Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2010 on

Bad credit, auto lender requirements and the increased thawing of the auto credit market are just a few of the major automotive finance news topics of 2010. When looking at the auto industry as a whole, this year, we saw automakers introduce electric cars and many newly redesigned vehicles, GM issue its IPO and automakers start to hire again.

We went through our numbers to find out which news and advice stories you read the most on in 2010.

Our coverage of a steering column recall on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedan was our most read story of 2010. There was a problem with the steering column connections being properly attached, which could result in a loss of the ability to steer the car. Hyundai began fixing the cars in October.

The new Sonata is the top-selling car this year for Hyundai. The automaker has sold 183,102 Sonatas so far in 2010 (as of Dec. 10). It’s no surprise it was the most popular news story on this past year.

Other popular stories on our site in 2010 were auto loan-related, of course. The story about income verification and why it’s important to auto lenders was our second most read story of the year. This story gave an in-depth explanation of how a consumer’s monthly income is factored into the lender’s decision for an auto loan or lease approval.

The rest of the stories on our list covered vehicle recalls, credit scores, new cars, auto loan rates, reliable cars, electric cars and when to buy a car to get the best deal. Click on each story title to go directly to that story.

  1. Hyundai Recalls 2011 Sonata For Steering Column Problem
  2. Income Verification – Why You Need to Prove Your Pay to the Auto Loan Lender
  3. What’s Hot at the 2010 New York Auto Show
  4. How to Improve Your Credit Score in 2010
  5. BMW Recalls 150,000 Vehicles For Fuel Pump Problem
  6. Car Loan Shoppers With Good Credit Continue to Receive Best Interest Rates
  7. Tuesday After Thanksgiving Better Than Black Friday to Find Best Deals on New Cars
  8. Scion Named Most Reliable by Consumer Reports
  9. GM Wants More of its Subprime Customers Approved For Auto Loans
  10. Nissan Leaf Sold Out Until 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata

A steering column recall for the popular 2011 Hyundai Sonata was the most read news story on in 2010.

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