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What dealers to do make car buying difficult

Top 6 things dealers to to make car buying difficult.

A root canal and shingles might be worse. But a trip to a car dealership, as opposed to car buying online, is often high on the list of unpleasant experiences. It’s not universally bad. But there’s still plenty of salesmanship, up-selling and other persuasive ways car dealers make the most they can from every buyer. …

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A golf ball on wheels and other new auto innovations

The Corbin Sparrow 2 is a three-wheel EV made in Hollister, California.

Despite massive recalls and emissions-cheating scandals, more than 35 million new vehicles were sold in the United States the past two years. With equal fervor, so too has the automotive market been saturated with innovations — unique accessories to inventors’ passions. Here’s a look at four new offerings: Drive Like A Sparrow — Three-wheel electric …

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2017 Mazda3: Classy compact keeps getting better

The 2017 Mazda3 has sporty exterior design.

Nearing the end of its third generation, the 2017 Mazda3 continues its stellar reputation as a versatile compact available as a sedan or hatchback. The Mazda3 improvements include a retuned suspension, a new electronic parking brake, an updated dashboard design, a new steering wheel and new front and rear fascias. Stiff competition in the compact …

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Nissan legacy: small sedans, SUVs, super cars

The 2016 Nissan GT-R is carmaker's super car.

Approaching its 85th birthday, Nissan has endured ownership changes, collaborations and mergers and has emerged as the manufacturer of a varied collection of popular cars and trucks. Shortly after debuting in 1933 as the Jidosha Seico Co., Ltd., the company merged with another Japanese company and was renamed Nissan Motor Company. It manufactured cars under …

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