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  • Are gas prices really that bad?

    Sure, gas prices have dropped a bit as we enter the early stages of summer. But they're still pretty high.   Or are they? Via cars.com, Gizmodo stacks up the price of gas against several other commodities.   For example, Coke costs 3.84 a gallon,...
  • Moms with Style

    Moms with Style
    A curious thing happened to the mother-of-the-bride on the way to the wedding. She disappeared. At least, the style of her clothing did. Retailers and designers are noting that 21st-century mothers of the bride – a time when 50 is the new 40...
  • Safest Small Cars

    Those looking to spend less than $20,000 on a car needn’t sacrifice safety. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Choosing the safest auto available is especially important when shopping for a small car, where every advantage is essential. That’s...
  • Buy Now, Save Now

    Why 2012 is a good year to buy By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • Are Americans starting to Embrace Diesel?

    They might be, says Cars.com. From the website: According to a new study, diesel-powered vehicles sales are up, indicating that Americans might finally be warming to them. A joint report from Hybridcars.com and research company Baum and Associates...
  • What's Your New Ride Worth to You?

    Paying attention to long-term ownership costs when shopping for a new car or truck can pay off in the long run. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As new cars continue to sell at a record pace, many browsers are turning into shoppers and shoppers into...
  • Insurance Rundown

    Select the right model and save big on car insurance. Here are 2012’s best and worst insurance buys. By Jim Gorzelany While auto insurance rates are largely based on personal factors, including a person’s age, gender, driving record and...
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S

    By Paula MacPherson There’s a lot to like about the redesigned Porsche 911 Carrera S. Perhaps the most important factor is this: It still looks like a Porsche, which is to say that the lines and proportions are as beautiful today as they were 50...
  • Confused About Going Green? You're Not Alone

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With gasoline prices poised to reach record highs, many car shoppers are setting their sights on models that use electricity – either in part or as the sole means of propulsion – to help reduce their fuel costs....