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We hope you’re enjoying the Memorial Day long weekend, but for those dreaming of cars, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what we’re testing this week. Continue Reading…
Tech Tuesday No.4: Internet in Your Car
Automakers are starting to offer data plans tied to specific vehicles, but is there any point to having Internet access through your car?
Don’t stress about the Mondays, because it’s time to test a few new cars, including two luxury sport-sedans and a rear-wheel drive sports car.
Tech Tuesday Number 3: Who Has the Best Infotainment System
That interactive screen found in most new cars has significant impact on purchase decisions, meaning new car buyers want a system that is responsive, pretty and easy to use. We’ve decided to rank our experiences with the infotainment systems offered by major auto makers.
We’ll start with an honorable mention: We’d love to include the 17-inch screen found in the Tesla Model S but it’s too niche and limited to a vehicle few people can afford to own. However, it features a responsive screen that can be horizontally split. There is also a built in web browser.
Beyond that, the system is quite cluttered looking, but features some of the latest high-tech hardware. We can’t wait until Tesla’s cars, and by extension infotainment system, becomes more affordable.
Another week means another fleet of vehicles to test. This week we have more than a few unique cars to try out – check them out here and send us your questions and comments.
Continental is no small player in the automotive world, but still sits outside the top three when it comes to new tire sales in the U.S. With its new TrueContact all-season tire, it means to take on top dogs like Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear.
Your weekly sneak peek into AutoGuide’s test cars is finally here. Come take a look at what we’re up to this week.
If you think you’re going to get the most out of your car by driving it year-round with all-season tires, you’re in for a rude awakening. Summer tires (also called performance tires) provide excellent grip in warm weather and are the ultimate no-compromise choice for warmer weather driving. Continue Reading…
Tech Tuesday No. 1: Visiting QNX Headquarters
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Welcome to Tech Tuesday, our new series that explains and exposes the high tech features in today’s new cars. For our inaugural post, we’re not just looking at what technology is in cars today; instead we’re looking ahead to the future of in-car infotainment systems.
Try almost any modern infotainment system. Most feel like they’re a decade behind today’s gadgets in terms of touch-screen responsiveness and resolution. So why don’t cars offer us technology on par with smartphones and tablets? Continue Reading…
It’s a new week fully loaded with new cars. Lets dive into AutoGuide Now and see what the editors of AutoGuide.com are testing this week.
The New York International Auto Show isn’t slowing us down from testing new cars, including a pair of compacts from Japan. Take a look at what we’re testing this week on AutoGuide Now.
Are you ready for more power? This weeks theme is more, more, more with each of our test cars featuring more power than usual. Continue Reading…
It’s only April and over 13 million vehicles have already been recalled. Here’s what you need to do to if yours is one of them. Continue Reading…
Insurance Myths Busted
Does the color of the car you drive raise your insurance rates? Are old cars cheaper to insure? And will your premiums go up after a claim?
Each of these questions has an answer and it might not be what you think it is.
We’ve compiled a list of the ten most common car insurance myths in the hopes of debunking them. The answers might not only make you a smarter car insurance shopper, they might also save you money, or even impact the next car you buy.
Our editors are trading in the luxurious and sporty cars from last week for practical, family-friendly minivans. See what else we’re testing this week on AutoGuide Now.