What your car means for your dating life, using your tax refund, and car tech for 2017

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The Santander Consumer USA blog is a rich source of information for the worlds of automobiles and auto finance, and keeps readers coming back for more.

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022517 SC What your car means for your dating life, using your tax refund, and car tech for 2017

Is your car boosting your appeal?

On the other hand, maybe you’re driving a lemon for your love life.

We’ve compiled the results of an online survey of drivers and a study by university researchers to give you a clue as to what your car means for your dating life.

Here are the signs.


Using your tax refund to buy a car

 Tax refunds and car loans are a good match.

 The average refund in recent years has been about $3,000, and all or part of such a sum might make a useful down payment on a vehicle.

In turn, lowering the amount of money that’s borrowed may mean lower monthly payments and finance costs.

Click through for our infographic on how to use a refund to buy a car, and read the different ways money down could affect financing.


Where car tech’s heading in 2017

With developments in car technology moving at such pace they can become a blur.

Bring things into focus with a look at some of what’s coming up in 2017, including the arrival of affordable, 200-mile electric vehicles; talking cars; and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto becoming widespread.

Read what’s ahead this year.


Meaning and memories: An Atlanta road trip

It was a last-minute idea. A road trip from Dallas to Atlanta to see far-away family for the holidays.

With the prospect of a 12-hour journey, LaQuenda Jackson decided some interesting stops were called for.

After driving through East Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, she and her family visited a small southern town with a large historical impact on the Civil Rights Movement – Selma, Alabama.

Read about LaQuenda’s Atlanta road trip.


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