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 |  May 26 2014, 12:02 PM

How to Cut Down on Insurance Costs


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Car insurance can be costly, but there are quite a few ways to reduce your monthly premium. Continue Reading…

 |  May 26 2014, 10:38 AM

AutoGuideNow May 26

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…

What is In-Car Internet?

Tech Tuesday No.4: Internet in Your Car

 |  May 20 2014, 1:02 PM

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Automakers are starting to offer data plans tied to specific vehicles, but is there any point to having Internet access through your car?

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 |  May 19 2014, 10:00 AM

AutoGuideNow May 19

 

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.

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 |  May 15 2014, 2:32 PM

Forbidden Fruit Still Worth Biting Into


 

Top 10 CARS WE MISSED OUT ON

Wanting what you can’t have is natural, which is the theme for this top 10. Here’s a list of all the cool cars we missed out on over the years. 

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 |  May 13 2014, 4:15 PM

Lexus RX Could Get Big Changes with Next Generation Model


2014-Lexus-RX450h-1For years, the Lexus RX was the only crossover in the Japanese Luxury automakers lineup.

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 |  May 13 2014, 12:32 PM

Tech Tuesday Number 3: Who Has the Best Infotainment System


 

infotainment-mainThat 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.

2013-Tesla-Model-S-Center-Stack.jpgWe’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.

 |  May 12 2014, 11:34 AM

AutoGuideNow May 12

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.

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 |  May 08 2014, 1:02 PM

Canadian Tire spring tire testing

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.

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 |  May 06 2014, 12:32 PM

Tech Tuesday Number 2: Staying Awake, Keeping Alert


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Hazards posed by distracted driving are much older than widespread smartphone use. Continue Reading…

 |  May 05 2014, 10:32 AM

AutoGuideNow May 5

 

Your weekly sneak peek into AutoGuide’s test cars is finally here. Come take a look at what we’re up to this week.

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 |  May 05 2014, 9:02 AM

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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…

Looking Into the Future of Automotive Infotainment

Tech Tuesday No. 1: Visiting QNX Headquarters

 |  Apr 29 2014, 9:32 AM

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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…

 |  Apr 28 2014, 11:02 AM

AutoGuideNow April 28

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.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 10:04 AM

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Self-driving cars are coming, but will you ever own one? One analyst at Ford believes that these robot-chauffeurs will become common commuter cars rather than toys for rich people.
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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:02 AM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


2014 Dodge Dart GTs

Overshadowed by other more recent compacts including the Civic, Mazda3 and Corolla, it’s easy to forget about the Dodge Dart. We set out to determine if it’s worth remembering.

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 |  Apr 21 2014, 11:02 AM

AutoGuideNow April 21

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.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 4:14 PM

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At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Land Rover announced the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, a new compact SUV that uses design cues and features based on its Discovery Vision Concept Car.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 11:06 AM

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These spy photos don’t just show us what the new Audi Q7 will look like, but also hint at the future of the Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg and upcoming SUV from Bentley.

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 |  Apr 14 2014, 11:45 AM

AutoGuideNow April 14

 

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…

 |  Apr 10 2014, 4:01 PM

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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…

 |  Apr 07 2014, 3:18 PM

Insurance Myths Busted


Top 10 Insurance Myths

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.

 |  Apr 07 2014, 1:02 PM

AutoGuideNow April 7

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.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 10:12 AM

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Mercedes’ upcoming AMG GT sports car is going green… sort of.

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