9 Winners and Losers of 2019

Ram Truck brand sales topped 700,000 units sold for the first time in 2019. It’s a wrap: 2019 is in the books. And if you’re thinking we’re a bit late sharing this information, hold on: the U.S. auto industry finished reporting its annual sales on Monday, closing out an extended … Read more

Car Insurance for the Poor? Good Luck With That.

Renters may pay much more for their auto insurance coverage than do homeowners. If you’re a low-income individual, more than likely you rent your home and don’t own it. Even if you’re a good driver, obtaining affordable car insurance is more costly for renters, than for homeowners, a fact recently uncovered by … Read more

Brand APEAL: Porsche Leads for 11th Consecutive Year

Porsche is globally recognized as the top automotive brand, a fact regularly affirmed by various consumer studies and surveys. Indeed, for the 11th consecutive year, Porsche finished on top of J.D. Power’s APEAL study for 2015. Porsche Cayman. APEAL stands for U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study what looks … Read more

Consumer Car Loans Reach Record Lengths

New car loan terms are longer than ever before. Earlier this month, Experian Automotive announced that the average length of both used and new car loans had increased by one month to 62 and 67 months, respectively. These loan term averages are at record levels, but consumers are eagerly embracing … Read more

Lexus Reiteration: 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study Leader

J.D. Power & Associates has once again placed the Lexus brand atop its Vehicle Dependability Study. For 2015 and for the fourth consecutive year, Toyota’s luxury brand won out, besting 30 other brands. General Motors and Toyota Motors each received seven segment awards. Customer satisfaction is critical in the auto … Read more

MRY Study Reveals That We Still Love Our Cars

And don’t touch our smartphones! American consumers are not about to give up their cars despite the rise in popularity of car sharing services such as Zipcar. A Jan. 2014 study conducted by MRY with Whitman Insight Strategies and released this month surveyed 1,000 people across the United States, evenly … Read more

NHTSA Launches TireWise Safety Campaign

Tire safety and your car. Tire-related crashes contribute to more than 11,000 accidents and kill at least 200 people each year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To assist consumers with selecting and maintaining their tires, the NHTSA has introduced its TireWise safety campaign, covering topics ranging … Read more

Deloitte Report: Young Adults Want to Buy Cars

Automotive executives have enough worries to keep them awake at night. Recalls. Upgraded IIHS crash standards. Federal fuel requirements. Persnickety consumers, especially young people that seem disinterested in buying a new car. Deloitte Survey and Report A recently released Deloitte LLP report will be carefully studied by these same executives … Read more

Nissan Introduces the Datsun GO

Its a “GO” with the first revived Datsun model.   It is aimed at a demographic that Nissan calls “early risers” or individuals from emerging countries that are shopping for their first new car. That product is the Datsun GO, a model that will retail for about 400,000 Indian rupees … Read more