Buy a car and Hyundai could pay off some of your student loan debt

6 Apr
2019 Hyundai Kona ElectricA trial program that launched Tuesday in California and Arizona may provide new-car buyers saddled with student debt with up to $900 toward their education loans if the take delivery of a new Hyundai by September 30. Hyundai dubs the program Student Assurance, and for now it's only available at certain dealerships in California and the Phoenix...

Ford begins testing new website tailored to used-car buying

29 Mar
Find Your Ford pre-owned vehicle websiteUsed car shoppers in the Detroit area will have an easier time finding a pre-owned Ford vehicle with the launch of Find Your Ford, a new website from the automaker. Ford announced the new website Wednesday, which comes from two self-driving and electric vehicle engineers inside the Ford X Accelerator program—a place where employees can pitch...

Mercedes-Benz to unlock optional tech for a price after cars are bought

31 Jan
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018Mercedes-Benz will leave the door open to sell owners optional features in its cars even after they've taken delivery. The brand said Tuesday that it will include a new feature within its Mercedes Me application to purchase some features for the A-Class and B-Class small cars and the GLE-Class SUV in Europe after the initial point of sale...

U.S. auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices “unsustainable”

16 Jan
Honda DealershipNational Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Automotive News reported that the average new vehicle cost $35,377...

Black Friday saw 0% financing return, but don’t expect low rates to stick around

10 Dec
Buick and GMC dealershipAs Americans dive deeper into the holiday shopping season, many consumers were tempted with Black Friday new-car deals promoting 0-percent financing. However, buyers shouldn't get too comfortable with interest-free deals again as they continue to evaporate from dealerships' toolboxes to sell new cars. Automotive News (subscription required) said...

Seven ways to tell if a used car has flood damage

21 Sep
Nashville flood carMany car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the vehicle’s history. The risk of flooded vehicles on the market affects everyone looking for a used...

Care By Volvo plans Netflix-style subscriptions for cars; here are the details

7 Dec
2019 Volvo XC40 First DriveWhen it goes on sale in March 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will boast a pay-by-subscription model that no other mainstream automaker has offered in recent memory. For a flat-rate fee of $600 or $700 per month, depending on configuration, Care By Volvo subscribers can pay for not only their car, but also insurance, maintenance, and wear-and-tear items...

Porsche races into Netflix-style subscription model

10 Oct
2019 Porsche Cayenne TurboPurchasing and leasing new cars may ultimately become a thing of the past if subscription-based services catch on. Porsche is the latest—and perhaps the greatest—to envision this alternative to traditional car ownership, an on-demand, white glove vehicle service it calls Porsche Passport. MORE: Porsche's strong initial quality earns...