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Consumers

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Top Consumers Articles

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  • Consumers Avoid Brands with Sketchy Futures

     
    The results of J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Avoider Study are in, and it looks like Chrysler is the biggest loser. Unlike weight-loss reality shows, that???s not a good thing. The study looks at the reasons consumers give for avoiding......
  • Snow shutters D.C., Senate has 60 votes

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with president's statements. It's snowing so hard on Washington today that they are grounding all buses and surface trains. It's not going to stop anytime soon. There's already a foot of snow on the ground,......
  • White House: Health-care 95 pct finished

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama wanted an overhaul of the nation's health-care system by the end of the old year. He didn't get that. But he's close -- very close, the way the White House wants to frame the......
  • Consumer Reports Digs Up True Cost of Mercedes' Diesel

     
    When it comes to vehicle costs, it???s all a balance, isn???t it? Consumer Reports discovered this firsthand when it brought a Mercedes-Benz GL350 diesel SUV to the dealer to fill up on AdBlue, the urea-based additive that keeps large turbo-diesel......
  • This Week's Most Read Stories

     
    KickingTires readers seemed to be in a very practical, just-the-facts-ma???am kind of mood. The top three stories of the week were essentially lists ??? lists of what cars sold in 2009, what cars sold in December and which of those......
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    A reader wants to know where to find consumer reviews of the 2007 Mazda CX-7, and Ask.cars.com has the perfect place to find detailed info. Then, PickupTrucks.com has a report that Scion is still considering building a small pickup truck.......
  • A new way to judge wines

     
    Is there another group of experts that annoy the people they are trying to help more than wine experts? As expert tasters struggle to describe what they experience with phrases like "ripe, round finish" and "notes of cherry with undertones......
  • Would You Buy It? The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

     
    It looks like Chrysler and parent Fiat are resurrecting another European marque in the U.S. After reviving the Fiat brand in 2011 with the 500, it's Alfa Romeo's turn to woo U.S. consumers. The question isn't if, but when, and......
  • Economy growing: 5.7 pct fourth quarter

     
    by Don Lee The U.S. economy grew at an accelerated pace in the last quarter of 2009, driven largely by a rebound in manufacturing and better-than-expected gains in consumer spending and commercial investments, according to Commerce Department statistics...
  • Ford Issues Fix for 2010 Fusion Hybrid Brakes

     
    Consumer Reports is reporting that Ford will issue a Customer Satisfaction Program this month to cover the braking system in the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids. This is a voluntary recall for all vehicles made on or before......
  • Reality Check: Many Cars Face Recalls

     
    Though the Toyota recall is one of the largest and most rapid in the history books, we want to let readers know that recalls are something we cover at KickingTires regularly. Months prior to Toyota's recent recall, there were numerous......