Jim Gorzelany is a veteran Chicago-based automotive journalist and is a frequent contributor to a broad spectrum of print and online publications, including Forbes.com, Consumers Digest, iGuida.com, and assorted regional luxury and enthusiast magazines; his feature articles and reviews are syndic...
How 'MPG Gate' Will Affect Hyundai And Kia - Forbes
According to the AAA, 37.5 million Americans will be taking to the nation’s highways this coming 4th of July weekend, which represents a 2.9% increase over last year. And it’s likely that 37.49 million of them will encounter their fair share of boneheaded, careless, and outright reckless drivers along the way, with far too many such meetings ending badly.
Insurance companies pour billions of dollars into the economy each year to fund a seismic wave of television ads pitching consumers the notion that saving big money on their cars’ coverage is only a phone call away. And though many of us may view such pitches with a jaundiced eye, this is one case in which the advertisers are in fact spot on.
Just because you can’t afford a new car or truck – average price over $31,000 – doesn’t mean you have to drive an unsafe vehicle. Heck, even if you can’t afford the average used car – at nearly $20,000 these days – there are far more affordable, but still safe and sound choices out there. In fact, we found a dozen used cars and crossover SUVs valued at $10,000 or less that crash tests and other criteria indicate will be the safest budget-minded choices.
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