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The Most Durable Automobiles on U.S. Roads (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

WSCS Blog LogoArticle by Justin Lloyd-Miller for Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Automotive shopping and research resource Mojo Motors recently conducted a study to seek out what cars still made good buys with the highest mileage in their respective classes.

“We analyzed almost 300,000 vehicles on Mojo Motors from the model years 2002 to 2012 to find the highest mileage used vehicles,” the site said. [keep reading]

Mojo Motors now serving used car reviews

Mojo Motors has been serving up used cars for sale over three years now. We’ve added some new geographic offerings, too, including L.A., San Fran, Detroit, Chicago, D.C., Seattle and Kansas City. We’ve never included used car reviews with our offerings, however.

Mojo Motors LogoWe made excuses. If we show the price history of every car AND have car reviews, won’t that overwhelm shoppers? What if the reviews take too long to write and our writers become malnourished because they forget to eat? [keep reading]

Your car is giving you a bad back

Spine ImageBack pain is so prevalent that it might seem like an inescapable fact of life. According to The University of Maryland Medical Center, 84% of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point in their lives. This doesn’t mean back pain is something people have to accept and doctors cite specific factors and influences that can create and exacerbate back pain.

According to Dr. Jill Althoff, vehicles play a role in back pain three ways:

1. Vehicle vibrations

2. Position of the seat

3.  Length of time driving

The pain that often develops is minor, but if ignored the pain can compound into chronic back problems. If you have back discomfort and are concerned driving may play a role, here’s a quick guide to addressing the problem. [keep reading]

How much will that car really cost you?

When faced with a choice between several new or used cars, it makes sense for potential car buyers to look into those upfront costs like price, taxes and dealer fees. It’s also important to understand long-term costs involved like insurance, fuel costs and maintenance. Shoppers should always compare both short term and long term costs to help them find the best value.

Is the car worth it?

Let’s look at three of the most popular used cars on Mojo Motors and see how they compare and contrast on sticker price, fuel costs and approximate annual insurance and maintenance. [keep reading]

Ask Mojo Motors Anything

A new series we’re starting is Ask Mojo Anything. Here are some of the questions we were asked on Facebook, on Twitter @MojoMotors and by email.

Ask Mojo Anything

Nick Miller via FB: Why is Danica Parick always the talk of the town when she’s clearly a below average driver?
Mojo: This is why.

Sivan I. via email: I’m moving to Boston this fall from Europe and I only know the European names of the cars. What kind of wagon or sedan with an automatic would be good to buy?
Mojo: Here are some of the best automatic wagons or sedans you can buy in the U.S. that might also remind you of the cars you see back home.

Kerily McEvoy via FB: If President Obama were a car, what kind of car would he be?
Mojo: Trick question – people can’t be cars. Perhaps you mean what type of car would President Obama drive? Before President Obama got into office, he drove a Chrysler 300. Here’s a picture. Post presidency, Mr. Obama seems like a Lincoln MKZ kind of guy, but the chances of Mr. Obama ever driving again is pretty slim. Any current or ex-president using Secret Service protection has to forfeit their right to drive.

Jonathon Allweather via FB: Where do you guys keep all the cars you sell?
Mojo: We don’t! Mojo Motors is a website where shoppers ‘Follow’ their favorite cars to get alerts when prices drop from local dealers. Our alerts also let shoppers know when cars they’re ‘Following’ are sold or similar cars are added to the dealership. If you want to start ‘Following’ cars, just start a search for your favorite used car or truck.

Louise Guyer via FB: Why do drive-thru cup holders suck so bad?
Mojo: The better question is, why are you using a drive-thru restaurant’s cup holders in the first place? Unless you’re driving something before 1993, any modern vehicle is likely equipped with anywhere from 4-270 cup holders. It’s a proven fact. Read the entire history of the car cup holder here.

Richard Eldridge, Sr via FB: Hey Mojo, can you give me $25,000.00 please?
Mojo: Absolutely not.

Ed Davis via FB: Mojo, I’d be happy with $10,000. Can you give the NHRA the same coverage?
Mojo: You want $10,000 and NHRA coverage? We’ll strike you a deal. We won’t give you $10,000 because do you know how many Taquitos that buys at 7-Eleven? But we can definitely include some more NHRA coverage. We love John Force. And his teeth.

Performance Cars the Wife Will Let You Get Away With

Volvo V70 R

Sporty cars come in many shapes and sizes. Some are known to be fast, and look the part too. Many others are slightly pretentious and sport a spoiler here and diffuser there; perhaps a larger set of rims than the stock alloys while remaining mechanically identical to the non-sporty members of their lineup. And then there is a small group of cars which don’t appear to be out of the ordinary, yet can be faster than most cars this side of 911 Turbo. The simple truth is that a spoiler doesn’t make your car go any faster. In fact, unless you’re going much faster than is safe for your license, it isn’t doing anything at all aerodynamically either, so let’s not kid ourselves. Luckily, a few car manufacturer don’t want to kid with you either, and side step the marketing department to build proper performance hidden away in inconspicuous packages.

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