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Consumers

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Top Consumers Articles

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  • Cars.com Recommends the 2012 Honda Civic

     
    Yesterday, Consumer Reports announced it would no longer recommend the Honda Civic after its 2012 redesign. The editorial staff at Cars.com has tested various versions of the 2012 Honda Civic over hundreds of real-world miles, and today, we still...
  • This Week's Most-Read Stories

     
    The redesigned 2012 Honda Civic, despite its mediocre interior and less-sporty handling, is still recommended by Cars.com. That statement was somewhat controversial this week, sparking a big debate on our blog, because Consumer Reports came out and said...
  • Letter to the Editor: Taking Issue With Cars.com's American-Made Index

     
    Dear Mr. Olsen: The Cars.com compilation claiming to rank vehicles on an "American-Made Index" for readers and consumers is, unfortunately, misleading since the methodology used to screen the list fails to place a premium on the American content of...
  • BankAtlantic Center to offer daily deals to consumers via The Vault

     
    The owners of the Panthers are about to open The Vault. But the deals are for their fans and others to make. Beginning Aug. 22, The Vault will begin offering daily deals on products and services with businesses throughout South......
  • Hyundai to Fix Sonata Steering Issue

     
    The fifth-generation Hyundai Sonata has won wide praise among the public and critics, but that doesn???t mean the model has been without any problems. There have been a few recalls (here and here), but persistent complaints that certain Sonatas tend......
  • Your Luxury Car Will Make You Happier...Sometimes

     
    Driving a luxury car should make you feel good, right? It stands to reason that if a vehicle rides better, comes with more gadgets and features, and has one of those status-elevating branding symbols ??? say, a Mercedes-Benz, BMW or......
  • Smartphone on Your Dashboard? Don't Count On It

     
    I'm staring at a dashboard display that's been removed from a car and mounted on a table for journalists, investors and engineers to sample. On it is an enlarged version of a Samsung smartphone home-screen, plugged right into the "car."......
  • Army Tests More Fuel-Efficient Humvees

     
    The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy. Specifically, the Army is working with......
  • Ford Drops; Lexus, Mazda and Jeep Improve in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

     
    Ford's dashboard doldrums persist. The automaker's buggy MyFord Touch multimedia system, rolled out in summer 2010, contributed toward a steep decline in J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Initial Quality Study. Now it has become a sore spot for Ford owners....
  • So many outrages, it's no wonder people have taken to streets

     
    It seems every time I go to the mailbox, I find something that makes my blood boil. My bank, my phone company, my electric company ??? they're all sending me bad tidings. So the prospect of the cash-strapped U.S. Postal......
  • 1990 Honda Accord Owner Crosses 1 Million Miles, Gets New Accord for Persistence

     
    The average life expectancy of a solidly maintained vehicle is about eight years or 150,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports. Take that figure into consideration when Honda announced it found an owner that crossed the millionth-mile marker on his...