Automobile Information and News

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

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

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

Cars that will catch your eye in 2016
2016 looks to be an exciting year for car releases. There are a plethora of new and updated models hitting lots sometime this year and if you’re looking to buy, and have some cash to splash, here are a few of the special ones. 2017 BMW M2 Expected to hit the market early this year as a 2017 model, with a price tag somewhere around $52,000, this successor to the M4 follows significant design precedents of the M235i. In fact, by a lot of metrics the BMW M2 is anything but a radical departure, but rather stands as a spiritual… Read More

What to do with your tax refund: Buying a car
Some 76 percent of tax returns resulted in a refund averaging $2,989 in 2015, according to the IRS. For those in line for some cash, tax season provides a welcome start to the year and instantly raises the question of what to do with the windfall. If you’re in the market to buy a new car, using that tax refund for a down payment may help you get the shiny vehicle you want. What you can afford For a start, a down payment may affect how much car you can afford. Use an affordability calculator to see how money down… Read More

Auto refinancing: it might save you cash
How well do your finances read? If you’re looking to make savings following the expense of the holidays, refinancing your auto loan may be an easy way to do it. It’s an opportunity for approved applicants to possibly attain lower monthly car payments, and by reducing a fixed expense like that, the money saved is of course available for other things in life. Like paying credit card bills, or even putting cash aside for a vacation. How does it work? If auto refinance is a new concept to you, it works by paying off your existing car loan and replacing… Read More

One-way street: Automotive and technology draw ever closer
  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.   “What is driving car makers to attend tech show?” BBC News There’s “a fresh determination to merge automotive and technology,” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), writes the BBC’s Jane Wakefield, and some bold new visions of the future have been unveiled. Among them was the launch of a much-anticipated electric vehicle from Chinese company Faraday Future, which is aiming to “redefine the… Read More