David Lardner

David Lardner is a volunteer at Team Clark Howard's Consumer Action Center. He is also an active board member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

Saving money with sub-compact cars: Mitsubishi Mirage GT vs. Honda Fit EX-L
Saving money with sub-compact cars: Mitsubishi Mirage GT vs. Honda Fit EX-L Cars February 6, 2017
Let's say you're in need of a new car but you’re not all that concerned with having the latest styles…
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money!
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money! Cars November 29, 2016
When I reviewed the new for 2016 Toyota Prius, I was impressed enough with the redesigned model enough to call…
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions Cars August 15, 2016
Both Nissan and Volkswagen offer electric cars. Both are four-door hatchbacks. Both seat five. On the surface, the two are…
Is the 2016 Toyota Prius the perfect car to replace a diesel VW?
Is the 2016 Toyota Prius the perfect car to replace a diesel VW? Cars June 22, 2016
The Toyota Prius has been totally redesigned for 2016 and to say that the result is successful is the understatement…
The 2016 Lexus GS200t F Sport review: Does the new smaller engine deliver?
The 2016 Lexus GS200t F Sport review: Does the new smaller engine deliver? Cars June 3, 2016
In the past couple of years, auto manufacturers have begun offering much smaller engines in many larger model cars in…
2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid review
2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid review Cars April 6, 2016
For 2016, Toyota has introduced a hybrid version of its RAV4 to compete in the crowded compact SUV market. Despite…
Will a larger midsized Volvo from China sell in America?
Will a larger midsized Volvo from China sell in America? Cars October 27, 2015
This past month, a new and very interesting car was introduced in the U.S. The car is the Volvo S60…
End of model year roundup: 2015 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Altima
End of model year roundup: 2015 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Altima Cars September 29, 2015
Clark mentioned the 2015 Toyota Prius in a video and I was just finishing up a week testing a 2015…
After VW recall, EPA will now test all diesel cars to find cheaters
After VW recall, EPA will now test all diesel cars to find cheaters Cars September 23, 2015
So far we know that VW has duped regulators by installing programming on the emission control systems of its ‘clean…
Plugless charging: The wave of the future?
Plugless charging: The wave of the future? Cars September 8, 2015
Drivers of electric cars know that getting anywhere requires plugging in to charge the batteries. Those with plug-in hybrid electric…
Fill ‘er up…with hydrogen?
Fill ‘er up…with hydrogen? Cars August 5, 2015
Of all the automobiles at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, three models were powered by hydrogen fuel cells.…
Will Your Next SUV Be a Plug-In?
Will Your Next SUV Be a Plug-In? Cars June 4, 2015
SUVs have had two distinct reputations. One as a family carry-all capable of hauling lots of people, their stuff and…
Buying a Car on eBay: Financially Sound or Insane?
Buying a Car on eBay: Financially Sound or Insane? Buying May 6, 2015
Last week, I walked into Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center and announced that I had purchased a car on eBay. …
Buying a Car at Auction — Life With a $5,000 Vehicle
Buying a Car at Auction — Life With a $5,000 Vehicle Cars September 8, 2014
As I reported a few weeks ago, I bought a 2005 Volvo wagon at public auction for under my budget…
Buying a Car at Auction — Selecting a Vehicle
Buying a Car at Auction — Selecting a Vehicle Cars August 15, 2014
Last week I had mentioned that I'd be purchasing a car at auction for less than $5,000 and put it…
Buying a Car at Auction — Frugal or Foolish?
Buying a Car at Auction — Frugal or Foolish? Cars August 7, 2014
For nearly 10 years, I've taken calls at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center.The calls can be about anything, but the…
Charcoal vs. Gas Grilling: Which Is Better?
Charcoal vs. Gas Grilling: Which Is Better? Life June 16, 2014
It seems as long as there have been summers, debates have been held over what's the best way to grill. …
Why a diesel engine won’t automatically save you money
Why a diesel engine won’t automatically save you money Cars May 12, 2014
Have you been eyeing a diesel-powered car in the hopes of bringing down the cost of driving?  Have the advertisements…
A Compact Electric Car from Mercedes Benz
A Compact Electric Car from Mercedes Benz Cars May 2, 2014
Just as BMW starts delivery of the i3 in the US, Mercedes Benz has released pricing on the upcoming B-Class…
BMW enters the electric vehicle market
BMW enters the electric vehicle market Cars July 31, 2013
In a 3 continent introduction, BMW has unveiled its first electric vehicle (EV), the i3. Simultaneously announced in New York,…
Fast charging for electric cars rolls out
Fast charging for electric cars rolls out Cars July 15, 2013
Blink, the operator of public EV charging stations, began offering DC Fast Chargers in some locations last week with promises…
Lowering the cost of electric car chargers
Lowering the cost of electric car chargers Cars July 15, 2013
A group named EMW (Electric Motor Works) of Palo Alto, Calif., has developed a lost-cost alternative to the pricey 240-volt…