used cars

Used Hyundai Quality Called into Question? (TorqueNews)

TorqueNews LogoArticle by Keith Griffin for TorqueNews

TorqueNews reported, 3 Hyundais are tops in initial quality: the 2014 Genesis, 2014 Elantra and 2014 Accent. Contrast that against a report at UsedCars.About.com on the 10 least reliable used car brands. It quotes a Mojo Motors study that says, “Like Buick and Kia, two brands that also make this list, stick to their newer models from 2010 and onward for something that holds its value a little longer. [keep reading]

10 Least Reliable Used Car Brands (about.com)

about-logo-croppedArticle by Keith Griffin for about.com

Recently, MojoMotors.com posted its list of the 10 most reliable used car brands. Now it has taken the data used to compile that list to create its list of the 10 least reliable used cars. According to the site, “We used the same analysis of 500,000+ cars model years 1995 to 2014, listed for sale on Mojo Motors to determine the average selling price depending on a vehicle’s mileage,” said Michael Milstein, Business Intelligence Manager at Mojo Motors. [keep reading]

Mojo Motors Most Reliable Used Car Brands (About.com)

about-logo-croppedArticle by Keith Griffin for About.com

I’m going to do something a little different in what I think is going to be my last blog post for About.com. No, I’m not going away but the blogs are starting in June so I wanted to praise MojoMotors.com for its good marketing efforts. [keep reading]

MojoMotors.com Wins 2014 Rising Star Automotive Web Award

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 10.24.40 AMPCG Consulting has honored MojoMotors.com with a 2014 Rising Star Automotive Web Award

Each year we find search for new products and companies that haven’t been discovered before our AWA research. Industry peers and advocates for the AWAs gave us tips for companies that we should review and consider for the Rising Star awards.  The Rising Star winners are picked based on the length of product release, number of dealers using the product, what is needed for the product to catch fire and more. One of three great companies to take home the award this year is Mojo Motors. [keep reading]

Coolest used cars signs

Some car dealers have fancy signage and amazing waiting rooms. Those are the types of stores updated once every few years with LED TVs, magazine racks filled with iPads and waiting rooms that smell like morning lilies.

Old Chevy dusty

For every dealer that’s all hoity-toity, there is a store that’s a little rough around the edges. They’re the used car lots off the mile roads. They haven’t changed with the times, the televisions are analog and the waiting rooms smell like cigarettes and stale coffee. Those are the stores, however, that rock old-school and vintage used car signs that are like time machines, gaudy time machines. [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]

3 things to know before you call a dealership

Calling Dealerships You found the used car or truck you want on Mojo Motors. Now what? What most people don’t know is it can take 24 hours for online inventory listings to update. That means a car that is listed as “available” may have been sold already. The vehicle that looks like it’s available today, may have actually been sold yesterday. Spare yourself the heartbreak and wasted time by calling the dealership.

I’ve heard some horror stories of people driving hours to a dealership for the car of their dreams only to find out it isn’t available. I don’t want you to make the same mistake because it leaves shoppers angry and bitter while buying a used car or truck. All of this can be avoided by knowing these three things before calling a dealer. [keep reading]

Cars with personality aren’t dead

Are cars with personality, charm and charisma dead? Jason Harper from Bloomberg seems to think so. In his recent article, Harper asks “In this age of mass production and global distribution, have we seen the last taillights of cars with personality? Where are the oddball autos that appeal to only a heartfelt few?”

Buick Riviera

Cars that Harper digs from the “good old days” are the Citroen DS-19, the Morris Minor Traveller or the Buick Riviera. Sure, those were cool cars, but isn’t it natural for people to look fondly at the past? It’s why after every Super Bowl, people say the commercials were disappointing inferring some sort of benchmark was set in the past. People were more wholesome too, our country was stronger, gas was cheaper, Adam Sandler made funnier movies and cars had more personality.

To his credit, Harper does believe electric cars from Fiskar and Tesla are a sign of change. Their interiors, their curves and wacky details have stimulated excitement in the car industry. Nonetheless, beautiful design aren’t just limited to electric cars. It could be argued a whole host of quirky and charming cars can be found at a dealership near you. Here are a few. [keep reading]

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