Buying Guides

Buying Guides

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta
January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta
January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

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January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

What are you driving? The best-selling car from Hyundai, an automaker ascending the charts with a bullet. The current-generation Sonata was a watershed design when it debuted as a 2006 model. Its contemporary styling and five-passenger-sedan dimensions put it in league with the midsize-class benchmarks, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Here was the first South Korean car truly at home on Main Street USA.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Image is out as a motivation to buy a big pickup and a vital chunk of the truck market is out with it.

Americans scooped up 2.5 million new pickups annually before 2008’s double whammy of gas-price contortions and economic convulsions. Almost overnight, pickup sales shrunk to about 1.5 million. Personal-use buyers fled fastest and in greatest numbers.

What remains is a nucleus of craftspeople, farmers, ranchers, fleet buyers, and hard-core towers and recreational users. In other words, those with a livelihood or lifestyle that actually requires a truck.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Our 2010 compact car buying guide is your roadmap to great value, reliable transportation, even some driving fun.

Compact cars are sized and priced between subcompact cars, such as the Honda Fit, and midsize cars, such as the Toyota Camry. As our 2010 compact car buying guide demonstrates, compact cars serve a broad range of buyers looking for affordable transportation in a not-too-big, not-too-small package.

January 30, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Our 2010 midsize car buying guide steers you to the best choices in the most-popular segment of the new car market.

Midsize cars as a class outsell all other vehicles, and with good reason. These cars represent bedrock values of room, comfort, and style. There are lots of brands from which to choose, lots of features to ponder, and lots of competition to keep prices reasonable.

January 30, 2010
Chuck Giametta

If tough economic times compel Americans to rationalize their spending, does that mean a renewed interest in the minivan, perhaps the most rational vehicle of all?

It would have to be reprioritization on a monumental scale to return minivans to their glory days. That would have been 2000, when the minivan field consisted of 15 different models and sales peaked at 1.37 million. By 2009, the category had shriveled to eight nameplates and sales withered to under 650,000.

January 30, 2010
Chuck Giametta

The 2010 Honda car and truck lineup introduces the “affordable hybrid” 2010 Honda Insight and a fully redesigned 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan.

These are highlights of a roster that also includes changes to the 2010 Honda Accord, 2010 Honda Civic, 2010 Honda CR-V, 2010 Honda Element, 2010 Honda Fit, 2010 Honda Pilot, and 2010 Honda Ridgeline.

February 22, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Changes to the 2010 Toyota car and truck lineup include styling updates for the 2010 Toyota Camry, an all-new 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid, a redesigned 2010 Toyota Sienna minivan, and a revamped 2010 Toyota 4Runner SUV.

These cars and trucks are some of Toyota’s signature products, making the 2010 model year a significant season for a brand that sailed into 2009 as the world’s largest automaker.

April 27, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Our 2011 subcompact car buying guide looks at the latest and best choices in budget-minded transportation.

April 30, 2010
Chuck Giametta

The 2011 Compact Car Guying Guide from Iguida.com highlights economical vehicles that are increasingly stylish and accommodating.

April 30, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Our 2011 minivan buying guide highlights the most amenable and, unfortunately, the most unfairly stigmatized, vehicles on the market.