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Consumer Reports car rankings puts Genesis brand on top

Hyundai’s Genesis topped the annual ranking of new vehicle brands by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors’ electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.

Millions of prospective auto buyers consult the magazine’s rankings, which are based on road testing, reliability, safety and owner satisfaction scores.

The top 10 brand rankings (for the whole list, check out CR’s website):

1. Genesis
2. Audi
3. BMW
4. Lexus
5. Porsche
6. Kia
7. Subaru
8. Tesla
9. Honda
10. Toyota

Reliability, customer satisfaction, road-test performance and safety are components in Consumer Reports’ rankings. CR points out

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Hyundai recalls nearly 155,000 Sonatas from 2011 for airbag issue

Hyundai is
recalling certain 2011 model-year
Sonata midsize sedans, saying the
airbags may not inflate in a crash.

Hyundai says in a government filing that the airbag control unit may short circuit in a crash and prevent the front and side airbags from inflating and the seatbelts from tightening. The automaker says it is aware of four incidents in which owners of the 2011
Sonata reported airbag failure during a crash. Only 1 percent of models are estimated to be defective.

The recall affects 154,753 Sonata models built between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010, at Hyundai’s Alabama assembly

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Trio accused of stealing vehicles, tools from Elm Mott auto parts shop

McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – Steven James Perez, 32; John Cano, 42; and Amber Castañeda, 26, are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity after they broke into an auto parts shop, and stole several vehicles and thousands of dollars in tools, a criminal complaint states.

Perez is also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly crashed one of the stolen vehicles into the victim’s vehicle when the victim showed up at the home of Perez’s sister to ask about his stolen property. Furthermore, Perez was also charged with burglary of a building and

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Car Insurance for Transgender and Nonbinary People

Insurance companies use a range of rating factors to determine how much you’ll pay for a car insurance policy. In many states, insurers have the option to use gender as a rating factor. Inequalities often exist in the rates male and female drivers pay for auto insurance. 

Available data does not clearly define how one’s gender plays a role in gender-based insurance rating for nonbinary and transgender drivers. However, certain critical factors, such as a driver’s claims record, can play a major role in their insurance premium, regardless of their gender.

Key Takeaways

  • Most states allow insurance companies to use

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Florida Insurance Market Takes Hit as Farmers Insurance Exits

The Florida insurance market took a hit Tuesday, as Farmers Insurance said it will end residential, auto and umbrella policies in the state, forcing tens of thousands of customers to look elsewhere for coverage.

The company said the move will affect only Farmers-branded policies and will not affect policies sold in the state by subsidiaries Foremost and Bristol West. It indicated the Farmers-branded policies make up about 30% of the policies sold by the affiliated companies in Florida.

“We have advised the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation of our decision to discontinue offering Farmers-branded auto, home and umbrella policies in

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GM selling extended warranties for new Chevy, GMC, Buick and Cadillac vehicles

Cars are
generally more reliable than ever before. When things do go wrong, every automaker offers some form of factory
warranty (in most cases at least three years and 36,000 miles, though many extend even longer), providing peace of mind to new-car buyers that many faults will be fixed at no charge to the customer. Starting today,
GM is offering a new optional plan that will extend the factory warranty on all new
Buick and
Cadillac products.

In the past,
extended warranties have been offered as
dealer add-ons, with all profits from these sales going to the

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