<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Car and Auto Trends, Car News, and Auto Show Info]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/the-scene/cars http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:30 -0700 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:30 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hot Rods and Muscle Cars Hit Del Mar]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:03:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HotRodShow2.jpg
A massive fleet of shiny, souped-up, old-school cars are cruising into the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend for the Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals hot rod show. The three-day auto event includes more than 1,500...

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<![CDATA[What To Do This Weekend]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:53:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hol_5_lg.jpg
Thanks to extra-early deals on Black Friday, you can sleep in and rest up for a festive weekend in San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Fun Fall Weekend Events]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:06:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pumpkinpatchgen2.jpg
With fall in full swing, there’s plenty to do in San Diego this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Clean Car at the Touch of a Button]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:06:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PTPKGCARWASHSTARTU_KNSD06FUPIC_0.jpg
A local startup gives car-owners the power to get their car washed by using their smart phones. Consumer Bob Hansen spoke to the brains behind Cherry Car Wash app, which sends car washers to the location of your...]]>
<![CDATA[Yacht and Boat Show Sails in to Harbor Island]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:10:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wooden+boat+show.jpg
Get ready for the annual celebration of boating on Harbor Island.]]>
<![CDATA[Extreme Autofest]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:02:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/extremeautofest0726.jpg
This weekend Qualcomm Stadium will be taken over by some of the most extraordinary vehicles you've ever seen. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Explained: Car 2 Go]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 06:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap2012071821h33m01s136.png
Car-sharing programs are popping up around San Diego and are redefining what it means to rent a car. NBC 7 anchor Catherine Garcia teamed up with Voice of San Diego's Andrew Donohue to explain how one...]]>
<![CDATA[Where to See: History of Batmobile]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:52:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/comic-con-scene-P11.jpg
For the first time ever, Comic-Con attendees will have the chance to see live in person all of Batman's onscreen vehicles on display in 'The Batcave."

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<![CDATA[How to Save When Renting a Car]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:41:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Car-Key-in-Hand.jpg
Consumer Bob has some tips for how to avoid paying extra fees when you pay for rental cars.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Father's Day Ideas]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:06:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-brewery-011.jpg
Celebrate dad on June 17 by spending some time with him at these events throughout San Diego.

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<![CDATA[You Know It's Summer In San Diego When...]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:21:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Coastline-DSC_072.jpg
San Diego summertime means there are dozens of events to check out throughout the summer. Here's our roundup of some great places to check out!

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<![CDATA[Wounded Warrior Homes Hosts Charity Ride Through San Diego]]> Mon, 28 May 2012 12:48:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MotorcyclesGeneric_0528.jpg
The Wounded Warrior Homes organization is hosting an 88-mile charity ride through San Diego this Saturday. The ride begins in Chula Vista.

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<![CDATA[San Diego's Memorial Day Weekend 2012]]> Mon, 28 May 2012 07:05:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Veterans+Memorial+Day+Flourtown.jpg
Events scheduled around San Diego for the Memorial Day weekend from May 25-28.

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<![CDATA[American Heritage Car Show in Escondido]]> Sun, 20 May 2012 15:40:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DSC_7105.jpg
Escondido's Grape Day Park will host the annual American Heritage Car Show on Saturday. The classic car event is free for spectators.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Events: May 11-13]]> Sat, 12 May 2012 09:49:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Car_Show.JPG
Good thing the climate allows San Diegans to enjoy outdoor events. Here’s a few festivals to make your weekend super:]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Could Decrease for Summer]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 07:05:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gas_pump_generic.jpg
Charles Langley from UCAN tells NBC 7 reporter Consumer Bob many experts are rethinking their long term predictions and calling for prices to keep going down, not up.

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<![CDATA[What Is Race Legal San Diego?]]> Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:28:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_What_Is_Race_Legal_SD_040712_21_mezzn_722x406_2220475605.jpg
The group meets twice a month to offer a safe way for drivers to race. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explains.]]>
<![CDATA[La Jolla Concours D' Elegance]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:23:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_La_Jolla_Concours_D_Elegance_033012_05_mezzn_722x406_2217379206.jpg
Car enthusiasts head to La Jolla cove for the La Jolla Motor Car Classic now known as the La Jolla Concours D' Elegance.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Owners Bail on Premium Gas Prices]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:02:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Car_Owners_Bail_on_Premium_Gas_032912_59_mezzn_722x406_2217259125.jpg
David Preciado, an automotive professor, tells NBC 7's Consumer Bob what cars should avoid settling for a less expensive gas grade.]]>
<![CDATA[Experts Say Drivers Steering Wrong Way]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:56:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Driver-Steering-Wheel-0327.jpg
Drivers have long been told to steer with their hands at 10 and 2 o'clock. However Michael Hoshaw of the Auto Club of Southern California says that position is actually dangerous.]]>
<![CDATA["Pay-By-The-Mile" Car Insurance]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 06:54:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Saving_on_Car_Insurance_With_Pu_032212_00_mezzn_722x406_2214000552.jpg
The new "pay-by-the-mile" car insurance programs are aimed at consumers who are driving less due to high gas prices.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Drives Into Town]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:07:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0005456DSC_0009.JPG
More than 500 new cars are on display at the San Diego International Auto Show. Here's a sneak peek at a few of them.

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<![CDATA[Auto Show Day III: Invasion of the Exotics]]> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:15:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/175*120/AS-Ferrari-blurb.jpg
There's more eye candy on view at the convention center than the eyes can handle.

Photo Credit: Mickey Torres]]>
<![CDATA[2011 a Banner Year for US Auto Industry]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:28:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CARSALES_722x406_2183607511.jpg
Strong December sales capped a banner year for car sales.]]>
<![CDATA[The New Kia Optima at the 2012 San Diego International Auto Show]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:07:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_The_New_Kia_Optima_122911_99_mezzn_722x406_2181610411.jpg
Jason and Megan talk to experts at the 2012 San Diego International Auto Show. And to introduce the new Kia Optima is Vice President of Public Relations for Kia Motors is Scott Mckee.]]>
<![CDATA[Get into the Hybrids]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:07:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Get_into_the_Hybrids_122911_21_mezzn_722x406_2181625410.jpg
Chris Petchler from Toyota talks with Jason and Megan about the new 2012 Toyota hybrids.]]>
<![CDATA[The New Cadillac XTS at the 2012 San Diego International Auto Show]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:06:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Cadillacs_122911_79_mezzn_722x406_2181607306.jpg
Jason and Megan talk with different experts from the 2012 San Diego International Autoshow. Cliff Marriott, Product Specialist for Cadillac talks about the new XTS.]]>
<![CDATA[Let's Get Electric with Ford]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:06:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Let_s_Get_Electric_with_Ford_122911_19_mezzn_722x406_2181620596.jpg
Debra Hotaling of Ford Motor Company showcases the companies new electric car with "soy" material seats and carpets made from recycled water bottles.]]>
<![CDATA[Cars Zoom Into SD]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:06:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Cars_Zoom_Into_SD_122811_81_mezzn_722x406_2181486206.jpg
The San Diego International Auto Show starts its 4-day run at the downtown Convention Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Technology for 200 MPH Car Up for Grabs]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:15:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Aptera-2e.jpg
A Carlsbad car maker calls it quits after failing to raise money for a car he claims gets 200 miles per gallon. Chris Chan has more on what the future holds for Aptera.

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<![CDATA[Neiman Marcus 2011 Fantasy Gifts]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:57:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/neiman-thumb.jpg
Get ready to do some millionaire Christmas shopping with a look at the Fantasy Gifts offered by Neiman Marcus this holiday season.]]>
<![CDATA[What's Hot on New Car Lots]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 06:19:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_What_s_Hot_on_New_Car_Lots_090611_41_mezzn_722x406_2119000714.jpg
After a couple years of weak growth, shoppers are back behind the wheel. ConsumerBob looks at which cars shoppers are buying.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Questions: Lowrider Amigos]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:46:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_5_Questions_Lowrider_Amigos_081711_85_mezzn_722x406_2097634137.jpg
Barbarella speaks with Victor Cordero of the Amigos San Diego Lowrider Club.]]>
<![CDATA[Airstream Trailers Hitch to Future]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Airsteam_Trailers_Hitch_to_Futu_072811_49_mezzn_722x406_2074273089.jpg
The classic is still attractive, but now, something new is on tap. For more stories from ConsumerBob click here.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Buying a Used Car]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Tips_for_Buying_a_Used_Car_072711_39_mezzn_722x406_2071673004.jpg
The market for used cars is at an all time high. Fewer people buying new cars is putting a high demand on cheaper used cars. As Consumer Bob reports, deals won't fall in your lap.]]>
<![CDATA[Buyer Beware: Cars Sparing Tires]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Car-Tire-Spare-73571720.jpg
Car makers are saving time, money and weight by not including a spare time with for-sale vehicles.

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<![CDATA[Zapping Fuel Costs With Dose of Ugly]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Nisaan-Leaf-684789.jpg
The electric Nissan Leaf makes too much financial sense to fret about its shortcomings.

Photo Credit: Chuck Westerheide]]>
<![CDATA[Surprise for Marine: Refurbished Mustang]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:58:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flak_marine_mustang.jpg
Marine Sgt. Edwrad Flak II throught his 1994 Mustang GT was just going into the shop for a few minor repairs.]]>
<![CDATA[New Pay-as-You-Drive Insurer Approved ]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:34:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/generic-traffic.jpg
Add yet another insurer to the list of those offering a more affordable way to insure your car.

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<![CDATA[The Cost of Driving]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:27:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/101608-car-mechanic-p1.jpg
The cost of owning and driving a car is up about $300 from last year according to one study.

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<![CDATA[Taking Toyota's Electric SUV for a Spin ]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:17:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NewElectricRav4_19.jpg
There’s something unique about the RAV 4. Toyota didn't make the motor.

Photo Credit: Bob Hansen]]>
<![CDATA[La Jolla Motor Car Classic]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:15:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_La_Jolla_Motor_Car_Classic_033111_39_mezzn_722x406.jpg
NBC San Diego's Megan Tevrizian gives you a preview of a fun car show for enthusiasts of all ages.]]>
<![CDATA[40 MPG Is the New 30 MPG]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 05:17:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_40_MPG_Is_the_New_30_MPG_032811_19_mezzn_722x406.jpg
Car makers are appealing to shoppers looking for great mileage.]]>
<![CDATA[40 MPG Is the New 30 MPG]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:31:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gas-pump-prices-generic.jpg
Car makers are appealing to shoppers looking for great mileage.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego's Worst Commute]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:00:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/generic-traffic.jpg
Do you drive it? Here's a hint: it's not I-5.

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<![CDATA[Cutting Edge Rescues]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:16:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Cutting_Edge_Rescues_030111_01_mezzn_722x406.jpg
How easily can rescuers get you out of a serious wreck?]]>
<![CDATA[Cutting Edge Rescues]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:09:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cutting+into+cars.jpg
How easily can rescuers get you out of a serious wreck?

Photo Credit: MVP Collaborative and WeberShandwick]]>