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More teens waiting to get their licenses
More teens waiting to get their licenses Cars July 24, 2012
More teens are choosing to wait to get a driver's license, according to new data out of the University of…
Will half of all cars be electric by next decade?
Will half of all cars be electric by next decade? Cars July 20, 2012
You've probably heard me say, "Pioneers get slaughtered so settlers can get rich." No area illustrates this maxim better today…
How to really assess fuel efficiency
How to really assess fuel efficiency Cars July 19, 2012
TV ad marketers selling cars love to play one trick on you about miles per gallon numbers that can really…
Avoid speed traps with this smartphone app
Avoid speed traps with this smartphone app Mobile & Electronics July 18, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating reckless driving - but this free smartphone app can help you locate the…
Avoid speed traps with this smartphone app
Honda rolling out incentives to combat weak sales volumes Show Notes July 13, 2012
In a year when the car market has been booming overall, one automaker with a great reputation has lost its…
Avoid speed traps with this smartphone app
Dodge brings customization to the entry-level car market Cars July 6, 2012
The car industry is undergoing an experiment that could radically change the way you order a vehicle. In the past,…
Compact SUVs sales continue growing
Compact SUVs sales continue growing Cars July 3, 2012
Americans continue migrating to compact SUVs, a new category of automobile here in the United States that is growing like…
Variable speed limits offer new solutions to commuter crunch
Variable speed limits offer new solutions to commuter crunch Cars July 2, 2012
Sick and tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? More metro areas have enacted or are considering variable speed…
Average age of a car in America now the oldest ever
Average age of a car in America now the oldest ever Cars June 29, 2012
More and more Americans are learning that the true beauty of car ownership is not in having shiny new metal…
Why Hondas may be a good deal soon
Why Hondas may be a good deal soon Cars June 28, 2012
Honda has recently lost its mojo on dealer lots across the country. But don't overlook them--here's why you could land…
Advertised fuel economy numbers are misleading for city driving
Advertised fuel economy numbers are misleading for city driving Cars June 21, 2012
All those ads for new cars on TV tout amazing highway miles per gallon. But what are those same vehicles…
The most cost-effective car year models
The most cost-effective car year models Cars June 19, 2012
Want to save anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 on a new car purchase? Here's a lesser-known sweet spot in the…
Free app to help you avoid speed traps, red light cameras
Free app to help you avoid speed traps, red light cameras Cars June 14, 2012
With local government starved for revenue, summer motorists are being advised to lighten up on the lead foot because they'll…
How fast does that new car depreciate?
How fast does that new car depreciate? Cars June 1, 2012
Are you someone who likes to get new wheels every couple of years? New stats about vehicle depreciation may make…
Gas prices looking good for Memorial Day weekend
Gas prices looking good for Memorial Day weekend Cars May 23, 2012
If you're planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip, your wallet will be smiling on you when you go to…
Renting out your home or car comes with insurance hassles
Renting out your home or car comes with insurance hassles Insurance May 15, 2012
Renting out your home or car for extra cash could leave you in a lot of financial hot water with…
Rising motorcycle sales signal economic recovery
Rising motorcycle sales signal economic recovery Cars May 15, 2012
There's an unusual and very loud economic indicator that says we are definitely in a recovery: Motorcycles! I read in…
Auto insurance market share war could drive down rates
Auto insurance market share war could drive down rates Cars May 9, 2012
A brewing market share war in the auto insurance industry could drive down the cost of insurance at a time…
Car, credit industries booming with offers to sub-prime customers
Car, credit industries booming with offers to sub-prime customers Money & Credit May 7, 2012
After months of yellow light lending, consumers are again getting the green light for a flood of car loans and…
Lower gas prices could be coming
Lower gas prices could be coming Cars May 7, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: Gas prices in the lowest-priced markets in the United States could dip below the $3 mark this summer thanks…
Ignition interlock can reduce repeat DUIs
Ignition interlock can reduce repeat DUIs Cars April 27, 2012
DUI accidents remain stubbornly high at a time when we've reduced the overall number of people killed or injured in…
Full coverage or just liability insurance on your auto?
Full coverage or just liability insurance on your auto? Cars April 20, 2012
Should you have full coverage, or just liability coverage, on your vehicle? It depends on the car! For example, a…
Best and Worst payback times for fuel-efficient cars
Best and Worst payback times for fuel-efficient cars Cars April 20, 2012
Most people are looking more closely at fuel-efficient vehicles, event though they can cost more upfront. Here are the rides…
Gas prices likely to ease; U.S. energy production up
Gas prices likely to ease; U.S. energy production up Cars April 19, 2012
Barring an unexpected event in the world such as a war in Iran or Korea, it looks like gas prices…
Fuel-efficient vehicles with the best and worst payback
Fuel-efficient vehicles with the best and worst payback Cars April 12, 2012
The high price of gas is making a lot of people consider fuel-efficient vehicles. But which ones are worth your…
Mortgage payments taking lower priority in financial triage
Mortgage payments taking lower priority in financial triage Money & Credit April 6, 2012
When you're in a tough spot financially, which bills should take the highest priority in your life? My traditional advice…
Why gas prices rise at a time of increased domestic supply
Why gas prices rise at a time of increased domestic supply Cars April 4, 2012
The price of gas has become a huge campaign issue between Democrats and Republicans. Yet as the politicians argue and…
Used fryer grease is a hot steal for crooks
Used fryer grease is a hot steal for crooks Cars March 27, 2012
The crime of opportunity of the moment is stealing restaurant grease. I read a report in The San Francisco Chronicle…
Website auto-checks your car rental for price drops
Website auto-checks your car rental for price drops Cars March 21, 2012
Want to save money on your next car rental? There's a website that automatically re-shops your rate on a continual…
Customer no-service car rental company taken to task
Customer no-service car rental company taken to task Travel March 13, 2012
There are some companies you never hear me talk about no matter how good of a deal they offer. Why…