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Democrat or Republican—Which Car Do You Choose?

The November election is still front and center in many American’s minds even though it ended more than six months ago. Most people have found that talking about politics is not a good idea with friends, family, or complete strangers. But even if you don’t talk about your political beliefs, you vehicle might be speaking for you. No matter if...

Celebrating 25 Years of AEV

If you’ve been escaping the heat this summer curled up in front of your air conditioning and binge watching bad reality TV, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the new show on Bravo called Andy Cohen’s Then & Now. And if you’ve seen Then & Now, then you definitely know that 1997 was kind of a big deal. In 1997, Princess...

Nissan’s “ASS” Is Changing the Animal-Safety Game

Following the relative success of Volvo’s pedestrian airbag, Nissan has decided to take non-passenger safety to another level… and this time, they’re focusing on animals. Next year, the brand is planning on including the new “ASS” (animal safety system) in all of their vehicles. What is the intent of the ASS technology? The system will detect the presence of an animal...

The Used Car of Tomorrow

Where and when does the value in purchasing a used car present itself? Whether or not we realize it, this is a common question among any new car buyer. In most cases it isn’t consciously asked or explored, but exists in natural contrast to the impulse of exploring new cars before we research used cars for sale. After all,...

Win A Billion Dollars, Buy a Chevy

Last year, the Powerball hit a record breaking 1.58 billion dollars. Billion. Not a typo. Which of course begged the question that virtually every single person in America was hoping they’d get the chance to answer: What would you do if you won? *Side note: if you say you would show up for work the next day and not change your...

Should You Live in a Van Down By the River?

Whatever happened to vans? Vans used to be awesome. Think of the hippies, cruising around the 1960s in their psychedelically painted vans, just weaving flowers through their hair and having the summer of love while listening to some of the greatest music ever made. Or the ‘70s, when vans continued to be the domain of the cool kids - in...

The Chevy HHR: What Were They Thinking?

I have a very vivid memory from the mid-2000s. I was discussing fashion trends with my friend and I specifically remember saying something along the lines of: “It’s just so crazy to look back on photos from the ‘70s and ’80s and realize that people actually dressed like that. We’re so boring now - there’s nothing about what we...