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‘FindTheBest’ 2013 model cars, pickups, SUVs on this list
February 11, 2013

‘FindTheBest’ 2013 model cars, pickups, SUVs on this list

Readers love lists. We love lists. And lists of top-rated vehicles, whatever the ratings system, are among our favorites. One of the most interesting we spotted recently is “FindTheBest” (FTB) – 2013 models in this case – at cars.findthebest.com, which…

The art of negotiating the best deal
February 5, 2013

The art of negotiating the best deal

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. Recently a friend of mine asked, “How do you get the best deal when shopping for a vehicle?” I replied that the buying process – negotiating the best car deal…

Car commercials creating Super Bowl buzz even before the big game
January 30, 2013

Car commercials creating Super Bowl buzz even before the big game

“Automakers creating buzz for Super Bowl commercials” online at Bayoubuzz, “For automakers, Super Bowl ad brawl has already begun” on NBCNews.com, and “Super Bowl 2013: Detroit automakers drastically different on ads” on MLive.com. Headlines from a quick online search for…

Innovation drives car buyers to choose most-valued vehicles
January 23, 2013

Innovation drives car buyers to choose most-valued vehicles

Hyundai, Volkswagen-Audi, BMW and Chevrolet may seem about as different as night and day – and day and night – but when American car buyers attach value to those manufacturers’ vehicles, all four can make a compelling case for the…

Toyota, Honda, Ford ‘most reliable,’ CarMD says
January 14, 2013

Toyota, Honda, Ford ‘most reliable,’ CarMD says

Four of the most reliable cars on American roads are either recent model Toyotas or Hondas, with a Ford thrown in to spice up a list of the Top 5. That’s according to a “massive study” conducted by automobile repair…