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Audi Takes Advertising Lead from BMW in Advance of Luxury Brand Battle

According to an article in MediaPost the last week of 2014, Audi plans to invest an additional $2 billion over the next five years to develop new models of electric sports cars and sports activity vehicles, aka “SAVs.”
The reason? To upend BMW as the top luxury car manufacturer by 2020. As a precursor to that battle, let’s see how the two brands stacked up against each other for U.S. national TV ad spend and digital activity during 2014.

Car Coach: Steel Industry Foiled By Car Maker’s Aluminum Crush

  Friday, 26 Sep 2014   Automakers are pushing tin — cars and trucks forged from aluminum — to create lighter vehicles that are sturdy, yet fuel-efficient, and steelmakers are steamed about losing business, automotive writer Lauren Fix, “The Car Coach,” told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Thursday. <script height=”401px” width=”584px” src=”player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=ZjAzYmI1NWUzODYwZjQ4NmMzODViNjZk&ec=JkOTRwcDoG8BDD4c3JRhy9eFnyz_7AHY”></script&gt;   …

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Car Recall Tracker Is A Great Consumer Tool – Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, “the Car Coach,” joined “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Wednesday to discuss a rash of automotive recalls and the debut of the federal government’s new Internet tool that confirms whether an individual vehicle has been recalled and whether it has had its recall-related defect repaired.

Cars for the Middle Class/Texting & Driving

The Car Coach joins MidPoint to discuss auto sales growing at the fastest pace in 9 years, a gas tax hike proposal. Also are there still affordable cars for the middle class? She’ll also discuss a new law in Singapore making texting while driving a potentially jailable offense. Could that happen in America?

Defective Airbags a Growing Menace to Drivers – Takata Airbag Recall

The number of cars carrying faulty airbags that could deploy without warning has climbed into the millions, and motorists must take every available measure right away to find out whether they’re driving an at-risk vehicle in order to protect themselves from injury, automotive writer Lauren Fix told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

Déjà vu For Paul Fix & Trans Am Series At VIR

Alton, VA (September 28, 2014)- Paul Fix brought a serious case of momentum and the decisively potent No. 4 Stopflex.com/Tony Ave Racing Chevrolet Corvette to Virginia International Raceway. As a result, Fix continued his dominance of every on track session concluding with a second overall win in as many weeks. Enroute to his latest win, Fix established a new VIR track record.

Fixing America’s Roads & Bridges – The Infrastructure Problem

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, joins Ed on MidPoint to discuss the latest automotive news including, whether the spending bill includes enough funding to tackle the aging transportation infrastructure in America, a new tire efficiency program pushed by the White House, a contest to help design a street-legal electric Formula One car and more.

Germany Builds Better Cars

Lauren Fix, the Car Coach joins Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV to discuss the latest crash tests for small cars and whether Germany builds better cars. Watch the video now.

Labor Day Gas Cheap, and Driving Beats Flying

Lauren Fix, the “Car Coach,” joined “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Wednesday to discuss the national highway traffic jam that is the annual Labor Day holiday weekend — and how to beat it by driving at night and using GPS to travel one of America’s greatest attractions: side roads.

Lauren Fix discusses possible wire fraud prosecution to GM on NewsMax

Lauren Fix Discusses Possible Wire Fraud Prosecution to GM

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach joins MidPoint to discuss possible wire fraud prosecution to GM from the federal government because of the ignition switch problem. May be criminal or a fine. GM knew about the faulty ignition switches. She also discuss how New York is rated the best state for teen drivers.

Lauren Fix Discusses the Latest Automotive News

Lauren Fix Discusses the Latest Automotive News

The Car Coach will discuss the latest automotive news including: BMW working on a crash-proof car, a push to end the ethanol mandate, car dealers gearing up to fund GOP presidential candidates and the potential need for motion sickness bags in driverless cars.

Paul Fix II: First Place Win at Trans Am 2013

Paul Fix made a triumphant return to the Trans Am Series as he piloted the #4 StopFlex/Beebe Racing/PME/Lamers Chevrolet Corvette past current series points leader and teammate Doug Peterson for the victory in the rain filled event at Lime Rock Park.

Pebble Beach and Monterey Automotive Week

Lauren Fix “The Car Coach,” joins Ed on MidPoint to discuss the Google self-driven car possibly running over a dog in Chile, a new way to find out if a car’s recalls have been fixed and she’ll give us the latest from Pebble Beach and Monterey Automotive week.

Privacy Battles Looms Over Black-Box Crash Data – Lauren Fix

Who owns your car’s black-box crash data? Lauren Fix, the “Car Coach” blogger and automotive industry watcher, told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Wednesday that U.S. law, effective Sept. 1, requires data-recording black boxes inside all new cars sold in the United States — but doesn’t say who owns the data, which includes speed, location, and whether seat belts are in use during a crash. Who owns your car’s black-box crash data?

Read the Manual!

Car dealers need to do more explaining, and car buyers need to do more reading, for the ever-more complex electronics and communications devices in new vehicles so that they don’t become driver hazards, automotive writer Lauren Fix, the “Car Coach,” told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV.

Support Trump Drive to Make New Cars Affordable Again

Support Trump Drive to Make New Cars Affordable Again

When families are looking to purchase a new car, they are often looking to buy the safest vehicle they can afford. That’s why American families should support the effort by the Trump administration to lower the cost of owning a new car by modernizing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. These changes will make safer cars more affordable for more American families.

US Vehicle Recall System ‘Broken’

Auto expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach appears on NewsMaxTV MidPoint to discuss the millions of recalled cars in 2014 and problems with US vehicle recalls. A string of defects leading to millions of recalled vehicles in 2014 shows the “recall system is broken” and in need of overhaul, starting with the ineffective National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automotive writer and “Car Coach” Lauren Fix told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV.

Winter Weather, Recall of Chevy Volt & Land Speed Record

The Car Coach discusses the effects of Winter weather on cars; GM’s recall of 64,000 Chevrolet Volts over a carbon monoxide risk; the breaking of a land speed record; and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson once again finds himself in hot water at the BBC. Watch Lauren Fix on Newsmax TV with Ed Berliner.

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