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Exactly what someone ends up paying would depend on her credit score, and a consumer advocacy group questions whether that's fair.
Here are a few things some friends and I came up with that we'd like to see on cars -- some far-fetched, but some not so much.
A review of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel.
The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as sales reports indicate the industry is on track to beat sales numbers from a year ago.
Driving the Jeep Cherokee of today is nothing like driving the Jeep Cherokee of old.
Gulf Oil at the intersection of Baum and St. Clair was the first drive-in gas station in the world.
In automatic/CVT form, the Versa Note is the definite winner over the reportedly troublesome Fiesta automatic.
#1 Cochran rolled out its new "Clearly Better Car Buying" program, which draws on data from third-party providers for price comparisons.
With warnings and the transmission hesitation, I can't offer support for the Fiesta, although I do like the car quite a bit.
Columnist Scott Sturgis lists keyless ignition, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensitive wipers and lane departure warning as advances in
The percentage of drivers who said they use their phone to access the Internet while driving has nearly doubled to 24 percent since 2009.
Fifteens states tend to keep insurance premiums in check -- Pennsylvanians paid an average $812.15 in 2010, slightly higher than average.
If you enjoy driving and need the practicality of a crossover, this should fit the bill and at a bargain price.
A joint venture between Shale Hotels Inc. and "O" Ring CNG Fuel Systems LP is planning a facility in Bentleyville, Washington County.
Speeding has been on my mind since I learned that Sen. Joe Scarnati has issued a proposal to increase certain maximum speed limits.
A review of the 2014 Kia Cadenza.
White continues to dominate car colors worldwide but new trends data show blue is gaining traction as a shade for some luxury vehicles.
Palmo Cicchino's auto repair shop, which has been on Broadway Avenue in Beechview for more than two decades, burned in a Monday night fire.
Reviewer Scott Sturgis says: "I try to keep my journalistic objectivity about even the fanciest cars.And then I get an Acura.
Heavy-duty pickup sales are up at least 20 percent through August and strongly outpacing the industry as a whole.
The XTS marks the spot ... for Cadillac.
The Kenny Ross Toyota dealership shows how the industry is making its buildings more environmentally sustainable.
The driver appeared to lose control of the truck after leaping over cars it was crushing during a demonstration.
The Lexus LS gets a "recommended" rating from Consumer Reports, and most of its systems are rated excellent over the past dozen or so years.
It's a retro, old-style mountain climber -- for good and ill.
The Pathfinder been a large SUV for a while, but after its 2013 redesign, it's aimed for trips to the mall with the family.
The younger cousin of the founder of Toyota Motor Corp. became the firm's longest-serving president.
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD adds space and comfort to crossover choices.
Sorry, you can't have my column; there is only one Mr. Driver's Seat, after all. But a similar gig is being made available by Edmunds.
At $2,764 per year, Pennsylvania ranks 44th in annual cost to operate a vehicle, thanks to lower taxes and fees, and lower spending at pump.
A public interest group urges policy makers to take note of the trend.
The Mitsubishi Outlander becomes less of an outlier, but is still not quite mainstream.
The $48,154 model offers beauty, safety and some excitement.
A crossover is all about taking it with you, and the CX-9 certainly allows for a lot of junk.
Freelance auto reviewer Scott Sturgis shares some of his favorite car features.
Watching the new model years arrive can be like seeing your kids grow up. It's definitely on the right track for 2014.
Neither of these cars is offered for people who want some fun with their economy. They seem designed for people who'd rather not be driving.
Much of the problem lies in the disconnect between product cycles for cars and smartphones.
Freelance auto writer Scott Sturgis compares the 2013 Honda Civic to the 2013 Toyota Corolla.
The prototype of the 2014 Mazda3 looks good, although it wasn't quite ready to drive much.
Alternative fuels programs, aided by the state, try to expand the number of electric vehicle charging stations.
Review of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala: It's not the steed of recent years.
A man was cleaning out an old narcotics detective car when he spotted several items on the floor near a rear seat.
Review of the 2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Hatchback.
A review of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI.
Participants in the University of Utah study, asked to perform a variety of tasks, were most distracted when using voice-activated systems.
The Department of Energy created the measurement to allow consumers to understand the cost of an electricity vs. regular gas.
Review of the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club PRHT hardtop
Automakers are now considering skin sensors on steering wheels, gearshifts or ignition switches, and passive breath analysis.
In engines designed for it, higher-octane fuel does deliver. But most cars aren't engineered to pull that extra juice.