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Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs

2018 Buick Regal TourXIf there’s one brand you’re loyal to above all others when it comes to buying cars, you may be able to get a reward for your fidelity in the form of a serious discount. Some marques offer up to $3,500 in savings on select models these days, and Cars Direct on Tuesday laid out the details for General Motors, Ford, and more for repeat...

2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

2019 BMW Z4 RoadsterBMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters will...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final EditionWhat was once the top-selling car of all time is now far from it, as the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle lives on for one more year before it is lost to the annals of history (at least for now). Still, we give this fitting tribute to the original peoples’ car 5.6 out of 10 overall for its quality, warranty, and attitude. (Read more about how we rate...

2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV crashes well, scores Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Ascent first driveThe 2019 Subaru Ascent earned top marks from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded crash testers said Tuesday. In its barrage of crash tests, the IIHS said that the 2019 Ascent earned "Good" marks in every test. Additionally, the IIHS said that the Ascent's child-seat anchors rated "Good" and that its automatic emergency braking rated...

Cargo in-car convenience store brings snacks and gum to your Uber

Cargo in-Uber food serviceOn your way to a date or business meeting in the back of an Uber and realize your breath could use freshening up? A new service called Cargo has a solution for that. According to CNBC, the start up aims to put fully-stocked boxes of snacks, toiletries, and more on the center consoles of ride-sharing vehicles, allowing users to purchase items...

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