Dealership vs. Carvana: Which Offers the Better Shopping Experience?

Car buyers have purchased from dealerships since shortly after cars were invented. Despite the rare hassles and negative media attention, dealerships have thrived for over a hundred years. Over the past decade, internet solutions have popped up in an attempt to “optimize” the car buying process. We’ve taken a look at that “optimized” car buying experience through popular startup Carvana vs. a traditional car dealer.

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The 10 Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties in Kansas City

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That final day of the decade promises grand things to those looking for excitement. As you begin planning how you’ll be ringing in 2020, start with these 10 exciting Kansas City New Year’s Eve parties, events and galas. Some are for families, most are for adults, but they’re all guaranteed to bookend your 2019 with some much-needed fun. 

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McCarthy Pre-Owned SuperCenter joins forces with McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai

For the last four years, McCarthy Pre-Owned SuperCenter has offered one of the best selections of quality used cars in Kansas City from its location in Blue Springs, MO. While that outstanding variety of pre-owned vehicles literally isn’t going anywhere, the SuperCenter will continue forward as a division of its next-door neighbor, McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai, as of Dec. 1, 2019.

This merge of dealership staffs means that McCarthy Pre-Owned SuperCenter will effectively close as a standalone business, the pre-owned lot will remain open at 3030 NW S Outer Rd. Knowledgeable McCarthy sales associates will continue to be on site to assist customers with used car sales. The pre-owned service department, however, will merge with McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai’s service drive and move next door to 3000 NW S Outer Rd..

The team at McCarthy Auto Group looks forward to continuing our relationship with the Blue Springs community by offering an unbeatable selection of used cars at McCarthy Hyundai and the neighboring used car lot. See you soon!

30 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Lyft or Uber Driver

If you’re a rideshare driver – whether it’s for Uber, Lyft, or another taxiing company – tips are your livelihood. This is how life is as an independent contractor. Simply taking people from point A to point B won’t cut it; to be successful and earn more money, you need to take your game to the next level.

But how do you succeed at being an Uber or Lyft driver? In no particular order, here are 21 tips, tricks, and helpful driving hacks to ensure your passengers hit that “tip your driver” button.

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5 Rad Kickstarter Car Accessories to Gift for Christmas

Ditch the cardigans and gift cards this Christmas. Be the Secret Santa everyone wants to have, and wrap something special for your special someone this holiday season. You can buy all of these Kickstarter-funded car accessories, gadgets, and gizmos right now—just in time for Mr. Claus to fill up stockings.

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The Best Car TV Shows to Stream: Netflix & Hulu

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If you’re as much a gearhead, car-lover, and automotive enthusiast as we are, you know there’s nothing better than toiling under a hood. Sometimes, however, you just want to transform into a couch potato—and what’s wrong with that? Thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, you can live your life on the sofa and feed your inner car-junkie. Here are the best car TV shows and automotive programs to stream on Netflix and Hulu right now.

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Top 10 Hyundai Commercials Ever: Ranked

Hyundai has long been known as the maker of amazing vehicles, but they’ve also created some of the best car commercials of all time. Oftentimes funny, sometimes inspiring, and always creative, these are the top 10 Hyundai commercials and ad spots we’ve seen over the years. You’ve got 10 minutes to spare, right? Hop to it.

1. The Elevator: Shopper Assurance

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The Best Places In Kansas City To Trick-Or-Treat

Have you noticed fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood each Halloween? It’s a growing epidemic that’s plaguing more than just Kansas City, as parents across the country are taking their children trick-or-treating in communities that are perceived to be “safer,” or to special “trunk-or-treat” events. Sayonara, Halloween.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade: “The World’s Swankiest Boat on Wheels”

If the decade of crossovers began in 2010, the 2020s are set up to become the decade of 8-seater SUVs. Dozens of full-size utility vehicles have entered the arena recently, hoping to win the favor of thousands of families, but it’s the all-new Hyundai Palisade that’s asserting itself as the Alpha. It’s large, definitely in charge, and even shockingly well-appointed for such an affordable 8-person ute.

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17 Best Scenic Drives & Missouri Road Trip Destinations

Scenic drives are Missouri’s specialty. (After all, it is the Show Me State!) So, as you begin planning your family’s next road trip in MO, consider venturing through some of these popular highways and byways. You’ll fill your cloud account with more pictures than you could shake a stick at.

Missouri Scenic Drives

17. Missouri Farmlands Road Trip

Where: Sedalia, MO
Length: 50 miles
Season: Best experienced in spring and autumn
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Take an evening road trip around Sedalia’s gorgeous and tranquil farmlands. Picture-perfect rural landscapes abound, and free-roaming livestock, deer, and other wildlife sightings aren’t rare along the Missouri Farmlands Loop.

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