‘FindTheBest’ 2013 model cars, pickups, SUVs on this list

‘FindTheBest’ 2013 model cars, pickups, SUVs on this list

Readers love lists. We love lists. And lists of top-rated vehicles, whatever the ratings system, are among our favorites. One of the most interesting we spotted recently is “FindTheBest” (FTB) – 2013 models in this case – at cars.findthebest.com, which promises “unbiased, data-driven, comparisons.” “With 890 [current model] cars to choose from, we can help […]

Chrysler Capital announcement

Chrysler Capital announcement

Chrysler Group LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Santander Consumer USA Inc. of Dallas have formed Chrysler Capital to provide broad spectrum of financial services to Chrysler Customers and Dealers. See the full text of the Chrysler announcement …

The art of negotiating the best deal

The art of negotiating the best deal

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. Recently a friend of mine asked, “How do you get the best deal when shopping for a vehicle?” I replied that the buying process – negotiating the best car deal – can be a challenge. However, following are some simple things you can do to […]

Jeep, Oprah big winners among 2013 Super Bowl car commercials

Jeep, Oprah big winners among 2013 Super Bowl car commercials

The results are in on the Super Bowl. No, not those results. We knew the game outcome Sunday evening. The Super Bowl of commercials airing during the big game. Of course, we took a special interest in the car commercials. And just like the game itself, there were winners and losers at the end of […]

Car commercials creating Super Bowl buzz even before the big game

Car commercials creating Super Bowl buzz even before the big game

“Automakers creating buzz for Super Bowl commercials” online at Bayoubuzz, “For automakers, Super Bowl ad brawl has already begun” on NBCNews.com, and “Super Bowl 2013: Detroit automakers drastically different on ads” on MLive.com. Headlines from a quick online search for “automakers Super Bowl” provide an interesting picture of how competitive the game before the game […]

Auto loan refinance to reduce interest rate and payments?

Auto loan refinance to reduce interest rate and payments?

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. So you think the interest rate on your current auto loan is too high? Lenders and financial experts have an answer for that. It’s an auto loan refinance, and it works just like refinancing your home mortgage loan to take advantage of lower interest. “If […]

Innovation drives car buyers to choose most-valued vehicles

Innovation drives car buyers to choose most-valued vehicles

Hyundai, Volkswagen-Audi, BMW and Chevrolet may seem about as different as night and day – and day and night – but when American car buyers attach value to those manufacturers’ vehicles, all four can make a compelling case for the most-valued-vehicle  title. Innovation is the strongest single predictor of which cars, brands and corporations are […]

Vehicle financing or refinancing easy as 1-2-3

Vehicle financing or refinancing easy as 1-2-3

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. We get all sorts of questions and comments in our e-mail. Let’s face it, auto financing can be a confusing subject. Auto loan refinancing even more so, since most of us don’t hear much about loan refinance unless it’s a home mortgage. At RoadLoans, we […]