Month: February 2014

 1 Comment on How to Make Your Car Interior Sparkle
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How to Make Your Car Interior Sparkle

Keeping the exterior of your car clean is not difficult. Regular washing and occasional waxing is pretty much all it…

 1 Comment on Big Incentives Await Pickup Truck Shoppers
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Big Incentives Await Pickup Truck Shoppers

If youve been holding back on buying a new pickup truck consider this: March 2014 may be the start of…

 2 Comments on Credit Clean Up Before You Buy Your Next Car
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Credit Clean Up Before You Buy Your Next Car

You are ready to buy your next car and have set your eyes on something new. Sure, you know that…

 1 Comment on New Engine, Fresh Interior for 2015 Ford Focus
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New Engine, Fresh Interior for 2015 Ford Focus

Mid product cycle updates loom large for compact Focus. The Ford Focus is an instantly recognizable name, with more than…

 5 Comments on Seductive: 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport
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Seductive: 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport

Third generation IS sedans grow in size and attitude. It took eight years for Lexus to breathe fresh life into…

 8 Comments on Gone Green: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
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Gone Green: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Its not easy being green. Five Subaru models have come and gone from my driveway, weekly loaners that ranged from…

 1 Comment on GM Pickup Truck Lightweighting to Follow Ford’s Lead
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GM Pickup Truck Lightweighting to Follow Ford’s Lead

Next generation GMC and Chevrolet pickups will include more aluminum. Fresh off of a new design, the next generation Chevrolet…

 1 Comment on Not Dead Yet: Fisker Automotive
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Not Dead Yet: Fisker Automotive

Chinese company purchases Fisker with the intent to restart production. If you are a Fisker Karma fan cheer up: a…

 9 Comments on Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe
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Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe

Electrified Cadillac is provocative and swank. You may have heard the narrative: the Cadillac ELR is an overpriced Chevrolet Volt,…

 1 Comment on Fiat Chrysler Weighs Its Minivan Options
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Fiat Chrysler Weighs Its Minivan Options

Chrysler presses Canada for financial support. ***Update: Chrysler Withdraws Financial Assistance Request to the Federal and Provincial Governments in Canada***…

 2 Comments on J.D. Power: Powertrain Problems Impact Quality
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J.D. Power: Powertrain Problems Impact Quality

The results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) are in. And those findings offer some surprises…

 1 Comment on Bow Wow: Dog-Friendly Cars
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Bow Wow: Dog-Friendly Cars

People that take to the road with their pets, particular dogs, know the importance of providing a safe riding experience…

 2 Comments on Tips for Teens Buying a First Car
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Tips for Teens Buying a First Car

For a teen, getting a driver’s license is a milestone, and getting that very first car is just as exciting….

 0 Comment on Smokefree Car Bans: When Children Are Present
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Smokefree Car Bans: When Children Are Present

Taking the puff out of smoking. Britain will soon be enforcing what some Americans want to see on the books:…

 1 Comment on Elio: American Made and Only $6,800?!
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Elio: American Made and Only $6,800?!

A two-seat, three-wheeler from Louisiana. Cheaply priced cars are hard to come by and are typically imported from abroad. We’ve…

 1 Comment on DUI and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
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DUI and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

On the way: lower BAC limits. There is a movement afoot where the states are being urged by the National…

 1 Comment on Handsome 4×4 Trio From Toyota Racing Development
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Handsome 4×4 Trio From Toyota Racing Development

New models put the extreme in off-roading. Sport truck and SUV enthusiasts appreciate that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has been…

 2 Comments on Sobriety Checkpoint Laws: What You Need to Know
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Sobriety Checkpoint Laws: What You Need to Know

There are 38 states where police can set up traffic roadblocks, stop you and observe whether you have been drinking….

 2 Comments on Australia: Auto Manufacturing Done in 2017
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Australia: Auto Manufacturing Done in 2017

Within the next four years not a single new car will roll off of an Australian assembly line. That fact…

 11 Comments on In the Wet: 2015 Subaru WRX
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In the Wet: 2015 Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX is a compact sports sedan built on the platform that underpins the Impreza. Through 2014 it was…

 4 Comments on Nissan Strikes Back With Frontier Diesel Runner
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Nissan Strikes Back With Frontier Diesel Runner

Concept truck features a 2.8-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. GM will be muscling back into the small pickup truck segment…

 0 Comment on IHS Automotive: Sharp Increase in Electric Vehicles Forecast
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IHS Automotive: Sharp Increase in Electric Vehicles Forecast

Battery prices fall, making EVs more affordable. BMW i3 is one of several new EV models for 2014. Electric vehicle…

 4 Comments on New Honda Civic Models Pace 2014 Line
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New Honda Civic Models Pace 2014 Line

Feb. debut for hybrid and natural gas models. More than four decades after its US launch, the Honda Civic is…

 4 Comments on Charleston: Drayton Hall and a 2014 Toyota Highlander
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Charleston: Drayton Hall and a 2014 Toyota Highlander

Charleston, SC was the host city for an Urban Adventure, the theme for Toyotas week-long media event featuring its all-new…

 10 Comments on Emotive: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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Emotive: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

It doesn’t take a full week of press fleet driving to appreciate the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, a model that…