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    ETC: Autoblog launches 360 app that puts users in driver's seat
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    On October 14th, Autoblog launched its first virtual-reality car buying experience for iPad and Android tablet users. Autoblog 360 uses the accelerometer inside your device to let you virtually interact with a car. Autoblog 360 lets users mimic the in-car experience, allowing you to zoom-in on ...

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    Study: Over 10% of new car buyers skip the test drive
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    How disinterested are consumers in their cars? According to a new study reported in The Detroit Free Press, more than 10 percent of new car buyers can't be bothered to take a test drive. The study, conducted by Maritz Research, surveyed over 80,000 people who had bought 2012 model year vehicles, ...

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    Study: These are the 10 new cars with the highest percentage of female ownership
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    If you hear the pejorative "chick car," what comes to mind? Mazda MX-5 Miata? Volvo C70? Would you believe neither made Inside Line's list of 2011 models with the highest percentage of female ownership? No. 1, with 57.9-percent female ownership was the Volvo S40. Considering the female dollar ...

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    Report: Illinois town builds own track for consumer test drives
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    If you're shopping for a vehicle near Naperville, Illinois, you may have a chance to put your possible purchases through the gauntlet on at a new facility. The town has joined forces with local dealers to create a driving course that would reduce the number of test drives on public streets and ...

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    Study: Hyundai bumps Toyota, Honda from top of owner loyalty charts
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    Hyundai is continuing its climb to the top. Kelley Blue Book has declared that the Korean manufacturer has beat out Honda, Toyota, Ford and Subaru in customer loyalty. According to data gathered from online sales at its KBB.com website, a total of 52.3 percent of Hyundai owners researched another ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports: Car buyers will pay for higher fuel economy, won't compromise safety
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    According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, new car buyers are factoring fuel economy as a larger concern in their purchases. That's no real surprise given that prices at the pump remain high, but the study also revealed that those same consumers are ...

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    Shocking Study: Researchers find that men and women don't want the same thing (in cars)
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    This just in: early reports inform us that water is, in fact, still wet. Also, the clever minds at CNW Market Research have discovered that an individual's personal tastes in a vehicle varies greatly depending on gender and age. Shocking, we know. According to the data, women typically base their ...

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    Wal Mart gets into used car business... sorta
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    Wal-Mart offers a closely-targeted audience: buyers looking for the best deal. Other companies have tried to piggyback on that and grab a slice of the immense Wal-Mart fan base. A used car company called Live X Auto Exchange could be the latest: it has set up portals in two Phoenix-area Wal-Marts ...

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    Would you buy American if your boss gave you $1,000?
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    Chet Czaplicka doesn't own one of the Big 3's suppliers or run a car dealership. Instead, he is the chief executive of a blood-processing firm in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan. But like most people in that part of the country, he has several autoworkers in his family. And, perhaps more ...

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    GM "Not At All Satisfied" with dealers tampering with customer surveys
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    General Motors is throwing out the results of some recent customer satisfaction surveys because it says some of its dealers cheated. GM won't say how many surveys were tampered with or how many dealers are accused of doing it, but they are taking it seriously. A GM spokeswoman told Automotive News ...

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    Bored? Try the automotive version of Card Sharks
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    So you think you know your cars? We all try to be price savvy when shopping for a new car, and those of us immersed in the car business assume we know what they are worth. Here is a quiz that will test your knowledge of vehicle values worldwide. The premise is to decide if the second vehicle ...

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