Cadillac is Paying You to Drive its Cars Now

If you qualify, a hundred bucks is just one test-drive away.

Have you been considering a new Cadillac? Hell, have you been considering a new car in general? Well, General Motors has devised an idea that shows its determination to get people through its dealerships' doors. It's an idea that, at the very least, could make you one happy shopper, even if you don't actually buy a car.

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Bang for Your Buck: Mazda6 i Grand Touring

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, we have a Mazda6 i Grand Touring on the docket. It's a sensible sedan for a sensible price - it starts at $29,895, with our tester coming in at $33,045 after destination and some safety-related options. It's a gas sipper, achieving over 30 mpg on the highway, and it's perfect for smaller families or somebody just looking for a reliable sporty-ish sedan. Here's what it's up against in the wide world of used cars.

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Dodge Announces a Brilliant One-Year Lease Plan

How to build hype for 2015 without losing sales in 2014.

Dodge is in a bit of a pickle. It will be announcing the 2015 Challenger and Charger, two muscular throwbacks, at this week's New York Auto Show. However, the vehicles won't be on sale anytime soon thereafter, meaning that Dodge is potentially alienating buyers of 2014 models, who would likely hold out a year for a refreshed model. In order to fix that problem, Dodge has announced a new lease plan that should satisfy everybody involved.

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The Rise of the Mini-Crossover

Our tastes are evolving, directly affecting our automotive landscape.

As much as your author has railed against them in the past, there's no denying the growing popularity of small crossovers. Europe has been on the trend of shrinking cars for some time now, and Americans are finally finding their value, as well; small crossovers are value purchases - they're efficient, easy to drive, and still somewhat more capable than their non-lifted brethren. Now, with the advent of universal platforms, we're finally getting some Euro-quality mini-utes.

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Domestic Owners Love Dealership Service Departments

J.D. Power showers U.S. OEMs with even more praise.

Evidently, the universe has finally agreed with our notion that domestic automakers aren't receiving much love from customer surveys. It's finally evening things out; it started with a few brands in Kelley Blue Book's Brand Image awards, and now, J.D. Power is heaping some praise onto local OEMs with its dealer-satisfaction survey.

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Bang for Your Buck: Chrysler 300 SRT

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at a handful of awesome used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

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