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Average Age of Cars on Road Reaches Record High

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015


You've likely heard some variation on the age-defying axiom, "40 is the new 30." Well when it comes to cars, it's 11.5. According to a report released today by industry-info provider IHS Automotive, the average age of a car or… Read More

Average Age of Cars on Road Reaches Record High

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015

You've likely heard some variation on the age-defying axiom, "40 is the new 30." Well when it comes to cars, it's 11.5. According to a report released today by industry-info provider IHS Automotive, the average age of a car or… Read More

Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep Recalls: What Owners Should Do

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

Part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's civil penalties on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which could amount to $105 million, involve several programs for owners of affected Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. If you have an older Jeep Liberty… Read More

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Pay Up to $105 Million in Recall-Related Penalties

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

It's been a tumultuous week for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Just days after the automaker recalled 1.4 million cars over a hacking threat, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced FCA will have to pay civil penalties of up to $105… Read More

Kia, Tesla, GMC Lead Satisfaction Study

By Kelsey Mays on July 9, 2015

There aren't many of them out there, but Kia K900 owners are apparently an upbeat bunch, at least when it comes to how much they like their car. The K900 topped AutoPacific's annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, earning the study's top… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: June 2015

By Kelsey Mays on July 1, 2015

If you see a lot of shiny new cars at this weekend's fireworks show, June sales are the reason why. With the top seven automakers reporting sales, car shoppers drove up June sales 3.4 percent versus a strong June 2014 … Read More

Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection

By Kelsey Mays on June 29, 2015

When it comes to frontal crash tests, the front-seat passenger in certain cars may not have the same protection as the driver, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which says it has observed cars with structural reinforcements on… Read More

The 2015 American-Made Index

By Kelsey Mays on June 28, 2015

Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index's nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars. The Toyota Camry took the top spot this year,… Read More

2015 American-Made Index: Why Shoppers Care

By Kelsey Mays on June 28, 2015

As Cars.com releases its 2015 American-Made Index, a new Cars.com poll shows that loyalty to Detroit automakers is running stronger now than it did four years ago. In the survey, 28 percent of respondents said they would only consider American… Read More

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Recall by 1.4 Million Cars

By Kelsey Mays on June 17, 2015

A month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a massive expansion of Takata airbag recalls, Toyota has added 1.37 million cars to its U.S. recall total. Related: Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall? Effectively, Toyota… Read More

Porsche, Kia Dominate J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

By Kelsey Mays on June 17, 2015

Porsche drivers must be a happy bunch, and not just because of speed and style. In the first three months of ownership, the luxury brand's cars have been ranked as the least problematic across the industry for three years running,… Read More