Month: October 2013

0 215  3 Comments on Road Tripping With the 2014 Cadillac XTS VSport AWD Platinum
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Road Tripping With the 2014 Cadillac XTS VSport AWD Platinum

Cadillac sales are on an upward trajectory, with year-to-date US sales up by 25 percent over 2012 through Sept. It…

0 113  2 Comments on About the 2014 Kia Sportage
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About the 2014 Kia Sportage

Kia’s compact SUV receives an update. The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle, a five-passenger front- or all-wheel…

0 85  1 Comment on Auto Reliability: Audi, Volvo & GMC Move Up Says Consumer Reports
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Auto Reliability: Audi, Volvo & GMC Move Up Says Consumer Reports

The Japanese automotive brands have long held the attention of Consumer Reports (CR), the independent magazine owned by the non-profit…

0 209  1 Comment on White Remains the Top Color Choice For New Cars
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White Remains the Top Color Choice For New Cars

The most popular new car color is white according to PPG Industries. PPG is a leading coatings and speciality products…

0 119  8 Comments on On the Road With the 2013 Toyota Tundra Limited 4WD
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On the Road With the 2013 Toyota Tundra Limited 4WD

Just weeks after testing the 2014 Toyota Tundra at a media event in Georgia and, lo and behold, a 2013…

0 102  3 Comments on Subaru Legacy Delivers Quality and Reliability
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Subaru Legacy Delivers Quality and Reliability

The 2014 Subaru Legacy will likely not win many beauty pageants. However, its “looks” deficiency might not disappoint fans who are accustomed…

0 75  0 Comment on Consumer Reports: Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 250 Fall Short
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Consumer Reports: Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 250 Fall Short

Two Japanese brands find themselves on opposite ends of the luxury segment with Lexus batting Mercedes-Benz and BMW for top…

0 122  1 Comment on Tesla Motors Opens First North Carolina Supercharger Station
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Tesla Motors Opens First North Carolina Supercharger Station

Electric vehicle maker extends its supercharger network. Burlington, NC, may not be an instantly recognizable location for people outside of…

0 125  0 Comment on About the 2014 Hyundai Tucson
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About the 2014 Hyundai Tucson

New base engine powers Hyundai’s compact SUV. Introduced in 2005, the Hyundai Tucson plunged the Korean automaker right into the…

0 104  0 Comment on Special Service Dodge Durango Prepared For Civil Fleets
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Special Service Dodge Durango Prepared For Civil Fleets

American automotive manufacturers provide select vehicles for civil fleets including police cars, ambulances and fire chief vehicles. These civil-oriented models…

0 169  3 Comments on Fun Factor: 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring
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Fun Factor: 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring

If top-down fun is your thing, then the Nissan 370Z pegs the fun-o-meter. This model, available in coupe and roadster…

0 92  2 Comments on Acura ILX Hybrid Takes a Bow
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Acura ILX Hybrid Takes a Bow

Acura is hoping that its sub-$30,000 price for a premium hybrid sedan will be enough to entice environmentally conscious buyers…

0 89  1 Comment on About the 2014 Hyundai Sonata
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About the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai refreshes its popular midsize Sonata sedan. Without a doubt, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata shook up the midsize segment, forcing…

0 82  1 Comment on Cadillac ELR Pricing and Distribution Set
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Cadillac ELR Pricing and Distribution Set

The all-new Cadillac ELR will go on sale in early Jan., a 2014 model based on the Cadillac Converj concept and underpinned…

0 117  4 Comments on 5 Tips for Driving at Night
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5 Tips for Driving at Night

It is no secret that driving at night is more difficult for several reasons, and with Daylight Savings Time ending…

Curator Ken Gross stands next to a Porsche Type 804 Formula One race car.
0 110  5 Comments on Raleigh Art Museum Opens Porsche Exhibit
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Raleigh Art Museum Opens Porsche Exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has an extensive permanent collection of American, European and African art, and has…

0 260  2 Comments on Like a Rock: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Like a Rock: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Following successive weeks driving the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pick up trucks, I can tell you that there…

0 87  3 Comments on Bling it On: 2015 Cadillac Escalade
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Bling it On: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Leviathan lives on. The fourth generation Cadillac Escalade has been been revealed, an over-the-top SUV that retains all the bling…

0 101  2 Comments on New Ford Mustang to Birth Additional Products?
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New Ford Mustang to Birth Additional Products?

In keeping with the “auto trends” theme of this website, once in a while, we offer our speculation on where…

0 94  2 Comments on Pet Safety: Subaru Goes for the Dogs
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Pet Safety: Subaru Goes for the Dogs

Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS) have your pet in mind, especially dogs that ride in cars outfitted…

0 149  4 Comments on Handsome Truck: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT
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Handsome Truck: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT

The large pickup truck segment has rebounded from its recessionary lows when sales fell by more than half in 2009…

0 93  1 Comment on Slipping Sept. 2013 Auto Sales: What’s Up With That?
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Slipping Sept. 2013 Auto Sales: What’s Up With That?

US auto sales dropped by 4.2 percent for Sept. 2013, based in part on two fewer selling days than in…

0 73  1 Comment on About the 2014 Honda CR-V
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About the 2014 Honda CR-V

Few models define the compact sport utility market as well as the Honda CR-V. Certainly, the Toyota RAV4 and Ford…

0 86  0 Comment on Chrysler Celebrates Minivan Milestone With 30th Anniversary Editions
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Chrysler Celebrates Minivan Milestone With 30th Anniversary Editions

Chrysler claims to be the creator of the minivan segment, something that Volkswagen may take issue with. Years before the…