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Stories by Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.

Auto industry impact from Coronavirus Covid-19

BUFFALO, NY — The impact of the Coronavirus is global and impacts many industries. The automotive industry impacts half of the Dow Jones and the result is the lower stock market and a huge impact on auto sales for the globe. ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, updated its 2020 new vehicle sales forecast for the ...

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Disinfect Your Car from Germs | CoronaVirus Protection Tips

BUFFALO, NY ― There are concerns and common sense and then there is hysteria and panic. When It comes to the coronavirus and people take care of the outside of their car by bringing it to a car wash, the inside of their vehicle probably doesn’t get as good a cleaning, which means it could ...

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Video Review: 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is one of the reasons why mid-sized trucks are super popular right now. They give you the best of a daily driver and a weekend warrior vehicle and still allow you to help your buddy move a big screen TV. The off-road usage competition is fierce from ...

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Should I Buy a New 2020 Corvette? The Car Coach responds

The redefined Chevrolet Corvette Stingray just won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece earning the top spot in Corvette’s history. Chevy’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history, reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds when equipped with the Z51 ...

Is your car your Valentine? | 7 signs that you’re in love with it

BUFFALO, NY – When the love you have for your car goes way beyond the normal bond between man or woman and their machine. Sure, you might have fooled your spouse, but you can’t fool your car friends — you’re madly in love with your car. With Valentine’s Day, are you worried you’ve become too ...

The 2020 Volvo XC40 — is packed with safety, luxury, and performance features.

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Three trim levels are available: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The Momentum comes respectably equipped with luxury and safety features. Upgrading to the R-Design costs a bit more and adds exterior styling enhancements and additional luxury features, while the Inscription ...

UK will now ban new gas, diesel and hybrid Cars in 2035

BUFFALO, NY — The United Kingdom government has moved its target to ban all new gas (petrol), diesel and hybrid car sales forward by five years, to 2035. The move means that the last date you’ll be able to buy a brand new internal combustion-powered car in this England is just 15 years away. CLICK ...

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Car Coach Reports: Could Coronavirus Stall Autos?

BUFFALO, NY — Auto sales in China have already fallen for 2 years in a row now, and even before the Coronavirus outbreak, we expected another decline in 2020. How are auto manufacturers weathering this storm and do they have any contingency plans for shifting manufacturing elsewhere? Could the Coronavirus stall auto sales? The impact ...

2020 Mercedes GLB 25 – Car Coach tested and rated

BUFFALO, NY – The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 25 is an all-new crossover SUV that slots in between the subcompact GLA and larger GLC. Offered in as a GLB 250 & GLB 250 4Matic,  this is an all-new, entry-level, crossover for Mercedes. This CUV is a more boxy looking vehicle compared to others in the Mercedes ...

Video Review: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe road tested

BUFFALO, NY — The Hyundai Santa Fe carries into the new model year with no significant changes. This latest-generation Santa Fe is more of an SUV feeling and less of a minivan feel. Hyundais is known for packaging top safety and is loaded with standard features, many of which come at an extra cost on ...

Passenger Shaming – Planes, trains and automobiles

BUFFALO, NY – Passenger shaming. What is it? Calling out the poor behavior of fellow passengers, while on trains, planes or automobiles. We have some doozies for you. It’s hard to unsee the images of barefoot passengers propping their feet on their TV screens or seat in front of them. Or of the gross items, ...

What the heck happened with Carlos Ghosn and Nissan

BUFFALO, NY — This world news story has a greater impact other than the intrigue of the escape of Nissan ex-CEO, Carlos Ghosn. From the original unexpected arrest to the release, rearrest and then the great escape to Lebanon. The story continues with Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. — and the creator ...