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Leasing…Need We Say More!

I have acquaintances who look upon auto leasing as a giant ripoff. In their view the rates are too high, the terms are sinister, and only the banks can be depended on to treat us fairly. Read More »

Look Before You Lease

Leasing is a viable and efficient method for consumers to drive a car or truck of their liking. Leasing enables you to lease a more expensive car than you could afford to purchase. But -- look before you lease! Read More »

Getting Out Of A Loan Or Lease: Is It Possible?

The answer is generally "no" under the law of contracts," according to Steve Swann, a legal expert, practicing car law in Virginia. "As you might appreciate, the business world works because people are legally accountable for their promises to buy, sell and pay. Read More »

Jim Hall Kart Racing School

The warmth of the sun reflecting off the sand. The heat of the engine revving right beside you. The beat of your heart in your chest as you pound through the curves. Welcome to the Jim Hall Kart Racing School, the most renowned karting school in America at the only paved beachside race track in America. You bring the sunscreen. We'll fuel the adrenaline Read More »

Summer Vacation Checklist: Suntan Lotion, Beach Towel, Flip Flops, Auto Insurance Policy … Auto Insurance Policy?

Remembering all the essentials is one ritual that we all go through before heading off on vacation. Pulling out of the driveway with tickets in hand, we go through the mental list of the things we were supposed to do before we left. Toothpaste packed? ... yup. House locked? ... yup. Do I have enough underwear? ... yup. Did I check with my independent insurance agent or my insurance company about how whether my auto policy covers me in the rental car? ... uh oh! Read More »

2004 Nissan Quest Minivan

Nissan has never been a major player in the minivan market. But that should change with the introduction of the all-new 2004 Nissan Quest. It has taken Nissan a long time to come to market with its own unique product for this segment. The wait was worthwhile. Read More »

2004 Chrysler Pacifica Full-Size Wagon

On palm-fringed Prospect Avenue in La Jolla -- the ritzy seaside enclave of suburban San Diego where super-rich residents steer mega-bucks car candy with labels like Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini -- we observe that more than a few of the sidewalk shoppers pay unusual attention to our vehicle with their heads turning and fingers pointing as we roll by. Read More »