Lulu the dog says, “Stop Mispronouncing the Names of Japanese Cars.” Grrr…

Hi, my name is Lulu.   Yes, I am a dog.  Like my picture.  I may look like a dog but I know cars.  Pay attention and I’ll teach you a think or two.  My job is to protect you from making a mistake.

Whether it be a Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla, or a Nissan Maxima, many Japanese cars have become synonymous with reliability, yet most  drivers are pronouncing their names entirely wrong! Luckily a YouTube channel devoted to Japanese car modifications (like the ones you’ve seen in the Fast and Furious franchise), clarified the issue. They made a useful video to help us Westerners get their names right. You can watch Mighty Car Mods video right here so you can help your friends and family get it right!

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MPG stats are often FICTION

Auto manufacturers love to brag about their Highway versus City fuel economy. Those numbers are often fiction.

In the same way that car commercials on TV promote the bare bones trim option as a monthly price, they are doing the same thing when it comes to MPG. Take a look at our MPG gap report, comparing the ‘true’ mileage you’ll get with the following vehicles: the 2014 Honda Accord, the 2014 Mazda 6, and the 2014 Toyota Camry.

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Google Maps – a “Must Know About”

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Despite summer being the prime time for road trips, Autumn’s cooler weather and beautiful foliage also make for a nice cross country or coastal journey in your car. Whether you’re with friends, a spouse, or the whole family, getting around the country can be tricky, but not impossible if you use Google Maps to plan things out.

Save $3,400 off MSRP for a 2014 Hyundai Sonata

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Even if you just bought a brand new 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or 2014 Ford Focus with sleek navigation systems, the mapping out of a route via Google Maps can help make navigation even easier. So here’s a guide on how to use Google Maps to plan out that 1,000 mile plus journey.

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See if your car has Defected Airbags. Get Yours Fixed!

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Attention New Jersey drivers! You need to check your airbags.

If you have purchased a vehicle built by Toyota, Honda (specifically a Honda Accord), Nissan, or other leading manufacturers listen up. According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 4.7 million people may own cars with defective airbags. An air bag supplier named Takata Corp. issued a recall, which is impacting close to 12 million vehicles.

The following auto makes and models are at risk. If your vehicle is on the list, take it to your dealer for a free replacement:

Save $2,700 off MSRP for a 2014 Honda Accord

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5 Cars to Help You Escape a Zombie Outbreak

The Walking Dead back on TV, zombies and terrifying escapes are on the minds of many NJ drivers. This had us asking ourselves, what would be the best car to have in the event of a ‘walking dead’ type apocalypse?

Rather than focus on trim options and design, we looked for cars and trucks with bulk for protection and heavy zombie crushing power. Added size would help greatly in the event of a zombie roadblock.

Find the car or truck, new or used, you want with up to $7,500 in additional discounts at

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The Top 5 Full Size Pickups for NJ Drivers

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The #1 Best Selling vehicle is the Ford F-Series. Americans buy more Ford Pickups than any other vehicle. The #2 Best Selling vehicle in the US is the Chevrolet Silverado.  Coming in at #4 is the RAM 1500. These three vehicles represent 15% of total US vehicle sales.  Amazing.  Here is our Chart of the Top 5 Selling Pickups.

Once we knew the Top 5 we went out and found the Best Deals in New Jersey on these Five Best Selling Pickups. Because dealers sell so many of these pickups we were able to find some amazing deals. Take a look to find F-150s with up to $10,000 in coupon discounts.

Find the car or truck, new or used, you want with up to $7,500 in additional discounts at

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BMW Using Lasers for Smarter High Beams

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Say goodbye to blinding high beams, thanks to BMW’s new laser powered smart headlights.

BMW unveiled it’s new headlight technology in Las Vegas at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

It utilizes a combination of smart lasers, “high performance diodes” and a Selective Beam camera system.

Readers without an electrical engineering degree may not have any idea what this technology does (and neither did we at first).

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Driving Tips for a Harsh New Jersey Winter

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New Jersey winters can be brutal. Especially if your car is not prepared for icy weather.

This past weekend I drove for 35 minutes in a snowstorm and saw at least a dozen accidents.

Luckily I was able to take my time and go slowly without getting in one myself.

After my experience I felt that NJ Car Coupon needed to share some new tips on how to prep your own car for a harsh NJ winter.

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