Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

It’s a fact of life. Many Americans will spend their tax refund on a new or used car. And much of that spending will occur before the tax-filing deadline of April 18, with March typically one of the biggest sales months of the year for the auto industry. For those inclined to spend, the average […]

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Wait, what? 2018-model vehicles already making appearances

The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be available this spring.

The year has barely started and automakers already are beginning to turn the page to model year 2018. About two dozen new or redesigned models already are showing up in photo galleries and newsletters, including Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com), CheatSheet Autos and CarPreview.com. An article in CheatSheet, 10 All-New 2018 Models Worth Waiting For, pretty […]

Looking forward to a ‘noteworthy’ year for new car models

The 2017 Buick Encore “doubles down on what’s made it successful.”

It’s 2017. A good time to look at the all-new or redesigned models in “another noteworthy year for new cars.” Kelley Blue Book has more than 50 vehicles in Class of 2017: New Cars Ready to Roll at KBB.com, ranging from the “dressed for excess” Acura NSX to the semi-autonomous Volvo S90. Mercedes-Benz boasts five […]

Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

It’s a fact of life. Many Americans will spend their tax refund on a new or used car. And much of that spending will occur before the tax-filing deadline of April 18, with March typically one of the biggest sales months of the year for the auto industry. For those inclined to spend, the average […]

Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Consumer USA

Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Consumer USA

It’s about time. That is, it’s time to stop wondering and visit the “About” section of our website if you have questions about Santander Consumer USA (SC), the Dallas, TX-based consumer lender. We’ll tell you most everything you need to know, whether you’re a borrower with a long-term relationship to SC or the company has […]

If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities

If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities

There’s an old saying that the road to Hades is paved with good intentions. But if you live in the states or cities with the worst roads in America, you might be willing to drive any road that has decent pavement. “Keeping the wheel steady on America’s roads and highways has become increasingly challenging as […]

More than 90 percent of Americans claim good seat-belt habits

More than 90 percent of Americans claim good seat-belt habits

Americans buckle up. At least that’s what they claim in a survey by the Centers for Disease Control, which found that 94 percent either always or nearly always wear seat belts when driving or riding in a vehicle. About 5.5 percent sometimes, seldom or never buckle up, and .06 percent don’t know or aren’t sure. […]

Your lucky number: 13 ‘most-popular’ ways for car shoppers to start 2017

Your lucky number: 13 ‘most-popular’ ways for car shoppers to start 2017

This blog post is all about second chances. It’s your chance to catch up on the most-popular posts of 2016 from Santander Consumer USA. We could have done a top-10 list, but what’s the fun in that. So we went for 13, clearly a lucky number because it gives you that second chance. Several things […]

These 10 car models from 2016 are something to brag about

These 10 car models from 2016 are something to brag about

It’s not bragging if it’s true. But some automakers have more to back it up than others, especially if you’re a fan of Kelley Blue Book, which produces numerous best-buy-type lists during the year. KBB’s latest, “Our 10 most-awarded cars of 2016,” features vehicles that made other KBB lists last year. Seven brands earned bragging […]

The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (December)

The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (December)

Who doesn’t like a good car show? Especially when you don’t have to go out in the cold to attend. That’s where The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos comes into the picture. We launched the monthly slideshow with press release images that you might not see otherwise. They grabbed our attention, […]

KBB Best Buys: The quality, value is baked into these 12 models

Honda Civic deemed “best value on the market” by KBB.

Let’s call it a baker’s dozen. Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Buy Award winners – plus an overall winner. That overall Best Buy? The Honda Civic, which, KBB said, “isn’t just the best compact car money can buy, for the second year in a row we’ve deemed it the best value on the market,” combining […]