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August 2014
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Buick Regal vs. Volvo S60
Buick Regal vs. Volvo S60
BMW, Mercedes, and...Buick? Among upscale sporty sedans, the BMW 328i and Mercedes-Benz C250 have topped our Ratings. Now the recently freshened Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are giving their sportier and more prestigious German competition a serious challenge—for less money.
From the archives: 1970 BMW 2002
The BMW 2002 set the tone for generations of ultimate driving machines to follow, packaging European sports sedan dynamics in an attractive coupe. BMW's 2002 spirit has, more or less, carried forth through the ensuing decades, leading to the present-day (and exquisite) M235i coupe that recently wowed us in our testing. Go back in time to read highlights of the 1970 BMW 2002 road test.
Your used car may be recalled
Next time you go shopping for a used car, you need to take safety into your own hands. Don't be swayed by how good it looks, that it has passed your mechanic's inspection, or that it has been certified under a manufacturer's or private certification program. You could end up buying a car that is being recalled. Find out how to protect yourself.
Best and worst cars for fuel economy
Looking to find a more fuel-efficient ride? Check out our list of the best cars for fuel economy organized by car category, so you can compare vehicles to each other within car types like SUVs, minivans, or sedans.
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How to buy your first car
How to buy your first car
Owning a car brings tremendous freedom and responsibility. But it also brings significant expenses, such as the purchase, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and fuel. Our advice can supercharge your car buying as you get ready for this big, exciting step.
How your car is tracking you
How your car is tracking you
Black boxes, telematics systems, and insurance trackers are three ways drivers can be monitored. Find out what personal information you give up in exchange for safety and convenience, and learn about ways you can protect your privacy in the car.
10 best cars for older drivers
10 best cars for older drivers
Many seniors begin having limitations long before they lose their driving ability. Age takes its toll on flexibility and vision, meaning many older drivers experience an increased challenge simply getting in and out of their vehicles and being able to see out properly. Our list of the best cars for older drivers looks at vehicles that score well in Consumer Reports tests for access, visibility, front-seat comfort, driving position, and controls.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Episode 39 of "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" addresses YouTube comments and car-buying questions from our viewers. The staff also discusses the Volkswagen GTI, new Ford Mustang, and which is the better road trip car in the latest video podcast.
First drives & previews
First drives & previews
With the upcoming model year changeover, new cars are hitting the showrooms. See our coverage of the BMW M3 & M4, Ford Mustang, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda2, Toyota Yaris, and Volkswagen GTI. Keep up with the latest models in our New Car Preview.
Latest road tests
Latest road tests
Complete road tests and ratings were recently published online for the Audi A3, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Transit Connect, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and Maserati Ghibli.
Use the New Car Price Report to find out what the dealers paid and get the Bottom Line Price on family sedans, small cars, hybrids and more! Don't wait – learn more now!

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