Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ford rises, Honda and Subaru lead in latest Consumer Reports rankings

Detroit iron saw a big jump in its ratings, but the top of the field was still held by Japanese auto manufacturers in Consumer Reports’ latest rankings. Continue reading

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Recovery in auto sales could be tied to easier credit availability

After a trying path through the recovery that saw GM forced to turn to government funding and slough off its failing assets and let Chrysler sell itself to Fiat on the cheap, the American auto industry is finally seeing some bright lights. Continue reading

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Toyota recall affects 2.7 million vehicles with further acceleration issues

Toyota might have hoped that its last episode of bad press was behind it, but news came this week that the Japanese car firm will recall over 2 million vehicles because the floor mats can jam on the accelerator pedal. Continue reading

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Former partners now enemies as GM, Ally Financial face off

Ally Financial – formerly known as GMAC, the auto financing arm of General Motors – is now a separate firm, and its ambitions have pitted it squarely against its former owner. Continue reading

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Used cars commanding higher trade-in value

Industry figures show that car sales have been gradually increasing recently, which is good news for consumers and dealers alike. Continue reading

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Dealers look to push car financing once again

In this time of economic recovery from the worst recession in years, car dealerships are doing what they can to help the upswing in interest in car sales. Continue reading

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Auto financing improving with sales rates

The growth rate of the economy is improving, and this may be important for those interested in auto financing, as the auto industry is starting to show improvement. Continue reading

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Car dealers building confidence, auto loans for bad credit may rise

The gradual recovery of the U.S. economy, and its slow rise out of the recession, could mean great things for those obtaining auto loans with bad credit. Continue reading

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Bad credit auto loan market improves in new year

The market for bad credit auto loans may be improving, as auto sales are increasing at the local level and car dealers are becoming more confident about the current auto market. Continue reading

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More electric cars and charging stations are expected by 2015

As the number of electric car sales is predicted to grow by 2015, charging stations for the vehicles are also expected to become more prevalent. Continue reading

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