What a concept: A new Honda sports car for 2014

Almost a year after the Tokyo Motor Show that introduced the Honda Small Sports EV concept car, details have emerged on a virtual look-alike, gas powered sports car expected to go on sale in Japan in 2014. And it’s Honda that has broken the ice. Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has confirmed “development of a new […]

Sound advice for Santander customers

Keep it simple. We’ve all gotten that advice at some time or another. But it usually is easier said than done, especially when we’re chasing down information we need from some large company or other organization. But Santander Consumer USA Inc. lives by the phrase, “Auto Loans Simplified.” And that includes communicating with our customers. […]

Getting a firm grip on the future at Santander Consumer USA

Who’s behind the wheel? Young car buyers, apparently. And the rest of us better be ready to ride along. That was the point of a recent column, “Young consumers lead the drive to online financing,” by Jim Henry in Automotive News, autonews@crain.com. “More consumers are submitting their own credit applications online rather than letting dealership […]

Your customer roadmap for answers about Santander Consumer USA

True story. A few days ago, I went to pick up my wife at a commuter train station she had never used before in a part of town with which we were not especially familiar. I had done a practice run from my new office a few days before, and everything seemed perfect. As you […]

Watch the signals: your road to a smooth financial ride

Run a red light and you may be stopped by the police and ticketed. If I speed on the thruway, there’s a chance I’ll be pulled over. Drive unfamiliar roads or streets without a map and we do so at our peril and are liable to get lost. Even when we carefully check a roadmap, […]

Average fuel economy increases for new cars, TrueCar reports

TrueCar.com’s latest report on average fuel economy for new cars sold provides some otherwise hard-to-find good news in higher gasoline prices, which were running near their peak average nationally on Sept. 11. Fuel economy increased to 23.2 mpg in August “after four months of decline,” according to TrueCar. That “TrueMPG” represents an increase from 23.1 […]

These stylish new cars may be worth the wait

Automobile styling apparently is in again. After years of emphasis on economy (read: miles per gallon), soon-to-be-released models show a distinct turn for the better for car lovers who want a dash of style with their mpg. “Fuel efficiency is still important, but style is back for the new cars sporting 2013 and 2014 model […]

Santander Consumer USA has your auto finance needs covered – rushed or not

Driving along an urban expressway at rush hour – well, maybe “crawling” typically would be a more accurate word to describe the experience – two questions often cross my mind: Who’s driving all these cars, and how did they get here? The short answer to the first question is that nearly everyone is driving. Americans […]

OurTube — Santander Consumer USA videos online

If you are like many car shoppers, myself included, you probably decide which shiny new or used vehicle you would like to purchase and where before you think too much about how you’re going to pay for it. Sure, you might figure out whether a new vehicle might fit into the household budget, but then […]