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5.7-Liter Toyota Tundra TRD Packs 504-Horsepower Punch
5.7-Liter Toyota Tundra TRD Packs 504-Horsepower Punch

If a mere 381 horsepower in your Tundra just simply doesn't get your heart rate up, Toyota has a pretty nifty package you can get, that pumps the 5.7-liter V-8 up to an autobahn-burning 504 horsepower and stump pulling 550 pound-feet of torque and its no joke. The package is listed in the TRD...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor FWD 4-door LS Front Exterior View
Review: 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor

The 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor is on of the most affordable midsize SUVs in it's class. It is evident when looking at the exterior that Mitsubishi have tried to make this vehicle stand out from other SUVs. They have succeeded in doing so with the sharp lines of the front end, it doesn't have as many...Read More»

2010 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Sport Front Exterior View
Review: 2010 Jeep Patriot

Jeep is very well known for having reliable and sturdy off-road vehicles, and the latest in the lineup is no exception. The 2010 Jeep Patriot is also one of the cheapest in its class thanks to its starting price of $17,364. The Patriot is also great when it comes to fuel economy, getting 23 mpg...Read More»

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Getting In SYNC With A Ford

One of the things I loved most about my ‘66 Mustang was the dashboard controls. There were eight of them as I recall and two were dedicated to music. The radio had only an AM band--but that thing was a beast. It pulled in 50,000 watt stations from Nashville, New Orleans, Wheeling, West...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
2010 Ford Transit Connect: Family Car Review

Ford has scored a huge win with the new 2010 Transit Connect. This funky-cool and widely adaptable vehicle is fun to drive and economical to buy - so much that it is breaking the boundary between commercial and personal vehicles. Commercial vehicles are known for being bare-bones models - not much...Read More»

2003 Volkswagen Passat 4-door Sedan GLS Manual Rear Seats
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R: All-new, bigger, roomier, and more power

The popular Subaru Legacy that has been very successful for over twenty years has been completely redesigned in 2010. Although the new Legacy looks familiar, everything has been update on this car. The new Legacy, gets a fresh look on the outside, underneath, a new engine and transmission, and a...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid
The Importance of On-Time Auto Insurance Payments

Many insurance companies realize the financial impact of paying for insurance and offer their clients monthly or quarterly payment schedules.  Others require payment in full to start the policy.  If you're on a payment schedule, be sure to make your payment on time. Most insurers write a clause...Read More»

Volvo C70 Crash Test
What To Do If You Are in an Auto Accident

Very few lucky people go through their entire driving life without being involved in an accident.  The odds are quite simply stacked against us.  Driving is nothing more than semi-controlled chaos, and inevitably someone will do something stupid in your presence. Most accidents will be drivable...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Road Test: 2010 GMC Terrain

With the departure of Hummer as a GM brand, GMC is back to its dominant position as the Generals rough and ready truck and SUV brand. That dominance is boldly asserted in the new 2010 GMC Terrain. The Terrain and the Chevy Equinox crossover utility vehicles share a chassis, engine options...Read More»

2010 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Steering Wheel
Test Driven: 2010 BMW 328i Sedan

You can really tell a lot about the depth and breadth of quality in an automobile by testing the most basic model. If that version impresses without the benefit of all the optional "ooh-aah" gizmos and high powered engines then there can be little doubt left in your mind that it is a great car...Read More»

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Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we learned that "Watching for COPS!" and proper mirrors that are properly adjusted are the tools to keep you out of trouble and make you a better defensive driver.  Now, let's review what we've learned so we can put it all together into proper mirror usage.First...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door Sedan CVT GTS Angular Front Exterior View
Week-Long Test Drive: The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Is A Car For The Whole Family

In life sometimes it is the little surprises that really count. Like when a car you really dont expect knocks the socks off of you. A vehicle with such a capability should truly be respected and revered because not only can it turn your commute into a pleasure and family hauling duties into a joy...Read More»

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Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 2)

In Part one of this series, I introduced the idea that selling your used car in this market is about taking car of the details.  As the seller, its your job to remove all of a buyers potential objection to buying your car.  Lets talk about what it is you need to do to get your car ready...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2010 Honda Fit: Inexpensive to Buy and to Own

There have been so many superlatives written about the Honda Fit, it's hard to come up with something else nice to say about it that hasn't been said. Yes, you know it is a wonder of efficient packaging, gets great fuel economy and is easily the most fun to drive vehicle in its segment. Yes, the...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan S Headlight
What Are Upgrade Headlight Xenon Car Bulbs?

Most automobiles are fitted with traditional halogen headlight bulbs at the time when they depart from manufacturers industrial unit. However, very few drivers are aware of the fact that it is possible to replace these halogen headlight bulbs with much brighter upgrade xenon car bulbs. Xenon bulbs...Read More»

Car accident
How To Stop A Runaway Car

Toyota's ride to the top of the sales charts has struck a serious speed bump.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some Toyota and Lexus vehicles can  unexpectedly accelerate when their throttles stick open. Toyotas aren't the only cars that might run away, in the hands...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Side Exterior View
2010 Taurus SHO- No No-Doze For the Sleeper

                               The 2010 snuck up on me. The driving ambassador from the Ford contingent asked what I wanted to drive. Nothing looked very exciting. "Whatever you got."             He motioned toward the four-door sedan at the curb. I really...Read More»

2010 Acura TSX 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Grille
2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS AWD: does it compare to more expensive German sport sedans?

When I found out I would be getting a Suzuki Kizashi for the week, I didnt know if it was going to be a car or some new kind of sushi. Kizashi actually means "something great is coming" and is pronounced "Key-ZAH-shee". And it is not something to eat but is Suzuki's all-new sedan, which made its...Read More»

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Why Are Cars So Much More Expensive Than They Used To Be?

I'm always amazed when I hear people reminisce about a time when $4000 would get you a really nice car. I haven't been around nearly long enough to remember something like that, so today's car prices aren't quite as shocking to me. Obviously, the cost of everything has gone up--but what besides a...Read More»

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