Author: Matthew Keegan

Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.
Ford Maverick
28
Jan
2022
Posted in Classic Cars

History of the Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck launched by the Ford Motor Company for the 2022 model year. But the nameplate was originally affixed to a compact car that was built from 1970 to 1977. Ford resurrected the name…

2022 Chevrolet Suburban
24
Jan
2022
Posted in New Models

By the Numbers: 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

When the Chevrolet Suburban debuted for the 1935 model year, it is doubtful that anyone thought this model would last for generations. At that time, the “Suburban” name was utilized by multiple manufacturers, describing a wagon-like utility vehicle. Indeed, GMC…

GMC Sierra 1500
21
Jan
2022
Posted in New Models

GMC Sierra 1500: Favorite Things

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size truck, with the latest version introduced in 2019. Refreshed for 2022, this model is offered in three cab choices, with four engine options, rear- or four-wheel drive, and a host of package upgrades….

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17
Jan
2022
Posted in Car Selling Tips

When is the Best Time to Trade in a Car?

You just finished paying off your car loan and are finding yourself studying advertisements for new cars. Your current vehicle is four years old, has 70,000 miles on the odometer, and will eventually hit a significant maintenance milestone — and…

14
Jan
2022
Posted in Driving Tips

Most U.S. Drivers Park Incorrectly

You may pride yourself on your driving skills, but the truth is you may not be following every rule or best practice correctly. In particular, when it comes to parking, backing into a parking space is the best practice recommended…

Ford Raptor
12
Jan
2022
Posted in New Models

Raptor, the Ford Truck Performance Brand

Ford’s Raptor brand is taking shape. Initially ascribed to the F-150 pickup truck, Raptor is set to move to two other truck-based models: the Bronco and Ranger. Both are midsize models with a strong or growing following, making each one…

Toyota Tacoma
10
Jan
2022
Posted in News

America’s Medium-Size Pickup Trucks by Sales

The 2021 sales numbers for medium-sized pickup trucks are in and there is little we found surprising. Yet, we can now say that the Toyota Tacoma is so dominant that it nearly matches the sales totals of the next three…

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
07
Jan
2022
Posted in News

Dodge Challenger Overtakes Ford Mustang for Pony Car Laurels

Not since the Ford Mustang emerged in 1965 has it lost the top position for the segment it best represents: pony cars. But that 56-year streak came to an end in 2021 when the Dodge Challenger lived up to its…

Chevrolet Silverado EV
06
Jan
2022
Posted in News

Chevrolet Prepares to Welcome Three New EVs

GM’s Chevrolet brand was an early proponent of electrified vehicles, introducing the Volt PHEV in 2011, followed by the Bolt EV in 2017. Few other manufacturers outside of Tesla and Nissan have shown such an initial interest in the emerging…

03
Jan
2022
Posted in New Models

By the Numbers: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize, sport utility vehicle, one of the most popular models in its segment. Now in its thirtieth year and fifth-generation, the Grand Cherokee solidifies its position with an extended-wheelbase variant. With this in mind,…

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
31
Dec
2021
Posted in New Models

What We Love About the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

The Blackwings have arrived. And more than one model too. For 2022, the Cadillac CT-4 Blackwing and the Cadillac CT-5 Blackwing debut, representing the highest expression of Cadillac performance anywhere. The CT-4 is a compact model, the CT-5 is midsize….

27
Dec
2021
Posted in Articles

Why Are Cars So Pricey?

Have you seen the prices of new cars lately? They’re downright expensive and that fact means fewer Americans can afford them. The average transaction price for vehicles sold reached $46,329 in November 2021, the highest ever. Supply and demand play…

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24
Dec
2021
Posted in Articles

How to Refinance Your Auto Loan

Is it possible to refinance an auto loan? Unequivocally, that answer is “yes.” We may believe that only houses are refinanced, but that isn’t true. Indeed, just as you can save a bundle by refinancing your home, there are savings…

Chevrolet Dealer
21
Dec
2021
Posted in More

How to Avoid Overpaying on a Used Car

Prices for new cars are up by more than 30 percent over the past year, according to separate reports from iSeeCars.com and Consumer Reports. The increase is staggering, brought on by a pandemic and exacerbated by a shortage of new…

14
Dec
2021
Posted in New Models

Will the Dodge Challenger Gain a Straight Six?

We’ve been following the developments of the Dodge brand with added interest ever since Stellantis was formed earlier this year. The automaker, representing the merger of Fiat Chrysler with Peugeot Citroen, is a 14-brand powerhouse headquartered in the Netherlands. Despite…

Cars and Coffee Roxboro (NC) Toy Drive
12
Dec
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Inclement Weather Fails to Dampen Cars and Coffee Roxboro Toy Drive

Christmas season fun in Roxboro for one and all. It was supposed to have been a bright and unseasonably mild December day. Instead, overnight dampness lingered, casting a chill and a gray pall over the final Cars and Coffee Roxboro…