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Numbers Matter:Winners and Losers—2019 Sales Data

By: Tim Plouff  Numbers matter. They provide context, reveal trends, and give a true accounting of events. For automakers, the sales numbers tell us what products consumers are embracing—and the consumer is the ultimate arbiter of success, not the critics or the spin doctors. Successful sales provide income, income equals more products, more sales, and […]

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5 Questions with George Damato

1.Dear Doctor: I have a 2014 Kia Sorento V-6. My alternator went out at 150,000 miles and I had to have a rebuilt one put on by the dealership. Six weeks after replacing the main fuse, battery and new cable ends, the car died. Got it to my local repair shop, checked the alternator out […]

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Winter Driving: It’s More Than Just All-Wheel Drive

By Craig Fitzgerald CarMax has been the nation’s top used car franchise for decades now, and along the way, it’s generated a lot of data about the kind of vehicles that Americans purchase. In its research in 2019, it determined that sales of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles had reached an all-time high and […]

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DRIVING ME CRAZY

By John and Laurie Wiles In just six weeks the doors of the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side open for the 2020 New York Auto Show. Anyone with an interest in vehicles of every ilk does not want to miss this automotive spectacular. There are, of course, auto shows held all over the […]

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Who Needs Winter Tires

By: Nicole Wakelin It’s the thick of winter here in New England and at this very moment a substantial layer of snow is coating the roads. This is February, so it’s not unexpected, but it still makes the morning commute a slog. Snow makes driving a particular challenge for teenagers who don’t have years of […]

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