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Passenger Cars

5 Tips for Lower Youth Auto Insurance Rates

Many auto insurance companies consider drivers younger than 25 a higher-than-average risk for vehicle-related accidents. This high risk of teen accident and death can skyrocket your insurance rates 50 to 100 %, says Jeanne Salvatore of the Insurance Information Institute (III), and frequently translates into high teen auto insurance premiums.

But wait-don’t take away your teenager’s car keys just yet. You can save money on car insurance for young drivers when using sites like and if your teen expends some effort and follows these tips. read more »

Passenger Cars

2013 Cadillac XTS: Advanced Tech Systems Enhance Vision

Using a technique it calls control and alert, Cadillac will debut a network of cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors on the all-new 2013 XTS to boost driver vision and awareness of road hazards and intervene to help avert potential accidents.

Occasionally, Cadillac’s improved vision and sensing systems will act without the driver, such as though automatic braking depending on information indicating potential obstacles.

The new XTS contains several features using visual and audible alerts designed to recognize potential threats with sufficient warning for the driver to react and make changes. An example is the Safety Alert Seat feature, which vibrates either the left or right side of the driver’s seat cushion depending on the location of the impending concern. Intervening features, such as automatic braking, take action automatically if the driver is slow to initially react. read more »

Passenger Cars

2012 Lexus GS 350 to Arrive in February

The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 comes to dealer showrooms in February 2012.  The fourth-generation GS was revealed this summer at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., and is making its auto show debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, under way now. The all-new sport sedan features Lexus’ new design philosophy, including the signature Lexus spindle grille.

The new GS also incorporates a higher level of precision handling and driving dynamics. Whether gliding through a sweeping curve or attacking a tight corner, the GS exhibits a solid stance and confident handling. Its powerful 3.5-liter, 306 horsepower V6 engine propels the 2013 GS 350 from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. read more »

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