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Desiree Homer

Desiree is a veteran in all things sales and marketing and at writing results-oriented sales copy. Her professional credentials include: - 15+ years in direct Sales (local, regional and national industries) - 5+ years in Television Advertising - 5+ years in Staffing and Business Development - 3+ Years in Automotive Sales

A BMW 4 series sedan is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition at China Import and Export Fair Complex
Sedans & Coupes

This 2021 BMW 4 Series Model Fumbles the Bag by Being Boring

The 2021 BMW 4 Series has certainly been the topic of many automotive discussions as of late. Usually, a BMW offering is impressive, with top-of-the-line performance and a touch of luxurious class. These cars are head-turners and road-huggers at their core. But this latest BMW 4 Series is getting mixed reviews. And some critics are …

An auto mechanic performs maintenance on a car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

There Are 4 Words Every Car Mechanic Absolutely Dreads Hearing

Being an auto mechanic can be challenging. In a way, mechanics are vehicle doctors that find, diagnose, and fix problems and perform maintenance. But they also must communicate effectively with vehicle owners. They must possess both technical and customer service skills. And if you asked a service technician to talk about his or her day, you’d probably …

Acura ILX seen at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Sedans & Coupes

Don’t Expect Any Changes for the 2021 Acura ILX

Sometimes an automaker realizes it’s time for a change when it comes to the design, style, and features of its vehicles. And nearly every critical review online will offer an overview of “what’s new” for each vehicle in question. Acura didn’t bring too much to the “what’s new” column this year for its sporty Acura …

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Is the No. 1 Jeep on This List

Last year, there were a few success stories in the world of cars, trucks, and SUVs. One list put together the best-selling vehicles of 2020. The top-selling rides range from pickups to sedans and everything in between. This ranking is by the book and the numbers, though, citing units sold. The Jeep Grand Cherokee not …

Freightliner heavy-duty trucks, made by Daimler Trucks North America, are seen in this October 14, 2008, image taken in Gainesville, Virginia.
Trucks & SUVs

Daimler Trucks On the Hook for $30 Million in Recall Fiasco

Recalls in the automotive industry are inevitable. There will be times that defective parts, design flaws, or faulty installation cause failures, and automakers recognize their responsibility to notify the public. But Daimler Trucks North America is facing a recall fiasco it probably wishes was in the rearview mirror. The company may be on the hook for millions …

A blue 2021 Kia Forte GT Sport compact sedan parked on a paved road in front of green foliage
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Kia Forte Is the Least Expensive Compact Sedan

Let’s talk about compact sedans for a minute. Sure, we love crossovers and SUVs. But sedans are still relevant. They offer a traditional car feel and all the extras you’d expect. Plus, the fuel economy tends to be better. The handling is more fun and snappier, too. For many, having a trunk and an easy …

The front end of a white 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Chevy Colorado Was No Match for Its Bigger Sibling

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is the pickup lovers’ truck in many circles. But in its rear-view mirror is its smaller sibling, the 2021 Chevy Colorado. This midsize pickup is an improved, more robust version of its former self. But is it enough truck to dethrone the mighty Silverado in the hearts of truck-buying consumers? The …

A red Ferrari F8 Tributo
Sedans & Coupes

Steer Clear of This ‘Scary’ 2020 Ferrari Unless You Drive Only in Straight Lines

Ferrari’s rearing stallion is synonymous with high-quality, high-priced supercars. Boasting powerful performers such as the 812 Superfast, 812 GTS, SF90 Spider, Roma, Portofino, and SF90 Stradale, Ferrari knows a thing or two about building amazing cars. But MotorTrend recently used another adjective to describe the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo. And it’s not necessarily a good …

A man's reflection is seen a car touchscreen
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The First Car With a Touchscreen Came Out in the ’80s

In-car technology, displays, and controls have come a long way over the years. And today’s tech-savvy rides sit in stark contrast to yesterday’s vehicles. But when you look at your dashboard touchscreen — brimming with features such as navigation, mobile device pairing, and even climate controls — you’re not experiencing something entirely new. In fact, …

Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, skipped bail while awaiting trial on multiple charges of financial misconduct, including allegedly under-reporting his compensation to the tune of $85 million.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Where Is Nissan’s Fugitive Ex-CEO Now?

Sometimes, Hollywood’s tales of fugitives, corporate greed, and international intrigue spill into real life. And sometimes, they happen in the automotive industry. Nissan would probably like to forget its erstwhile CEO who found himself in hot water and on the lam. So, what happened to Carlos Ghosn? Renault-Nissan’s controversial executive Carlos Ghosn was one of …

German automobile manufacturer Audi logo seen in Shanghai.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

This Minor Audi Recall Could Be a Major Lifesaver

If you’ve ever owned an older vehicle, you’ve probably received a notice indicating a recall for a part. And sometimes, those older-model recalls are for aging components that seem small or irrelevant to the vehicle’s safety or operation. You might even be tempted to put off visiting the dealership to take care of it. But …

A dark-colored 1994 Daihatsu Charade GTI hatchback parked by a lake
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 of the Worst Car Names in U.S. History

Looking back, there’ve been a host of new car introductions. There have also been some iconic vehicle names, many of which have incredible reputations. Classic titles like the Mustang, for example, send a message of unbridled power. Even Elon Musk’s Tesla brand signifies genius engineering. At the same time, the Model S moniker nods to …

A driver attempts to skirt around Trooper Paul Pierce, who was trying to pull her over for driving in the breakdown lane on Rt. 3 near I-495 in Chelmsford. Trooper Pierce is part of the 3D unit cracking down on aggressive driving.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Don’t Be a Jerk Driver: Here’s How

Has an inconsiderate driver ever cut you off? Did another motorist merge into your lane without seemingly knowing you were there? From nonchalant late-brakers to impatient tailgaters, there are plenty of jerk drivers out there. And you might sometimes be guilty of jerky driving behaviors yourself. But if you have a new year’s resolution to …

A black 2010 Honda CR-V
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Get a Used Honda for Your Teen Directly From the Automaker

Buying a used vehicle is often a smart decision. You can dodge the depreciation of a new car and sometimes still have a decent portion of the vehicle’s original warranty left for peace of mind. And more Americans consider themselves budget-conscious, so price and affordability matter. Honda is venturing into new territory to help make …

A dark-red 2021 Kia Sportage crossover SUV drives on a dusty road
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Kia Sportage Is Better Than Its Hyundai Cousin

Forget sibling rivalry. Some say the fiercest competitions occur between cousins. And in the auto world, two SUV brand cousins always seem to chase each other up the Consumer Reports ranking chart. For the 2021 model year, the Kia Sportage looks like it may have bested its cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. We’ll detail why the …

A blue 2020 Lexus IS sedan sits in front of two gray buildings.
Sedans & Coupes

Should You Buy a Lexus IS or a Mercedes-Benz CLA?

Competition in the luxury sedan segment is growing increasingly tighter. If you’re in the market for a new car, it can make choosing one a difficult task. And neck-and-neck are the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Lexus IS.  If you’re torn between these two compact luxury cars, check out our breakdown of their pros and cons. …