Survey Shows Younger People Less Interested in Driving

Survey Shows Younger People Less Interested in Driving
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According to Michael Sivak, head of the Institute’s human factors group, the lower rate of license applications is “consistent with the hypothesis that access to virtual content through electronic means reduces the need for actual contact among young people.” Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports Brand Survey also Reveals Purchase Intentions

Consumer Reports Brand Survey also Reveals Purchase Intentions
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Volkswagen, which is making a huge push to become a dominant player in the volume segment in the US, has seen its purchase intent double in the last few years, though it’s still low, rated at just under two percent, meaning that for many consumers, VW simply isn’t on the radar when it comes to... Continue Reading...

Perception Between Best and Worst Vehicle Brands Narrowing: Suvey

Perception Between Best and Worst Vehicle Brands Narrowing: Suvey
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The survey, which was conducted among 2000 adults with at least one vehicle in their household last December, illustrated that the most well-known brands kept their lead, with Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevrolet rounding out the top four in terms of overall scores, yet other brands edged closer. Continue Reading...

Study Says Gen Y Favors Hybrids and Connected Cars

Study Says Gen Y Favors Hybrids and Connected Cars
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In addition, Deloitte’s vice chairman Craig Giffi, says that Gen Y members are also more likely to be drawn to Hybrids than conventional internal combustion propelled cars and trucks, though he believes this is less of a “green” factor and more of an economic one, saving fuel and saving money, versus saving the planet. Continue Reading...

Honda Fit Retains Consumer Reports “Best Small Car Value” Title

Honda Fit Retains Consumer Reports “Best Small Car Value” Title
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During its evaluation of finding the year’s best value vehicles, Consumer Reports, tested cars, SUVs and trucks from a total of 11 different categories. Scores were determined based on a five-year ownership cost of each vehicle, including depreciation, insurance premiums, fuel costs, interest on financing, repairs and maintenance and sales taxes. Continue Reading...

J.D. Power: Automakers Offer Most Appealing Cars In History

J.D. Power: Automakers Offer Most Appealing Cars In History
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Some good news for this recession: according to J.D. Power and Associates, the cars on sale today are more appealing than ever before—all the better to win consumers in this difficult economy. Most appealing? How is J.D. Power able to gauge this seemingly-subjective criteria? Through customer surveys of 80 vehicle attributes, combined with sales figures,… Continue Reading...

19 Percent of Drivers Surf the Internet While Driving

19 Percent of Drivers Surf the Internet While Driving
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If you’ve ever wondered as to the mental capacity of your fellow commuters, here’s a statistic that will confirm your deepest suspicions: 19 percent of drivers admit to browsing the Internet from their cell phones, while on the road. That’s one in five drivers, according to a survey conducted in November by insurance company State… Continue Reading...