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2012, 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Get $5,000 Lease Buyout Credit

2012, 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Get $5,000 Lease Buyout Credit

Electric cars may be very different from their internal-combustion counterparts, but some aspects of the ownership experience are the same. Regardless of the powertrain, owners reaching the end of leases have to decide what to do. Does it make more sense to trade the car in for a new vehicle, or... read more

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Vision for Lincoln dealership in China

Car Dealers: Innocent, Delicate, Fragile Blossoms, Apparently

"We're not gonna take it any more!" If you're of a certain age, that line likely brings back memories of a 30-year-old Twisted Sister song. You might be less likely to think... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of ownership. But that's not always the... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

Car dealers often come in for criticism, especially among electric-car advocates and Tesla Motors supporters who have watched state dealership lobbying groups make Tesla's... read more October 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

Buying a car often isn't a pleasant experience, and that's especially true for people looking to purchase an electric car. Electric-car buyers' disapproval of the dealership... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

How Financial Analysts (And Many Others) Misunderstand Tesla's Competitors

Startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors and its sleek Model S luxury sport sedan have generated more media coverage over the last three years than many well-established car... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Wait, Tesla Owners And Fans Don't Care So Much About Green?

It's dangerous to assume, as the saying goes. And a lot of assumptions about why people buy electric cars are wrong--including that they only do so because they're "green,"... read more August 8, 2013 by  90


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

Win some, lose some. Tesla's had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In... read more June 6, 2013 by  31


 
2013 Suzuki Kizashi

Should I Buy A New Suzuki (Now That It's Leaving The U.S.)?

There's nothing like a bargain price on a brand-new car. And since Suzuki has announced that it'll stop selling cars in the U.S., there are bargains galore on new Suzuki... read more November 8, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Stops Selling Cars In U.S.--What Does It Mean For You?

After nearly a three-decade run in the United States market, Suzuki has decided to cease selling automobiles here to focus on its core markets in India and Southeast Asia... read more November 6, 2012 by  1


 
Gas pump

Fuel Economy Now #1 Factor In Car-Buying, Consumer Reports Study Says

Historically, when gas prices are relatively stable, fuel efficiency doesn't rank very high on car buyers' lists of priorities. But that seems to have changed recently. A new... read more May 22, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Raises 2012 Hybrid Prices From $90 To $175

If you're currently in the market for a Toyota hybrid, you might like to close the deal soon if you don't want to spend a few hundred dollars more. Toyota has announced it... read more March 30, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Prius C Online Configuration Tool

As The 2012 Toyota Prius C Goes On Sale, We Spec Our Own

Toyota has just this week started sales of its newest Prius family member, the 2012 Prius C. The smallest Prius hybrid yet, the Prius C is Toyota’s first subcompact... read more March 16, 2012 by  7


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

2012 Nissan Leaf: Now Available To Order Nationwide, Deliveries By Summer

The all-electric Nissan Leaf may have been on sale in some parts of the U.S. for 14 months -- but for residents in 21 states, today is the day Nissan will email them saying... read more March 1, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Why Do Buyers Avoid Prius, Electric Cars? It's Styling And Price

According to the ninth annual Avoider study published yesterday by J.D. Power and Associates, many car-buyers avoid green cars because they’re too small, look strange... read more January 27, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Dream About Ordering A 2012 Fisker Karma? We Show You How It's Done (Video)

Have you ever dreamed about just walking into your local Fisker dealer and ordering a Karma plug-in luxury sport sedan? Very few of us have the funds to afford the $95,900... read more November 7, 2011 by  0


 

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