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Consumer Reports names six new top pick cars for 2010Consumer Reports names six new top pick cars for 2010
[Apr. 10, 2010] Consumer Reports names six new models to its annual Top Picks car list for 2010. Comprised of nine different car brands, this year’s list is the most diverse group of Top Picks in over a decade. The Mazda5, Nissan Altima, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen GTI, and Chevrolet Traverse and Silverado join the Hyundai Elantra SE, Infiniti G37, Toyota Prius and Lexus LS460L as Consumer Reports’ selections for best models of the year based on performance, reliability, and safety.
 
Seven car problems that can leave you stranded and how to prevent themSeven car problems that can leave you stranded and how to prevent them
[Mar. 21, 2010] Most of us don’t like surprises when it comes to our cars, especially the kind that leave us stranded on the highway in bad weather. In the magazine’s Annual Auto Issue, the editors of Consumer Reports provide advice on how to avoid unwelcome surprises like blowouts, dead batteries, blown fuses, and broken drive belts, and suggest how to deal with them if they do happen.
 
Honda Fit and Toyota Prius top Consumer Reports' new-car best value listHonda Fit and Toyota Prius top Consumer Reports' new-car best value list
[Mar. 21, 2010] The Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius topped the list of new-car best values according to Consumer Reports’ 2010 Annual Auto Issue beating out more than 280 cars in eight categories.
 
Consumer Reports automaker report cards: Honda and Subaru lead, Hyundai makes strides, Chrysler lagsConsumer Reports automaker report cards: Honda and Subaru lead, Hyundai makes strides, Chrysler lags
[Mar. 21, 2010] Honda and Subaru have earned class leader status for building the best all-around vehicles for American drivers, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports’ 2010 Annual Auto Issue. This is the fourth consecutive year that Honda has topped CR’s list. At the opposite end of the annual ranking is Chrysler, which fared even worse than last year.
 
What your car is telling you when it whines, creaks, or squealsWhat your car is telling you when it whines, creaks, or squeals
[Feb. 8, 2010] When your car thumps, pings, and hisses it’s hard to tell if you should take your car to the mechanic or not, so Consumer Reports has identified what noises drivers should turn down the radio for.
 
Cadillac CTS tops Consumer Reports tests of luxury sedans but reliability remains an issueCadillac CTS tops Consumer Reports tests of luxury sedans but reliability remains an issue
[Jan. 21, 2010] The Cadillac CTS posted an “Excellent” overall score and outpointed competitors from Acura, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Lincoln in Consumer Reports’ testing of five luxury sedans for the February 2010 issue.
 
Toyota tops while Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru rise in Consumer Reports car brand perception surveyToyota tops while Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru rise in Consumer Reports car brand perception survey
[Jan. 12, 2010] Despite one of the most turbulent years ever in the automotive market, Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru have benefited from a dramatic increase in overall brand perception among car owners, according to Consumer Reports 2010 Car Brand Perception Survey.
 
Consumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey: Ford is among world's most reliable carmakersConsumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey: Ford is among world's most reliable carmakers
[Oct. 29, 2009] Ford has secured its position as the only Detroit automaker with world-class reliability. About 90 percent (46 of 51) of Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln products were found to have average or better reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey.
 
Ford Mustang outpoints Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger in Consumer Reports testsFord Mustang outpoints Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger in Consumer Reports tests
[Sep. 21, 2009] The freshened Ford Mustang outpointed two other reincarnated muscle cars—the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger—as well as the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe in Consumer Reports’ tests of six sporty cars and coupes in the October issue.
 
Consumer Reports finds that car buyers are thinking American, but not all brands are equalConsumer Reports finds that car buyers are thinking American, but not all brands are equal
[Sep. 6, 2009] “Buy American” resonates strongly with new car shoppers—81 percent of respondents looking to buy a new car are likely to consider a domestic brand, according to a nationally representative survey by Consumer Reports.
 
Consumer Reports gives hybrid Ford Fusion excellent ratingConsumer Reports gives hybrid Ford Fusion excellent rating
[Aug. 22, 2009] The new Ford Fusion Hybrid is now Consumer Reports’ top-rated domestic sedan. Essentially tied with the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid achieved an excellent 34 mpg overall in CR’s fuel economy test and offers sportier driving.
 
Don't let small car problems turn into costly headaches down the roadDon't let small car problems turn into costly headaches down the road
[Aug. 14, 2009] A car will usually signal that something isn’t right long before it has a major failure, and according to Consumer Reports, that is the time to have it fixed. If early warning signs are ignored, small problems could lead to expensive repairs in the future or even leave you stranded on the side of the road.
 
Consumer Reports suggests you don’t rely on used-car-history reportsConsumer Reports suggests you don’t rely on used-car-history reports
[Jul. 31, 2009] Consumer Reports’ investigation of used-car-history reports revealed that many reports returned “clean” results for damaged cars. To test the veracity of history reports, CR ordered them for dozens of damaged vehicles advertised online. The vehicles’ owners disclosed serious dents or other accident-related damage along with vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and photos.
 
Garmin and Tom Tom dominate Consumer Reports GPS ratingsGarmin and Tom Tom dominate Consumer Reports GPS ratings
[Jul. 23, 2009] Garmin and TomTom GPS models continue to score high and provide the best overall packages in Consumer Reports recent tests of more than 90 GPS units. The top-rated Garmin Nuvi 885T ($600), earned excellent marks for destination/POI entering, use of controls, mount design, display and portability.
 
Consumer Reports not happy with Honda Insight's ride, handling, noise, and rear seatConsumer Reports not happy with Honda Insight's ride, handling, noise, and rear seat
[Jul. 1, 2009] The new Honda Insight posted a lackluster “Good” overall road-test score in Consumer Reports’ testing for the August issue. The Insight achieved an excellent 38 mpg overall in CR’s tests but fell short in ride quality, handling, interior noise, acceleration, rear- seat, access and visibility.

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