The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the last week to complain that they were unable to purchase the new Accord Hybrid, which Green Car Reports named its 2014 Best Car To Buy. From reader Bill Harris of Austin, Texas: I test drove a 2014 Accord Hybrid on November 1. It's now November 20, and the car I drove (the only one they have) is still not for sale. They're apparently not for sale anywhere, based on what I can find through online inventory. The salesman...
Ford Focus & Ford C-Max Hybrid: Is Now The Best Time To Buy?
Dry announcements about temporary auto-plant shutdowns can sometimes offer hints to possible bargains on new cars. In this case, Ford said it will close the plant that makes the Ford C-Max Hybrid (and Energi plug-in hybrid) and the Ford Focus compact sedan and hatchback for two separate weeks in...John Voelcker
Predicting Chevy Volt Sales: Is California Inventory The Key?
Analyzing electric-car sales numbers and prognosticating on them is somewhere between a parlor game and a black art. Now one blogger has applied some Nate Silver-like statistical analysis to try to divine predictive patterns in sales of the Chevrolet Volt, the range-extended electric car that's...John Voelcker