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Where car insurance is most expensive – and which state is No. 1

Where car insurance is most expensive – and which state is No. 1

This is a list where you don’t want to rank No. 1. Unfortunately for residents of Michigan, their state does. “For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan ‘wins’ for the most expensive state for car insurance,” writes Penny Gusner at Insure.com, almost twice the national average at $2,394. The car-insurance comparison website identified 23 states (plus […]

The Chrysler Pacifica ranked as most-appealing minivan.

Mainstream vehicles closing the appeal gap with premium models

Mainstream vehicles are getting more appealing. At least that’s what J.D. Power’s 2017 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL) purports to show. The rise is due to rapid improvements in vehicle technology and safety features, making them more comparable to premium products, according to the study. This year’s index showed that 32 brands averaged […]

Drivers of the Lexus ES 300 are most likely to get a traffic ticket.

The car you drive may show your odds of getting a ticket, website says

One-third of Lexus ES 300 drivers have gotten traffic tickets. Only three percent of Buick Encore drivers. In between are 325 other models ranked according to the percentage of their drivers who have been ticketed for speeding by police, based on a study by insurance.com. “Cars don’t get tickets. Drivers do,” said insurance.com, an online […]

The Chevrolet Colorado is “Quality” winner among standard pickups.

Chevrolet, four other brands get most love in Total Quality survey

How do you spell quality? C-h-e-v-r-o-l-e-t, according to consulting firm Strategic Vision. Based on a survey of 42,000 new-car owners, the Detroit-based automaker captured five of 27 categories in Strategic Vision’s 2017 Total Quality Impact (TQI) awards. A total of 18 brands were represented in the survey results. The results offer new-car shoppers a glimpse […]