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Family Car Advice: Make Sure to Use the Correct Fuel

Family Car Advice: Make Sure to Use the Correct Fuel

It may seem like a no-brainer, but with more cars switching over to turbo-powered engines (think Ford's EcoBoost engines), driver's need to pay more attention than ever to what fuel rating their car or truck requires. Generally speaking, there are several choices of octane--87, 89, 91, or 93... read more

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2011 Mustang GT 5.0

Best Affordable Sporty Cars for a Midlife Crisis in the middle of a Recession

As many people (primarily men) approach the middle of their lives a strange phenomenon occurs. They may start exercising more, using Rogaine again and they may be overtaken... read more May 23, 2010 by 


 

Weeklong Roadtest: Is the 2010 Honda Accord EX Family Sedan for You?

Once you have driven a fair number of family sedans as a road tester you really begin to be able to hone in on the subtle nuances which separate the average models from the... read more May 22, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Civic Sedan

Family Car Advice: Don't Talk Numbers With A Salesperson Too Early

A quick bit of advice for car buyers who are shopping this weekend: If you know what you can afford in terms of a monthly payment, don't disclose it to the salesperson too... read more May 14, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

News: Top IIHS Safety Picks For 2010 Have Been Released

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its top safety picks for 2010, and several family-oriented cars have made the list. The Institute performs four tests... read more May 13, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda Mazda6

Family Car Advice: Know What You're Buying

A sad story out of Canada reminds us that paying attention to fine print and fast talk is extremely important when buying a car. Jalopnik has all the sordid details, but the... read more May 7, 2010 by 


 
2011 Toyota Sienna

Minivan Wars: 2011 Toyota Sienna SE vs. 2010 Honda Odyssey EX

This week we here at FamilyCarGuide.com are driving a pre-production Toyota Sienna SE minivan which, in a semi-altered homage to the film Get Shorty, has been hailed by many... read more May 6, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander SE

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander V-6 Versus 2010 Toyota RAV4 V-6

In all reality the four cylinder versions of these well engineered, agile "cute-utes" (or small SUVs if you prefer) are probably the far more rational models to choose not... read more May 4, 2010 by 


 
BraunAbility Ramp Van

BraunAbility Wheelchair Vans Help Disabled People With Daily Life

If you’ve ever had a really bad case of the flu, broken your leg or been in any way incapacitated in your life you realize that the only thing you really want is to feel... read more May 4, 2010 by  6


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Top Five SUVs that Cost Less than $25,000

Sometimes in life you find that while your responsibilities are growing, your income isn’t expanding at the same rate. For instance, the arrival of a new baby or the... read more May 4, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Instrument Cluster

Road Test: 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Is An Intelligent Hauler

The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is the gas/electric vehicle for people who don’t want to call attention to their eco-consciousness or desire to save money on gas. It is also... read more April 30, 2010 by 


 
2010 Nissan Altima

Road Test: 2010 Nissan Altima Is Sexy, Frugal Family Transport

When you are out shopping for an inexpensive mainstream family sedan you sure have plenty of choices ranging from the Camry to the new Sonata to the Accord to the Fusion to... read more April 29, 2010 by 


 
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

The Five Best 2010 Six-Cylinder Family Sedans

When you think of a traditional family sedan perhaps your mind wanders to idyllic childhood journeys with your family on Sunday afternoons. Or perhaps you remember arguments... read more April 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota 4Runner

Weeklong Road Test: 2010 Toyota 4Runner Is Securely A TRUCK

Sometimes the media just doesn’t trust that the average American is actually pretty darn smart. For instance, most American TRUCK shoppers realize that the 2010 4Runner is... read more April 23, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Chevrolet Aveo LS

Is the 2010 Chevy Aveo5 Economy Hatchback Really as Bad as Everyone Says?

It is funny but when an all new model is launched so much is expected to be perfect and very often times carmakers get certain things wrong. Like, for instance, when the... read more April 19, 2010 by 


 
2010 Scion xD

2010 Scion xD: Not Cute Or Cool, But Efficient And Reliable

Starting at $15,570 when equipped with the standard five speed manual transmission and 1.8 liter 128 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, the 2010 Scion xD is frankly just totally... read more April 13, 2010 by  5


 
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