Month: September 2013

Is the Nissan Altima the Best in its Class?

The Nissan Altima is all-new for 2013, the fifth generation of this popular midsize sedan. A coupe is also available,…

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First Drive: 2014 Toyota Corolla

Be forewarned: if you have yet to see the all-new Toyota Corolla you may be in for a surprise. Or…

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Fuel Economy Changes for Select 2014 Models

Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) represents the fleet average for automotive manufacturers nationwide. The federal government has mandated that automakers…

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Highlights of the Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair

The fall edition of the Charlotte Autofair is now over, what its organizers and supporters consider a success. As mentioned…

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The Rise of Automotive Safety Features

Automotive collision avoidance systems designed to increase safety, reduce damages, and lower the number of fatalities have successfully accomplished that…

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From Serbia With Love: 2014 Fiat 500L

Fiat’s return to the US market in 2011 came by way of its smallest model, the 2012 Fiat 500 hatchback….

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The 5 Flavors of the 2014 Toyota Tundra

I bet you never thought of a pickup truck in terms of flavors, am I right? Then again, with each…

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Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair Opens Today

One of the more unusual automotive enthusiast gatherings is the Charlotte AutoFair, a significant automotive event held twice each year….

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Money Saving Strategies for Auto Loan Shopping

If you are shopping for a new car, more than likely you will take out an auto loan. Such loans…

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Chrysler 200 Convertible
Provides Much Drama

When Chrysler went bankrupt and began its restructuring in 2009, the automaker essentially ceded the 2010 model year to its…

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Provides Much Drama
   
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Off Roading With the 2014 Toyota 4Runner

It was an opportunity too good to pass up. Fly in to Atlanta, get whisked away to a luxuriant resort…

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BMW i8 Bedazzles at Frankfurt

It is both an electric vehicle and a super car, what makes the BMW i8 so unique in the emerging…

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Revealed: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Model names like Corolla, Civic and Beetle seem to have been around forever, but it is the Chevrolet Suburban that…

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5 Smart Car Buying Tips for Consumers

Car buying tips for today’s consumers. If you are in the market for a new car, there are several things…

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About the 2014 Volkswagen Passat

The current Volkswagen Passat, introduced in 2012, is far different from previous models. Now in its fourth generation, this midsize…

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Baby Altima: 2013 Nissan Sentra

The compact vehicle market is competitive, one where every car manufacturer has at least one model present. The Nissan Sentra…

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Automotive Branding: Are Sub-brands the Way to Go?

Ask what should seem to be a fairly straightforward question and you would hope for similarly worded answers. That wasn’t…

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Drunk Driving Statistics by the (Tragic) Numbers

Receiving and parsing statistical information is important to Auto Trends. That data helps us keep our finger on the pulse…

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Automotive Leasing and Lending Continue to Rise

Most consumers finance a new car deal, relying on car leasing or a personal loan to close their purchases. With…

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Back to School Driver Safety Tips

By now, most school districts across the country are back in session, which means that some helpful reminders are in…

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