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Mayweather and Pacquiao – two people with excellent taste in vehicles
Tomorrow night (May 2, 2015), in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two seasoned and well-known welterweight fighters will face off in what is being hailed as the "Battle for Greatness" and "The Fight of the Century." The fight card for the event will feature seven bouts, all between the featherweight and welterweight categories, with the Mayweather-Pacquiao match being the headliner. The event is expected to gross up to $400 million, meaning that it will be the richest fight in boxing history. So, the obvious question that we know that… Read More

Movie vehicles – cool, even when not real
The entertainment world always brings us such shiny and interesting vehicles, even when they're not real. Here's what we've got for you: The upcoming movie, the release date, our favorite vehicle that can be spotted in the trailer, and, of course, the trailer itself. You can thank us later. Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015 In the second installment of the main Avengers movie series, there will be no shortage of amazing action, excitement and digitally enhanced destruction. Hulk indeed smash. Our vehicle pick from the trailer: Black Widow's two-wheeled motorized mobilizer… Read More

If 2015 NBA playoff teams were cars – Eastern Conference
The 2015 playoff season is here, and it's going to be worth the wait. Every minute of drama and every dollar [cough!] of salaries that have led to this weekend will amount to an action-packed lineup of on-court amazement. The personalities of the players, which are considerable, are not outdone by the personalities of the teams themselves, taken as a group and those personalities remind us of - you guessed it - cars. We see these teams, and we are, by turns, impressed, enraged, tickled and shocked. And we remember cars that made us feel the same. Here are our… Read More

How baseball’s opening day is like getting a new car
This week, major league baseball parks across the U.S. usher in the 2015 regular season with opening day games. There’s something special about going to the ballpark or turning on the TV to see that first pitch of the year. It just screams of possibilities. Sort of like getting a new car. Being that we’re passionate about cars and sports, we thought we’d take a crack at combining the couple into a post that highlights some similarities between two of our favorite things. See below for what we came up with. Tailgating – If you’ve ever been taken out to… Read More

Players and Cars – The 2015 NBA All-Star players and the cars they could be
This weekend isn’t just about candy hearts and flowers - it’s the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend! Here at RoadLoans, we know a little bit about matching celebrities and cars, so as the glamorous weekend full of sporting activities involving the world’s greatest basketball players approaches, we’re going to give our list of the 10 original 2015 NBA All-Star starters and the cars that we think about when we see them. Western Conference 2011 Bentley Continental GT V8: An incredibly fast 4-wheel-drive beast that comes off the line with a quick release and one of the smoothest rides possible. Point guard,… Read More

It’s 2015 already? Not until you see the best SCUSA blog posts of December
The year is almost over. Well, technically, 2014 is over, but here at the beginning of 2015 we’ll take an opportunity to look back at the best that the Santander Consumer USA blog had to offer in December. Of course, looking back and looking ahead are two things most people do right about now, so it probably will come as no surprise that four of our blog posts below do one or the other – two casting a last glance over the shoulder at 2014 and two focused squarely on 2015. Among the best posts published in December on the… Read More

Santander Consumer USA – 2014 year in review
Our parent company, Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) has had QUITE a year, and we don’t mind telling you about it. This is big stuff, people. So, while many of us (this writer included) were struggling to schedule our workout sessions in compliance with our 2014 New Year’s resolutions, SCUSA was busy going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SC). Big stuff. Following that, they moved into new digs, the 50-story Thanksgiving Tower in downtown Dallas. Rather than slowing down, they then hired 4,000 new employees, and launched several new lending products. So, in summary, it was a big… Read More

Keeping safe while holiday shopping
All of the holidays and days off of work and school at the end of December tend to stir up wonderful emotions and goodwill among people. The warmth of home in the midst of cold winds (or, if you’re from Southern California, the warmth of home in the midst of a mildly cool breeze) can create a feeling of coziness that is just part of how the season makes many of us feel. But of course there are also trips out and about for those of you who will be shopping today, and attempting some bargain shopping or trying to… Read More

Shortest day of the year – drive safely
December 21 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and, for drivers, less is more – but not in a good way. Fewer daylight hours on the winter solstice, and continually throughout winter, mean more nighttime driving and an overall increase in driving risk. National Safety Council figures show vehicle death rates are three times higher at night than in the day. These tips will help you safely steer through the gloom: Weather changes associated with nighttime may hamper driving. Shorter days can mean cold, frosty starts before the sun breaks through. Take time to de-ice… Read More

New Year’s Eve deals expected to beat Black Friday’s
Car buyers, like many other Black Friday shoppers, expected some sweet deals on Nov. 28, and to be sure, many got them. But if you waited to venture out to your local dealership in search of the right vehicle at the right price, you may just be rewarded for your patience. According to Forbes.com and the Wall Street Journal, the most recent data resulting from annual surveys by TrueCar, Inc. reveal that as good as the deals may have been on Black Friday, we may see slightly better ones through December, with the discounts peaking on December 31. It seems… Read More