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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition
   Published August 15, 2019
Meet the latest Dodge in the brandís muscle car lineup and itís a mouthful: the 2020 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. The 717-horsepower limited production muscle car pays tribute to the famed original Daytona Dodge built specifically for NASCAR racing back in 1969. (The original has the huge wing and massive nose to prove it.)

The Daytona prototype was in fact  Read More
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AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award Award Winners
   Published August 15, 2019
Lincoln and Ram are the two highest ranked premium and popular brands, respectively, while NIssan lays claim to the most wins in AutoPacificís 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). Now in its 23rd year, the VSAs identify the most satisfying vehicles in the market based on responses from over 50,000 new car and light truck owners.

AutoPacific's Vehicle Satisfaction Awards objectively measure owner satisfaction with 32  Read More
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Car Models With The Most Speeding Tickets
   Published August 15, 2019
There are a lot of stereotypes about which cars have drivers prone to a lead foot, most of which involve shiny red sports or exotic supercars. But do these stereotypes hold true? Thatís what researchers at Insurify recently set out to discover. They looked through their database of over 1.6 million car insurance applications to see which applicants of what cars had prior speeding violations, crunched the numbers, and what they found might surprise you.

Their research suggests  Read More
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Happy Birthday! The Toyota Tundra Turns 20
   Published August 15, 2019
The Toyota Tundra is turning 20 this summer and thatís certainly a milestone worthy of some attention. For starters, Tundra was first-ever full-size pickup truck built by a Japanese automaker in North America. It went into production in May of 1999 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, before moving to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas plant in San Antonio in 2008. Itís still assembled there today and remains the only full-size pickup truck made in the Lone Star State.

Indiana  Read More
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10 Best Back-To-School Cars
   Published August 15, 2019
Itís back to school time and that means Kelley Blue Book is out with its list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2019. The vehicles that make the list were chosen based on a mix of factors including cost, safety, reliability and coolness factor. Pricewise, they start from around $20,000 or less, but KBB points out final pricing depends on market conditions.

"While parents and young drivers may not always agree on the ideal car for going to school, there are some great  Read More
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My Ford Touch/My Lincoln Touch $17 Million Settlement Reached
   Published August 15, 2019
Ford has settled a class action lawsuit over MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch following complaints from owners who claimed the systems were defective in certain older model vehicles.

The $17 million class action settlement guarantees a monetary payment for over 360,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles purchased or leased between 2010 and August 2013 that came equipped with either a MyFord Touch or MyLincoln Touch infotainment system.

If you purchased or leased a Ford or  Read More
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Weekly Recalls: Ford/Lincoln, Mazda, Toyota
   Published August 15, 2019
FORD/LINCOLN (#1)
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for 13,896 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles for a potentially missing manual park release cover. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the manual park release cover be in place and only removable with a tool. If the cover is not installed, the manual park release lever may be inadvertently activated, which could result in unintended vehicle movement if the electronic park brake is not applied,  Read More
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Official: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Starts From $59,995
   Published August 15, 2019
We donít have to wait any longer for pricing details for the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - the first-ever mid-engine ĎVette to hit the road,

Chevroletís just released all the pricing details for us. The 1LT will start at $59,995, the 2LT trim package will start at $67,295 and the top-level 3LT trim package will start at $71,945. Those prices do exclude destination, tax, title, dealer fees and any optional equipment.

You can  Read More
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Kia Launches New Website, Updated Mobile Design To Improve Experience
   Published August 14, 2019
If youíre looking for a Kia vehicle, Kia wants to make it easier on you to find exactly what youíre looking for on its newly relaunched website.The brand rolled out the site as well as an updated mobile site on Monday, August 12th.

Kia says its goal is to provide the best online experience and that its revamped site provides easier navigation and add new search options. Along with looking at model categories such as sedan or crossover, consumers can also search by specific  Read More
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2020 Acura NSX Offers New Heritage Inspired Yellow Hue
   Published August 14, 2019
As colors go, this one will certainly get you noticed (as if the car itself wouldnít already!) Check out the striking new Indy Yellow Pearl hue Acura is rolling out on the 2020 NSX. Itís a throwback to Spa Yellow, one of two paint colors offered on the first-generation NSX.

Acura is showing off the shiny new Indy Yellow Pearl paint scheme during 2019 Monterey Car Week. Itís being displayed alongside an NSX GT3 Evo race car that features a custom designed livery with yellow and blue  Read More
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Ford Extends Focus and Fiesta Transmission Warranty
   Published August 14, 2019
Weíve been covering this issue for years now, and Iíve spent a lot of time talking about Focus and Fiesta transmission issues. Finally, Forddecided to take action.

This latest update from Ford comes on the heels of an update we brought you July 24, when Ford responded to allegations made by a Detroit Free Press article that claimed Ford knew about the bad transmission but sold it anyway. Itís a claim Ford denies.

However, Ford is now addressing customer concerns by taking  Read More
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C8 Corvette Involved In Multi-Car Crash In California
   Published August 13, 2019
Would someone please hand us a tissue because this video of a crashed C8 Corvette is hard to watch.

Yes, it would seem that a brand new mid-engine C8 Corvette is already the victim of a multi-car accident. Likely a prototype of some sort, probably undergoing testing of some kind, since the C8 was just unveiled and hasnít even  Read More
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2020 Honda Odyssey Offers 25th Anniversary Package, Plus New Standard Features
   Published August 12, 2019
Happy 25th Anniversary Honda Odyssey! Yes, Hondaís popular minivan is celebrating 25 years on the road since launching back in 1995. In honor of the milestone, Honda will offer a special 25th Anniversary accessory package on the 2020 Odyssey. Plus, Hondaís 10-speed automatic and Idle Stop will become standard across the lineup.

25th Anniversary PackageThe 2020 Honda Odysseyís 25th Anniversary accessory package is available on any Odyssey trim level, be it the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and  Read More
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2020 Nissan Maxima Lineup Adds Standard Safety Shield 360
   Published August 12, 2019
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is now on sale now at CarProUSA certified dealers. Available in five trims, S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum, the Maxima features a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine mated to Nissanís Xtronic transmission. The four-door base S trim starts from $34,250 and stretches to $41,540 mark for the top-of-the-line Platinum. This does not include a $895 destination charge.

Whatís New for 2020After a refresh in 2019, hereís whatís new for the 2020 model  Read More
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Takata Airbag Recall Guide
   Published August 8, 2019
[Editorís note: This information is updated regularly using data from the NHTSA website.]

Updated data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (in the chart below) shows that as of August 3, 2018, out of roughly 41.9 million air bags, 60% have been replaced with 40% to go. Thatís a 2% difference since the June 3 reporting date. In all, the recall includes about 50 million inflators, so not all are included in this count.

[UPDATED September 2018] In September, Honda  Read More
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CarProUSA Dealer Park Place Adds Karma To Their Lineup
   Published August 7, 2019
Park Place Premier Collection, part of the Park Place Dealerships group, is welcoming Karma Dallas to its selection of luxury brands on Lemmon Avenue. Karma is a luxury electric carmaker based in Southern California. (Check out this Pininfarina-designed Karma GT coupe that will make its debut at Monterey Car Week.)

In Dallas, Park Place Dealerships, with 32 years of luxury automotive experience, joins one of a select group of Karma dealerships  Read More
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Ford Donates 8 Vehicles To Support Disabled Veterans
   Published August 7, 2019
Ford is donating $200,000 to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to help support free transportation for Americaís injured and ill veterans to medical appointments. The grant was presented at DAVís national convention on Aug. 3.

DAV says it will use Fordís gift to buy eight new Ford Flex vehicles for the organizationís nationwide Transportation Network. The Network provides rides  Read More
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Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In July 2019
   Published August 7, 2019
SUV sales continue to grow. Again, we donít have any July numbers from Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler, but the rest of the automakers racked up 419,877 sales versus 392,515 in July a year ago, so a very healthy increase.

Toyota RAV4 took the top spot for July and opened up a 30,000 vehicle lead year-to-date over the Honda CR-V. Nissan Rogue took the third spot, but if he had all the numbers, I suspect Chevy Equinox would be in third place.

Here are you top-selling SUVs for the month of  Read More
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Dodge Offers $10 Per Horse In Cash Towards Challenger, Charger, Durango Purchase
   Published August 7, 2019
Dodge SRT horsepower is now more attainable than ever thanks to a new Dodge national sales promotion called ďDodge Power DollarsĒ. The program, which started on August 1st, gives customers $10 per horsepower cash allowance toward the purchase of any 2019 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger or Dodge Durango.

The offer builds on what Dodge says was a record sales year for the Dodge Challenger in 2018, with the Charger on pace to lead the U.S. large car segment for three years running in 2019. The  Read More
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July Incentive Spending By Automaker
   Published August 7, 2019
I told our CarProShow radio listeners all month long that the incentives were sky high in July. A company called ALG estimates manufacturer incentive spending monthly and they are pretty accurate.

ALG pegged the average incentive for July was $3671, down just slightly from July 2018. The difference is probably a huge number of new entries on the market that need zero incentives.

The spending by automaker includes any rebates, lease incentives, loyalty  Read More