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Three Late-Model Used Cars That Are Better Than New

For many Americans, buying a new car right now just isn't an option. But for those who need a new set of wheels, there's a way around that problem: Buy one of the right used vehicles, and you'll be in a better position, both financially and from a car value standpoint. Which vehicles? Read on ...

BMW Revamps X3 Model to Compete With Audi

BMW is revamping its X3 model in a bid to catch up with Audi in the U.S. small SUV market. The X3, a small compact SUV that includes optional in-car Internet access, goes on sale on Jan. 22, Bloomberg News said. The car will take on more than 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width as BMW strives to compete with Audi%u2019s Q5 model.

Luxury Carmakers Predict Strong Fourth Quarter

Luxury carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz forecast vigorous fourth quarter sales on growing demand from China. BMW said it expects a "double-digit" percentage rise in fourth quarter deliveries, Bloomberg News said. Mercedes said it was "very confident" about continuing growth in the final three months of 2010.

Toyota to Offer Rebates on Lexus Models to Boost Sales

Seeking to boost sales of Lexus brand vehicles, Toyota plans to offer rebates of up to $3,000, as well as subsidized financing on certain models, company executives told a gathering of Lexus dealers from across the country this week.

Bentley Recalls 596 Cars Over Faulty Hood Ornaments

Recalling luxury cars to fix faulty hood ornaments might sound like a joke, but ultra high-end automaker Bentley Motors isn't dismissing reports that its famous "flying B" metal emblem on some models may fail to collapse in a crash: It's fixing the problem in its $200,000-plus vehicles.

BMW Aims to Boost Sales to 2 Million Units a Year

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG aims to boost sales to more than 2 million a year by 2020 by widening the 6-series and Mini model lines as well as bringing in a battery-powered car for city driving. BMW, which sold 1.29 million cars last year, is trying to fend off competition in the luxury car segment from Volkswagen (VLKAY) and Audi, Bloomberg News reported.

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...