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Discover the RoadLoans experience in the words of our customers
    Easy. It’s a word you’ll see a lot in consumer reviews of RoadLoans, and it’s one that sums up our streamlined, no-hassle approach to auto financing. Whether you’re looking for a loan to purchase your next new or used vehicle, or to refinance your current car, take a look to see what the experience is like in the words of people who have applied for credit at RoadLoans.com. We have more than 1,100 reviews, hosted by third-party platform Trustpilot, with an overall rating of 8/10 that’s been achieved with comments such as those from Keila, Danton and Bethany,… Read More

Car shoppers want tech to help them drive better, not for them, surveys say
When it comes to driving technology, car buyers still like to be in control, research reveals. For, while there’s a growing range of partially autonomous features available on cars these days – from adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assist – consumers rate less intrusive safety tech more highly. They’re also easing off the idea of fully autonomous cars.     In a Consumer Reports survey of U.S. drivers planning to buy a vehicle in the next two years, just 11 percent wanted a vehicle with features involving automatic acceleration, braking and steering, that take more control away from them. Some… Read More

The top 10 new cars we love to hold onto
  When you find something good, don’t let it go. That seems to be the attitude of Ford Expedition owners, who top the list of new-car buyers that hang onto their vehicles longest before selling. Drivers of the full-size SUV keep their vehicles for nine years on average before eventually parting ways, according to iSeeCars.com, which looked at data for six million used vehicles sold by their original owners. Following closely in its path is the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, while there are four more SUVs on the list: the Toyota Sequoia, Toyota 4Runner, Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Suburban. Perhaps… Read More

32 Used cars that will make your dollars go further
How does nearly new for half the price of new sound? If that’s appealing, take a look at the range of used-car bargains listed below, where depreciation has dropped the average price of many models by about 50 percent when they reach three years old. iSeeCars.com analyzed 4.1 million vehicle sales to discover the highest depreciating cars with the biggest potential savings, including the overall top 10 best bargains, vehicles under $20,000 and those among the popular SUV segment. The BMW 5 Series sedan, priced $30,846, offers the greatest reduction after 52.6 percent depreciation, while the top 10 includes five… Read More

Coolest new cars under $20K – KBB
  Cool cars don’t have to come with an uncool price tag. Kelley Blue Book’s top 10 list of new cars under $20,000 shows shoppers that, in fact, cool can be for almost all. Of course, you’ll need the funds or the financing to purchase one of these vehicles, but they are well below the average new-car price of $36,113, according to recent Experian data, and in the same ball park as the average price of a used vehicle, which stands at around $19,400. While KBB acknowledges what is cool is subjective, the criteria for a car’s inclusion in this… Read More

These cars have the lowest recall rates
  Faulty seat belts. Inoperative brake pedals. Overflowing fuel tanks. Even a sunroof that might fall on you. Whatever the issue might be, receiving a recall notice can be a headache for any driver. Not only does it raise the concern you or a member of your family are vulnerable to potential safety issues, there’s the inconvenience of trying to find the time in a busy schedule to have the issue fixed. Perhaps even several times, depending on the vehicle. But research from iSeeCars.com, which put together the top 10 cars with the lowest recall rates, may save you that… Read More

7 of the easiest cars to park
    Windows down, music on, the open road ahead – driving can be a real joy. Squeezing your car in to a tight space? Not quite so liberating. While parking may not be one of the best parts of motoring, the availability of technology like park assist on a growing number of cars makes it a whole lot easier. Having alerted you to a suitable space, at the press of a button it will neatly steer your vehicle into a parallel or perpendicular park. No stress and no dings. All you typically have to do is control the accelerator… Read More

The longest-lasting cars and trucks – Vehicles that go the extra mile
  If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle to carry you past 200,000 miles, a big, sturdy SUV is most likely to do it. No less than six of the top 10 longest-lasting vehicles to reach the milestone are full-sized sport utilities, according to research by iSeeCars.com, which analyzed 13.5 million cars sold in 2017. The longest-lasting vehicle of all is the Toyota Sequoia, with 6.6 percent of models reaching the 200,000-mile mark, joined by others in the large SUV class including the American-made Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon XL and Yukon. “These large SUVs feature… Read More

Combined wisdom reveals today’s strongest car brands – KBB
  How important is brand image to you? If the reputation and standing of an automaker plays into your car-buying decision, then you may be interested to know which brands come out best in Kelley Blue Book’s latest awards. Based on insights collected through its Brand Watch Study, which taps into 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers using KBB.com, the 2018 Brand Image Awards represent “the combined wisdom of the American car-buying public,” says the auto research site. Spanning six categories including luxury options, and “providing guidance for just about every type of car buyer, from performance seekers to value shoppers,” the… Read More

The ‘best of the best’ new cars in the world
Six cars have been crowned world-beaters following a near year-long journey to find the best new vehicles on the planet. The Volvo XC60, named overall World Car of the Year, was among the winners at 2018 World Car Awards in New York after months of test drives, evaluation and analysis by 82 globe-trotting journalists. It’s the second time in a row an SUV has claimed the honor and adds to the North American Utility of the Year award the XC60 picked up earlier this year.     “We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60… Read More