Car Enthusiast Talk

Ford Raptor Sales on the Rise

Friday, September 13, 2013
Ford Raptor Sales on the Rise Sure, the Ford F-150 is a crowd pleaser, with more sales this year than any other pickup truck. However, Ford Raptor sales have been climbing. According to the automaker, Raptor sales are up 14 percent in 2013 compared to the same period of time last year. In addition, Raptor sales have broken annual records in eight of the past 10 months. "What's helping drive Raptor sales is that Raptor delivers unmatched off-road performance to our customers ...
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Edmunds.com Names List of Best Used Cars

Monday, September 16, 2013
Edmunds.com, a premier online resource for car shopping and automotive information, recently released its list of the 17 Best Used Cars for 2013. The list is compiled based on segments, and according to Edmunds, Honda and Toyota were the leaders this year, with four vehicles each on the list. Edmunds based the selections on reliability, safety, value and availability.  The vehicles on the list include the 2007-2011 Honda Fit,  ...
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Used car prices continue to rise

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Used car prices continue to rise The automotive industry saw strong new and used vehicle sales in August, and according to a few reports, prices also remained high. The latest National Automobile Dealers Association Used Car Guide showed that pent-up demand and low interest rates are driving automotive sales forward throughout the second half of 2013. However, this is also causing used vehicle prices to go up. Jonathan Banks, executive automotive analyst for the NADA Use ...
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How Generation Y shops for cars

Monday, September 9, 2013
How Generation Y shops for cars According to the recently released J.D. Power 2013 New Autoshopper Study, more than 50 percent of Internet vehicle shoppers are open to any brand when they begin shopping, while more than 50 percent of Gen Y buyers are open to consider a brand that fits their needs.  The data showed that 79 percent of shoppers use the Internet when researching a new vehicle, while 47 percent of Gen Y shoppers use their smartphones during the proc ...
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Mazda5 named top car for growing families

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Mazda5 named top car for growing families AAA recently named the 2013 Mazda5 to its list of Top Cars for Growing Families.  According to AAA, the vehicle received the coveted title for its functionality, design and performance, as all the vehicles on the list offer families more room, safety, easy handling and dependability.  "As families grow so do their expectations, and the Mazda5 was created with versatility in mind," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda No ...
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Good deals on 2013 models drive strong August vehicle sales

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Good deals on 2013 models drive strong August vehicle sales The automotive industry has seen a strong year of sales so far, and that is likely to continue at the end of August. According to Edmunds.com, there is expected to be 1,455,911 new car and truck sales by the end of August, up 10.9 percent on a month-over-month comparison and 13.3 percent on a year-over-year comparison. The report noted that these sales translate to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 15.6 million. "Car buyers are cont ...
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Ford announces release of new F-150s

Friday, August 30, 2013
Ford announces release of new F-150s Ford is now offering a 2014 F-150 STC SuperCrew and STX Sport package to its fleet. Shoppers will notice a little more room in the cab and some new options. "With the rapidly expanding full-size pickup market continuing to benefit from economic growth and replacement demand, price-conscious buyers are returning looking for an affordable truck with space, capability and style," said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. "Adding th ...
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Cars.com names top tailgating vehicles

Friday, August 30, 2013
Cars.com names top tailgating vehicles Football season is on the horizon and that means tailgaters are getting their vehicles ready for the pregame celebrations. While the NFL preseason is currently underway, with the regular season set to kick off at the beginning of September, college football begins this weekend, meaning tailgating is here. With that being said, Cars.com recently named the best cars for tailgating. "With football season comes the return of fans to parking lo ...
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August to see vehicle sales jump 14.4 percent

Thursday, August 29, 2013
August to see vehicle sales jump 14.4 percent Vehicles sales are expected to be strong by the end of the month, and the automotive industry is poised for a strong year in 2013. According to TrueCar.com, new light vehicle sales are expected to reach 1,464,214 units in August, accounting for a 14.4 percent increase on a year-over-year comparison and an 11.8 percent increase on a month-over-month comparison. The report noted that this forecast translates to a Seasonally Adjust Annua ...
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Diesel vehicle sales likely to rise in coming years

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Diesel vehicle sales likely to rise in coming years Evidence is mounting that indicates diesel vehicles will be more popular in the future. As automakers are making strides to meet government fuel regulations set to be enacted in 2025, one option is to offer more diesel vehicles. A recent USA Today report highlighted where the diesel market is headed in the coming years. The conclusion: Production is set to drastically increase. A expert panel from the news source indicated that they expect ...
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