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Consumer Reports: How to buy a used car

(WXYZ) – Used car salesman tactics have been the butt of jokes for years, and chances are you’ve probably heard some horror stories. But don’t let that stop you from buying a used car. Consumer Reports has some great tips to help protect you from buying a dud – And some of these tips can also come in handy if ... Read More »

Love the new car smell? Here’s how Ford will let you enjoy it even in an old car

When a new car arrives, there is a certain pleasant smell which stays on for a couple of weeks. However, weeks later, this smell fades away and odour sets in. While western countries don’t mind that, China, the world’s largest automotive market, a car smelling like brand new is the foremost priority for car buyers there. Ford Motor Co, China is addressing ... Read More »

GST impact on the used car market: Here is how much your new but pre-owned car would now cost

GST or Goods and Services Tax came as a good decision for the Indian automotive industry. A number of segments witnessed a considerable drop in their ex-showroom price which includes the requisite tax. Cars categorised in the SUV segment as well as most other segments have seen a considerable drop in prices. Annoyingly though, hybrids are now more expensive while ... Read More »

Reckless car loan salesmen exposed: How dealers are luring young drivers into massive debt by offering them new top-brand cars with NO cash up front

Young drivers are being tempted into dangerously high levels of debt by car dealers offering them new vehicles for no money up front. Ruthless salesmen are offering customers Audis, Vauxhalls, Suzukis and Fords worth up to £20,000 for no deposit – even if they admit they are unemployed, on low wages or have a poor credit rating. But the deals ... Read More »

Honda Cliq Review: How this scooter will compete with motorcycles in rural areas?

We were welcomed at Chokidhani, Jaipur for the unveiling and launch of Honda Cliq. Skeptical, we stepped in thinking how was an entertainment village supposed to be a proving ground for a scooter. However, were we wrong! Turns out, if we had any other scooter and not a Cliq, a lot of us would have slipped on the loose desert ... Read More »

How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) I was recently asked to predict the future of policing. My first reaction was curmudgeonly. It can’t be done, I responded, at least in a useful way. My second reaction was to run with the question and to make a prediction, or at least to hazard the ... Read More »

How future electric cars could recharge on the road

What if electric cars could recharge while you drive? What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. In ... Read More »

Falling New Car Sales: How You Can Benefit

After several years of robust growth following the Great Recession, new auto sales declined 4.7 percent in April, following a 1.6 percent decline in March. The drop occurred despite manufacturers spending an average of $3,814 per car sold in the first part of April on incentives for buyers and auto dealers, according to a study by J.D. Power and LMC ... Read More »

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

LAS VEGAS: A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado’s trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator in an otherwise minor crash in Las ... Read More »

How diesel motorists could receive £2,000 towards a new car

Plans to reward diesel motorists with £2,000 towards a new car has moved a step closer. The move comes as Theresa May reportedly overruled ministers to demand the introduction of a diesel scrappage scheme. It’s intended to lessen the impact of new plans to tackle air pollution by introducing a ‘toxin tax’ on older diesel vehicles when they enter 10 ... Read More »