End of the Year is the Best Time to Buy a Car

Market experts say the last week of the year will the best week of 2013 to buy a car.

According to marketwatch.com, the reason is simple, the manufacturer and the dealer want to meet their year-end goals.

As Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at Edmunds says:  “Any time after Christmas – assuming a dealer hasn’t already met his/her sales target – would be a favorable time to buy a new car.”

Most specifically, market experts are saying the New Year’s Eve will be the best day to buy a car in 2013:

“The last day of the year is going to be the day that a consumer is most likely to get the best possible value when buying a new car,” says Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book.

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Ford F-150 EcoBoost Sales top 400,000 in Sales; Saving Millions in Fuel

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

The Ford F-150 with EcoBoost topped 400,000 in sales since its introduction three years ago. With the advanced Fuel Technology in this engine, drivers are using 45,000 fewer gallons of fuel.

Ford F-150 with EcoBoost launched in 2011 and helped lead to a transformation in the brand. The EcoBoost is a great combination of fuel economy and engine power.

Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.

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Ford F Series Among Most American Vehicles

The Ford F Series Models are the among the most American Made Vehicles.

The Ford F Series Models are the among the most American Made Vehicles.

Consumer Reports says the Ford F Series are among the Most American Vehicles on a market.

But the first question is: What Makes A Car the “Most American?” Well Consumer Reports used a program called the “Kogod Made in America Auto Index.” It was created by Frank DuBois, a global supply chain management expert and professor at American University. The list is based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, plus the location of the headquarters, design, research and development and where the profits are going.

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First Details on 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming in a number of different colors and will be the most fuel efficient non-hybrid.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming to the Massillon showroom very soon. With 40 MPG and very low price the Mirage is starting to garner national attention, and we cannot wait to see it ourselves.

Mitsubishi has announced the base price of the 2014 Mirage starts at only $13,970. EPA fuel economy estimates at up t0  44 MPG and 40 MPG combined. If these estimates are accurate, the Mirage would be the most fuel efficient gas powered non-hybrid vehicle in America.

Space is going to a plus with the all new Mirage. It has space for 5 people, while the competing Chevy Spark will only seat four people. While we here, the Mirage’s 96.5 inch wheelbase is longer than the 2014 Chevy Spark. The Mirage is also longer and more fuel efficient than the Chevy competition.

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Review: 2013 Ford Taurus

The 2013 Ford Taurus continues the models tradition of combining performance, style and affordability into one model.

For this year, Ford updated the Taurus with new aggressive front and rear styling signals and even higher levels of precision. The Taurus also features two new engines under the hood.

The new standard engine is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that features up to 29 MPG on the highway. In the upgraded SHO Taurus, you’ll get a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that combines turbocharging and direct-injection to deliver V8 performance along with great fuel economy. the 3.5L generates 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 2.0L EcoBoost I4  Engine. This engine provides 240 horsepower and 270-lbs ft of torque. This engine gets up to 32 MPG.

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Ford Focus Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

The 2013 Ford Focus has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2013 Ford Focus has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Ford Focus has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating, making it one of the best of the best for a car’s safety.

The Focus is just one of 6 small cars to earn this designation. Ford has some of the best vehicle technology today, but they use that technology for more than just entertainment. It’s no wonder the Focus has earned IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating.

“Ford is committed to designing vehicles that help keep people safe,” said Steve Kenner, global director of Ford’s Automotive Safety Office. “We are constantly seeking innovative ways to help drivers avoid accidents and keep occupants safe when an incident does occur.”

Here’s How Ford Did:

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Honda Accord, Civic Named Best Sedans Under $25k

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The 2013 Honda Civic is KBB’s best compact sedan under $25K

The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have been named the best sedans under $25K, according to Kelley Blue Book.

The redesigned Honda Accord was No. 1 overall on the list, and when you test drive it you’ll see why. Honda made great upgrades to this year’s Accord, adding improved fuel economy, all new styling and a great set of standard features. All new Accords come with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, duel climate control, alloy wheels, automatic headlights and chrome door handles.

Make sure you also check out the all-new blind spot camera. Similar to a backup camera, this new technology displays what’s happening in your blind spot when you flip the right turn signal. Read and watch the entire review of the 2013 Honda Accord.

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Review: 2013 Ford Expedition

The 2013 Ford Expedition remains one of the best vehicles for hauling a boat, hauling large cargo or hauling your kids around town.

The 2013 Expedition is one of the last vehicles to carry the traditional four-bar designed grille and has the classic Ford look. The Expedition has always been the top choice for those seeking a lot of space. You can fit up to 8 people on the inside, but when cargo needs are greater than people needs, simply fold down the seats. Then the Expedition becomes a makeshift moving van with up to 108.3 cubic feet on the Expedition and 130.8 on the Expedition Extended Length.

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Hyundai Genesis Tops JD Power Study

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The 2013 Hyundai Genesis was named the best luxury car in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis outperformed all other luxury brands in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Initial Quality Study.

The Hyundai luxury model defeated even the Mercedes-Benz and the Jaguar in J.D. Power’s annual study.

The J.D. Power Study is based on customer surveys 90 days after they purchase their vehicle. Study takes place between February and May 2013. he study is used by manufacturers worldwide to improve quality and by consumers to help them make more informed purchasing decisions. Throughout the years, initial quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability, which directly impacts customer loyalty and purchase decisions.

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Honda Scores High in J.D. Power Study

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Thanks to vehicles like the 2013 Honda Civic, Honda was one of the top brands in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Honda was one of the top non-luxury brands in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2013 Initial Quality Study.

The study is based on customer responses after 90 days of ownership. When you remove the luxury brands, Honda was among the top 5 vehicles in Initial Quality, their score of 103 is much higher than the industry average.

Honda is traditionally a top non-luxury brand and they are always above the industry average. J.D. Power says their Initial Quality Study has always been in great indicator of long-term durability among models.

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