Month: October 2014

 2 Comments on About the 2015 Hyundai Elantra
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About the 2015 Hyundai Elantra

Small Hyundai is big on value. Some consumers are understandably shocked when they price a new vehicle. The average cost…

 0 Comment on Ford Bets $5 Billion on Lincoln
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Ford Bets $5 Billion on Lincoln

Lincoln gets another lease on life. Ford’s Lincoln brand may have some life left in it after all. Last week,…

 1 Comment on Infotainment Systems Take a Beating in Latest Consumer Reports Survey
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Infotainment Systems Take a Beating in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

The Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Reliability Survey is out, what paints a highly critical and negative picture of in-car technologies,…

 0 Comment on Toyota Moving Forward With Scion Sub-Brand
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Toyota Moving Forward With Scion Sub-Brand

European Toyota Auris derived hatchback expected stateside. Well, it seems like Toyota’s Scion sub-brand has some life left in it…

 8 Comments on Sweet Dreams: 2015 Corvette Stingray
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Sweet Dreams: 2015 Corvette Stingray

One glorious week with a C7. The seventh-generation Corvette (C7) may be GM’s best effort so far in this still…

 1 Comment on Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA
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Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA

Two-thirds of the airbag recalls involve Honda vehicles. The news this week turned especially gruesome as the New York Times…

 0 Comment on Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Green Car of the Year award now in its eleventh year. The Audi A3 is a Green Car of the…

 0 Comment on New Acura ILX Set for Los Angeles Debut
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New Acura ILX Set for Los Angeles Debut

Smallest Acura set for a big refresh. Among entry level premium models, the Acura ILX has found its place in…

 0 Comment on No Coupe or Convertible for Chrysler
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No Coupe or Convertible for Chrysler

The last Chrysler convertible drives off into the sunset. Chryslers last convertible is the 2014 200. When Cadillac killed it…

 12 Comments on Driven: 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
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Driven: 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Behind the wheel of Nissan’s best seller. The Nissan Altima is as American as any sedan gets. Built in Canton,…

 1 Comment on Recall Roundup: October 2014
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Recall Roundup: October 2014

2014 will go down in the record books as the year of the recall. General Motors (GM) has led the…

 0 Comment on Will Ford Continue to Lead in Pickup Truck Sales?
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Will Ford Continue to Lead in Pickup Truck Sales?

The Ford F-150 is the perennial leader in pickup truck sales. For 37 consecutive years it has been the top-selling…

 3 Comments on Acura Mulls a Full All-Wheel Drive Strategy
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Acura Mulls a Full All-Wheel Drive Strategy

Honda’s premium brand looks to the future. When you think of premium and luxury cars, brands such as Audi, BMW,…

 0 Comment on Are Diesels Forthcoming for Hyundai Kia?
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Are Diesels Forthcoming for Hyundai Kia?

Korean manufacturers look at diesel deployment stateside. Drive any Hyundai and Kia product within North America and it most likely…

 5 Comments on Sport Luxury Crossover: Infiniti QX70S
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Sport Luxury Crossover: Infiniti QX70S

Infiniti’s sporty crossover shows much muscle. It is a privilege to receive new cars every week for test drives. My…

 9 Comments on The Top-of-the-Range Kia K900
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The Top-of-the-Range Kia K900

If you haven’t glanced Kia’s way in a few years, you may want to look at what this Korean manufacturer…

 0 Comment on Dialogue and Your Automotive Technician
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Dialogue and Your Automotive Technician

It was hard enough for you to buy a car. Now, you have to tell your automotive technician what is…

 2 Comments on Safety on the Road: Winter Driving Precautions
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Safety on the Road: Winter Driving Precautions

Taking to the road when winter driving conditions are present can be dangerous, but not entirely unavoidable. Slush, ice and…

 2 Comments on How to Prepare Your Car For Winter
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How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

Winter’s icy grip can put its “hurt” on your car. Just like in summer, extreme temperatures can make your engine…

 2 Comments on Attainable Opulence: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
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Attainable Opulence: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Wow. There are very few cars I test drive that surprise me. I expect that certain vehicles will stand head…

 0 Comment on Highlights of the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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Highlights of the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) is a biennial event held during even-numbered years at the Paris Expo Porte…

 2 Comments on September 2014 Auto Sales: Bada Bing, Bada Boom
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September 2014 Auto Sales: Bada Bing, Bada Boom

Light vehicle sales up 9.4 percent for the month. 4Runner sales helped pace Toyota in September 2014. Analysts had expected…

 6 Comments on Just Out: 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover
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Just Out: 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover

Small crossover extends Audi’s product range. Audi’s product expansion continues, its latest vehicle a compact crossover utility vehicle designed to…