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Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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The U.S. President had something to say on the wave of inexpensive gasoline sweeping the country. “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and […]

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EVs emit nothing. Cars do not get much cleaner than that. There’s been a load of obfuscation out there about the source of electricity however, and it seems never a day goes by without a commenter writing something about “dirty coal” under articles about EVs. SEE ALSO: Is Electricity A Clean Energy Source? Fact: EVs […]

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Volkswagen was later to the game of hybridizing this sedan, but the Jetta is a sporty car that retains qualities enjoyed by the German automaker’s non-hybrid siblings. Sales for the vehicle have been just-OK, but the vehicle is unique with an independent rear suspension instead of torsion beam for the lesser variants, and it utilizes […]

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Hybrids are not eligible for subsides or solo HOV lane access like PHEVs are, but they are flat-out less expensive to buy. The best hybrids are solid value propositions and do save fuel consistently. Further, the federal tax credits PHEVs are eligible for are dependent upon one’s tax situation. It’s been advocated that a point-of-sale […]

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The Fusion Hybrid also comes in a plug-in Energi version, and below it are a slew of non-hybrid Fusion powertrain options. Rated at 42 mpg combined, it handily beats the best of those non-hybrid variants – a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo model – which is rated 29 mpg. The base Fusion S sells for $27,300 including […]

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New-vehicle shoppers rank safety and information features like back-up/blind spot cameras, recall advisor, stolen vehicle recovery and collision sensors high among “must have” technologies for their next purchase. These findings come from Kelley Blue Book (KBB). While 43 percent of consumers rate USB/auxiliary ports as the No. 1 “must have” feature, safety-related technologies were predominantly […]

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Buying a car is considered one of the biggest purchases you make in a lifetime after a house and this applies to any vehicle, including hybrids, EV and diesel-powered ones. There are many things to consider before hitting the sales lot and filling out the paperwork when searching for the perfect car to fit your […]

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The way some people look at electric cars is not unlike how a shy young teenager contemplates a mildly attractive person of the opposite sex. She’s interesting, but what if something goes wrong, and what else might he find if he waits? That plus lack of sufficient knowledge and inexperience keeps the two apart. And […]

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While more makes and models are on their way, the number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available now in the U.S. can still be still counted on the fingers of one hand. Each is positioned as functional, fuel-efficient, low-emissions, mainstream-priced, and subsidy eligible, but is any one of them a stand-out “best?” We’re more […]

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