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Car Buying

Are Big Sales Incentives on New Cars Going Away?

September 16th, 2014

Will discounts on new cars last?

This year in auto sales, the average discount on a new car purchase has reached $2,702, or around 8.4% of the average transaction price. Couple that with record levels of available 0% financing and you have what seems like the most advantageous buyer’s market in years. But not so fast, say industry analysts, as automakers won’t likely be able to keep incentives and available credit at their current levels for long.

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Car Sales Soar as Deals Pick Up

August 13th, 2014

July 2014 Auto Sales

The worldwide auto industry is on an upward trend, with new car sales picking up dramatically in 2014 in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere thanks in large part to better-than-ever financing incentives offered by automakers. Industry tracking service LMC Automotive has just recently upped their sales projection for the U.S. in 2014 to 16.3 million units, which would be far and away the largest total since before the worldwide auto industry crash of 2008.

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The Best Porsche 911 Ever?

May 19th, 2014

2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

True Porsche 911 diehard fans would do well to check out a very special model that’s only available for the 2014 model year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fabled Porsche 911 line. Based on the new 991-generation 911 but receiving more power and all manner of special exterior and interior touches, the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition could just be the best Porsche 911 model… well, ever.

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All-New Nissan LEAF Coming Soon

May 13th, 2014

Next Generation Nissan LEAF Coming Soon

Nissan is hard at work behind closed doors on its next-generation LEAF battery-electric car, set to hit the market by 2017. In a recent interview with Automotive News, Nissan vice president of electric vehicles Andy Palmer gave the first details on what should be a vastly improved EV. The primary keys to success on the new project, Nissan says, are more mainstream styling and longer driving range.

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Nissan Kills Cube in Canada

May 13th, 2014

2014 Nissan Cube

Canadians will have to look elsewhere for their asymmetrically designed car fix, as the Nissan Cube is no longer available for sale. Nissan quietly removed the Cube from its Canadian website, and when reached for comment confirmed the model is no longer available. Seeking to focus consumers’ attention on other similar-sized nameplates such as the Micra, Versa Note, Juke and Sentra makes sense as Cube sales have slowed to a trickle.

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