August 24, 2014

Auto Briefs

10 comfy cars under $30K; site checks recall fixes

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KBB names comfy cars below $30K
Kelley Blue Book chose these as the 10 Most Comfortable New Cars Under $30,000. All are model year 2014, unless noted otherwise.
1. Chevrolet Impala (shown)
2. Volvo S60
3. Chrysler 300
4. Buick Regal
5. Toyota Avalon
6. Nissan Altima
7. Honda Accord
8. Volkswagen Passat
9. Buick Verano
10. 2015 Volkswagen Golf
NWautos staff

Site lets you check for recall fixes on cars
Car owners and buyers will be able to look for whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can find out if a specific car has been recalled and why. Automakers will have to provide at least 15 years of data for the tool, at safercar.gov, and update their information every seven days. People who want to check to see whether a specific car has been repaired need the car's 17-digit vehicle identification number. It can be found where the windshield meets the dashboard in the left corner, on the driver's door post and on insurance and registration documents.
Los Angeles Times

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