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What Vehicles Have the Most Loyal Buyers?

Every year, research company R.L. Polk compiles a list by segment of the car or truck with the most loyal buyers; in other words, when it comes time to replace an existing vehicle, these customers simply buy a newer model of what they already drive. Some results are expected, but others will...

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What Are the Cars Most Researched Online?

Kelly Blue Book is one of the foremost authorities on new and used car pricing. Each year they compile a list of the 20 most researched cars over the previous 12 months, which is also a good indicator of a car's popularity. For 2010, the cars most often researched online are: 1. Honda Accord2....

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How Do I Become a Pilot?

The life of a pilot can be incredibly exciting and rewarding. The job is prestigious, and only those who are serious about flying and committed to fulfilling precise requirements will earn a career as a pilot. With that said, the first step toward becoming a pilot is asking, "How do I become a...

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Newsweek Goes Digital After 79 Years in Print

Newsweek, one of the longest running internationally acclaimed magazines, will offer its final print edition of its 79 year history on December 31, 2012. The announcement was delivered during a meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Tina Brown, editor-in-chief at Newseek and...

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What Holidays Have the Highest Car Theft Rates?

In 2009, an average of 2,276 cars were stolen per day, which is about 15% less than the number of thefts per day in 2208. Still, car thieves aren't too lazy to work on holidays, and some have remarkably high theft rates compared to average. Look at it this way: drivers nursing a hangover may...

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Hagerty Hot List Shows Future Collectible Cars

Hagerty Insurance provides coverage to car collectors across the United States. Every year, the company publishes their "Hot List", showing new models they feel will appreciate in value over the coming years (or decades). Some are reasonably priced and well within reach of almost anyone; others...

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Secretary of Transportation: Let's Disable Cell Phones in Cars

Sometimes it seems that truth is stranger than fiction. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, was recently quoted on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as favoring technology that would block cell phone calls from within automobiles. Specifically, LaHood was quoted as saying, “There’s a lot of technology...

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First Chevy Volt Auctioned Off

Chevrolet recently auctioned off the first commercially available Volt extended range electric vehicle, with the proceeds going to benefit the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The vehicle, serial number 002 (since serial number 001 went to GM's own collection), was as loaded as you can get a...

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What Brand of Car Has the Most Loyal Customer?

When it comes to buying the same car brand multiple times, you'd think that the high-end luxury makers have the market cornered. Once you've driven a Mercedes, it seems, you only shop for cars from Mercedes-Benz. Likewise with BMW and Audi, whose customers seem to be fanatically loyal. Still,...

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Nissan Leaf Rated at 99 MPG Equivalent

Here's a challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency: how do you rate the fuel economy of cars that don't burn gasoline, like the battery powered Nissan Leaf? You start by making the assumption that a gallon of gas has the same equivalent energy to 33.7 kW-hrs worth of batteries, then you...