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Honda Accord 'King of the Road Trip' According to
Calif., Jan. 21 - Motor Trend magazine named the Honda Accord as the
top-pick in its "King of the Road Trip" family sedan
editors tested the Accord against three other sedans; the Chevrolet
Malibu, Mitsubishi Galant, and the Toyota Camry.
Test drivers were unanimous in their opinion that the Accord
was tops in a ”real life” comprehensive road test which included
loading luggage, driving on interstates, eating fast food on the go
and using child safety seats.
Indiana Poll Shows Growing Majority of Truck
Drivers Favor Required Seat Belt Use in Pickup Trucks
Jan. 21 - A survey released by the Indiana Farm Bureau, Clarian
Health, Inc., and the Indiana Seat Belt Coalition shows that 78
percent all adult drivers in Indiana, as well as 58 percent of
pickup truck drivers, favor a proposed law to require front seat
occupants of pickup trucks to wear seat belts.
Currently, occupants of pickup trucks are exempt from the
requirements of Indiana’s seat belt law.
Edmunds.com Reports Automakers' Average Incentive
Grows Nearly 30% From 2002 to 2003
MONICA, Calif., Jan. 21- Edmunds.com reported today that the average
incentive per vehicle sold in the United States was $2,455 in
December 2003, up $251 or 11.4% from December 2002, and up 2.9% from
November 2003. For
calendar year 2003, the average incentive was $2,442 per vehicle
sold, which was 28.9% higher than the 2002 average of $1,894.
Edmunds.com's report takes into account all of the
manufacturers' various United States incentives programs, including
subvented interest rates and lease programs as well as cash rebates
to consumers and dealers.