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Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card shows Subaru and Mazda Keeping Pace with Luxury Brands

 

Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaru and Mazda can often deliver as much quality as more opulent luxury brands.

The highest overall brand scores in Consumer Reports’ annual indicator of which brands make the best cars went to Audi (80) and Subaru (78). Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100 percent of each brand’s models that it has tested. Luxury brands Lexus (76), Porsche (76), and BMW (76) rounded out the top five in CR’s rankings.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

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Jenkins & Wynne Dealership Goes Bold at New Location in Clarksville

 

Hi-Tech, Soft Touch, Artistic Flair and More

Jenkins and WynneClarksville, TN – In the early days of the auto, showrooms like those on Seattle’s Auto Row were replete with bells and whistles. Chandeliers lit up the floors, highlighting each vehicle’s chrome trim.

By 1954, Frank Lloyd Wright had designed a New York City auto showroom that included a spiral ramp and a turntable interior – it was a glistening museum for the Age of the Automobile.

At the new facilities at 2655 Trenton Road, there is on-site parking for a whopping 1,150 vehicles.

At the new facilities at 2655 Trenton Road, there is on-site parking for a whopping 1,150 vehicles.

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Nashville Produces a Hit For Hockey as NHL All-Star Weekend is a Smashing Success in Music City

 

2016 NHL All-Star GameNashville, TN – The National Hockey League brought their Fan Fair and All-Star Weekend to Nashville, Tennessee during the last four days of January. This city and league had been preparing for this much anticipated event for over fifteen months and expectations were high as the greatest show on ice descended on Music City.

“What an incredible setup, what an incredible beginning to All-Star Weekend,” gushed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the opening ceremonies on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. “The planning that the city of Nashville with the Predators and the local organizing committee and Bridgestone have done is nothing short of phenomenal. People are going to be thrilled to be part of this weekend.”

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL All-Star opening ceremonies. (Rich Lynch)

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Honda recalls over 3 million vehicles because Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator may Rupture

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year vehicles because they have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

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Honda recalls over 140,000 Civics and Fits because Transmission Software may Result in Pulley Damage

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16th, 2014, to November 6th, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12th, 2014, to May 12th, 2015.

The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

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Honda recalls over 5 million Vehicles because the air bag inflator could rupture and send out metal fragments

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles.

2010 Honda Element is one of the models in this recall.

2010 Honda Element is one of the models in this recall.

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ShopSmart Crowns lists Top Brands for Appliances, Electronics and more

 

The winners in appliances, electronics, and cars; Plus, brands to avoid

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Each year, the experts at ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, test thousands of products to help shoppers navigate the crowded marketplace and decide where to spend their dollars.

ShopSmart’s April 2015 issue highlights some of the appliances, electronics, and cars from brands that performed well in tests and received high scores in owner-reliability surveys within the past three years. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Reveals the Best and Worst Things to Buy at Home Centers

 

What to shop for and what to skip at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, and Walmart

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – Big-box retailers such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, and Walmart carry many of the same home items, but they also offer private-label brands exclusive to their store that vary widely when it comes to price and performance.

ShopSmart’s March 2015 issue features findings from its tests of some of these exclusive products and reveals which ones are great buys and those to avoid. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey by Consumer Reports shows Infotainment Systems are a Growing First-Year Reliability Plague

 

Troublesome Q50, QX60 models drop Infiniti 14 spots; Lexus tops rankings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Multi-function, cross-linked infotainment systems and the associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many brands, according to Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Reliability Survey.

First-year models from Infiniti, Jeep, Fiat, Ram, Cadillac, Ford, and Honda have all seen significant problem rates from infotainment bugs and glitches. Of the 17 problem areas CR asks about in its survey, the category including in-car electronics generated more complaints from owners of 2014 models than for any other category. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports rates Honda and Toro Top for Lawn Mowers

 

Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models from Honda and Toro led the pack for getting most lawns back into shape after a brutal winter.

The full report on lawn mowers and lawn care, which also includes Ratings of tractors and riders, string trimmers, and the best leaf blowers—plus ways to save money on lawn care, and more—is featured in the May 2014 issue of Consumer Reports and at www.ConsumerReports.org. «Read the rest of this article»

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