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Flood of Off-Lease Vehicles and Dropping Residual Values Create Buyer's Market for Car Shoppers, According to New Edmunds Report

Flood of Off-Lease Vehicles and Dropping Residual Values Create Buyer's Market for Car Shoppers, According to New Edmunds Report

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 23, 2017 -- Car shoppers hitting dealer lots this Memorial Day weekend will be pleased to find themselves in one of the strongest buyer's markets in recent memory, according to the latest Used Vehicle Market Report from Edmunds. A growing glut of off-lease vehicles means shoppers who are looki ... Continue reading

Re: Study: Millennials Driving Driverless Demand

Re: Study: Millennials Driving Driverless Demand

Hi Larry, Â In the wake of Ford firing CEO Mark Fields and replacing him with Jim Hackett, the leader of Ford's self driving car program, I wanted to reach out again to share with you some relevant data related to millennials preferences on autonomous vehicles. The data below begs the question, is Ford feeling increas ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS TWO ECO REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS TWO ECO REVIEW

How can you go wrong with 56 miles-per-gallon?” This was my standard response when friends and acquaintances would ask me what I thought of my Prius test drive. While the hatchback shape still stumps some, Toyota has pushed for more than just the sensibility vote and offers models that are shorter, longer, fancier, a ... Continue reading

Silicon Valley On Its Way To Disrupt The Auto Industry and The Historic Need For Traditional Car Companies

Silicon Valley On Its Way To Disrupt The Auto Industry and The Historic Need For Traditional Car Companies

After this past weeks onslaught of self-serving ulterior motivated Silicon Valley originated and paid for propaganda about the autonomous car at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), and the rolling stone momentum pushed along by the digital claque, including sycophants in the press (c/net,Hey Car Industry Open Your Eyes, T ... Continue reading

2017 Infiniti QX50 Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Infiniti QX50 Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

A different choice among small luxury crossovers, and in this case different is very good. When it debuted for model year 2008 as the EX35, Infiniti’s smallest crossover, now called QX50, was definitely different. ... Continue reading

2017 Genesis G90 RWD 3.3T Premium - Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Genesis G90 RWD 3.3T Premium - Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

This week’s test car is a new Genesis G90. But what’s a “Genesis”? Shouldn’t that be “Hyundai Genesis”? No longer. ... Continue reading

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS Typically for a car in the middle of its product cycle, Ford’s popular Fusion gets a styling freshening this year. It’s so subtle that you may not notice, but given this generation of Fusion’s good looks, that’s g ... Continue reading

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

Comfortable car-like handling with the capability to handle seven passengers DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS After having gotten fairly major revisions — Mitsubishi claimed more than 100 design and engineering changes, from external styling to seats, interior panels, and the audio system — last year, its thre ... Continue reading

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Hybrid Minivan, soccer Mom car, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid First Review By Larry Nutson, smart moms car ... Continue reading

Sixth Generation Chevrolet Camaro V6 Review By Rob Eckaus

Sixth Generation Chevrolet Camaro V6 Review By Rob Eckaus

Sixth Generation Chevrolet Camaro V6 Review ... Continue reading

Mazda to Sponsor Third-Annual Touge California Japanese Vintage Road Rally

Mazda to Sponsor Third-Annual Touge California Japanese Vintage Road Rally

IRVINE, Calif. (May 16, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations has today announced that it is again partnering with Japanese Nostalgic Car, the largest U.S.-based online magazine covering vintage cars and automotive culture from Japan, to sponsor the third-annual Touge California rally. ... Continue reading

Lamborghini's Stefano Domenicali on "The Future of the Motoring Enthusiast"

Lamborghini's Stefano Domenicali on "The Future of the Motoring Enthusiast"

Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Automobili Lamborghini, spoke at a “garage talk” discussion on “The Future of the Motoring Enthusiast” at Stanford’s Center for Automotive Research. Domenicali discussed the evolving industry with more than 300 people in attendance. ... Continue reading

2018 Genesis G80 Sport - Turbocharged Engine And Distinctive Styling +VIDEO

2018 Genesis G80 Sport - Turbocharged Engine And Distinctive Styling +VIDEO

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 15, 2017 -- Genesis has begun the first retail deliveries of the new 2018 G80 3.3T Sport across the United States. The 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport delivers the ideal combination of dynamic refinement, performance and distinctly evocative sport styling that further enhances the refined road ... Continue reading

2017 Acura MDX AWD Advance Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Acura MDX AWD Advance Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

A new look and detail improvements keep the 2017 Acura MDX near the top of its class DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS The third generation of Acura’s flagship MDX crossover debuted for 2014. It’s had continuous upgrades ever since, with a nine-speed automatic transmission replacing the original six-speed last ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA FORTE SEDAN REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA FORTE SEDAN REVIEW

The Forte is continued evidence that Kia welds a pretty wicked engineering wand. What could be cast off as a tight-fitting compact has been magically turned into desirable sedan through simple yet great styling accents (and – okay – a slightly larger wheel base) plus features that will mesmerize you with what the c ... Continue reading

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