If You Don’t Know What Alcantara Is, You Will Soon

If you are not familiar with the sexy-sounding fabric name, Alcantara is a man-made material (the company refrains from ever calling it, “synthetic”) used in a variety of consumer industries, ranging from home décor to consumer electronics.  With a feel and premium appearance like English suede, yet requires minimal care akin to a worn-in pair of jeans, the polyester-based fabric has hundreds―if not thousands―of applications.

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ELR Bumps Power While Cutting Cost

While the fate of the Cadillac ELR remains in question, an updated version has been revealed. The ELR will get both power and tech upgrades for the 2016 model.

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Porsche Looking To Add Heavy Hitters Across Its Lineup

On the heels of its 2015 debut, Porsche is already considering a GT4 version of its much anticipated Boxster Spyder. 

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PHOTOS: New York International Auto Show

The NADA Used Car Guide staff attended the 2015 New York International Auto Show and captured the event. Check out our Facebook album to view over 85 photos from the show.

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Reviewed: 2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

If you enjoy driving, but your current position in life requires an affordable seven passenger family-hauler, the Mazda CX-9 might be the way to appease both want and need. With its powerful engine, decent road feel and capable cargo area, we found this Grand Touring all-wheel drive model a unique selection in a crowded vehicle segment.

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Million-Dollar Car Boom?

Over the last few years, exotic automakers have been looking for a way to stand out and showcase their technological superiority over their competitors. The drive to be the best, coupled with a growing billionaires market has produced a new breed of supercars.

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Buffett Looks to Expand Automotive Empire

At the 2015 NADA & J.D. Power Automotive Forum held before the New York International Auto Show, Investment mogul Warren Buffett―who seems to own a piece of everything― answered several questions before a packed hotel ballroom.

According to the business mogul, “[Automobile Dealerships] can be a good and very profitable business.” Buffett went on to suggest that over the course of the next few years there will be several more acquisitions by his company Berkshire Hathaway, but there are no plans to expand outside of the U.S. anytime soon.

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GM Predicts 2016 Camaro Will Out-Muscle Mustang

The next generation Chevrolet Camaro is still a month out from reveal, but the hype is already building. According to AutoBlog, GM’s Mark Ruess is “very confident” that this new iteration of the Camaro will outperform the 2015 Mustang on all levels.

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Credit Update: Times Are Good Now, But What About Tomorrow?

Credit availability and new and used vehicle sales are basically joined at the hip. After all, automaker captive finance companies were created with the mission to provide credit to consumers so more new vehicles could be bought and produced. Among many things, the Great Recession and the years since reaffirmed the lesson that as credit availability goes, so go new and used sales. Prices are also affected by access to lender cash. The incredible interest rate wave the market has been riding for the past few years combined with ever-increasing loan terms have allowed consumers to buy more richly contented vehicles with only nominal changes in monthly payments.

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Mercedes-Benz Bids Farewell to M-Class, Welcomes GLE

Having been in service since 1998 the M-Class will be given new life as the 2016 GLE.

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