Daily Archives: December 16, 2013

Should I Buy a New or Used Car

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm   When choosing between a new or used car it pays to consider everything that is involved. The most cited reason for buying new is that there is very little risk. True, the new car will have a full factory warranty that you will have for a number of ...

Best Time to Buy a Car

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 1:19 pm   I can sum it up in 3 words; supply and demand.The best time to buy a car is when there are plenty of cars and no buyers, such as the weekday, before holidays and during inclement weather. The worst time to buy would be when there are a ...

7 Tips for Winterizing Your Car

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 1:34 pm   Winterizing your car before the cold weather sets in should be a priority right now. Your car will be pushed to the limit with cold temperatures, snow, ice, road salt and freezing rain. It pays to prepare your car so you are not left out in the cold. 1/ Radiator Coolant ...

Why You Should Never Sell Your Car without a Smog

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Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 10:37 am   Let’s say you sell your car and you were unaware that you, the seller, are required by law to smog your car within the last 90 days prior to selling it. And now let’s say that you sold your car unwittingly to a buyer who does not know the ...

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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The 2014 Nissan Rogue once again took to the No. 1 spot this week on our list of most-read reviews as the entire top four remained unchanged from last time around. Newcomers to the list this week were the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid and 2014 Hyundai Equus, both making their debuts in the past week ...

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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Vehicles Affected: About 3,837 model-year 2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sedans manufactured between October 2012 and October 2013 equipped with a dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The Problem: Due to gearbox fluid additives, internal components of the gearbox may corrode and the resulting deposits may cause an electrical short and result in a stall-like condition. Sudden loss of ...

Recall Alert: 2009-2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Vehicles Affected: About 62,155 model-year 2009-2011 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUVS manufactured between July 2007 and June 2011. The Problem: Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt, which could result in a partial loss of exterior lighting; this could ...

2014 Fiat 500L

2014 Fiat 500L

Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, New Car Reviews, Fiat The saying goes that man cannot live by bread alone, and neither can automakers live by selling one car alone. This holds especially true for automakers with a budding dealer network to support, like the Fiat brand, which returned to US shores in 2011 after a 28-year absence. ...

2014 Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX

Filed under: Sedan, Acura, New Car Reviews, Luxury Earlier in the year, I reviewed a powder-blue Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and I witnessed a group of high-school-aged girls ogling the car as it sat in my driveway. In my head, I found it to be a funny-yet-fitting scene that I didn't think of again until a 2014 ...

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S [w/video]

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Jaguar, New Car Reviews, Luxury Withhold judgment on the world's greatest exhaust note until after you've heard the Jaguar F-Type V8 S (scroll down now for a sneak peek). Its cackle, boom and pop under deceleration will have you rifling through its glovebox looking for a tool to remove the stereo. ...