According to a study by U.S. Pirg and reported by the New York Times this week, the country’s young people are giving up car ownership in exchange for public transportation and bicycles. Experts consider it the end of the Driving Boom or the 60-plus years of steady increases in per-capita driving in the United States.
The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) annually releases a list of vehicles that it considers of Best Value. Those on the list offer affordability, reliability and safety.
People with smartphones can get an app for just about everything these days. From ordering food to playing multiplayer games, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And now, through the Mi Alerts app, you can get up-to-the-second notifications of when your car is in an accident or even stolen.
When you’re buying a car, the first question to ask yourself is: New or Used? You’ll be happy to know that now is a good time to buy either. So, your decision may just come down to budget, in which case, buying a used car would be the better option.
The editors at WardsAuto graded nearly 50 new and upgraded 2013 and 2013 vehicles in a variety of categories in determining the 10 best. The categories included safety, comfort, value, technology and materials. Overall, the editors noted stylish design, a blend of classic and new technology, and durability as common aspects to the cars on the list.
“This year’s batch of winners really drives home the point that interiors are a vital part of the battle for consumers’ hearts and minds,” WardsAuto world Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter said in a statement. “It wasn’t uncommon all that long ago for auto makers to view interiors as the best place to take cost out of a vehicle. They eventually figured out that’s a big mistake, because people spend a lot more time looking at the inside of their car than the outside.”
Here is the list of the 10 Best Interiors as chosen by WardsAuto:
- Acura RDX
- Cadillac XTS
- Chevrolet Spark
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- Kia Forte
- Lexus GS 450h
- Nissan Pathfinder
- RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn
- Toyota Avalon
The numbers are in, and R.L. Polk & Company has announced the best-selling cars in the world, many of which are available at Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, SC.
According to the experts at AAA, with rising fuel prices and longer commutes, it’s essential for commuters to drive a vehicle that has a low cost of ownership, plenty of safety features, and a comfortable interior. In fact, AAA says 86 percent of workers rely on their vehicle to get them to and from their job, and they commute an average of 25 minutes each way.
J.D. Power and Associates recently released the results of its annual Vehicle Dependability Study, which determines the most dependable vehicles on the market. In the study, researchers survey owners of vehicles that are three years old, in this case those from the 2010 model year, and ask what problems the vehicle has had among other questions. The vehicles with the least amount of reported problems are then awarded for dependability.