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2010-11-01 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five vehicles and seven companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest out of over 250 total 2011 models. The ratings, published in CD's December issue (on sale November 1), span 12 categories: Subcompacts, Compacts, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Full-size Pickups, Small Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids. The Best Buys--based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety...

2010-07-16 07:50:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The sport/utility vehicle is making a strong comeback as shoppers return to the marketplace in search of stylish vehicles that offer better gas mileage but don't sacrifice utility, according to TrueCar.com, the leading source for new car pricing on the Internet. The latest TrueTrends by TrueCar Report shows that SUVs are the fastest selling category of vehicles with luxury and mid-size SUV segments specifically being discounted less than the...

2010-04-07 11:19:00

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of March, the Chevrolet Camaro once again became the most-viewed new vehicle on AutoTrader.com. Meanwhile, Hyundai's new Sonata midsize sedan was the most-viewed new vehicle in its class for the first time ever, surpassing competitors that include Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Other big gains in new vehicles came from a pair of compact crossovers. The new Chevrolet Equinox was up 186% in views year-over-year, making it...

2010-01-06 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New car shopping activity on AutoTrader.com saw a significant burst in December compared to December of 2008 and recent previous months, as consumers began looking at more new cars. Most new vehicles on AutoTrader.com's Top 20 list of new cars searched saw double-digit increases in views compared to December 2008, which for many automakers was one of the worst selling months. Leading the way on AutoTrader.com was the Chevrolet Traverse crossover, which...

2009-12-09 08:17:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford F-150, one of America's best-selling vehicles, again took the crown as AutoTrader.com's Most Viewed New Vehicle during the month of November. It was followed closely by the two most popular sedans in the United States, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Views for the F-150 were up 15% year-over-year, while average asking prices also increased 15%, going from $30,813 in November 2008 to $35,708 in November of this year. Many manufacturers saw...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-six vehicles and 12 companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest out of some-240 total 2010 models. The ratings, published in CD's December issue (on sale November 1), span 10 categories: Small Cars, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids. The Best Buys--based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price,...

2009-10-06 08:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Average asking prices for new vehicles on AutoTrader.com showed signs of improvements from last September's lows, with many seeing incremental increases from the year before. In addition, views for luxury cars also saw gains in shopping activity. This trend was led by the BMW 3-series, which saw views on AutoTrader.com increase 51% year-over-year from September 2008. "While a potential 'hangover effect' from the end of Cash-for-Clunkers remains a...

2009-09-03 12:50:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cash-for-Clunkers or CARS program brought some of the best sales so far this year for automakers, but also some of the highest average asking prices on new vehicles. As dealer inventories of new cars shrank due to the overwhelming success of the Federally-funded program, average asking prices for new vehicles generally crept up across the board, with only a few models noting slight declines. Some of the largest increases in pricing were registered by...

2009-08-12 12:25:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chevrolet Camaro claimed the No. 1 spot on AutoTrader.com's most viewed new vehicles list for the third month in a row, topping off what has become one of the first positive months for new car sales in over a year. Cash-for-Clunkers brought consumers on-line and into showrooms in July to look for cars, reflected in AutoTrader.com site traffic of 15.3 million unique visitors to the site during the month of July. July marked the seventh month in a row...

2009-07-16 07:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The automotive industry achieves a three-year high in appeal for new and redesigned models, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study(SM) released today. Seven of these models have received segment-level awards. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) In 2009, the APEAL score for all-new and redesigned models averages 790 on a 1,000-point scale--11...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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