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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have couples everywhere looking to plan a romantic evening for the special day to celebrate. Why not turn the occasion into a weekend excursion and plan a romantic road trip for the two of you to enjoy? Whether you fancy a surprise getaway, or a planned event, it can be one of the best ways to celebrate with your Valentine’s sweetheart. Here are some of my suggestions for romantic road trips, including destinations and stops along the way, with interactive maps to help plan your journey. Tucson to Sedona, Arizona Those looking for both a… Read More

Super Bowl 50, the winners and losers
So what did you think? It’s the question of the week around office watercoolers following last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. At the conclusion of (and really during, thanks to social media) Super Bowl 50, everyone was weighing in with their opinions of the event. While on the field there were clear winners (Denver Broncos) and losers (Carolina Panthers) with a final score of 24-10, there were certainly highs and lows throughout the whole extravaganza. The Game For sure, the cliché rang true -- defense can win a championship. The NFL’s No. 1 defense of the Broncos showed why topped-rank defenses… Read More

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear, Audi shoots for stars, Scorsese tells Rolls-Royce story
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Matt LeBlanc joins Chris Evans on new Top Gear cast [w/video],” Autoblog Another part is in place in the overhaul of car show “Top Gear”. The BBC has announced “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc is joining the lineup, alongside Chris Evans, as a co-host. “Top Gear” fans will know the appointment is not completely out of the blue as LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani in… Read More

Super Bowl 50, beyond the numbers
The wait is over. For millions of sports fans, this weekend’s Super Bowl 50 marks the marquee event of the year. What was once a game attended by 61,000 and viewed by 60 million, see stats in our previous post, has grown to more than 160 million viewers (Source: NFL, based on Nielsen Company figures). The popularity is reflected in the increase in ticket prices for attending the event as well, which were $12 for Super Bowl I and reached a $2,500 maximum face value during last year’s championship. This year’s matchup should be one for the ages with Peyton… Read More

Tax refunds and car buying: Six steps from check to open road [Infographic]
For many Americans, it’s the time of year when Sam becomes their favorite uncle. Right now, Uncle Sam, the big man with the hat, is in the process of dishing out tax refunds to millions of people across the land. If you’re one of them, and awaiting a fat check with the government’s best regards, you might be thinking about using the money to buy your next vehicle, perhaps by way of a down payment. By a huge stroke of good fortune, we’ve put together an infographic outlining how you can do just that. Our six simple steps will expertly… Read More

Buick kicks off as carmakers tease Super Bowl 50 ads
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Odell Beckham Jr., Emily Ratajkowski to appear in Buick Cascada Super Bowl 50 ad,” New York Daily News As Super Bowl 50 approaches and the hype expands well beyond the game itself, Buick is already up and running by teasing its commercial for the event. Not only is Buick the first auto company to plug its Super Bowl ad, according to New York Daily… Read More

When is a good time to buy a car?
  Getting a new set of wheels may be something you love, hate or view as simply a necessity. However you see it, looking into when is a good time to buy a car might save you some serious cash on a major purchase. When it comes to timing, keeping in mind two important factors may help. These are consumer demand and sales goals. Consumer demand It sounds simple, but hitting the dealerships when demand among car shoppers is low may mean the sales representatives are more likely to negotiate on price. When a dealership is busy, and interest in… Read More

What is an upside-down car loan?
An upside-down car loan can really catch you off balance, and it’s a growing problem in the United States, according to Debt.org, America’s debt help organization. You may have heard the phrase before and are wondering what exactly an upside-down car loan is. Being upside down on a car loan is when the money you owe the auto lender is more than the vehicle is actually worth. For example, you still owe the lender $12,000 on your car, but its value is just $9,000, so you are upside down on that loan by $3,000. This situation is also known as… Read More

Lexus, Buick, Honda, Volvo among Detroit auto show standouts
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   Thousands of people have been flocking to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, not least President Obama, who made a special appearance to underscore the recovery of the U.S. auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Public attendance has been building in recent years, and this year’s event, running until Sunday, is offering a new set of innovative and inviting… Read More

How to finance a car with bad credit
Financing a car under normal circumstances can be a task in itself, but knowing how to finance a car with bad credit comes with its own complications. Luckily, this situation is fairly commonplace and there are some useful strategies that help when trying to finance a car with bad credit. A useful step for the borrower is to acquire a copy of their credit report, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Going through your reports yourself will ensure all of the information about your credit history is correct. Credit history is one element, among many, that lenders may use… Read More