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SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announces its recommendations for the best used cars and trucks, and offers advice for used-car shopping. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031009/LATH011ALOGO ) "Used cars and trucks, even those that are only a year old, are typically at least 20 to 30 percent less expensive than their new counterparts, allowing buyers to save money or to afford vehicles with better performance or more features," said Phil Reed, co-author of Edmunds.com's "Strategies for Smart Car Buyers." "Additionally, because a used car cost less to buy, it will also cost less to finance and insure." Edmunds.com's 2005 Used Car Best Bets are: Economy Car: 1998-2003 Honda Civic Midsize Car: 1998-2003 Toyota Camry Large Car: 1998-2003 Ford Crown Victoria / Mercury Gran... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of High Tech Copy, Feb. 15, 2006

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. SFW031 02/15/2006 00:01 r f bc-CA-OVTI-VGA-CamerChip (SUNNYVALE) OmniVision Starts Volume Production of New VGA and 1.3 Megapixel CameraChips CGW005 02/15/2006 01:00 r f bc-Motorola-Canopy-Euro (BARCELONA) Motorola's MOTOwi4(TM) Canopy(R) Wireless Broadband Portfolio Extends Into Europe and Middle East with New Distribution Agreements SFW028 02/15/2006 01:00 r f bc-SEVEN-Record-Growth (BARCELONA) SEVEN Marks Record Growth Reaching Sales of Over One Million Mobile Push Email Licenses NYW057 02/15/2006 01:01 r f bc-FL-Fidelity-2006-earn (JACKSONVILLE) Fidelity National Information Services Provides Full Year 2006 Outlook NYW059 02/15/2006 01:46 r f bc-NY-STMicroelectron... (more)

Delphi Targets GM SUV Owners With Premium Navigation

TROY, Mich., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi introduces the Delphi TNR800 (Touch Screen Navigation Radio) to the consumer market, combining advanced DVD-based navigation with AM/FM/CD without giving up the convenience, control and functionality of other connected accessories. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060626/DEM010http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020315/DEF002LOGO ) The Delphi TNR800 is uniquely designed for seamless integration and functionality in most 2003-2006 GM light trucks and SUVs including the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Trailblazer, Avalanche, Silverado; Hummer H2; GMC Envoy, Yukon, Denali; Buick Rainier; and, Cadillac Escalade. Collectively, these North American vehicles are the best selling in their class, but less than 10 percent were equipped with factory navigation. The Delphi TNR800 has nearly all the advantages of the original eq... (more)

Audi of America Names Factory Design Labs Interactive Agency of Record

DENVER, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America announced today that Denver-based Factory Design Labs has been selected as their new interactive agency of record. Factory Design Labs, the creative agency dedicated to developing unique communication solutions for their lifestyle-oriented clients, will partner with Audi of America to manage their North American websites -- audiusa.com and audicanada.ca. Factory will also be responsible for Audi's national online advertising strategy and creative execution as well as all online strategy and creative development for key products and new model launches. "Audi began a national search in May to enlist a creative and strategic partner to drive our online marketing efforts," commented Bethany Verrill, Audi of America Online Marketing Manager, "and we selected Factory based on their experience, technical skills and creative en... (more)

NADAguides.com Offers Tips You 'Auto Know' to Maintain Your Car's Value

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the recent steep slump in the housing and financial markets, consumers are growing increasingly economically-minded, looking to cut costs and pinch pennies in many facets of their lives. Along these lines, the experts at NADAguides.com -- a leading vehicle pricing and information website -- today released important advice to help car owners maintain the value of their vehicle during the lifetime of ownership in an effort to net bigger dollars at resale or trade-in time. Following are just some of those tips. 1. Less is more. It seems obvious, but a vehicle with less mileage usually always has a higher resale value than one with excessive mileage. "At resale or trade-in time, excessive mileage can negatively impact a vehicle's value," said Don Christy Jr., President and CEO, NADAguides.com. Christy suggests owners kee... (more)

Hybrid Car Owners Top List of Loyal Vehicle Buyers

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the make of a vehicle, hybrid car owners are the most loyal buyers, with 47 percent purchasing another vehicle of the same make, according to recent research from Experian Automotive, a part of global information services company Experian. This loyalty to a vehicle's make among hybrid owners comes in significantly higher than the 35 percent average of consumer loyalty to all vehicle classes combined. With gas prices remaining high and green buying habits among consumers continuing to rise, hybrid vehicle sales have increased 130 percent in the past three years, according to Experian Automotive. As sales have increased, hybrid vehicle buyers have shown they are not only the most loyal segment of buyers to the make (e.g. Mercury) of a vehicle, but to a specific vehicle model (e.g. Mercury Mariner) as well. Ei... (more)

First Consumers to Get 'Cash For Clunkers' In The United States

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the first consumers to get Cash for their clunker in The United States bought a new Honda Odyssey from www.ParagonCars.com, one of a handful of dealers who are helping consumers take advantage of the government program before all the rules have been announced. The federal stimulus program, which provides up to $4,500 to car owners who trade in their old "clunker" for a new, more fuel efficient alternative, was signed into law by President Obama. According to the law, consumers qualify for the program starting July 1st through November 1st, but the rules of the program are still being worked out by the NHTSA and will be announced at the end of July. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090715/NY46916 ) The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a warning to tell dealers not to sell cars before the 23rd because "... (more)

2010 Toyota 4Runner Adds to Rich Heritage With More Power, Better MPG

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., introduced the all-new 2010 Toyota 4Runner today at the State Fair of Texas. When the first Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV) was launched back in 1984 it was a revolutionary new vehicle based on the mechanics of the four-wheel-drive Toyota pickup truck. The 4Runner combined the versatility and go-anywhere ability of four-wheel-drive with the comfort and utility found in passenger cars. Twenty-five years, four generations and more than 1.5 million sales later, the 4Runner continues to evolve while remaining close to its roots. The all-new fifth-generation 4Runner is even more rugged and athletic, and packed with more power and better mileage. A completely redesigned interior and unique cargo area make the newest 4Runner smarter, more comfortable, and more versatile than eve... (more)

Lacks Chromtec® Technology on 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV

Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., announced today that all-new Chromtec® aluminum wheels and matching chrome roof rack rails are featured on the 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV truck. These wheels are a highly engineered, lightweight, composite wheel technology that creates an extraordinarily durable and high-performing chrome-clad aluminum wheel built for both city driving and the harsh conditions in which light-duty trucks can operate. Both the Chromtec® wheels and roof rack rails are provided in the Lacks Enterprises, Inc. Iridium chrome finish. Lacks Chromtec(R) aluminum wheel featured on the 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV truck. (Photo: Business Wire) The 2014 Toyota Highlander is one of Toyota’s four market segment leading mid-size SUV’s and Highlander is considered the ultimate mid-size crossover SUV; setting... (more)

Wisconsin Cadillac dealership pits new Escalade against competition

KENOSHA, Wis., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Luxury SUV shoppers who are looking to compare the upcoming 2015 models that will soon be available to them are able to perform most, if not all, of their research online. As top automakers release more and more information about the SUVs that will be released this year as 2015 models, it's up to individual dealerships to help customers learn more about the vehicles they'll be getting in stock. One way to do this, as Kenosha, Wis. based dealership Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac has discovered, it to provide comparison tools that allow buyers to compare the models that interest them side-by-side. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140424/78069 To this end, Palmen has put together a comparison it hopes will highlight the upcoming 2015 Cadillac Escalade's advantage over its well-known competitor the Lincoln Nav... (more)

Lawsuit Settlement Funding Firm Reports Deadly Amtrak Train Accident in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that a deadly Amtrak train accident occurred in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12th, when the train derailed on a sharp curve traveling at the speed of 106 miles per hour. According to The NY Times, federal authorities said at least seven people were killed, and 200 others were injured; and the night after the incident, some passengers were still not accounted for. According to investigators, it's too early to determine if speed alone caused the crash, and other factors – including track conditions – will be examined. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash which occurred on the Northeast Corridor. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126845 Other train accidents have recently occurred, including the February incident ... (more)