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MotorWeek picks 17 Drivers’ Choice Award winners for 2020
February 13, 2020

MotorWeek picks 17 Drivers’ Choice Award winners for 2020

Maybe you can afford to buy a new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice best-of-the-year award winner. But, with a suggested retail price of almost $60,000, it’s a car most of us can’t afford. Fortunately, MotorWeek, the long-running PBS…

What does certified ‘pre owned’ mean and why should you care?
February 10, 2020

What does certified ‘pre owned’ mean and why should you care?

If certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are so great, then why do they represent less than a quarter of franchise dealers’ used-vehicle sales? And less than 10 percent of franchise dealers’ overall sales of new and used vehicles? And less than…

Nissan LEAF electric car
February 5, 2020

Electric car news provides ‘cure’ for shoppers’ worries

Electric vehicle sales are hardly lighting up. In fact, other than a trio of Tesla models, electric vehicles took a step back in 2019, despite availability of more EV models than ever in the United States. Why the reluctance of…

Toyota Highlander assembly line
February 3, 2020

SUVs, trucks and cars first owners keep at least 15 years

Keeping a vehicle long, long after purchasing it new probably means you made a good decision in the first place. There’s also a good chance you bought a Toyota or a Honda. “Owners are more likely to hold onto cars…

Ford F-150 speeding down highway
January 22, 2020

What are the most popular cars – used and new – across U.S.?

You might not think that Philadelphia, PA, and Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, have much in common. Or, for that matter, Houston, TX, and Portland, OR. In fact, all four cities share something with 19 others among the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas….