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When will you be able to buy a driverless car?

We recently published this popular infographic about the states where driverless cars are legal. While researching, we discovered there are a lot of different predictions around when the average person will actually be able to buy a self-driving car. Some automakers are already selling cars with self-driving technology. Others are predicting they will have a full lineup of self-driving cars in just over a decade. We took predictions from experts and automakers and put it all together in one beautiful infographic.

Make sure to click on the infographic below for the full-size view.
infographic design self driving cars

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So how realistic are these predictions? The march towards autonomous cars is inevitable, but the obstacles facing the automotive industry before driverless cars reach consumers are immense. These obstacles include technology, social attitudes, legislation and infrastructure. [keep reading]

Ultimate guide of car shopping websites

We’re a bit biased about how people should shop for used cars. We think everyone should get alerts when dealers drop prices and no one should have to download an app for a great experience on any device. We wanted to find out who else does a great job helping car shoppers find a car. Thus, we’ve created this ultimate guide just for you.

car shopping websites with responsive designSince there are a bounty of websites to help car shoppers research and discover the car of their dreams, we needed a format to rank websites. We created a set of pros and cons for every car shopping website we could possibly think of by breaking down things like design, the tools available to car shoppers and the technology behind the website. [keep reading]

General Motors 2014 Recalls Infographic – UPDATED

In the first half of 2014, General Motors recalled more cars than it sold in the last five years according to this article. Between the lawsuits, hearings at Capital Hill, internal investigations, delivering new parts to dealers, getting drivers to bring in their recalled cars – this is the general state of General Motors.

Logo of GM Recalls Cobalt

The automaker, already fined a maximum of $35 million, is looking at an even larger settlement expected to be in the billions. Just last month in May of 2014, Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion for misleading consumers and the government on their own recalls. [keep reading]

Cheapest states to buy a car

“The price you see is the price you pay” said every car dealer ever at some point.  That isn’t really the whole truth because a price tag that might fit comfortably within your budget doesn’t factor in the taxes and dealer fees. Once those costs are added into the final price, you might be thousands over budget! See how much extra you might be paying in your state below.

Most Expensive States to Buy a Car with Fees and Taxes Infographic

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And these aren’t the only fees you’ll face either. We’ve listed out the six most common dealer fees here since each dealer approaches fees a bit differently. For the purposes of the this study and the infographic above, we honed in on state and local taxes, registration fees and dealer documentation fees. The costs were calculated based on a used car listed for sale at $16,500. That’s about the average price for a 2011 Honda Accord, one of the most followed cars on MojoMotors.com.

So what are state and local taxes, registration fees and dealer doc fees? Here’s an explanation of each. [keep reading]

Learn what Mojo Motors does in 64 seconds

People don’t like to read. In fact, you’re probably not even reading this right now. Instead, you’re watching the video below because for one thing, it doesn’t involve reading and secondly, people like watching animated videos. It’s a proven fact.

You just watched the video, didn’t you? Told you it’s a proven fact that people rather watch a video than read. So let’s take the next steps. [keep reading]

Where are driverless cars actually legal?

There was plenty of interest around our infographic of the states where Tesla is able to sell cars. This led us to consider other infographics we could design. The biggest opportunity, it seemed, was where driverless cars AKA self-driving cars AKA autonomous cars are legal.


are driverless cars allowed in your state?Download Infographic Here

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Driverless cars are all the rage in the news cycle right now, especially after Google revealed this video of its autonomous vehicle driving around with no input from humans. Even if the driver wished to override the cars computer system and steer into that coffee shop on the way to work, he couldn’t. That’s because there’s no steering wheel. Or brake pedal. Or accelerator. Just a computer system linked to a drivetrain that gets you to where you want to go. [keep reading]

Father’s Day Gifts for the Car-Obsessed

It’s not easy being a dad, and this is why we have our own special day: Father’s Day. I know, I know—we fathers did not carry the child inside our bodies for nine plus months or give birth after 19 hours of labor, but I stand by my statement that fatherhood is difficult. After all, we were there and watched the birth while offering support and breathing reminders. Let’s also not forget that we, too, have experienced many sleepless nights with inconsolable screamers.funny picture of jack and dad

All kidding aside though, when Father’s Day rolls around, it’s a day I love but never know what to expect. I love the attention, but what really scares me are some of the gift ideas that my five children have come up with over the years; I fathered an eccentric bunch, to say the least. [keep reading]

Is AWD the best drivetrain ever?

The 4WD vs AWD debate and RWD vs FWD debate has been going on for years and what’s best for you depends on your finances, where you live, your lifestyle and expectations. If what everyone else is doing matters, consider this, 30 percent of all vehicles on U.S. roads will have AWD by 2015.

Subaru AWD Logo

In your pursuit of finding the best drivetrain, you’ll want to know some auto lingo because all those WD’s have nothing to do with lubricating spray. [keep reading]

Where can Tesla sell cars?

We saw one of the first used Tesla Model S sedans go up for sale last week and it got us thinking, where can you buy, supercharge or service a Tesla these days? We scourged the internet and bribed our design team to put it all together in a sweet infographic – enjoy!

states where tesla is allowed to sell carsClick here to download a hi-res version of this infographic. Feel free to share.

Summary

States that Ban Direct Sales: 26

States that Allow Tesla to Sell Cars: 22

States Tesla is Fighting to Overturn Ban: 2

Notes

Manufacturer direct sales are banned in the red states. Tesla can have service centers, superchargers and stores and galleries in these states but cannot sell or deliver cars. For example, you can check out a Tesla at Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, but you cannot take a test drive or discuss pricing with a salesperson. If you want to purchase a car, you would have to buy at TeslaMotors.com and then arrange a delivery. On March 15, 2014 Ohio passed a bill that will allow Tesla to sell its electric cars but it’s waiting to be signed into law by Governor Kasich. Read about it here.

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Written by Max Katsarelas

Brand Rankings: How Many Miles Until Worthless? (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Remarketing Press LogoArticle by Auto Remarketing Staff

MojoMotors.com took a different approach to gauging vehicles’ reliability — looking at how much mileage could accumulate before a car becomes valueless. Although just because a car has lost all of its residual value doesn’t mean it won’t keep on running, MojoMotors pointed out “less reliable brands will lose value quicker since they have a greater chance of breaking down with fewer miles on the odometer.” [keep reading]

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