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Consumer Guide Automotive Gives Buyers the Tools They Need to Shop Smarter with Revamped Web Site

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New Features Include Used Vehicle Reviews, In-Depth Comparisons, Buying Guides and Enhanced Search Tools to Make Car Shopping Easier

ATLANTA - April 6, 2009 - With the constant stream of news about the economy and the future of the auto industry dominating the headlines, it can be a challenge for consumers to know where to turn for reliable information about buying their next vehicle. In response, Consumer Guide Automotive, the leading online automotive research resource, has unveiled its new design, which puts consumers in the driver's seat with features that include road-testing, reporting on new and used vehicles, and new features such as side-by-side comparison and car finder tools.

"We've seen an increase in visitors looking for information on new and used cars and a lift in interest in economical options," said Jason Hoch, vice president, product development for HowStuffWorks.com. "The new design is catered to the audience's individual needs. From early previews of new models to extensive reviews of vehicles as used, Consumer Guide Automotive is able to deliver an easy-to-navigate auto-shopper experience for every budget and lifestyle."

Vehicle Buying Guides from the Experts

To meet the consumer demand for alternative fuel options and eco-friendly cars, the newly launched Hybrid Vehicle Buying Guide features the latest additions to the marketplace. This is just one of 22 Vehicle Class Buying Guides that include Electric, E85 Flex-Fuel and Diesel, Car Type, SUV, Pickup and Minivan. There is a guide to meet every auto buyer's needs.

22 Years of Full Vehicle Reviews: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 1990 to 2012

Consumer Guide Automotive has detailed information and reviews on vehicles from 1990 and beyond. With the Enhanced New Car Finder and Used Car Finder. Shoppers can compare all of their choices with a click of the mouse. Auto buffs looking to get a glimpse of the future can take a test-drive straight from the showroom floor of tomorrow in Future Cars. Using rigorous real-world testing, the site's editors kick asphalt when it comes to understanding auto strengths and weaknesses. Editors often spend up to a year with a vehicle to give consumers insight into which ones will provide the best long-term value.

Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy and Recommended Awards

Once a year, Consumer Guide Automotive editors award top vehicles the coveted Best Buy and Recommended awards. Winners are chosen based on a variety of criteria that includes: overall vehicle value, performance, economy, reliability, ease of use, comfort and price.

"The auto market is more competitive than ever with consumers seeking extensive and detailed information before buying a car," said Tom Appel, editor, Consumer Guide Automotive. "The revamped Consumer Guide Automotive is designed to satisfy the buyer demand for reliable and credible content to help them make the best purchasing decision."

About Consumer Guide Automotive

Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Focused on making car shopping easier and helping consumers make the best purchasing choice, Consumer Guide's editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1000 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice, timely feature articles, and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published in print by Publications International, Ltd., and online by HowStuffworks.com.


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