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Top 10 Most Researched Vehicles on KBB.COM 

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9/ -- Most consumers visit the Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com for trade-in values on cars, KBB.com also offers transaction prices and information on new vehicles.  

Here are kbb.com's 10 most researched new vehicles: 

No.      Make              Model           Blue Book Value       

     1        Honda             Accord           LX $19,697

     2        Honda             Civic            LX $16,024

     3        Toyota            Camry            SE $19,700

     4        Toyota            Sienna           LE $24,800

     5        Honda             Pilot            LX $27,500

     6        Nissan            Altima           SL $22,676

     7        Toyota            Highlander       V6 $24,059

     8        Toyota            4Runner         Sport V6 2WD $26,878

     9        Toyota            Corolla          S $14,949

     10       Honda             Odyssey          EX V6 $26,632 

 

Older Children Not Buckling Up, Says AAA Chicago 

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 9/ -- Children between the ages of 8 and 15 have achieved a dubious distinction: they’re riding unbuckled in cars and dying in car crashes at rates approaching those of adults, according to recent federal data.  AAA Chicago urges parents to use Child Passenger Safety Week (Feb. 8-14) to reinforce the importance of proper seat belt and restraint use with children of all ages. 

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that as children get older, their fatality rates go up and their seat belt usage goes down.   

Get a Lift from Hertz Canada 

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 10/-- Rent a car, get a lift ticket. In Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City, Canada, Hertz offers travelers renting a car now through April 18, 2004 a complimentary one day lift ticket for Tremblant, the #1 resort destination in Eastern North America according to Ski Magazine. 

To receive the lift ticket, customers must simply rent a vehicle from any participating Hertz location in the region. The lift ticket offer may be redeemed during the rental period or may be saved for a later date. 

 

Continental Affirms Commitment to Vehicle Safety 

PHOENIX, Feb. 10/ -- Automotive safety supplier Continental continues its efforts in raising awareness about available technology to prevent crashes. 

Phil Headley, Chief Engineer for Continental, said "Many serious crashes, including rollovers, could be prevented by existing technology, like electronic stability control. We need to be sure drivers are aware of this safety advantage." 

NHTSA is working on an expanded information program mandated by Congress that rates vehicles for their likelihood of rolling over.  Ratings are based on physical measurements of the vehicle and performance in a test track maneuver. 

 

 


 

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