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What’s Hot on the CarGurus Consumer Blog: November 2016

Posted by Ashley Karr on December 5, 2016

CarGurus’ consumer blog,, serves tens of thousands of auto shoppers every month with reviews, auto-show reveals, and lots more.

Here’s what CarGurus users were most interested in during the month of November.

1) Volkswagen TDI Buyback: What You Need to Know

We covered the Volkswagen diesel scandal comprehensively as it unfolded. In mid-November, VW announced plans to buy back or repair certain Porsche, Audi, and VW trucks, a development we address in this post. In total, nearly 500,000 VW Group vehicles will be bought back or fixed.

2) Changing Model Years: North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists

Last month, the NACOTY voters narrowed the field from 30 vehicles to 9. We look at each of the 9 finalists in depth, including the Honda Ridgeline – a user-friendly truck in the spirit of the dearly departed Chevrolet El Camino.2017_chevrolet_bolt-pic-2204059528484380051-640x480.jpeg

3) Buick: America’s Shining Star for Reliability?

Buicks have quietly been getting very competitive, and the brand is enjoying healthy sales growth thanks to a growing crossover lineup. In addition, Buick had a strong showing in Consumer Reports’ latest Annual Brand Reliability Survey.

4) The Truth About Ethanol

One of many informative posts on the CG consumer blog, this piece explains the technical differences between ethanol and gasoline. When about 10% of the vehicles listed on CarGurus are ethanol-friendly, there’s clearly a lot of interest in ethanol as an alternative to pure gasoline.

5) GM Defies the Odds and Sells Plenty of Tahoes, Yukons, and Suburbans

Full-size, body-on-frame SUVs may be a dying breed, but GM’s big trucks remain popular among fleet buyers and large families. Are they worth adding to your inventory? If you can get clean, late-model examples with the latest safety features, the answer is yes.

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