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About Your Car's Gasket
About Your Car's Gasket

The last time I had seen my friend’s son he had asked me about a car problem. So when we met again I inquired how it worked out. His reply was that the “gasket” was bad. When I probed further I could see that there was no interest in revisiting this car repair encounter. The car was fixed and...Read More»

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Ten Reasons To Buckle Your Seat Belts

1. You are less likely to lose your life in a car accident if you wear a seatbelt.When death draws near, the lesson that most walk away with is the value of day-to-day life. Risking the value of life by not clicking a seatbelt that has no disadvantages is simply mind boggling.

 2. Pavement and...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
Top Five Economical And Affordable 2010 Small Cars

These days car buyers are not only looking for cars they can afford, but they are looking for vehicles that also give good gas mileage. The price of fuel is forever rising and it’s urging car buyers to think twice before they buy large cars. These cars are both affordable and efficient and you...Read More»

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Ford Transit Connect: Small Business Superstar

Lately I have been noticing some very European-inspired small vans on the road. Every time I see one, I have to do a double take when I spy a familiar blue oval. Ford seems to be selling a ton of its new Transit Connect commercial vehicles. They are cool British looking things always doing fun...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Owed An Apology By Consumer Reports

Toyota is owed an apology by Consumer Reports and from the mainstream media as well. Enough is enough. Now Toyota is being picked on. Toyota has faulty accelerator pedals and floor mats that are being recalled--that has been established and explained in my previous article. What must first be...Read More»

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Movie Star Gets A Facelift

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you ten facts about a car and you tell me the name and make of the car. Ready? Here we go. This car: Is one of the most popular cars of all time with over 22 million produced and a life span of over 75 years. Was the brainchild of, and named by, Adolph Hitler. Was...Read More»

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Video: Emblem Alive Makes Your Weekend Projects A Little More Hilarious

There are lots of perks that come from writing about cars -- test drives, nifty schwag, media days at auto shows -- but our favorite by far are the press releases. We don't mean the humdrum emails about new floor mats; we're talking about epic missives promoting "groundbreaking" products that are...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda: Miles Of Smiles, But A Little Too Smiley

Mazda is in the middle of its Claim Your Mazda sales drive and is trying to get buyers in the door. When those buyers arrive, theyre going to be greeted by some seriously unappealing cars. Take a look at the new Mazda 3, for example. It's got a face like a maniacal clown. The grille is upturned...Read More»

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The 2011 Mazda2 Destroys the Competition

Forget the fact that the 2011 Mazda 2 has yet to run head-to-head with any of its competitors, and that Mazda isnt even listing all of its stats online yet, and even forget that there is still snow on my front lawn while I am predicting victory for a car that will not be sold until the sun comes...Read More»

Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
Turn Your Car Into a Road Trip Machine

We're coming close to emerging from what seems like a painfully long Winter (at least, in Ohio it does) and Spring break season is upon us.  That might be the only thing I miss about college.  For those of you still fortunate to get this nice little window of freedom every year, there's a good...Read More»

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Maximize Your Auto Show Experience With a Few Simple Tips

It's auto show season in North America.  Are you prepared to get out there a make the most of your city's exposition?  It can be an exciting, yet overwhelming event.  Here are a few suggestions to ensure you get what you pay for. Do your Homework Get online and do some research before you go...Read More»

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Volkswagen & Tracy Morgan Make Violence Fun With 'Punch Dub'

If you grew up in a large family, you probably remember "Punch Buggy", the road-trip game that allowed the first kid in the car to spot a Volkswagen Beetle the opportunity to punch a sibling in the arm. Now, VW is hoping to resuscitate the fun of family violence with its new "Punch Dub" campaign...Read More»

Cruising Woodward Avenue in Detroit
Video: Film Archivist Rick Prelinger Curates 'Lost Landscapes of Detroit'

Many artists have drawn inspiration from Detroit -- most recently from ruined remembrances of the city's grander times. But filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger is taking a different approach in his upcoming show at the Motor City's Museum of Contemporary Art. Entitled "Lost Landscapes of...Read More»

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Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and self-professed marketing "gurus". That said, we're willing to give a pass to this clip from the NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview last...Read More»

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Audi TT RS Roadster

Today the www.leasecarsdirect.co.uk test driver Gary Hunter drove the Audi TT RS and boy did he have fun. Gary Hunter " The moment i put the key in the ignition of the Audi TT RS and turned to hear a fantastic roar of the deep exhaust tones I thought to myself maybe the TT isnt a girls car...Read More»

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The Weeklong Test Drive: 2010 Acura RDX

Although it isn't the newest vehicle in Acura's ever expanding fleet that isn't to say that the 2010 Acura RDX isn't full of its own unique delights. Powered by a turbocharged 2.3 liter 240 horsepower 4 cylinder engine, the RDX is punchy and powerful at all speeds yet the powertrain always remains...Read More»

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Fun To Drive Family/Commuter Cars: 2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Nissan Altima 3.5 SR: (Prices Starting at $24,520) Do you lust after a Nissan Z sports coupe but realize, heck, that car doesn't have a backseat and you have a wife and two kids under 5? Well, it must just be your lucky day because Nissan makes a sporting version of its Altima family sedan with the...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Weeklong Test: Honda Element 4WD EX With Dog Friendly Package

The notion of family is a funny thing. It can be a husband and wife with their 2.3 children just as easily as it can be an out and proud gay man and his 6 year old, recently adopted Boxer dog named Daisy Mae. So to honor the health and well being of the often times overlooked canine family member...Read More»

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Apps For Alkies: Track Your Tippling On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a special night: a night for wary suburbanites to make their annual schlep to the city center, and for otherwise upright teetotalers to knock back the bubbly like barflies. Here at TCC, we fall somewhere in the middle -- right between "grandpa at the ice cream social" and "Gary...Read More»

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