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2024 AAA Car Guide – EVs Reign Supreme

ORLANDO, Fla. (Apr. 4, 2024) – AAA awards the 2023 All Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC SUV with the overall top score for the 2024 Car Guide. This year, all category winners are either electric, plug-in electric hybrids or hybrids. Additionally, the SUV category was divided into small, midsize, and large due to popularity among car buyers.

“SUVs are a popular choice since they are a great option for families and offer loads of additional compartments for storage,” said Megan McKernan, the Automotive Research Center manager at AAA. “To help distinguish between the overwhelming number of options available, we introduced new SUV categories to make the decision process easier for consumers.”

Category Winners
Each of the AAA Car Guide winners has numerous ADAS safety features and performance capabilities. Announced today, the 2023 EV Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC SUV earned the top score overall, best large SUV, and best car over $60k. Researchers noted that the Mercedes-Benz has a very comfortable ride, a quiet cabin, and excellent headlight coverage.

Goodguys 13th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals presented by Grundy Insurance | March 17-19, 2023 | WestWorld of Scottsdale


March 15-17, 2023

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The Goodguys shows are for all Hot Rod and Classic Car fans alike. Whether it's your first show or tenth trip out we are very excited to have you come out for the day or stay for the whole weekend!


Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars, Imports and Trucks thru '99

Goodguys AutoCross - Featuring the Autocross series G Comp by Speedway Motors "Spring Shootout"

Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition

Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral

AutoCross Bar & Grill

Get ready for the greatest car show on grass!

February 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Concours in the Hills Auto Show | February 18, 2024 in Fountain Hills

Mark your calendars for February 18, 2024, and get ready for the 10th annual Concours in the Hills event! We hope you will join us for a day of great cars, food and music in the spectacular setting of Fountain Park. Attendance is free, but donations are welcome.

Funds raised during Concours in the Hills finance innovative research, cutting-edge technology, recruitment of leading physicians, and child-friendly programs that make the hospital environment more comfortable for young patients.

Because of the spectacular venue, this event is deemed “The Greatest Car Show on Grass.” Cars come from all over Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico to participate. The event is supported by leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Corvette, Viper, Ford GT, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mustang, Jaguar, Cadillac, Lotus, and others.

Our Guide To A Long-Lasting Vehicle | Accurate Automotive

By Accurate Automotive in Mesa, AZ

At Accurate Automotive we know the importance of helping our customers keep their vehicles on the road reliably.

Being in business since 1992 has afforded us over thirty-one years of experience and we have seen the importance of using high-quality parts, and liquids along with delivering honest, quality vehicle repair at a price that’s fair.

Let’s say you’ve got a nine-year-old vehicle with plenty of distance on the odometer. What can you to do make it last another year or two?

Let’s start with the premise that there’s no reason that a modern car can’t run for 200,000 miles or 320,000 kilometers in Mesa with proper care. The engineering and manufacturing quality is there.

Like A Reliable Old Stove, Gas Prices Slowly Heat Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2024) —The national average for a gallon of gas rose by a nickel since last week to $3.15. The upward trend is likely a combination of oil costs edging into the upper $70s per barrel and normal seasonal increases as winter eases and demand for gas creeps higher.

“We are in that time of year where pump prices begin to heat up, usually peaking around July,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But unless something shocks the global oil market and causes prices to spike, the national average for a gallon of gas will probably stagger higher, with some flat days or even small price dips along the way.”

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