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Small Cars Struggle in Latest IIHS Crash Testing

Small Cars Struggle in Latest IIHS Crash Testing

Only one compact out of a dozen earned a “good” rating in the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the small overlap crash test proving difficult to protect against.

Should I Buy a Used Toyota Corolla?

Should I Buy a Used Toyota Corolla?

Trouble-Free Commuting Vehicle Overview In 2009 a new Corolla went on sale in North America. Not entirely “new,” the 10th generation Corolla feature carried over mechanics on a newly style body and interior. A staple in the compact car market, Toyota kept to the winning formula of offering a basic car with high reliability and…

2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Consumer Review

2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Consumer Review

Impressive Compact Hatch with a Few Quirks The Focus is an important vehicle for Ford. The compact car category continues to grow and the Focus is a solid seller within the segment. Offered in either sedan or hatchback body styles, the Focus features contemporary styling and a lot of unexpected technology for a compact car.

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The…

Should I Buy a Used Ford Focus?

Should I Buy a Used Ford Focus?

Long in the Tooth but Still a Bargain Vehicle Overview Although Europe had been enjoying a new generation Focus since 2005, North America made due with the original model that made its debut on our shores in 2000. In 2008 an unofficial second generation Focus was introduced which wasn’t much more than a heavily updated…

Should I Buy a Used Saab 9-2x?

Should I Buy a Used Saab 9-2x?

The Classic Tale of the Saabaru Vehicle Overview In 2005 Saab wanted a compact vehicle to sell in North America against products like the Audi A3 and Volvo V50. At the time GM owned Saab completely and had an influential ownership share in Subaru. To fill the gap in Saab’s lineup, the company began to…