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Nissan Leaf, BMW 5 Series Among Best Used-Car Deals This Year

By Mike Hanley on July 22, 2015


Buying a late-model used car is usually a good financial decision. You get a nearly new car while someone else gets the initial depreciation hit, which is steep in the first few years of a car's life. Through the first… Read More

Nissan Leaf, BMW 5 Series Among Best Used-Car Deals This Year

By Mike Hanley on July 22, 2015

Buying a late-model used car is usually a good financial decision. You get a nearly new car while someone else gets the initial depreciation hit, which is steep in the first few years of a car's life. Through the first… Read More

Smart's New ForTwo Could Be Big (19 photos)

By Joe Bruzek on April 7, 2015

News broke of a redesigned Smart ForTwo way back in July, and Smart waited until the last major auto show of the 2015 season to make the new microcar's U.S. debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. We called the previous  ForTwo one of the… Read More

Video: 2016 Smart ForTwo

By Kelsey Mays on April 6, 2015

Smart redesigned its minicar for 2016 with a new face that includes giant insect-like headlights. Length is up by 4 inches this year, and Smart says this tiny hatchback should be more maneuverable on the road thanks to a smaller… Read More

Used Luxury-Car Prices Fall Again in February

By Mike Hanley on March 5, 2015

Sellers dropped the average asking prices on luxury cars in February, and it's led to prices that are now thousands of dollars lower than we saw at the beginning of the year. Related: More Used-Car News Buyers looking for a… Read More

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Look

By Joe Bruzek on July 15, 2014

Competes with: A Schwinn 10-speed bike, as well as the Chevrolet Spark, Scion iQ and Fiat 500 Looks like: A wide-eyed, caffeine-injected Smart ForTwo Drivetrain: (Preliminary European specifications) 60- or 71-horsepower three-cylinder engine; 90-hp, turbocharged three-cylinder; five-speed manual or six-speed… Read More

More Electric Cars Than Ever, Still Not Available Everywhere

By Rick Popely on March 11, 2014

As more manufacturers introduce electric cars, these battery-powered vehicles are becoming something people see on the road every day. At least in some parts of the country, they are. More Alternative Fuel News The number of purely electric vehicles offered… Read More

Ten Cars That Won't See 2015

By Kelsey Mays on December 18, 2013

Automakers give all sorts of reasons for canceling a model. Sometimes it comes from a deliberate one-and-done cycle, as Scion often employs. Other times a car too similar to its corporate siblings — compare the ultra-luxury Maybach brand to an optioned-out… Read More

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: First Drive

By Aaron Bragman on August 8, 2013

The tiny Smart ForTwo isn't one of our favorite cars, and we have no qualms telling the world what we think of it. People around the world have been equally forthcoming in their comments about our evaluation of it as… Read More

Smart ForTwo Tops List of Most Embarrassing Cars

By Kelsey Mays on August 5, 2013

Drive a Smart ForTwo and you have one of the most embarrassing cars in America, according to a new survey by CarInsurance.com. The Foster City, Calif., company asked 1,500 drivers age 25 and older to pick the most embarrassing car… Read More

Car Talk: What's the Ugliest Car?

By Matt Schmitz on January 22, 2013

Just as a person's beauty is only skin deep, a car's is in the eye of the pink-slip holder. Still, there's just no denying that some have a face only an owner could love. Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the hosts… Read More