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    Report: GM files trademark application for 'Chevy Bolt'
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    Move over Chevy Volt, a little brother could possibly be on the way. General Motors filed a trademark application for both 'Chevrolet Bolt' and 'Bolt' earlier this month, specifically for use as automobile names. Trademark filings often hold clues for upcoming models or new products from ...

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    Report: Average US car now a record-setting 11.4 years old [w/poll]
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    Cars are becoming less and less of a disposable item, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The average age of the 247 million cars and trucks in the US fleet is now up to 11.4 years, an increase of two full years since 2007 and 0.2 years since 2012. The newspaper spoke with Mark ...

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    Study: Households with median incomes can only afford average new car price in one of America's 25 largest cities
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    Interest.com has taken a look at the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the US to determine which median-income households in those areas can afford to purchase a new car. As it turns out, only those living in Washington, D.C. can realistically swing the payment on an average-priced model. In 2012, ...

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    Report: New car sales on the rise in Latin America
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    According to the Los Angeles Times, new car sales in South America are skyrocketing, thanks to wage hikes, more jobs and easy credit terms. Last year, there were 3.5 million new car and light truck purchases in Brazil alone, representing an 86-percent increase over 2006. While Brazil leads the ...

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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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    Analysts: There's no guarantee that Cash-for-Clunkers will really drive car sales
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    Now that the so-called Cash-for-Clunkers bill is ready for President Obama's signature, attention is turning to how much of an impact the negotiated bill will actually have on U.S. car sales. There are a lot of positive stories about the bill floating around – headlines hopefully implore that ...

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    Some used cars going for more than new ones
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    The lagging sales of new vehicles has been well documented, forcing retailers and manufacturers to offer some pretty amazing deals just to move their metal. Sometimes, the price of a brand new car is so good that it doesn't make sense to purchase a used vehicle.In fact, some new cars are actually ...

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    NADA estimates 700 dealers will close in 2008
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    The sun will set on an alarming number of new car dealerships this year, according to The National Automobile Dealers Association, better known as NADA. This has been an ongoing trend, but it's set to accelerate as slowing new car sales and the tough credit market makes it very difficult for ...

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    Dealership offers free gas or gun with new car: 80% choose gun
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Free_Gas_or_a_Hand_Gun_with_New_Car_Sold_80_Choose_Gun'; In a move certain to generate both controversy and publicity, a new and used car dealer in Butler, Missouri, is offering his customers a choice between two sales incentives with their vehicle purchase: ...

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    Autoblog hearts AOL Autos
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    Those of you new to the Autoblog fold might be unaware that this site, along with the entire Weblogs, Inc. network, is owned by AOL and has been since late 2005. Autoblog is very fortunate in that our partner under the corporate umbrella is AOL Autos, which is run by a dedicated team of industry ...

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    New owner welcomes Vauxhall VXR Astra with most comprehensive car wash ever
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    The arrival of a new car in your garage is a lot like returning home from your honeymoon. For the first month, you wash the car every other day to show off its hot body. A couple months go by and you're still washing it every weekend. After six months, you find the time for a wipe down once a ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Hyundai Azera Limited
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    click above image to view high-resolution photo galleryMuch has been said about Hyundai's rise from being a pusher of Point-A-to-Point-B transportation to the purveyor of high value, safe and stylish vehicles. Nearly its entire lineup is full of ready for primetime hardware, save the Tiburon that ...

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    Jeep Compass comes in below projections
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    The Chrysler Group has gotten tons of PR mileage out of the popularity of the Dodge Caliber, to the point where dealers haven't been able to keep them in stock and consumers have to beg for a test drive (new Calibers net more profit than demos, after all). Unfortunately for the automaker, the ...

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    GM gets wise, will again pay for full tank of gas upon delivery
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    You may recall last week we told you that GM was no longer going to cover the cost of a full tank of gas for newly purchased cars and trucks. Instead, it would only reimburse a portion of each tank's cost, and dealers would be responsible for the rest. One of our readers who shall remain anonymous ...

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    Volkswagen brings love of vending machines to car storage
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    There's something inexplicably fun about getting something out of a vending machine, particularly one with a cool dispensing mechanism. And if you're picking up your new car from Volkswagen's storage facility in Wolfsburg, Germany, "inexplicably fun" just isn't the word. The storage facility, ...

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    J.D. Power revamp should swing quality ratings
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    The Detroit News is reporting that J.D. .Power is tinkering with its Initial Quality Survey for the first time since 1998 and only the second time since it was introduced in 1987, and the results could mean an increase in reports of problems by up to 40 percent. The changes affect the number of ...

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