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Best New Cars under $30,000 for 2021

Welcome to a segment that offers everything from manual transmissions, up to 275 horsepower, or as much as 59 mpg on the highway.

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Ford Maverick Spied: Ranger’s Baby Brother Narrower and Lower

More spy shots of the upcoming Ford Maverick small pickup truck have surfaced over on MaverickChat.com. These shots show the Maverick (in FX4 trim) parked alongside a current Ranger, and show that the Maverick is narrower, lower, and smaller. They also show a good look at the rear suspension. The front-wheel drive Maverick appears to […]

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The Magic Words to Hopefully Unclog the Left Lane

At departments of transportation across the country, people are working to find the right messaging to help traffic move a little smoother.

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This Week in Cars: GM’s Ultium, Ford’s F-150 EV, and Nissan’s Z

Take a quick trip through the week’s top stories in the automotive world. You might also encounter a flying car.

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Car Buying Stories: Return to Sender

Joining many other New Yorkers, Michael Livote turned to Carvana again, and again, and again. Now, about that registration.

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How Does Carvana Work?

As car buying goes online, the used-car seller and its towering vending machines have become a popular option.

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Car Buying Stories: Keeping the Dealers at a Distance

Billy Huys had a salesman in Oregon make a house call and then email the paperwork. Huys may never step foot in a dealership again.

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Car Buying is Changing and All It Took Was a Pandemic: The Enlightenment

After decades of resisting change, car dealers are finally conducting business online, letting you take a test drive alone, and easing off the hard sell. Buying a new car has never been better.

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A Visual History of the Nissan Z

Datsun sold over 46,000 Z cars in 1973, but only 3302 Nissan 370Zs were sold in 2019. Here’s what’s changed.

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11 Greatest Nissan Z Commercials

One starred Z fanboy Steve Wozniak of Apple fame; another was directed by Ridley Scott; all put our favorite Nissans front and center.

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