Labor Day weekend doesn’t just mark the end of summer (except here in Texas, where that usually drags on to mid-November) and the start of fall, it’s also one of the best times of the year to buy a new car. You or someone you know might be doing that this weekend, and if so they might be considering leasing.
Volkswagen Of America last sold a Passat wagon in 2011. The final 56 copies were sold that year. There was never any intention to introduce a wagon version of the current, Americanized Passat in North America. Across the pond, their different Passat can still be purchased in wagon form.
"I bought a new 2014 Chevy Sonic in March of this year and the payments are getting a bit tough for me to make every month," a reader told me in an email. Here's the scary part: "I owe about $8,000 more than the car is worth. What should I do?"
Ford announced yesterday that Dearborn intends to boost SUV production to support surging demand. Convince them to downsize? Nah, just feed their addiction to landbarges they don't need. Thank you, short-sighted American consumers, for your hard-earned monies. [Motor Trend]
This year brings a newcomer to Black Friday steals and deals — cars. There's serious savings to be had on new cars, as well as some seriously horrible duds. Here's five of the best and five to avoid.