 years ago. Now, at the end of the first quarter of 2012, it has become the third largest selling vehicle in the world. Sales more Read on! →


In general, people spend entirely too much money on cars. Everybody knows you should spend no more than a third of your income each month on housing. That’s why mortgage lenders usually only approve loans if the monthly payments are less than a third of the borrower’s monthly income. But did you know that the Read on! →