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Millennials, baby boomers drive fewer miles

A new report by the advocacy group U.S. PIRG shows the number of miles Americans drive have dropped since the middle of the last decade.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: commuting, millennials, baby boomers, U.S. PIRG, study, Nick Iannelli

5 tips to getting the best deal on a new car

With the average price of a new car more than $30,000, you'll want to make sure you don't rush into a purchase.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 10:10am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, WTOP Saves You Money

D.C. ranks 1st in car affordability

Ever see the rows of German luxury cars lining the streets in D.C. and wonder how all those people can afford them? As it turns out, Washington-area residents have a lot more money to spend on their cars than people do in any other major U.S. city.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:11pm EST


New cars roll into D.C. for Washington Auto Show

Two floors full of 700 new and shiny vehicles are on display at the Washington Auto Show at the Washington Convention Center.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 07:25am EST

Tags: Washington Auto Show, Washington Convention Center, Kathy Stewart

Debate on rear-view car cameras lingers

Cars have many more safety features today, like air bags and air pressure monitors, but the push continues to install rear-view mirror cameras to help minimize the dangerous blind spot.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:56am EST

Tags: darci marchese, rear-view camera, blindspot, traffic accidents

Prices on some expensive items may drop in 2013

Looking for brighter, more optimistic skies in 2013? Some high-priced items will become cheaper in the new year.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 05:24am EST

Tags: television, Wall Street Journal, Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Car shoppers can save a bundle this time of year

Automakers anxious to move inventory are offering cash-back rebates, super financing discounts and special lease deals.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:36am EST

Tags: WTOP Saves You Money, Jeanne Meserve, shopping,

FTC wants dealers to provide more details on used cars

The Federal Trade Commission wants details about any warranty that comes with a used car to be displayed on its "buyer's guide" sticker.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 04:38am EST

Tags: John Aaron, ftc,

Are automakers going too far with in-car technology?

Seventy six percent of car owners say in-car connectivity technologies are too distracting -- and even dangerous, according to a Harris poll.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 07:05am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss,

Google's self-driving cars clear 300,000 miles with no crashes

When Google vice president Sebastian Thrun announced in 2010 that the company had self- driving cars that successfully logged 140,000 miles without incident, the idea was shocking.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:56am EDT

Tags: Google, self-driving car, Ford,

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