Impact on Credit Scores of Inquiries for an Auto Loan

May 30th, 2019 by
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Dear Experian, I run an auto dealership that sells luxury automobiles. I understand that multiple inquiries within a “shopping” timeframe do not hurt an individual’s credit score.Can you explain what the time frame is and any other tips we can pass along to our customers? – LLS Dear LLS, You are correct that credit scoring…

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AUTOBLOG: McLaren 600LT Spider revealed: Top-down performance

January 16th, 2019 by
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196 mph in an open-air car In internet parlance, a long tail is a story or topic that endures, that people stick with over a long time. That idea could be translated in automotive terms to a classic. McLaren’s Longtail models are modern classics, and the bespoke sports car maker has just minted its fifth Longtail, the 600LT Spider….

TTAC: 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition: Driving Machines for a Dwindling Market

January 16th, 2019 by
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Toyota’s Lexus Division made 2018 all about the sedan, hoping to remind the buying public that forgoing cargo space is still possible in this day and age. This year, or at least at this Detroit show, Lexus is all about the two-doors, with a drop-top LC “concept” available for perusal, as well as a brace…

AUTOBLOG: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 pumps out 700+ hp courtesy blown 5.2L V8

January 15th, 2019 by
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Final power numbers aren’t out yet, but here’s everything else The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been revealed, and while we still don’t know the exact power numbers, Ford promises it’ll make over 700 horsepower thanks to a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 based on the GT350‘s engine. The aluminum block and heads are stronger, and the structural oil pan features…

AutoBlog: 2019 Cadillac CT6-V preorders start at $89,785

January 15th, 2019 by
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It includes two days at the V-Performance Academy Image Credit: Drew Phillips Cadillac’s top-of-range sedan will start at less than $90,000, just barely. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Cadillac announced it is opening preorders for the 2019 CT6-V, which will start at $89,785. Keeping things exclusive, Cadillac has 275 preorder slots available to…

JALOPNIK: Here’s Proof a Lexus can be Loud Enough to Re-Arrange Your Whole Face

January 15th, 2019 by

Yes, I know, there are Lexuses (Lexii?) that sound good. But there aren’t too many that are LOUD. I’m talking Saturn-V-on-launch-loud. Proper noise. Like the unearthly noise coming out of this supercharged Lexus GS F. The regular Lexus GS F makes a quick-but-not-mind-bending 467 horsepower. And while that’s certainly a healthy dollop, you can always have more….

AutoBlog: The most expensive Mustang ever just sold for $2.2 million

January 15th, 2019 by
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1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake strikes again Shelby GT500 Super Snake Here’s the most expensive Mustang ever sold. Image Credit: Mecum The most expensive Mustang ever just sold at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction for $2.2 million. Let that sink in for a moment. The Mustang in question happens to be a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Predicted to sell for $1.1-$1.2 million, it…

TTAC: Buy/Drive/Burn: Super Expensive Convertibles From 2001

January 15th, 2019 by
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The Buy/Drive/Burn series has been all about convertibles lately. We started with some $40,000 luxury entries from 2010, then upped the dollar figure with three more from 2009 that asked over $90,000 for the pleasure of their company. Today we step back in time to the year 2001, and spend even more money. The cheapest drop-top here is…

TTAC: 2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In

January 15th, 2019 by
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Wednesday night, Ford pulled the wraps off its all-new 2020 Explorer at an event held, quite appropriately, at Detroit’s Ford Field. The model is a complete redesign of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. Since the introduction of the original, Ranger-based Explorer, over eight million units have found American homes. With that heritage in mind, the 2020…

JALOPNIK: The 2019 BMW M850i Will Have a Dipstick (!)

December 8th, 2018 by
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Photo: BMW Many German cars, and most BMWs, don’t have dipsticks and haven’t for years. They’ve been replaced by sensors and systems that will give you a dashboard warning if anything seems awry. Because if you’re paying $70,000 for a car you probably don’t want to get your hands dirty. But! BMW confirmed that the…

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