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Why Arizona’s Car Insurance is So Cheap (nerdwallet)

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If you’re an Arizona driver, you’re probably used to buying relatively cheap car insurance. Residents of the Grand Canyon State enjoy low insurance premiums, and there is at least one good reason for that: Arizona’s low minimum liability requirement. Why the controversy? “No one wants to increase prices and taxes on consumers,” says Paul Nadjarian, CEO of Mojo Motors, an auto buying website. “But is [leaving the minimums in place] the right thing to do? Probably not.” [keep reading]

How the Used Electric Car Market is Taking Flight (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

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In some respects, shopping for used electric cars is the same as shopping for any pre-owned vehicle. Models selling in high volumes straight from the factory dominate the used-car inventory; the most popular cars are scarce in used dealerships; and significant depreciation begins after three years of ownership. [keep reading]

2015 Will See Even More Used Car Recalls (about.com)

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It may seem hard to believe, but it looks there will be even more used car recalls in 2015 than there were in 2014. That year set a record and this year should be even worse, according to the folks at MojoMotors.com. [keep reading]

What do NASCAR pros use as their daily drivers?

This may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but NASCAR Sprint Cup vehicles are not legal street-driven vehicles. In fact, NASCAR race cars are a lot different than the one you drive. So despite what you see in commercials, they are not the daily drivers of your favorite oval track hero. NASCAR success and fame comes with a nice payday, and the drivers can afford pretty much any vehicle made, which explains the wide variety found on this list of their rides of choice.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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The Earnhardt family has been in Chevy dealerships for generations, and Jr has a particular affinity for the Camaro. A fourth generation Camaro could be bought with dealer modifications to become an “Intimidator SS”, and this process was repeated in 2011 with a fifth generation Camaro SS making 704 hp. Intimidator indeed. While Jr sells these at his dealership, he’d rather drive the older ones. He owns a silver 1967 Camaro rebuilt by Detroit Speed Inc., featuring a traditional small block Chevy v8 with aluminum heads and a carburetor running power to a five-speed stick. A different flavor is available with his orange 1972 Camaro. This one has a modern six-speed and LS2 v8, but the EFI has been ripped out in favor of a carb. Oddities of his collection include a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, and a Pontiac G8 converted to look like a Holden Commodore. [keep reading]

When Gap Insurance is a Worthwhile Purchase (CheapCarInsurance.net)

Article by Aaron Crowe for CheapCarInsurance.net

A car dealership is usually the first place where car buyers learn about Gap insurance, especially if they’re financing their purchase through the dealer. But they don’t have to buy it from the dealer, and they don’t have to buy it immediately, says Paul Nadjarian founder and CEO of Mojo Motors, which tracks used cars at dealerships. [keep reading]

Meet Paul Nadjarian, Founder of Mojo Motors

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Paul Nadjarian is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mojo Motors. Nadjarian has an extensive background in both the automotive industry and the Internet. He started his career at Ford Motor Co. selling inventory and programs to auto dealers and eventually ran the Internet lead management group at Ford.

After Ford, Nadjarian joined eBay Motors to run the Parts & Accessories category, growing the business to $2 billion in sales, the largest category at eBay. Most recently, he was the head of Product and Marketing at OnForce, an online marketplace for local contract professionals.

Paul has also been on the founding team of GreenLeaf Auto, an auto-recycling venture within Ford, and CombineNet, an advanced sourcing & optimization platform. Nadjarian earned a B.S. in economics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

To learn more, check out his LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nadjarian

NASCAR race car VS regular car

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NASCAR is the biggest racing league in the United States. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has used factory-ish vehicles since its early days, more than six decades ago. Quite a bit has changed since then, as the original race cars were “strictly stock” and were just factory vehicles with safety and performance modifications. Ever wonder how the current “stock” cars compare to what you can buy from the factory? Let’s take a look.

For this comparison, let’s look at the 2013 NASCAR season, as the stats on the newest cars are still being sorted out. That year, Chevrolet debuted the brand new Chevrolet Malibu, but saw NASCAR move to a Chevrolet SS on the new “Gen 6” racecar chassis. Sure, Chevy also launched the fantastic SS street car that year, but it is a low-volume premium sedan. NASCAR is about making racing for everyone, and the Malibu is more in-line with being a car for everyone. As you will see, there are slight differences besides the names. [keep reading]

5 Luxury Cars Even You Can Afford to Drive New Off the Lot (Main Street)

The Street LogoArticle by Mia Taylor for Main Street

Do you drive a Hyundai but dream of an Audi? Or perhaps your definition of luxury means sliding behind the wheel of a shiny Mercedes or sporty BMW.The good news is that each of those carmakers has an automobile in their lineup within reach on a middle-class income. Paul Nadjarian, a former Ford and eBay Motors exec who founded Mojo Motors, an automotive classified website, has two key tips for those who earn about $50,000 a year and want to buy a luxury automobile: Make sure you’re at the right stage in life. And go small. [keep reading]

Autonomous car proliferation predictions proffered (Technology Tell)

technology tell logoArticle by Brett Solomon for Technology Tell

Sorry, it is not that our Creskin powers are weak — they are non-existent when it comes to the arrival of the first autonomous cars. Why? I predict that an auto manufacturer out of left field will be the first out of the gate. Or Google will. In any event, check out this cool chart from MojoMotors.com that shows manufacturer predictions. [keep reading]

Gifts for every kind of car person

Car enthusiasts are a tough bunch, especially when it comes to buying them gifts for the holidays. And since you’ve resorted to the wisdom of the internet, we’re assuming you need some help. Give one of these gifts and you’ll make the car lover in your life as excited as this kid unwrapping Star Wars Legos.

We’ve put together a list that covers everyone from the racer to the mechanic to the commuter. [keep reading]

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