While students don’t necessarily have a car on their back-to-school shopping list, when they do, it’s safe to say that they’re “budget constrained” – and that their parents will want safety and dependability. So that gem with the loud exhaust and fast-and-furious spoiler strapped to the trunk is probably a no-go. Instead, think affordable style. Here are nine great used cars that just might occupy the crossroads where young drivers, their parents, and their budget can meet:
Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan report US strong auto sales for June, while Ford and Volkswagen saw US auto sales dip for June. General Motors' auto sales were up 1 percent, despite all of the recalls.
Toyota recall of nearly 6.4 million vehicles includes almost 30 models mostly sold in North America, Europe, and Japan. The latest Toyota recall comes just weeks after the automaker paid a $1.2 billion fine for failing to disclose earlier safety problems in its cars.
Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Pet owners should properly restrain their pets when bringing them along for a car ride, Read writes. Unfortunately, not all the restraints pet owners use are up to snuff.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek has the maneuverability of a compact car while offering the space of the Outback. Its all-wheel drive offers a steady, if not loud ride.
Car sales rise for all the major automakers, with Honda leading the way. Truck sales continue strong, which could lead to a 16 million unit sales for 2013.
Auto sales continued strong in June, with Detroit's Big Three and Japan's major automakers posting impressive gains. But none could top the flashy year-over-year auto sales gains of a smaller player.
Truck sales surged in May, with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Nissan Rogue all posting their best-ever May sale results. Low loan rates and major automobile sales contributed to the numbers.