Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Rules Announced By Federal Gov't To Reel In Self Driving Vehicles


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Latest Study: Drivers Wasting Billions Of Dollars On Premium Fuel At The Pump


Are you one of those drivers that believe in using premium fuel, when the cars only requires regular unleaded? If so, take a moment to view this video. This could help save you a few extra dollars, the next time you roll up to the pump.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Watch Out Tesla, Chevy Offers An Affordable All-Electric Vehicle



Watch Tesla, Chevy has beat you to the punch, offering an all-electric vehicle that's priced within reach of most customers.The Chevrolet Bolt EV set the range benchmark for an affordable EV capable of going the distance by offering an EPA-rated 238 miles on a full charge. Now, Chevrolet is keeping its promise to offer the Bolt EV at an affordable price by confirming a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995.

2017 Volvo S90: The Brand’s New Flagship Vehicle


What’s New: The S90, which replaces the aging S80, is the brand’s all-new flagship. It’s the first car and second vehicle, with a premium luxury swag-appeal, to be introduced by a Chinese-owned company. And it’s the first car from the brand that combines the best elements of safety and design, both inside and out.

When Available: On sale now.
 
The Challenge: For the first time, Volvo has a competitive vehicle that plays in the midsize luxury vehicle segment. The front-wheel drive S90, which is fueled exclusively by 4-cylinder engines, competes against such established heavy hitters as the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The S90 is going up against a segment that offers not only a few 4-cylinders, but 6- and 8-cylinder engines, too.

To address any trepidation midsize luxury car buyers may have with a 4-cylinder, one must note that Volvo is able to offer such due to its lightweight architecture. More importantly, the S90 will literally be fueled by a pair of gas saving 4-cylinders, with either a turbo or a supercharged engine, which pumps out 250- and 316-horsepower, respectively. Despite the lack of a true 6-cylinder, Volvo’s supercharged engine horsepower is within the range of many of its competitors. Ironically, Volvo’s traditional customers have become accustomed to the automaker offering a cylinder or less than its segment competitors. In fact, in 2014, Volvo discontinued its 5-cylinder engines.

Monday, September 19, 2016

ITS RECALL MONDAYS: HYUNDAI AND MAZDA ARE IN THE HOT SEAT



1. MANUFACTURER: Mazda North American Operations
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 41,000
SUMMARY:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Ford, GM And Nissan Are In The Hot Seat



1.MANUFACTURER: General Motors LLC
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 3,640,102
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2017 Kia Cadenza: First Drive Behind The Wheel Of The Koreans Latest Fullsize Near Luxury Sedan


What’s New: Kia is reentering the large car segment, with a newly restyled and more upscale looking, front-wheel drive vehicle.

When Available: ….the end of October.

Estimated Pricing: Not available yet. According to Kia’s U.S. executive team, the new more luxurious fullsize vehicle should be priced $1,000 lower than the outgoing model, which is currently priced at $33,840. Pricing for the second generation Cadenza is expected to be more in line with the larger and more luxurious looking 2017 Buick Lacrosse, which starts at $32,990.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Experian's Latest 2016 Car Financing And Credit Score Trend Study


Prime and subprime customers
Findings from the second quarter 2016 Automotive Finance Report reveals that while both 30- and 60-day loan delinquencies were up slightly, the combined subprime and deep-subprime share of new and used auto loans and leases dropped from 23.3 percent in the second quarter 2015 to 22.8 percent in second quarter 2016. Overall, automotive lenders made more than five times as many loans to super-prime customers (17.9 percent of total auto loans and leases) as to deep-subprime customers (3.5 percent of total auto loans and leases).

Monday, September 5, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Ram And Lincoln Are In The Hot Seat


MANUFACTURER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 412,981
SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, RAM ProMaster, and 2016 Fiat 500X vehicles equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions. The transmission sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral. On August 29, 2016 Chrysler added the 2016 Fiat 500X vehicles to this recall.