10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Jeep Easter Eggs, Cheapest New Cars Foil Ford F-150

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Cars.com experts’ advice helping shoppers find the best deals on new vehicles of all kinds dominates this month’s countdown of our most popular articles, with related headlines occupying a full half of the list. But in the end it wasn’t enough to keep those clever Jeep Easter eggs from cracking the top spot.

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Don’t get us wrong, we’ve always found these little hidden images and messages in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-manufactured vehicles and other brands amusing — from that adorable little Italian-speaking spider under the Jeep Renegade’s fuel flap to the little jaguar parent-and-cub silhouette at the corner of the Jaguar E-Pace’s windshield. And lest we forget Tesla (never to be outdone) and the Model X’s full-on Christmas display of lights, music and motion.

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But thanks to the miracle of modern mass communicatin’ — in particular, social media platforms like TikTok — the opportunity for first-time discovery and the ability to widely disseminate that discovery has greatly extended the shelf life of these automotive Easter eggs long past their would-be expiration date. Follow the link to our top story from the month of May below to discover for yourself more of our favorite findings in the cars we’ve driven.

This week’s top five was bookended by our rapid-fire rundown of the things we like, as well as those of which we’re not overly fond, about the 2020 Ford F-150 — so be sure to check that out at No. 5, as well as our full expert review, if you’re shopping for America’s official biggest-selling vehicle.

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But the month’s mid-list majority was represented by our tips for finding cheap and heavily discounted cars. At Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, are our recommendations on the best new-car deals for both the entire month of May and for the recent Memorial Day holiday weekend … but since those offers mostly have expired, price-focused shoppers may be more interested in our roundup of the cheapest news cars you can buy right now — the Chevrolet Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent, to name just a few — checking in at No. 4. Meanwhile, our report on varied automakers extending 0% financing offers — originating as part of broader relief efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic — through May, and in some cases into June, comes in sixth. And at No. 7 is a persuasive piece on why shoppers should be considering a sedan for their next car purchase instead of an SUV as the global health crisis continues to negatively impact the U.S. economy.

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Interested in what the name Hemi means, how to properly pronounce “Jaguar” or what we like and don’t like about the 2020 Volkswagen Passat? We covered it all in May. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. Easter’s Over, But You Can Still Hunt for Easter Eggs in Jeeps, Other Cars

2. What Are the Best New-Car Deals for May 2020?

3. 10 Best Memorial Day Car Deals for Holiday Shoppers

4. Here Are the 10 Cheapest New Cars You Can Buy Right Now

5. 2020 Ford F-150: 10 Things We Like (and 4 Not So Much)

6. Coronavirus and Car Buying: 0% Financing Deals Extended Through May and Beyond

7. Why Now Is the Time to Buy a Sedan, Not an SUV

8. What Does Hemi Mean?

9. What’s the Right Way to Say Jaguar?

10. 2020 Volkswagen Passat: 5 Things We Like and 4 Things We Don’t

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