January 2012

Autoweek's Best of the Best: Audi A7, Range Rover Evoque

(January 3, 2012) DETROIT — The Autoweek editors spend so much time behind so many steering wheels that it takes a special car or truck to stand out from the pack. This year, the Audi A7 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque did just that, and they have been named Autoweek's Best of the Best/Car and Truck for 2012.

Honda Fit repeats at top of Consumer Reports best new-car value list

(January 3, 2012) YONKERS, N.Y. — Despite the influx of new vehicles into the small- and budget-car marketplace, the Honda Fit remains on top in Consumer Reports list of best value small cars. The Fit also re-emerged as the best overall value among some 200 different vehicles that were analyzed.

"Need' not 'want' vehicles recommended by AutoTrader

(January 1, 2012) ATLANTA — According to the 2011 AutoTrader.com Shopper Frame of Mind study, conducted with over 1500 recent vehicle purchasers, an overwhelming majority of respondents — 71% — purchased a car based on need rather than want.