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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

8 Lightly used cars with big savings over new versions
  What a difference a year makes. Car buyers deciding between new and used may be tempted by savings of more than 30 percent on a number of one-year-old models. iSeeCars.com analyzed millions of sales between Aug. 1, 2017, and Jan. 24, 2018, to uncover eight low-mileage, nearly new vehicles that all sold for prices well below brand-new versions, making a clutch of luxury cars much more affordable, and dropping the price of some mainstream ones, too. High-end models include the Cadillac XTS, which costs 38.7 percent less – a saving of $20,965 – when bought used over new, along… Read More

9 Cars to buy new instead of used, paying only a little extra
  While it often pays to buy a lightly used car instead of a new one, sometimes it really doesn’t cost much more to enjoy a fresh-out-of-the-factory model. iSeeCars.com has identified the top nine vehicles for which you have to pay the least to get new over the previous year’s version. Crunching the numbers of six million new and used vehicles sold between Aug. 1, 2017 and Jan. 24, 2018 suggests the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the best buy, with a brand new one costing just $3,199 more than a one-year-old model. Several other popular and affordable SUVs including the… Read More

5 Must-see cars at the DFW Auto Show
Besides getting a hands-on look at the latest new vehicles to shop for now or in future, for many, auto shows are also about taking a moment to admire the rare, unusual and often super-luxurious rides on display. Here are five head-turning, must-see cars currently being exhibited at the DFW Auto Show, Dallas, though Sunday, Feb. 18.   2018 Nissan Maxima Captain Phasma Meet Captain Phasma, one of the toughest Stormtroopers in the galaxy, in car form. The Maxima Captain Phasma concept vehicle is a product of Nissan’s collaboration with Lucusfilm for the latest “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie,… Read More

The best buys and most-wanted cars of 2018
30 award-winning vehicles worth considering     Unprecedented levels of quality mean it’s harder to choose a bad car these days, according to auto research company Kelley Blue Book. Yet with so many good new cars rubbing shoulders, there are still certain models that have something extra to get their heads in front. Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds have put together two lists, totaling 30 vehicles, to help you find them. KBB’s Best Buy Awards of 2018 identify the top choice for most buyers in each of 12 categories, plus an overall best-buy recommendation, from extensive road tests, reviews and… Read More

A look at what makes the Honda Clarity the greenest car of the year
  In an expanding field of eco-friendly cars, the Honda Clarity is a standout performer. The winner of the Green Car of the Year Award, it beat one of the strongest lineups in years with a special mix of planet-friendly technology. The Clarity is the first car to offer consumers a choice of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell options. “To its credit, Honda has now accomplished what no other automaker has – offering all three of these ‘green’ powertrains in a single model, with the capability of readily shifting production from one to another to meet future demand,"… Read More

Used-car shopping, ‘exciting’ electric cars, GAP coverage, millennials
A used car won’t fit in a stocking or under a tree. But that won’t stop several million Americans from purchasing them during the holidays. Because many now have learned that, although dealerships will be super-crowded between now and the new year, it’s still a good time to shop for your next vehicle. We’ll tell you why – and when – to shop, as well as whether you should consider GAP “insurance” coverage, which electric cars actually may be exciting to drive, and why millennials still want that in-person, car-shopping experience everyone thought they didn’t.     While RoadLoans, the… Read More