DETROIT (AP) — A car that once was America’s top-seller is about to die — for a second time. Ford Taurus, may you rest in peace at the salvage yard. Blame the full-size sedan’s slow demise on the national obsession with SUVs and Ford Motor Co.’s need to slash costs and remake itself for a new era of self-driving cars and shuttles. Ford announced the car’s passing this week as part of major restructuring plan aimed at focusing capital spending on more popular SUVs and technology needed to morph Ford into a mobility company. The 114-year-old automaker said it would stop selling all car models in North America but two: the Mustang muscle car and a version of the compact Focus called Active. That means Ford’s Chicago plant will stop making Tauruses next March. North American production of the Focus compact car and Fiesta subcompact will halt in May, while the midsize Fusion lives a few more years before it departs. They’ll be replaced by five … [Read more...] about Once America’s best-selling car, the Ford Taurus dies, again
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April showers might bring May flowers, but car shoppers may wish it rained more deals. Autodata Corp. ranks April among the bottom three months for new-car discounts during each of the past four years. In 2017, baseball's opening month was the single worst month for incentives. Talk about dreary. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals But don't declare a rain delay on your shopping just yet. The storm clouds have a silver lining, at least this year: New-car incentives last month gained 6.5 percent year-over-year, per Autodata, for the second largest increase in the past seven months. Amid an overall incentives plateau, March's gains could add some steam heading into April — a month that needs all the help it can get. We still found plenty of highly discounted models, with many this month from GM and Hyundai-Kia. What should deal-seekers consider? Take a look below. Chevrolet Malibu How much can I save? On select trim levels, enough to fund a … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for April 2018?
Ad Feature Richard Nash Nearly New Cars also sources cars for its loyal customers. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell The Richard Nash Group pioneered the nearly new car market in Norfolk and it’s one that has earned the family-owned business a loyal customer base. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out the advantages of buying a nearly new car. Richard Nash Groups Nearly New Car Centre, in Vulcan Road South, Norwich, stocks more than 100 cars. Picture: Andy Russell Changing your car is a big financial commitment but as soon as you drive a new car off the forecourt you lose money. You could buy a used car a few years old, so the previous owner has taken the biggest depreciation hit, or the best option might be a nearly new car, generally accepted to be under a year old and fewer than 10,000 miles, which still has a long manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a market the Richard Nash Group has pioneered since starting in Norwich in 1987, earning the family-owned business … [Read more...] about Save thousands with nearly new car from Richard Nash Group
Your car may be the most valuable thing you own. You’ve worked hard and made many payments to get that title. Whether looking for a new vehicle or just letting go of the monthly gas expense, you deserve to get the most you can out of selling your car. To this end, we’ve put together 12 no-fail steps to help you get the maximum money possible from a buyer. Step 1: Selling Your Car Starts With Documentation Used cars are harder to sell to private individuals. Most people worry that there may be something hidden in a vehicle’s past that could lead to major repairs or make it unsafe to drive. What you need to do is ease their concerns with as much documentation as possible. There are a few ways of doing this. You can provide all of your maintenance and repair records, and you can purchase a CARFAX report to show potential buyers. 1. Gather up those repair and maintenance records if you have them. This shows that you’ve given the car regular oil changes, tune ups, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Selling Your Car For Top Dollar
Whether you’re connecting your phone to a rental car or your own car, you’ll want to make sure you erase your personal phone data before returning or selling your vehicle. Any time you connect your phone to a car infotainment system, your number as well as your contacts and other data may be saved to the car’s memory. If you’re driving a newer car that comes equipped with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, there’s no need to worry. These interfaces are designed to project what’s on your phone, which means less information is stored in the car itself. On the other hand, your personal information is at risk in older models that require Bluetooth or a USB to connect to the infotainment system. So be sure to take the necessary steps to delete it. Step one, unplug the USB cable (even if you only used it to charge your phone, your personal data could be saved on the infotainment system). Step two, disconnect/unpair your phone from the car’s Bluetooth … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. Don’t Let a Rental Car Compromise Your PrivacyPost navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories