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Why Kia Just May Be the Best Car to Buy — Dollars and Sense

Kelley Blue Book’s first-ever ‘Total Cost of Ownership Award Winners‘ considered factors like purchase price, fuel expenditures and expected maintenance and depreciation to come up with the cars it says have the lowest-projected overall cost of ownership.

The big winner in the brand category? South Korean automaker Kia.

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Are Women Better Than Men When It Comes to Buying a Car?

While the book ‘Women Don’t Ask’ indicates the fairer sex often winds up paying upwards of $1,300 more for a car simply to avoid the sometimes-painful haggling process, a new survey demonstrates women aren’t the pushovers auto-sellers may think they are.

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Young Drivers Prefer Hybrid Cars — Do You? — Survey of the Day

The green revolution is strong among young drivers, the majority of whom prefer eco-friendly vehicles over any other type of car.

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Great News for Auto Industry As Car Sales Grow for the Second Year In a Row

Just a few years ago, Detroit automakers were in peril, with car sales hitting a 30-year low. But now, in an optimistic sign of the industry’s continued recovery, sales are enjoying their second straight year of growth.

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Which States Charge the Most to Insure a New Car?

The cost of new cars doesn’t vary much from state-to-state, but the cost of insuring one absolutely does. In fact, auto insurance can cost as much as three times the national average in some states.

A new survey finds various state laws, weather, theft rates, and the overall percentage of uninsured drivers are just some of the factors leading to such drastic price disparities. So where will your wallet take the biggest hit?

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Streets Belong to the Elderly as Older Drivers Outnumber the Younger

We’ve all heard the stories of elderly drivers with poor vision who drive through the front of stores or hit pedestrians — just watch South Park. If you’re one of those people who are freaked out by these often times urban legends, a new study from the University of Michigan might freak you out even more. Apparently, for the first time there are more older drivers on the road than younger drivers.

 

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White and Silver Are the Most Popular Car Colors in the World — Survey of the Day

According to the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, which has been tracking worldwide trends in car colors for 59 years, white and silver tied for the most popular car colors on the planet in 2011, each grabbing 22 percent of the market share.

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Car Companies Working on Bigger Cars for Fat Drivers

Don’t worry if your waistline is expanding, because pretty soon, your luxury vehicle will expand with it.

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Man Invents Car Fueled by Whiskey

In an effort to create the world's manliest car, 62-year-old Mickey Nilsson has transformed a pile of junk into a sleek vehicle that runs strictly on Bourbon Whiskey.

The Kentucky man says he was inspired by Caractacus Potts, the wacky inventor played by Dick Van Dyke in 1968's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'

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Delphi Buy Shares Back from GM
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Delphi Buys Back Ownership from General Motors and U.S.

Autoparts supplier Delphi said its buying back ownership from General Motors and the U.S. for $4.4 billion dollars. Delphi is paying G.M. $3.8 billion and $594 million to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp for the share that are held by both, respectively. Find out more after the jump.

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