TodayApril 16, 2022

April 25 – May 9, 2014 car chat Washington Post

The average transaction price of a car

Good morning Warren and Friends

How much over the MSRP of the base cost did you pay for your car?

The average transaction price of a car keeps sneaking up, it’s over $30,000!

I have noticed that the base price of a car hasn’t increased that much and I’m wondering if people are buying more expensive cars or are they buying base cars and tweaking them out?

How much was the base price of your car and how much did you end up spending on it?

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Driving the Nation
Do any of you keep your car information on your smartphone? Your banking info?

I had the misfortune of losing my iPhone for two days this week and it was torture.

I’ve never put a passcode on my phone because I thought I didn’t have anything on there that would matter – till I lost it.

I had the “find my phone” app on the phone, but somehow it got turned off – just when I needed it most.

Make sure you have a passcode and that you have a “find my phone” app and that it is turned on.

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Driving the Nation

Have any of you seen any of the concept cars from the last year? Here is a list of all the concept cars. Tell me your favorite and which one you would vote for as concept car of the year

Concept Vehicles

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept

Audi Quattro Sport Concept

BMW Concept X4

BMW Active Tourer Concept

Cadillac Elmiraj

Honda Hydrogen FCEV Concept

Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept

Kia Niro Concept

Kia Provo Concept

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Mercedes-Benz GT6 Concept ???

MINI John Cooper Works

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

Subaru Legacy Concept

Toyota FT-1

Toyota FV2

Toyota i-Road

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept

Volkswagen GTI Concept

Volvo XC Coupe Concept

Production Preview Concepts

Acura TLX

Ford Edge Concept

Infiniti Q30 Concept

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept

Mercedes-Benz 45 AMG Concept

Nissan Sentra Concept

Volkswagen Passat 1.4L BlueMotion

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Driving the Nation

Let’s chat about cars:

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.