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Higher Gas Costs Drive Up Used Car Prices

Higher gas prices are beginning to bite in new and unusual ways. Not only are prices going up at the pump, but they are being propelled upward for smaller, fuel efficient vehicles on used car lots nationwide. Here's why.

Five Tips That Can Save New Car Buyers a Bundle

Buying a new car can be a stressful experience: The process is expressly designed by car dealers to separate you from as much of your money as possible. However, if you%u2019re patient, prepared, and persistent, you can beat the dealers at their own game. Here are five things to remember.

August Auto Sales May Be the Worst in 28 Years

Auto sales braked sharply in August, starting out strong, then slowing to a level that may be the lowest in 28 years. The slowing economy made nervous consumers hesitant to buy, despite the bevy of end-of-model-year deals.

Ford Unveils Fuel-Efficient 2011 Explorer

Ford (F) will today reveal its 2011 Explorer, an attempt to build on the Explorer SUV brand while also appealing to fuel efficiency-concious crossover fans, especially families. The new Explorer will be more aerodynamic and with a more refined interior, The Free Press reported. It should deliver fuel-efficiency improvemetns of at least 25% compared with the outgoing model.

Toyota May Recall Prius to Fix Brakes

Toyota is reportedly preparing to recall at least 311,000 2010 Priuses to fix a problem with their brakes. Unlike the mechanical issues which led to the two recent recalls of 8 million Toyotas for unintended acceleration, the problem with the Prius is apparently a software issue.

Ford Sweeps Auto Awards in Detroit

Ford Motor added more feathers to its cap Monday by sweeping two industry awards. It's Fusion Hybrid mid-sized sedan was named 2010 North American Car of the Year, while its Transit Connect fleet vehicle took truck of the year.

Car Sales Surge at End of 2009

December may go down as one of 2009's better months for car sales thanks to a late surge by bargain-hungry consumers. A major factor in the surge is a big sale by Pontiac and Saturn, which comes as General Motors prepares to shut down the struggling brands.

GM and Chrysler: A Hard Road in 2010

Once icons of American industrial might, GM and Chrysler have cut jobs, closed plants, eliminated models and shed storied brands. Racing to turn business around, both companies still have a long way to go to convince consumers their products are worthy of consideration.

GM to Spyker: No Deal for Saab

Unswayed by the latest offer from Dutch sports car maker Spyker Cars, Detroit-based GM is preparing to mothball Saab for good, The Economic Times has reported, citing a news report published Wednesday in Sweden.

Stupid carbuyers pile back into SUVs

As our elected officials look for ways to dig us out of the current economic mess, there's one factor that isn't getting enough attention: If...

Renting a car in 2008

If you're planning to rent a car anytime soon -- particularly an economy model, consider meditating -- or whatever else settles you down -- before...