December 2013

Study: Women who ride motorcycles happier than those who don't

(December 29, 2013) MILWAUKEE — Women everywhere are thinking about New Year's resolutions they will make to live a more fulfilled life in 2014 and beyond. Once they make those resolutions, they may turn to self-help books, fad diets and online advice to try and make them a reality.

Ford F-150 retains 'top vehicle' status in 2013 AutoTrader rankings

(December 28, 2013) ATLANTA — 2013 was the year of the full-size truck, according to new car shoppers on  Trucks made up nearly half of the top 20 most popular new vehicles on the site this year, including three of the top five.

Kelley reports 10 best car deals for end of December

(December 27, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — December marks the season of giving; when it comes to new cars, why not make this month the season of saving?  When buying a new car, it's crucial for shoppers to consider the return they will receive down the road when they are ready to sell.  

Strong December car deals give shoppers reason to celebrate

(December 21, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Car buyers are not shying away from the surge of holiday deals, and with two weeks to go this month there's still enough time to capitalize on a deal before the calendar rolls into 2014, says

Winter is here: Goodyear suggests getting 'tired'

(December 20, 2013) AKRON, Ohio — As the official first day of winter arrives, drivers are reminded that it may be time to consider a "tiring" experience. According to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the comfort level of driving for many motorists over the next several weeks may be dependent upon the condition of their vehicles and tires.

J.D. Power: After slow start, sales in December poised for strong close

(December 20, 2013) WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — While new-vehicle sales started slow in December, they are expected to finish strong at the end of the month, according to a monthly sales forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

U.S. consumers are expected to spend more than $34 billion on new vehicles in December, a historic high for the month. The record-breaking level of spending reflects record transaction prices combined with strong retail sales, the most accurate measure of true underlying consumer demand for new vehicles.

Mopar provides plenty of last-minute holiday gift ideas

(December 19, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — As the holidays quickly approach, last-minute shoppers may find themselves a bit stumped on gift ideas for the vehicle enthusiasts on their list. Mopar is happy to help with hundreds of accessories and merchandise available for less than $50 in the “stocking stuffer” range, a large number that fall in the “I’ve been really nice this year” category and plenty more items for every budget in between.

Range Rover fastest selling car in November, Edmunds reports

(December 19, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover was the fastest-selling car in America last month, and there were several other familiar names that helped to fill out the top 10, reports has released its list of the top 10 fastest-selling vehicles to help purchasers of those vehicles better manage their expectations before they start negotiations.

Consumer Reports names Toyota Prius best new-car value

(December 18, 2013) YONKERS, N.Y. — Consumer Reports finds the Toyota Prius to be the best overall value for the automotive dollar and the Nissan Armada the worst in its annual Best New-Car Value analysis. This is the second straight year that the Prius has topped CR's best-value list, which highlights the cars that give you the most bang for your buck.

AAA predicts holiday travel to increase for the fifth consecutive year

(December 17, 2013) AURORA, Ill. — AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6 percent from the 94 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the fifth consecutive year of increases and the highest travel volume recorded for the season.