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Ford Sniffs Out China Sales by Eliminating New-Car Smells

By Fred Meier on Thu Jul 20 14:40:18 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — While U.S. car buyers savor that "new-car smell," Chinese buyers want a car that smells like, well, nothing. Then again, in a country with such famously thick air pollution, it might very well seem a luxury to simply smell… Read More

Ford Sniffs Out China Sales by Eliminating New-Car Smells

By Fred Meier on Thu Jul 20 14:40:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — While U.S. car buyers savor that "new-car smell," Chinese buyers want a car that smells like, well, nothing. Then again, in a country with such famously thick air pollution, it might very well seem a luxury to simply smell… Read More

Bad Advice for Borrowed-Car Mishaps

By Emily Daniel on Thu Jul 20 14:00:46 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — As long as there have been cars, there have been car-borrowing mishaps. Returning a car to your parent, friend or significant other with a brand-new scratch is the stuff of nightmares, but for the not-so-scrupulous among us, that's… Read More

House Panel Approves Self-Driving Proposal

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Jul 20 10:15:12 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — A panel in the U.S. House of Representatives has reportedly approved a proposal to allow automakers to deploy as many as 100,000 self-driving cars on U.S. roads. The proposal limits states from imposing their own rules on self-driving… Read More

2017 Kia Forte Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

By Fred Meier on Tue Jul 18 14:14:22 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Running improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have earned the compact sedan the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus, when equipped with optional crash avoidance and headlight systems. Related: Kia Plans New Stonic Subcompact… Read More

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Exorcise Your Curiosity Tonight

By Brian Normile on Tue Jul 18 12:14:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — We've known the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been coming since the first teaser back in January. Thirteen additional teasers later, we finally got to see it in person and in action at the 2017 New York… Read More

How Pricey Are Engine Repairs in Your State?

By Matt Schmitz on Mon Jul 17 23:01:01 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — You may have heard of emo band Dashboard Confessional, but the real dashboard confessional is your check-engine light — and depending on where you live, that ominous glow may stir up more emotions than a sad song. For… Read More

Where Have All the Rural Drivers Gone?

By Matt Schmitz on Mon Jul 17 05:00:12 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Has the time-honored tradition of "taking a drive out to the country" taken a backseat to "taking a drive into town"? It certainly appears so. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan's Transportation… Read More

AMI Creates a Buzz on Social Media

By Emily Daniel on Fri Jul 14 06:30:43 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Released in June, the Cars.com 2017 American-Made Index ranked the 10 most patriotic 2017 cars — that is, the 10 cars assembled in the U.S. with high domestic-parts content, predominant U.S. sourcing for engines and transmissions, and high… Read More

$22,000 Sneakers Come With Free Smart ForTwo

By Brian Normile on Fri Jul 14 05:30:56 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — If popular culture is to be believed, Germans love David Hasselhoff. It's been "proven." But do they love Nikes enough to spend 19,000 euros (approximately $21,700) to get a limited-edition, one-of-500 pair sneakers? Related: Our View: 2016 Smart… Read More

Demand, State Taxes Bump Up Gas Prices

By Rick Popely on Fri Jul 14 05:01:30 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Pump prices rose in most states this past week as demand caught up with supply, pushing the national average for regular gas to $2.26, up 2 cents from a week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge… Read More