Our Newest Team Member and What to Expect in 2015

New to the Used Car & Truck Blog, Ryan Morris, Senior Editor explains his role and what is in store for 2015.

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Cheaper Gas Should Mark a Return to Gas Guzzlers, Right?

In almost serendipitous fashion, gasoline prices have plunged to their lowest level since 2010 just as the budget-stretching holiday season is upon us. According to AAA, the national average of a gallon of regular grade gasoline currently stands at $2.67, down nearly 30 cents from a month ago and almost a $1 from where prices were at this time last year. The tumble in price is due to a few factors (the Wall Street Journal has a nice summary). Substantial increases in Canadian and U.S. production of crude oil over the past few years and additional output from Libya and Iraq have raised t ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 8 - 12

Dec. 12 Ford’s New Performance Team Ford announced their new high performance division, simply named Ford Performance Team. The division plans to bring 12 new performance vehicles/variants by 2020. The biggest news of these arrivals is the upcoming Focus RS, which will finally be available back in North America. With rumors of 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive, blue oval cognoscenti are excited. Ford leadership has tasked their new performance group to offer parts and accessories for global customers faster, with the goal of meeting customer needs for both the street and track. ...

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As Dusk Settles on the Lancer EVO, Mitsubishi Ushers in a New Era

Since the early 2000s, coinciding with Mitsubishi Motors North America’s decline in sales and market share, consumer awareness of the small Japanese brand has steadily diminished and has largely become forgotten among mainstream car buyers. Financial struggles and a limited product portfolio perennially has the automaker identified as a brand expected to disappear from the U.S. market, yet the company is refusing to give up with positive signs emerging that things are headed in the right direction. While value retention remains a weak spot, sales are trending upward and the dealer ne ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 1 - 5

Dec. 4 007’s New Aston Martin and Movie Name The recently announced James Bond film name, “Spectre,” paved the way for the debut of 007’s newest car. Aston Martin has named the British spy’s chariot of choice the DB10. No details about the car are available, except for exterior photos.   Dec. 3 Spied: New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior TopSpeed acquired spy shots of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. From the looks of it, there is a ton of carry-over from the upmarket S-Class. Just like with the redesigned C-Class, Mercedes is turning the l ...

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CUVs Make Big Impression at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days, which ran from November 18-20, there were a plethora of exciting new vehicles on display, many of them on the sporty side. Ford impressed with its Shelby GT350 Mustang muscle car, BMW blended speed and versatility with its X5 M and X6 M utility vehicles, and Acura pushed its ILX into sport sedan territory. A set of CUV offerings, however, despite their lack of flash and glamour, arguably made the biggest impression as vehicles most likely to make a significant impact on the industry in the future. Honda HR-V After debuting in ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 24 - 26

Nov. 26 Next U.S. Bound Alfa Romeo Automotive News, has confirmed that Alfa Romeo will be bringing a midsize sedan to the U.S. market next June. Alfa says the sedan will be position between the 3 and 5 series BMW sedans, similar to when the Cadillac CTS debuted a few years ago. Have a happy Thanksgiving, NADA will be closed for the holiday, remember to be thankful for all we have, especially V8 engines. Nov. 25 FR-S to Remain Coupe Only, No Turbo Either At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Wards  was able to interview Doug Murtha, Senior Vice President of Scion. Murtha put ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 17 - 21

Nov. 21 2016 Acura ILX: Poised and Ready At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Acura released the reimagined 2016 ILX. According to many in the automotive press, this is what the car should have been the first time around. With new styling and upgraded performance and technology, the ILX is poised to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3. The ILX should arrive in dealerships in early 2015. More photos of the ILX can be found on our Twitter feed.   Nov. 20 Los Angeles Auto Show: Day 2 The auto show in Los Angeles is off to a great start, with a slew of reveals ye ...

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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Members of NADA Used Car Guide’s valuation staff are eagerly gearing up to attend the annual Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press preview days begin on Tuesday, November 18 and will run through Thursday, November 20. After the press preview days are over, the show will then transition to public days which run through November 30. Lots of exciting new product introductions are scheduled, which should make for a great event. Looking at the press conference schedule, four performance oriented models stand out because of the impo ...

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DRIVEN: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Location: WAPA Rally 2014, Boyds, Maryland Having been on sale for over six decades, the Chevrolet Corvette needs no introduction and with 28,909 sales October year-to-date, up 146% versus last year, it continues to be a major player among American muscle aficionados. As its current sales rate indicates, the C7 Corvette, which came out last year, has truly outdone itself and has separated itself from all those that came before it. The newest-generation model has already sold more units in 2014 than the C6 did as far back as 2008, with two sales months remaining this year. There is no be ...

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