Author: Linda Steil

Does ‘home for the holidays’ mean you’re traveling this year?

Most schools officially got out for the holiday break yesterday. College students are home. Many who put in for holiday vacation time have logged out and won’t step back in their office until next year. Now what? Are you headed somewhere for the holidays or are family and friends coming your way? What does “home for the holidays” look like to you? According to AAA’s … Read More

A day in the life of an auto writer

The other day I was explaining what I do to someone I had recently met. I could tell by the look on their face that they thought I had the most boring job on earth. They didn’t actually say the words, but they were wondering what there could possibly be going on in auto finance to write about on a daily basis. Later, I was … Read More

Holiday gift-wrapping hacks that anyone can handle

Are you among the many who have your holiday shopping complete? Congratulations. I am not. And no, I’m not jealous. Not even a little. Nope, not one teeny, tiny, itty, little bit. If you have your shopping complete AND you have everything wrapped, however … now I might be a bit envious of your efficiency. It is quite likely I will be pulling out the … Read More

Dodge Charger is one of America’s most loved vehicles

The results of Strategic Vision’s Most Loved Vehicles in America survey were recently announced and new Dodge Charger owners have named the Charger one of America’s most loved vehicles. “Dodge Charger exemplifies the energy, design, performance and quality cues that exemplify passion,” said Christopher Chaney, senior vice president – Strategic Vision. “This is what the ‘Most Loved Vehicle’ award represents, and why Charger is the … Read More

FCA US LLC vehicles recently named 2018 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys

Recently four 2018 FCA US LLC vehicles rolled away with five distinguished honors from the automotive editors at Consumer Guide® Automotive: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica – Minivan Best Buy Family Vehicle Best Buy 2018 Dodge Durango – Large SUV Best Buy 2018 Ram 1500 – Large Pickup Truck Best Buy 2018 FIAT 124 Spider – Sporty Performance Car Best Buy Now in its second production year, … Read More

Choosing the right car for a new driver

What happens when it comes time to purchase a vehicle for a new driver? Do you run out to buy the fanciest, most expensive vehicle on the lot? Probably not. Instead, hopefully, you’ve done research and have already taken into consideration things like the price, your budget and the cost-to-own. Once you get past that, though, it’s time for the fun part – shopping and … Read More

Alfa Romeo Giulia wins 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year®

What test drive includes more than 7,000 miles of driving, potholes, jagged pavement, steep grades, misaligned railroad crossings and avoidance maneuvers? The one that wins you Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. This year, 26 contenders were assessed. The field was narrowed to the top eight “Of the Year” finalists who were evaluated against six criteria: advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, efficiency, value and … Read More

What color is your truck?

It’s no secret that I love my truck. I write about it a lot. One of the things I like best about it is the color, because no one else has one like it. It’s Stinger Yellow. As you might imagine, not only does everyone see me coming, but they also definitely know it’s me because it is, in fact, the only yellow truck in … Read More