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Mercedes, Mini Top J.D. Power New Car Buyers’ Satisfaction Survey


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The new-car buying process can be either a pleasant or a negative experience. Market research company J.D. Power has, for the 28 past years, released an annual study measuring customers’ satisfaction – and its 2014 report makes for an interesting reading.

Consumer Reports Rates Luxury Brands for Reliability


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We already know that Lexus came out as the king of reliability in Consumer Reports’ recent survey. It was followed by non-premium brands, and now CR has released a video highlighting which luxury names are worth going for if you don’t want to make too many trips to the shop…

Mercedes Facebook Page Valued at €7.2 Million, Surpasses 17 Million Fans


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Social networks such as Facebook is good for interacting with other people, making new friends and discovering old ones but it’s also very good business. Not just for Mark Zuckerberg but for corporations, too.

Loads of People in Nevada Are Apparently Googling for Ferraris


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Is it teenage boys trying to search for their dream car or casino moguls picking out their next ride? Maybe a little of both?

Fewer Subprime Buyers Getting Loans for New Cars


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August auto sales were above expectations and showed the industry is well on the road to recovery after years of anemic growth. But worries many subprime buyers are getting back into new car showrooms may be premature.

Ford Says Young Brits Most Likely To Take Driving Selfie


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Millennials in Britain can't seem to put down their phones - perhaps they think they look great while driving.

Used Cars Predicted To Get Cheaper in the Next Few Years


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One of the lingering effects from the Great Recession and auto industry meltdown of a few years ago is the lack of used cars that are about 5 years old. And that's been boosting their prices recently.

These Are the Top 10 Favorite Cars for Premiership Football Players


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If you had any doubts about the preferences of English Premiership footballers in terms of cars, this list will make things a lot clearer.

KBB Names This Year's 10 Best Cars Under $20k for Students – What Would You Propose?


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If you're a teen student and you (…or your parents) can afford to own a brand new car, you should consider yourself a very lucky guy or gal.

Americans Are Actually Buying More Fuel Efficient Cars


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July's US auto sales were strong thanks to particularly robust demand for SUVs. That may lead some to wonder if Americans have forgotten about high gas prices.

Study Finds Many Drivers Are Ready for Self-Driving Cars


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You would have never suspected it, but we are currently living among a rather large number of car owners who would rather have their cars drive them instead of vice-versa.

New 20 MPH Zones in the UK Lead to Serious Accidents Increase


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Compared to 2013, the number of serious accidents on roads with 20 mph speed limits has increased by over 26 percent in the United Kingdom, while the number of less serious crashes has also increased by 17 percent.

JD Power Says Hyundai Ranks Highest Among Non-Premium US Car Brands


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Hyundai has done wonders to change its image in recent years; they’re going through a process of pushing upmarket (with cars like the new Genesis), while at the same time establishing the sector of the market they own a great deal of, with the kind of cars we’re used to them making, like the appreciated Accent.

Heart Rate Sensors in Car Seats Could Prove Useful for Safety


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There are crashes that are caused by a driver who dozes off at the wheel, one whose mind wanders excessively or one who is prone to heart attacks but can only predict having one mere seconds in advance.

SUVs and Crossovers Surpass Sedans in U.S. Sales for the First Time Ever


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We knew the growing popularity of SUV and crossover-type vehicles amongst consumers combined with the increasing number of new arrivals would eventually steer them to the top of the U.S. sales charts, knocking down the traditional four-door sedan from its throne, and it finally happened this year.

Mercedes-Benz Tops Rivals When it Comes to Social Media


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With the advent of increased Internet usage and the rise of social media in terms of brand awareness, not a single large car manufacturer can stay away from using this type of platform in order to reach its fans and customers.

US Diesel Sales up by a Quarter so Far in 2014


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Clean diesel uptake in the US is becoming increasingly more noticeable every time we do one of these sales roundup articles. This time, we’re announcing healthy double digit increases that round out to around 25 percent, for the first six months of 2014. The numbers were even greater than the average in March (39.5 percent increase), April (60.4 percent increase) and May (26.8 percent).

This Video Explores How Much of your American Car is American-Made


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You’d think that your car’s American badge would be an indicator that you’ve acquired something locally built from locally or nationally sourced parts.

Japanese Brands Dominate Cars.com's 2014 American-Made Index


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Every year Cars.com compiles a list with the best-selling cars built in the U.S. that have a domestic-parts content of more than 75 percent. This year’s Top 10 is headed once again by Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, thanks to strong sales and continued domestic-parts sourcing.

Report Sees 7 out of 10 Pickups Made from Aluminum by 2025


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The future looks good for aluminum as a material for American pickup trucks. Despite its obvious drawbacks - harder to repair than steel, requiring special techniques and tools, as well as incurring higher costs, Ford has still gone ahead and made as much of its new F-150 (pictured) out of the metal as possible.