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Consumer Reports lists Best Cars for Any Budget

 

Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way for consumers to get the biggest bang for their buck – but picking out a good used car from a sea of bad ones has never been easy.

Consumer Reports has compiled a handy list of reliable, affordable, and safe used cars for model years 2005 through 2014 to help consumers find the best small car, sedan, or SUV. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Names Toyota Camry Hybrid Best New-Car Value in Annual Rankings

 

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500 ranked lowest

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best overall value for the automotive dollar according to Consumer Reports’ 2014 Annual New-Car Value Rankings.

Consumer Reports calculated that the Camry Hybrid earned the highest value score of 2.01, which indicates consumer dollars go about twice as far with this car than they do with the average-value car.

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Honda Accord Hybrid Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, but Falls Well Short of EPA’s 47 MPG Estimate according to Consumer Reports

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW 328d diesels shine, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid underwhelms

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and just below the top-performing Toyota Prius hatchback.

The Accord Hybrid’s 40-mpg performance on Consumer Reports combined city and highway tests make it a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List has Ram 1500 and Tesla Model S among New Winners

 

Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.

For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500

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Consumer Reports Names Toyota Prius Best New-Car Value for Second Year in A Row

 

Nissan Armada ranked lowest overall in CR’s annual Best- & Worst-Value Ranking

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports finds the Toyota Prius to be the best overall value for the automotive dollar and the Nissan Armada the worst in its annual Best New-Car Value analysis.

This is the second straight year that the Prius has topped CR’s best-value list, which highlights the cars that give you the most bang for your buck. The popular hybrid has the right combination of performance, reliability and low estimated five-year ownership costs of 47 cents per mile. «Read the rest of this article»

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Chevrolet Volt Tops Consumer Reports’ Owner-Satisfaction Survey for Second Straight Year

 

Top-ranked cars feature great fuel economy, a fun driving experience and luxurious surroundings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Would you get the same vehicle if you had to do it all over again? That’s the single, revealing question the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked subscribers in its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey—and the answer for Chevrolet Volt owners was a resounding “yes.”

Ninety-two percent of respondents who own the Volt said they would definitely buy it again, earning the car the distinction of being the top-scoring model in the Consumer Reports survey for the second year in a row.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

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Toyota recalls over 350,000 Prius and FCHV-adv vehicles

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6th, 2003, through March 30th, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12th, 2008, through September 13th, 2011.

During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion. The corrode wire could cause a short circuit causing the system to stall while being driven posing a risk of vehicle crash.

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius

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Toyota recalls certain model year 2004-2009 Prius Vehicles, nearly 700,000

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5th, 2003, through March 30th, 2009.

The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Surveys shows Ford Continuing to Fall while Seven Japanese Brands Top List

 

Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in Rankings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand, Lincoln, placed just a notch higher. The findings were released today before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.

Only two years ago, Ford was Detroit’s poster child for reliability. It cracked the top 10 among brands in Consumer Reports predicted-reliability scores, with more than 90 percent of its models being average or better. This year the top seven spots are all held by Japanese brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning awarded Green Certification

 

Harris One Hour Heating and Air ConditioningClarksville, TN – Mike and Suzanne Harris have announced that One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning  has received their Green Certification from Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, leading their industry in Clarksville with efforts to protect their environment.

Known for their “Always on time or you don’t pay a dime”. tagline, Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning offers heating and air conditioning maintenance, installation and other services. Megan Vargas, daughter of owners Mike and Suzanne Harris, attended the CMC Green Certification Workshops and took the lead in the green initiatives.

Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Harris One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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