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2010 Jeep Rubicon Overview
2010 Jeep Rubicon Overview

When it comes to all around off-road capability, one name comes to the mind of many: Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has proven itself to be one of the most capable off-road vehicles of all time, and it keeps getting better. When Jeep first introduced the Rubicon to the market, off-road enthusiasts...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Making Sense of Auto Insurance

Your car insurance policy is a custom package of several coverage options.  When you purchase insurance, you choose the coverage that best suits your needs.  Typically, the more you have to lose, the more coverage (protection) you need to purchase. Today, anywhere you drive in the United States...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Enters Model Year With New Engines, Styling and Plenty of Room for Seven

The first generation Hyundai Santa Fe was among the first crossovers on the North American market and its weird "fish mouth" style front grille always reminded you that if it wasn't at least from another country it was quite possibly from another planet. It is amazing that just a few short years...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
The 2010 Kia Rondo May Be the Smartest Family Car Buy You Ever Make

When you are one of the heads of a large household it can be extremely difficult to make sure all the mouths are fed and all the ends are met. With the introduction of more children into your life you often find that trips to the beauty salon and tailored designer suits go out the window. And that...Read More»

Dr. Kay Segler
Beware Car Care FUD!

I recently ran across a Google ad for a car wax product that prompted me to click-in and investigate. They advertised "Never Wax Your Car Again!". When I hit the product home page I was immediately bombarded with FUD marketing. I backed out as fast as I could to get back to Google. Just below the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-3 4-door Sedan XWD Grille
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited: off-road, four-wheel-drive capability

Last year, the Suzuki Grand Vitara was completely overhauled with more advanced drivetrains, bigger brakes, many new features, and a new V6 engine was added to the already capable four-cylinder. The 2010 Grand Vitara Limited V6 4WD ($26,299) that I tested is a vehicle that will compete with a...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»

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»

2011 Kia Sorento
The 2011 Kia Sorento 7-Seat Crossover SUV Is A Budget Family Hauler

As the first Kia built in the United States at a very pricey new North American plant, the 2011 Kia Sorento had to be pretty darn impressive to make all that expense worthwhile. Unlike the last version it had to be the right size to fit your average super-sized American and it had to have...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen 1 Liter Concept Photos

The name represents the amount of fuel it takes the car to travel 100 km and nominally equals to 235 mpg. Based on the translation, it seems that Volkswagen might be taking some liberties with the name since it appears to take 1.49 liters / 100 km, or a mere 157.8 mpg (US). The original 1liter...Read More»

2005 Porsche Cayenne S
2005 Cayenne Turbo - Nice Car

Bought my Cayenne a few years ago. here are the pros - very nice interior finish and handling. Cons - way expensive. You know at first I didn't like this car as the trasmission has some serious flaws in how the gears are mapped (tries to go to 6th gear to quickly). However, having had the car for...Read More»

Conversion Van
Five Reasons Conversion Vans Are A Great Alternative To An RV

Many seniors consider buying an RV to make their journeys more comfortable - whether they are traveling the country, visiting family, or spoiling grandkids by taking them to Disneyland. But most seniors find RVs to be more car than they want too expensive, awkward to handle, and difficult to...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-door Open Doors
Insuring Your 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

So, you just dropped $85,000+ for your new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and you have no idea how much insurance you need to cover your latest eco-friendly, luxury purchase. Its ok -- auto insurance is usually the last thing on the buyer's mind and the first thing on the dealership's mind during the...Read More»

Dog in driving gear
Create a Maintenance Budget

There is a small list of items you can (and should) easily keep track of to assure a long, healthy life for your car. You may rely on your mechanic, or a dealership to tell you what and when, or like me, you may prefer to keep track of maintenance on your own. In either case, we've got to pay to...Read More»

Mercedes-AMG M178 engine
What You Need To Know About Motor Oil

Maybe you're a DIY-er and change your own oil, maybe you don't like to get your hands dirty but you're still curious about how your engine works, or maybe you just feel left out when car guys start talking numbers. Here's a basic guide to motor oil to get you started. Introduction to Viscosity The...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
2010 Jetta SportWagon Diesel: VW Has Put Sport Into Wagon

I dont like station wagons, but the new VW SportWagen is a fun one to drive. I really enjoyed the last Jetta I drove (an 08 Jetta SE), so I was looking forward to testing the 2010 Jetta wagon. I test drove the new SportWagon TDI, which is the turbo diesel version. This is the way Europe drives...Read More»

2010 cadillac srx crossover live 04
SRX-y New Crossover From Cadillac

The all-new 2010 SRX has been downsized and uscaled and designed to be a real world luxury car for those who want the security and heft of a SUV along with the athletic handling and luxury conveniences of a 4-door sedan. The walkaround revealed a deep, rich cherry red clearcoat finish, punctuated...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-7X AWD 4-door Aero Front Exterior View
2009 Saab 9-7X May Be an Investment for the Future

If you are into collecting, need a new SUV and want to save some money, then you may just want to take a look at the 2009 Saab 9-7X. Introduced only three years ago, the 2009 model is likely to become a classic in the not-too-distant future. If you can still find one, the 9-7X, which really has...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Auto SE Angular Rear Exterior View
DR. Gizmo Part IV

"Dr. Gizmo" By Phil Arendt Mechanical Problem Raises Engine Idle Speed Question 1 My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe with a 6-cylinder engine has a high idle and the check engine light is on. I took the vehicle to my local mechanic who replaced the throttle position part. The car ran better after the repair...Read More»

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