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Consumer Reports calls out "Five Popular Cars To Avoid"

Those crusaders of shopping empowerment over at Consumer Reports have put together a list of five cars to avoid, even if their sales numbers suggest otherwise. CR points out that just because a vehicle is making a lot of buzz and ringing cash registers, that doesn't necessarily make it a wise choice for buyers. According to the report, these are vehicles that either tested poorly or have been experiencing poor reliability in their new car surveys. Perhaps of little surprise is the presence of the Honda Civic on this list. The latest Civic has been getting dinged by auto critics left and... Read More

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    Report: Consumer Reports calls out "Five Popular Cars To Avoid"
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    Those crusaders of shopping empowerment over at Consumer Reports have put together a list of five cars to avoid, even if their sales numbers suggest otherwise. CR points out that just because a vehicle is making a lot of buzz and ringing cash registers, that doesn't necessarily make it a wise choice for buyers. According to the report, these are vehicles ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to get own version of Toyota Prius C?
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    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment. Word is, though, that Lexus is working on a sub-CT hybrid entrant. According ...

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    Green: TheOnion.com spoofs Toyota Prius C Hybrid tech to go permanently Green
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    Real talk? We are still laughing at this satirical view of new Hybrid technology well after a dozen views. The Onion put together this comical report on how to save the planet at the expense of Toyota and their funky little Hybrid, the Prius C. The script, the banners and the detailed animations had us LMFAO'ing all morning. While we think the Prius C is ...

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    Official: eBay Motors dropping prices hourly on certain cars until they sell
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    eBay Motors and AutoNation are quickly establishing a reputation for finding new ways to sell cars online. They teamed up for the first time back in March when they tried selling vehicles for half price on the popular auction site. This weekend they're back with another unique promotion that will see the price for certain vehicles drop every hour until ...

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    Report: Cars.com calls out Consumer Reports over Toyota Prius C verdict
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    Cars.com has evidently taken issue with a Consumer Reports video review featured on Autoblog advising consumers that they would be better off buying a used "regular" Prius instead of a 2012 Prius C. Consumer Reports shouldn't have passed on recommending the Prius C, Cars.com argues: "CR's low testing scores for the Prius C stand in stark contrast ...

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    Video: 2013 Toyota Prius C doesn't get much love from Consumer Reports
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    Consumer Reports has panned the 2012 Toyota Prius C in a new video review that urges car shoppers to get a used regular Prius over the new baby model, "it's a much better car overall," said Mike Quincy in the review. The problems Toyota ran into in creating the Prius C appear to be in making it cheaper, according to Consumer Reports. The list of ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius now third-most-popular car in the world... sort of
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    Think you're seeing more Toyota Prius models on the road these days? Well, you are. Automotive News is reporting that all those increased Prius sales in North America and Japan (see here and here and here and here etc.) have turned the Prius into the world's third-best-selling car model for the first three months of 2012. During the first quarter, the ...

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    Exclusive: Miami Toyota dealer tacks US$7,000 onto price of new Prius C?!
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    A Twitter user with the handle miami4me2c discovered something interesting at a Toyota dealer in Miami and thankfully shared pictures of this unusual Prius C Two window sticker. Remember, the base Prius C starts at just US$18,950 , and the upgraded Two trim normally starts at US$19,900. With the options that dealer Al Hendrickson has added to the car, it ...

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    Featured: Toyota Prius C outsells U.S. monthly totals of Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf in three days!
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    Toyota is pretty sure that its expanded Prius family will drive up sales of the world's best-selling hybrid, and the early sales returns indicate that the company is right, right, right. After the Prius V sold about 8,400 units in the U.S. in the first ten weeks, the smaller, cheaper and more efficient 2012 Toyota Prius C is also getting a lot of ...

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    Green: Toyota Prius C ad campaign begins with "Malti-poo" spot
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    The curtain's been lifted on the ad campaign for the Toyota Prius C, and it's all about the game of life via the boardgame The Game of Life. The first spot is called Malti-poo and in it's ad-speaky way it targets "city-dwelling millennials" as it "demonstrates key vehicle attributes in a fun and approachable way." It "embodies the youthful spirit of the ...