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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Car Shoppers Beware: Seven Ways To Navigate The Covid-19 Price Increases

 


Its not uncommon these days to see virtually empty car lots. This is as a result of  auto manufacturing plants closing last spring, at the request of the government to combat Covid-19. Almost a year later, the auto industry is still reeling from the closures in both the new and used car markets. Thus, this has led to a historic price surge in both the new and used car markets. Its purely a matter of supply and demand.

Moreover, throughout the pandemic, the government doled out incentives to stimulate the economy to business owners, gig workers, parents with young kids and taxpayers, in order to steer clear of another Great Recession. The fact of the matter is that there is a segment of the population that was not employed or owned businesses in the hardest hit segments of the economy: travel, hospitality and the restaurant industry. In fact, there is a segment of society, who hasn’t missed a beat, in terms of their income, with the ability to work from home all while taking care of their kids. With this being the case, according to J.D. Power Insights, the sales of new vehicles in the U.S. priced above $80,000 more than doubled in the first five month of year, when compared to the same period in 2019.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

2021 Hyundai Sonata Limited: The Virtual Parking Valet




JeffCars.com Demonstrates The Hyundai Sonata Remote Park Assist Feature Being Demonstrated (Video)

Highlight: This is the first non premium vehicle offering a remote smart parking assist system.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $35,000 (Base SE Model$24,955)

Seating Capacity: 5

Friday, May 7, 2021

Automotive Historian Keith Crain Talks To 'Auto Trends' In A Wide-Ranging Two-Part Conversation

 

In an exclusive two-part radio conversation, Auto Trends with JeffCars.com goes one-on-one talking to automotive historian Keith Crain.

 

Crain, who is the editor-in-chief of Automotive News, and is typically in the driver’s seat, as it relates to covering every nook and cranny of the industry, allows Auto Trends with JeffCars.com to switch seats with him. Crain’s magazine, Automotive News, is known as the Bible of the automotive industry. His magazine is to the auto industry what Billboard Magazine is to the music industry.

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody: A Hemi On Steroids


Highlight: This rear-wheel drive Hellcat is the most powerful mass-produced Charger, pushing out 797-horsepower.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $86,865 (Base Model$71,490)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; rear camera; rear audible sensors; and an electronic blind spot with cross path detection

Standard Equipment: 20-inch carbon aluminum wheels; all season performance tires; a launch assist system; anti-spin differential rear axle; Brembo brakes; red brake calipers; an adaptive dampening suspension; driving modes; a performance shift indicator; red brake calipers; a remote starter system; 200-mph speedometer; an in car Wi-Fi system; heated/ventilated power front seats; memory setting for seats, radio and exterior mirrors; a leather wrapped steering wheel; a heated steering wheel; single scoop hood air intake; and a performance tire

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Car Shoppers Beware: Seven Ways To Navigate The Covid-19 Price Increases

  Its not uncommon these days to see virtually empty car lots. This is as a result of  auto manufacturing plants closing last spring, at the...