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Self-driving car at intersection
  The road to self-driving vehicles, and mass adoption of EVs, could be a long one. Confidence in these technologies is low and neutral, says the latest J.D. Power Mobility Confidence Index Study, despite automakers putting ever more resources into them. Overall, self-driving and electric vehicles scored 36 and 55 out of 100, based on two polls of 5,000 consumers and industry experts carried out with SurveyMonkey. On the autonomous-vehicle side, more than two thirds (68 percent) said they had little to no knowledge of the technology, and more than half said they’re unlikely to ever buy or lease a… Read More

Man applying for car loan on laptop
  When you apply for a car loan with RoadLoans you are applying for preapproval, which involves what’s known as a hard credit inquiry. That means we’ll request a copy of your credit report to help us fully assess your application and give you a decision on a loan. If you get the green light, you’re then in an excellent position to go shop for a car – you’ll know your approved loan terms, including the amount, APR, monthly payment and duration, before even getting to the dealership. That’s a huge plus, enabling you to focus on vehicle choice, save… Read More

Where can I buy a car with my RoadLoans voucher?
  Getting the go ahead on a car loan was the first step. Now comes the fun part – shopping for your next vehicle. To do that you’ll want to find the best dealer, and RoadLoans makes it easy. A recommended dealership is listed with your loan approval, which can be found in your online account and within your loan voucher. This dealership, located nearby, is able to show you select vehicles meeting our financing requirements and high standards for quality. You also have the option to use our dealer locator tool and search for others in the area. As… Read More

Woman in car receiving keys
  An approval from RoadLoans opens many doors, so let us tell you what kind of vehicle you can step into. Your RoadLoans voucher enables you to buy a new or used car, SUV or pickup truck meeting our flexible buying requirements. That includes a vehicle with up to 110,000 miles and that’s nine years old or newer. So, in the calendar year 2019, model years 2010 and onwards are all eligible. The car should also fit the financing conditions of your preapproved loan, such as the maximum loan amount. Remember that there will be sales tax, title and registration… Read More

Toyota Land Cruiser off road
New cars come and go, but there are some we hold onto longer than others. Mainly, they’re sports cars and SUVs that provide a cherished way to hit the road or dependable transportation year in, year out. That’s according to iSeeCars.com, which analyzed five million vehicle sales to determine the 10 new models we keep longest before selling. Sports cars are most numerous, with five of the 10, including the storied Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Porsche 911. Not typically “daily drivers,” these vehicles “don’t accrue high mileage as a result, so it takes them longer to show signs of… Read More

Chevrolet Colorado displayed at Texas Auto Show
  A visit to the State Fair of Texas isn’t complete without a tour of the Texas Auto Show, and this year there’s a generous helping of debuts to feast your eyes upon. For many in these parts, it’s all about the trucks and SUVs. Ram, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Jeep and Nissan all have rugged and luxurious new 2020 editions on show, gleaming under the sun in the Truck Zone or the lights of the Automobile Building. Truck-maker Ram has chosen the fair to introduce three new Texas-sized editions; the Ram 1500 Limited Black Edition along with a Night Edition… Read More

Nissan Maxima luxury mid-size car
A quiet engine. A super-comfortable seat. Interior storage that fits your every need. These are just a few of the things that can form the overall car ownership experience and determine how happy a buyer is with their purchase. They’ve also been recorded to let shoppers know which vehicles provide most satisfaction. AutoPacific, an automotive marketing and product-consulting firm, asked 50,000 new car, truck and SUV owners for their feedback on 32 separate attributes, and let the results speak for themselves.   Satisfaction guaranteed? The Nissan Maxima claims the luxury mid-size car satisfaction award for the… Read More

Chevrolet Suburban in front of mountains
You might think the pleasure of driving a sports car would mean clocking endless miles during the course of ownership. Not so. In fact, full-size utilities see much more of the road and are the vehicles we drive the most. These hardworking haulers have the highest average annual mileages in America, reveal data from iSeeCars.com, based upon the sale of 10-year-old vehicles. Their extra capacity to accommodate passengers and cargo, which makes them popular with families and businesses alike, is partly why, says the auto research site. Reliability, also, accounts for their high mileage.   Spacious… Read More

Subaru Impreza sedan and five-door parked by trees
It’s back-to-school shopping season, and one of the largest items on the list could be a car. What sort of car it is will probably vary, depending on whether you’re approaching the purchase as a student or parent. As a student, you might be relishing the prospect of your very first vehicle and envisioning the coolest new ride in which to enjoy your independence. As a parent, you may be more concerned with safety and cost. Providing a meeting place between the two are Kelley Blue Book’s 10 best for the new school year. Handpicked by the editors, these vehicles… Read More

Jeep Wrangler on mountain track
Winning an auto award is one thing. Winning time after time is another and suggests that vehicle, or brand, is seriously worth considering. Pricing and research site Kelley Blue Book is continually assessing the latest models and, as a result, has arrived at its most-awarded cars and car companies for 2019. The “best of the best” vehicles have racked up multiple accolades across categories including best buy, 10 best, 5-year cost to own, resale value and more. As such, they include a mix of car, SUV, minivan and truck options that could help you start or streamline your shopping list.… Read More