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Car buying experiences – Part 2
While more shoppers are enhancing their experience and gaining knowledge by using online tools, there is still something to be said for actually test driving the vehicle you are considering. Often, especially when shopping online, you may find that sellers of automobiles (particularly when it’s individual sellers) may not give an accurate representation the car they are selling. Shoppers may see pictures of a pristine, new-looking car only to show up and find a vehicle of different condition than expected. In other instances, shoppers find that the car they were interested in looked good inside and out but, after seeking… Read More

Car buying experiences – Part 1
Everyone has their own story of when they bought a car. Whether it was their first or 15th, they most likely have an experience or two that they will never forget. When my father was recently looking to replace his last car, I tagged along and watched the process he went through. Being that we have a car dealer in our extended family, the experience we went through is likely different from a typical customer experience, but it was eye-opening all the same. We really relied on the dealership staff to steer us toward the right product – one that… Read More

The 2015 Jeep Renegade. Photo: Sonny Bynum
  Let it never be said that the auto industry doesn’t know how to put on a show. If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, and you are in the market for a new car, an automotive enthusiast or just a fan of fun, this is your official notice that you are welcome and encouraged to go. Even from the perspective of industry insiders, this is fun, and a pretty good deal.   The 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Texas Ranger concept truck. You should… Read More

Tax time and refinancing – the basics
  Of the two certain things in life, only taxes can actually have an upside. Now, we're about to give you so much information about car refinancing, tax refunds and related information, that we're putting the necessary disclaimer legalese right up front for this blog post: DISCLAIMER: These statements are informational suggestions only and should not be construed as legal, accounting, or professional advice, nor are they intended as a substitute for legal or professional guidance. Please consult a tax professional. Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff. Related: Tax returns and auto loans… Read More

And the Academy Award for Best Car goes to …
Wouldn’t it be great if they really had an award for that? Give it some time. They probably will, eventually. Here are our picks for the greatest movie cars of all time. Patton (1970) Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, “Patton” is a biographical war film about U.S. Army Gen. George S. Patton (George C. Scott), and takes place during World War II. “Patton” won seven Academy Awards, including best picture.   Not all Army transport jeeps were of the Willys marque.… Read More

Save lives by reducing distracted driving | Drive Safe 2015
Over the last hundred years, cars have transformed the way our society functions. Vast highways connect our lives to places and people that we love. RoadLoans helps people tap into this amazing resource by providing car loans and refinancing for auto loans. With easy access to a car, people have the ability to expand their world and the resources available to them. However, despite advancements in auto safety technology, there will always be the danger of human error. As we move into 2015, it is important to reflect back on the previous year and evaluate ourselves from both a personal… Read More

Porsche Boxster
Not sure where life’s headed or why? Longing for the reckless adventures of youth? Want to sign your initials in rubber along the nearest stretch of concrete? While we can’t promise any help with the first two, here is a list of some of the most impressive, ennui-defying, 4-wheeled clods of steel mankind has thus far entrusted itself with. They’re not going to single-handedly sort out the existential naggings, but nothing quite ameliorates that faint-yet-persistent nostalgia for childhood wonder like peeling out of the driveway in any one of these top 9 midlife crisis cars.   9. Porsche Boxster [caption… Read More

Quarterbacks of the 2015 NFL playoffs and the cars that resemble them
The NFL Super Bowl and NFL Pro Bowl are right around the corner. Now it's just a matter of choosing your favorite chips and salsa, and claiming the end of the couch you'll be occupying to avoid in-game seating conflicts. We love a good game, but we're pretty crazy about cars, too. So we've got a list with which we think you'll agree. These cars are the perfect ride for each of the playoff quarterbacks with whom we've matched them. And if you disagree, you're just plain wrong.     Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England Patriots Car: 1998 Honda Accord… Read More

Tax returns and auto loans – a good match
Friends, tax season has begun*. Contrary to what you may want to do, or what the name implies that you might do, this does not mean that you can hunt and shoot your tax forms. No, it means that Americans will sit down and join the federal government in the annual process of calculating and reconciling their federal income tax burden. Well, if you own a car, or if you're in the market for a new car loan, then you should know something about tax season: it mixes well with car ownership. There are a few reasons for this: If… Read More

CES 2015 – Cars led the tech pack
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show happened last week. This is the show that has historically unveiled things like the Sony Walkman, the LCD video display, and the handheld video camera. If/when the backpack jetpack, the antiviral nanobot or the instantaneous matter transporter is invented, it will probably make an appearance at the CES. It's the big show. But was there big tech for cars at CES for 2015? Forbes.com contributor Doug Newcombe said: "Automotive technology was the only true source of innovation at this year’s CES." Touché, Doug. Touché. Let's take a look. Most energizing powerplants: Tesla's Panasonic-powered zapfest -… Read More