The Straight Shift, #85: What is it REALLY Like to Own an Electric Car?
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
1y ago
In this second of three episodes of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks all about the reality of owning an"electrified" vehicle - hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).  What are the costs of owning an electric car?  Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?  The Car Chick addresses these common questions and more to help you decide if an electric (or electrified) vehicle is right for you ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #84: How to Buy a Car FAST During an Inventory Shortage
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks gives you practical strategies for people who need to buy a car quickly during the current inventory shortage ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #83: Why Your New Car May Be Missing Some Bells & Whistles!
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about why that new car you are buying may not have all of the features and options you are expecting. Yep, the chip shortage is forcing automakers to skimp on features in order to make more cars.  What is your new car missing ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #82: What is the Difference Between Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Cars?
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this first of three episodes of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks all about "electrified" vehicles - hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). She revisits some high school physics to teach you the new vocabulary needed to understand the technology of electric vehicles and translates those nerdy terms into language that car shoppers can easily understand ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #81: Why Vehicle Crash Test Results Don't Apply to Women!
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks (ok, rants) about why the government-regulated vehicle crash tests don't apply to women and, in fact, the majority of the US population. She talks about the what actually happens in a car crash, how men's and women's bodies react very differently, and how a decades-old data bias is proving fatal to women drivers and passengers ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #80: Why Holiday Car Shopping Will Suck in 2021 & What You Can Do About It
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about why holiday car shopping in 2021 will be extra challenging this year due to the low inventory levels, high prices, and a new rule the leasing companies have implemented that makes it much harder to get out of your lease!  But don't fret!  The Car Chick gives you 6 tips for navigating this challenging car market, so you can get a car by the end of the year ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #80: Why Holiday Car Shopping Will Suck in 2021 & What You Can Do About It
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about why holiday car shopping in 2021 will be extra challenging this year due to the low inventory levels, high prices, and a new rule the leasing companies have implemented that makes it much harder to get out of your lease!  But don't fret!  The Car Chick gives you 6 tips for navigating this challenging car market, so you can get a car by the end of the year ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #79: The Best New Vehicles for 2022 - including an electric Hummer?!?
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about some of the exciting new and redesigned cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans for 2022. Including the 2022 Honda Civic, 2022 Hyundai Tucson, 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid, 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, 2022 Infiniti QX60 and QX55, 2022 Acura MDX and MDX Type S, 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 2022 Volkswagen Taos, 2022 Kia Carnival, 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 GMC Hummer EV ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #78: What All First Time Car Buyers Need to Know!
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
2y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick takes first time car buyers through a step-by-step process, from picking the right car to negotiating the deal without paying too much for extra junk they don't need ..read more
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The Straight Shift, #77: How to Buy a Car During an Inventory Shortage
The Straight Shift with The Car Chick
by The Car Chick
3y ago
In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the massive shortage of both new and used cars across the US and the world in 2021. Why are there so few cars on dealer lots? When will more cars be available? Is it better or worse for pickup trucks and SUVs?  What are the best strategies for people who want to buy a car and still get a good deal in 2021 ..read more
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