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    Study: How much does your car really cost?
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    It's easy to get wrapped up in certain aspects of a new car, like its speed, agility or looks while ignoring more pragmatic things like cost of ownership or residual values. The 2013 AAA Your Driving Costs report, though, indicates that these more mundane aspects of car ownership may be what are ...

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    Report: European car sales up 8% in February
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    Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales ...

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    Official: 2015 Cadillac Escalade configurator lets you bling it your way
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    It's Friday, so there must be a new configurator to play with. While last week we showed you how to build your own McLaren 650S, today's ride is a bit more common. It's the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, a vehicle that you've been able to colorize since the end of last year, and which is sure to be an ...

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    Report: Google Cars test shopping program shuts down
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    Google is restructuring its car buying tools, and part of the process means shutting down its Google Cars shopping service. Launched a little more than a year ago with expectations that it would disrupt the auto sales industry, other early commentary noted that some dealers were already unhappy ...

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    Video: CarMax earns a round of applause for Super Bowl ad
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    The slow clap, a cliche of sports movies, has been taken to its logical conclusion - use in a commercial for buying a used car. CarMax has unveiled its 2014 Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on a man buying his "perfect" used car. What starts out as humorous turns creepy rather quickly, as ...

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    Study: Minivans and hybrids shopped by men and women equally
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    Men love fast, exotic cars, and women want something safe and practical – at least that is the way conventional thinking goes. But a new study challenges these old beliefs. According to the auto information aggregators at iSeeCars, both sexes shop for minivans and hybrids equally. The ...

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    Report: Cox investment values AutoTrader at $7B as car-selling sites gain strength
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    Acting as a middleman between potential car buyers and dealerships has become quite a lucrative business. "How lucrative," you ask? Well, a company called Cox Enterprises has just purchased a 25-percent stake in AutoTrader at a price of $1.8 billion. With the help of some simple maths, that works ...

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    These are the top 10 best-selling vehicles of 2013
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    The Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2013. Shocking, we know. Ford's pickup has held onto this spot for the last 32 years, and has had the honor of being the country's best-selling truck for 37 years. To no one's surprise, the Chevrolet Silverado took second ...

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    Report: Carvana tests consumers' appetite for used-car 'vending machine' [w/videos]
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    If you're fed up with haggling at your local used-car dealership - so much so that you'd rather not talk to anybody when you're buying your next ride - then Carvana could be for you. It's a used-car dealership (more like a used-car vending machine), and the buying process is completed online. ...

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    Report: Average new car loan stretches 5.4 years, so what does that mean?
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    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 ...

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    Report: Toyota RAV4 EV lease gets cut in half to $299/month
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    If you're in the market for a new electric vehicle, now is definitely the time to buy or lease. Following price drops on just about every other EV on the market, Toyota is looking to push a few more all-electric RAV4 crossovers out the door over the Labor Day weekend. The Detroit News is ...

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    Report: US car loans reach six-year high
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    US auto loans are at their highest level since before the start of the great recession, according to a report from Automotive News. Originations increased 11 percent during the second quarter of 2013, to a combined $91.8 billion for all credit tiers, while overall sales were up nine percent ...

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    Report: Baby boomers now buying more new cars than their children
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    Could it be that the automobile's luster has faded over the years, that cars have become less synonymous with youth and freedom to Generation Y? A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute clearly says yes, but that's not the whole story, Bloomberg reports. Though ...

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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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    Official: 2014 Audi RS7 priced from $104,900* in the US [w/video]
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    Audi has officially priced the svelte 2014 RS7 from $104,900 (*not including $825 for destination), undercutting its sole competitor, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, by $8100. Even when we're talking about six-figure super sedans, that's not a small amount of money. And soon, this class of sleek stormers ...

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    Report: More car buyers favoring longer term loans, up to 10 years [w/poll]
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    The length of car loans in the US keeps on growing as more and more consumers look for ways to save money every month to pay off obligations and necessities. Extremely low interest rates and more durable automobiles have become key factors in driving these new longer-term car loans, which can ...

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    Study: Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus rank tops with mystery shoppers
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    If you want the best experience possible when buying a new car, then you'd better head down to your local Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, or Lexus showroom. According a mystery shopper study conducted by the Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index, those three luxury brands ranked highest among the 33 ...

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    Report: Experts fear rising vehicle prices may crimp industry rebound
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    In a day and age where it's easy to spec out a $28,000 Ford Focus or a $70,000+ Ram pickup, there's no doubting that new vehicle prices have gotten quite high. According to Ward's Auto, more and more analysts fear that the trend toward higher transaction prices may negatively affect an auto ...

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    Opinion: Are codgers the auto industry's saviors?
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    Boomers May Be The Only Ones Who Can Afford New Cars Auto execs may soon be bragging about raising the age of their average buyers. Back many more years than I would care to admit, I sat through my share of press conferences where auto execs would brag about lowering the average age of their ...

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    Report: Strong auto sales predicted for Memorial Day weekend [w/poll]
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    Generally speaking, holiday weekends are always good for auto sales, but the Detroit Free Press says that dealers are expecting to do exceptionally well during this year's three-day Memorial Day weekend. Even better, forecasts have 2013 new-car sales being the best the industry has seen since ...

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