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492Late With Car Payment? The Bank Could Remotely Turn Off Your Vehicle

Banks can disable and track cars from afar using new technology

Unlike a house, where it can take months or years to evict owners behind on their payments, some subprime lenders can now simply switch off a late borrower's car.

59Average new car loan stretches 5.4 years, so what does that mean?

Even as some experts predict new car sales could top 16 million in 2014, there could be a storm brewing for maintaining current sales and inventory levels. According to Automotive News, consumers are buying new cars because it's easier to get a loan – even if that loan is for longer terms and to buyers with subprime credit – which, surprisingly, is considered anything below a 680 credit score.

AddParking Made Easy With INRIX Park Service For Audi Connect

Locating a parking spot in a big city can come down to sheer luck. Instead of relying on parking karma, Audi plans to use data to shorten your search of the perfect spot.

AddChrysler Shares Could Soon Be On The Market

The automaker will either be traded or fully merged with Fiat

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is nothing if not cagey. When the CEO out-maneuvered the White House in 2009 to strike a great deal to take-over Chrysler with U.S. government loans, it was considered a forgone conclusion that he would eventually take the company public in an initial-public offering. Now, the CEO says an ipo is merely 50-50.

5Chrysler And Whole Auto Industry Adding Jobs To Meet Surging Sales

Indiana plant gets jobs boost, along with Michigan, Tennessee and other states

As consumers pile back into the market for a new car, the good news is that high-value auto manufacturing jobs keep getting added, and in cities that can sure use the help.

44More car dealers capping finance and insurance products amidst ethics concerns

Automotive News reports a larger number of dealers are scaling back the markup on their finance and insurance products as well as aftermarket service plans in an effort to avoid the ire of regulators. There are no industry numbers on how many dealers use self-imposed caps on how much they can charge their customers for these services, but Automotive News polled dealers in an independent survey. Of those who responded, around two-thirds say they use caps, with two-thirds of those who do attributi

494The Truth Squad: Arguing The Auto Rescue Between The Campaigns

Here are the facts on the auto bailout

For a discussion centered on foreign policy, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney spent a lot of time discussing the condition of the U.S. auto industry during Monday night's presidential debate.

AddALTe Creates One-Stop Shop For EV Fleet Customers

Commercial fleet vehicles typically have longer lifecycles, meaning they drive around for years with less advanced, less eco-friendly powertrains. ALTe (featured on TRANSLOGIC 102) hopes to change that by retrofitting light duty trucks with electric and plugin hybrid-electric technology.

490Is GM's Big Bet On Volt Headed For The Ditch?

Innovative, fun and fuel-efficient, the Volt suffers from consumer apprehension about any EV tech

General Motors is losing as much $49,000 each time it sells a Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle, according to analysis done by Reuters news service. The chief reason is the high start-up costs of the car and the so-far disappointing response from consumers.

AddGM Investing In Envia Systems' Low Cost, High Range Battery Tech

GM Ventures, a division of GM that invests in startups, thinks it may have found a company that could hold the key to unlocking the Volt's value. Newark, California-based Envia Systems claims that they have technology to double the battery electric range of the Volt and reduce the cost of the battery by half.

1Ford C-MAX Energi Lowest Priced Plug-in Available

Tax credit drops price of hybrid below $30,000

The 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will offer the lowest sticker price out of any plug-in vehicle in the U.S. market when it arrives later this year.

8Love It Or Return It: Chevy Offers Buy Back Program For New Customers

Chevrolet will let owners return new cars, trucks or crossovers if not satisfied in 60 days

Lots of car buyers understand remorse. It's that moment after the excitement wears off from buying a new car. Now, you realize, you have to pay for it.

14Opel board approves new turnaround plan

's supervisory board has approved changes in the company it hopes revitalizes the brand.

AddRecall Expanded: Jeep Adds More Liberty Models To Its List

Road salt can cause excessive corrosion and break suspension parts on suspected 360,000 vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC's Jeep brand has expanded its Liberty recall to nearly 350,000 units, the company announced Monday.

26More Americans paying their car loans on time

Nearly everyone in America with a car loan is making the payment on time, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

46Union takes hard stance against German automakers

Anyone considering a German-built car might want to buy it now. It could be a long summer.

AddIn Detail: ALTe Plug-In Powertrain Conversion

Green transportation can come in all shapes and sizes. Most of what we've seen from automakers are generally small, svelte, and aerodynamic cars--the largest consumer plug-in to go on sale this year will be the Ford C-Max Energi--but other segments could stand to benefit from a little green power themselves. We're talking heavy-duty, purpose-built work trucks. Enter Auburn Hills-based plug-in hybrid conversion outfitter, ALTe.

34Opinion: America Needs $1 A Gallon Gas Tax

Charging drivers more just makes dollars and cents

As much as it pains me to say this: America needs a $1 a gallon gas tax. And right now would be the perfect time to start. Vote, pass, sign. Please. This gas tax could rebuild America, create jobs, help the auto industry, improve the environment and do something no politician likes to do: Pay as you go.

AddTRANSLOGIC's Guide To Geneva Motor Show 2012

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the world's most tech-forward auto shows. There are nine separate areas devoted to different types of transportation; everything from concepts and new production debuts to tuners and electric cars make their way to Switzerland's capital every March. Autoblog alone covered almost 90 new vehicles. Here are some of our favorites:

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