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.
03
Jan
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

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 Vehicle Reviews

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?

Cars and why they cost so much. 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,…

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24
Dec
2021
Posted in Consumer Guidance

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 Car Buying Tips

How to Avoid Overpaying on a Used Car

Used car costs and how to save money on your purchase. 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…

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…

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10
Dec
2021
Posted in News

Electric Chevrolet Silverado Launches in 2023

An electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado will go into production in early 2023, according to a report filed by Automotive News. The pickup truck, the first electric Silverado, follows the GMC Hummer EV to the market. We’ve already witnessed…

08
Dec
2021
Posted in News

At Long Last, North Carolina Snags a Major Automotive Manufacturing Plant

Years of trying to land a manufacturing plant from a major automaker have finally paid off for the State of North Carolina. Earlier this week, Toyota announced that it had selected the Randolph County community of Liberty for the home…

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29
Nov
2021
Posted in Car Shows

Grand Finale: November 2021 Sanford Car News Show

It’s been said, “all good things must come to an end.” Fortunately for patrons of the monthly Sanford Car News show in Lee County, North Carolina, that statement represents a one-month break to celebrate Christmas with loved ones. Come January,…

2022 Nissan Rogue
25
Nov
2021
Posted in New Models

New Three-Cylinder Engine Powers 2022 Nissan Rogue

The compact Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle gains a new engine for 2022. One year removed from the introduction of its third-generation model, the 2022 Rogue gains a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder motor. Moreover, that engine is now standard across the…

2006 Toyota Prius
22
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Hide Your Aged Toyota Prius Before Catalytic Converter Thieves Strike

Who knew that aged Toyota Prius models were so valuable? Certainly, the retail value of any Prius in the open market is competitive, but it is a particular part that is commanding the most interest…and money. At least for thieves….

Toyota RAV4
12
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Chronicling 25 Years of the Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 may not have the panache of the Supra, but in the grand scheme of it all, its importance cannot be denied. Launched in the U.S. market in 1996, the RAV4 introduced a new segment of people mover…

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10
Nov
2021
Posted in Car Selling Tips

A Dealer Wants Your Car: Should You Sell?

Dealing your ride in a seller’s market. The COVID-19 pandemic did much more than threaten our health. The crisis threw a wrench into automaker’s manufacturing plans with most canceling or cutting back on their orders. Semiconductor chips were among the…

08
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Dodge Announcements: Performance Future, Giveaways, Product Announcements

Dodge brand fans rejoice! Once rumored to be on the chopping block, the brand’s new owners are promising a bright future for this one-time Chrysler Corporation division. Now owned by Stellantis, a company formed this year due to the merger…

2022 Infiniti QX80
05
Nov
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Infiniti QX80 is a Full-Size Luxury SUV With a Strong Price Point

Is it right to call a $70,000 SUV affordable? Not usually, but when you’re looking at full-size luxury models, you may pay much more than that to acquire one. For this reason, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 brings relative value to…