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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2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T vs. 2015 Kia Optima SX

Even though the 2015 Kia Optima and 2015 Hyundai Sonata share from the same parts bin an are siblings from the same parent company, the two vehicles couldn't be more different when it comes to a few key areas.

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Used Price Update: Wholesale Prices Spring Into Spring

After increasing by 0.8% on a prior month basis in February, wholesale prices for used vehicles up to eight years in age grew by 1.9% through the first half of March. This month’s preliminary results are right in line directionally with NADA’s forecast, although slightly higher than originally anticipated. The month’s sharp increase can be attributed toward pent-up demand stemming from February’s tepid weather-afflicted performance.

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Reviewed: 2015 Kia Soul EV

With iconic design cues akin to the visage of a Star Wars storm trooper, the 2015 KIA Soul EV confirms that electric vehicles can be utilitarian, stylish and affordable to consumers not able to fork out Tesla-level money.

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Which Green Cars are Worth the Most Greenbacks?

Every year, the Washington Auto Show, also known as the nation’s “Public Policy Show,” holds a number of events that focus on the policies and developments influencing the direction of the automotive industry in America. As the health of the environment plays an ever more prominent role in the determining of emissions standards and related government regulations, green vehicles and technologies are becoming increasingly recognized for their positive impact on society. Consequently, the Green Car Journal holds its annual Green Car Awards program at the D.C. Auto Show to celebrate automobiles that best epitomize environmental performance.

While driving an environmentally-friendly car certainly has its merits, the question remains whether purchasing one makes for a sound financial decision. Knowing that money doesn’t grow on trees, we analyzed the second-hand market performance for the award nominees to help environmentally-conscious buyers identify the winners and losers in green car value retention.

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