Mid-year car price increases

In recent years domestic car manufacturers have often increased prices a number of times over the course of the model year. Though the price increases were usually small, performed three or more times during the year they could add up. This year, though, GM, Ford and Chrysler haven’t increased prices nearly as often, or as much. Perhaps they really are… More →

Site redesign preview

I had hoped to launch a redesigned site this month. The design itself is complete, but we’ve decided to more thoroughly re-engineer the site in the process of applying this new design to all of the pages. And we can’t risk downtime next month, which follows the end of the quarter so every survey response will be critical. Consequently, the… More →

Is Ford slipping?

In recent years Ford has earned a reputation for developing the most reliability domestic brand cars. But glitches in some of their newest products could point to trouble ahead. With the latest update we have a solid result for the new 2011 Ford Fiesta, and at 88 repair trips per 100 cars per year it’s not good. The Fiesta has… More →