How To Buy Car Insurance in 6 Easy Steps
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by TDB Reviews Team
6M ago
FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE SAVE ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE COMPARE RATES Affiliate Disclosure Car insurance is one of the most important types of insurance. Unlike its health or life counterparts, which are optional, car insurance is a legal requirement in most states. Any individual who owns or drives a car must have at least the minimum amount of coverage.  There are many factors to consider when buying car insurance. To help with your decision, our team has researched and put together a recommended list of leading auto insurance providers. The first step, howe ..read more
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The Rearview Mirror: A Sports Car from a Company You’ve Never Heard Of
The Detroit Bureau
by Larry Printz
8M ago
The 1951 Jowett Jupiter in competition in Lisbon. Photo credit: RM Sothebys It was the unlikeliest of cars from the unlikeliest of automaker. It was the Jowett Jupiter, the only sports car built by Jowett Cars, Ltd. — a longtime British manufacturer of 2-cylinder automobiles. Introduced this week at the London Motor Show in 1949, it would go on to score class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monte Carlo International Rally. But it did little to save the company from extinction.   A modest start Jowett Javelin ad, 1947 Our story starts when brothers Benjamin and Will ..read more
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A Week With: 2024 Buick Encore GX Sport Touring AWD
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by Jeff Zurschmeide
8M ago
The 2024 Buick Encore GX continues to be an attractive, affordable option that is comfortable, offers a good tech package, and reasonable performance for about $35,000. That may sound like faint praise, but it’s not. SUV prices are crazy in this era, almost as absurd as pickup truck prices.  The 2024 Buick Encore GX continues to be an attractive, affordable option that is comfortable, offers a good tech package, and reasonable performance at a decent price. However, this Buick is a solid choice that you will enjoy long after you’ve made the final payment, and it won’t take your entire ret ..read more
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Analysts Predict Declining Tesla Sales in Q3
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by Larry Printz
8M ago
A refreshed Tesla Model 3 could lift its sales in the fourth quarter, analysts say. Several Wall Street analysts caution that Tesla may miss projections for third-quarter deliveries, due to planned manufacturing shutdowns and lackluster demand that caused the automaker to hike discounts. The news may come as soon as Sunday, according to a Reuters report. In the third quarter, analysts predict Tesla to deliver anywhere from 439,200 to 455,000 vehicles. According to an average of 11 analysts’ forecasts gathered by British financial information company the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), that ..read more
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Overlanding is the New Hotness
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by Jeff Zurschmeide
8M ago
Overlanding is the latest outgrowth of off-roading, and the practice has been rapidly growing in popularity during the past decade. Simply put, overlanding is traveling long distances over primitive roads or no roads at all, camping, and getting to places that civilization doesn’t reach.  The Hilt is designed to disrupt the market as the first adventure truck of its kind to be produced at this scale. Unlike conventional four-wheeling, overlanding isn’t limited to finding challenging obstacles within the confines of an OHV area or park made for the purpose. With overlanding, the ..read more
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New Vehicle Sales Increase in September
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by Joseph Szczesny
8M ago
Car sales in September held steady during September and throughout the third quarter, industry analysts predicted, despite the shadows cast over the industry by the United Auto Workers strike against Detroit’s automakers. Analysts predict sales will rise in September and the third quarter despite the UAW strike and rising interest rates. Those shadows may get longer too as the UAW is preparing to expand the strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis as soon as this Friday. Union president Shawn Fain will break that new during a Facebook Live address Friday at 10 a.m. Good third quarter ..read more
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Are EVs Affordable? Only if You’re a Luxury Buyer
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by Larry Printz
8M ago
Luxury buyers don’t pay nearly the premium for an EV that mass market car buyers do. Mainstream EV buyers are being priced out of the market, according to a new study by J.D. Power. While electric vehicles (EVs) now account for 8.4% of the retail new-vehicle market, 76% of sales come from the luxury market. The study states that while the difference between internal combustion engine (ICE) and EVs are negligible in the premium market, they’re far more substantial in the mass market. Consider the five-year total cost of ownership of a compact SUV, the largest retail sales segment in the Un ..read more
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Honda Takes Wraps Off New All-Electric Prologue
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by Michael Strong
8M ago
A little late to the EV game, Honda’s looking to make up ground quickly, starting with its first-ever all-electric model, the Prologue. The company’s new model is set to arrive in the U.S. next year with a 300-mile range. The 2024 Honda Prologue is the company’s first-ever all-electric model for the U.S. The new model is part street machine and part off-roader — but not equal parts. With Americans looking to head out to the wilds in increasing number the new Prologue was designed to give drivers a little more off-road capability. However, you need to think two-track not Moab. “The arrival of t ..read more
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A Week With: 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB 250+
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by L. Conrad Bell
8M ago
The trend toward making the EV iterations largely identical to their ICE counterparts is one I appreciate. All too often, stylists tend to go a bit too far in their endeavors to conjure a unique look for EVs. In this case, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB 250+ looks so close to its GLB sibling they’re difficult to tell apart from certain angles.  The 2023 Mercedes EQB 250+ easily handles daily tasks, just like its gas-powered counterparts. Overview  Now offered in three different “states of tune,” the X243 EV (Mercedes’ internal platform designation) can be had with either front- or all-wh ..read more
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Mercedes to Offer True Self-Driving in Late 2023
The Detroit Bureau
by Larry Printz
8M ago
Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot is activated by a steering wheel button. Mercedes-Benz revealed on Wednesday that American drivers would be able to purchase Drive Pilot, its Level 3 automated driving system, starting in late 2023, making it the country’s first automaker to do so.  “Drive Pilot is a technological game changer and incredible leap forward in the pursuit of conditionally automated driving,” said Dimitris Psillakis, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. “This ground-breaking system reinforces our intention to lead in safety and technology, while giving precious time back to our cu ..read more
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