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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Is All About Improved Value
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Is All About Improved Value

Suzuki’s 2010 Grand Vitara compact SUV is in a very crowded marketplace and needs to stand out to make its mark. To that end, Suzuki has gone to lengths to differentiate its offerings from those of its competition and did a mild facelift on the Grand Vitara last year that gives this machine a...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door I4 Auto Limited PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Hyundai Tucson Improved To Near Perfection

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS compact crossover is one handsome machine, especially dressed in cotton white paint that shows off the explicitly curvaceous lines of its exterior. This is a redesigned model for the 2010 selling season and it’s so much nicer than the previous generation Tucson that...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
If You Cheat On Your Spouse, Make Sure To Hide Your Car First

Most people agree that cheating on your spouse is wrong. But it happens. Now a new survey explores what can happen when the spouse finds out, and the results should give pause to anyone with wandering eyes: If you cheat, you put your car in grave danger. A poll done in the United Kingdom by the...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Overview

You just have to take a look at the exterior of the 2010 Ford F-150 STV Raptor to know it is one mean fighting machine. The black splattered paint on the rear and the huge Ford logo across the front grille tells you this pickup truck means business. It lives up to its looks while giving vicious...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Suburban
Vehicle Attachment Or Just Sentimentality

“America’s love affair with the automobile” is an overused expression. But sometimes there’s nothing like trite to get a point across. I was talking to a woman the other day and she said that she was out for lunch with friends who, like her, were widows. The conversation turned to how they...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ Angular Front Exterior View
Bland Cars And Boring Design

Cars today are ugly. Worse than that, they are boring. They have become horrible blobs with hiked up rear ends, scoopy fronts, and lots and lots of cheap plastic. They all wear the same silver or beige paint and have stances like a rottweiler defecating. Sure there are exceptions, which the...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC90
Volvo Sale To China Final

Its taken 18 months, but the deal is finally complete. Volvo, that august producer of safe square boxes, was sold to China carmaker Geely in a move that will save both Volvo and Ford. The sale, which cost $1.8 billion, will have a bevy of financiers including banks from China, the US and Europe...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave FWD 4-door 1XL Rear Seats
2010 Buick Enclave CXL2 Has Style and Substance

The 2010 Buick Enclave is a very stylish, mid-size crossover, with family ties to Chevrolets Traverse and GMCs Acadia.  Of this group, the Enclave certainly has the most curb appeal with its rakish, large waterfall grille and its muscular shoulders.    Born in the 2008 model year, the Enclave...Read More»

2010 Smart 454 Concept
Your Car Needs Sunscreen, Too!

When I was a kid, my parents let me run around outside for hours without a thought of skin protection.  Being a fair-skinned boy, I'd get burns that would make my skin blister. Over the past 25 years or so we've come to realize just how damaging the sun is to both us and our stuff.  These days...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»

Jost Capito
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 4)

In Part 3 of our series on getting your car in shape to sell, I covered how to value your car using the Kelley Blue Book guide.  If your car is in any condition other than excellent, you have some work to do to bring it up one or two notches.  Doing so could bring you hundreds, even thousands...Read More»

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Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 3)

If you have been following along in the series, you now know that preparing your car for selling is a big part of actual being able to sell it.  New car sales are down, but used car sales are up.  However, the competition is fierce, so you need to put on your game face and learn to think like a...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA and Dutch supermodel Rianne Ten Haken
Keys To the Survival of Used Car Dealerships

As I reluctantly headed back towards work after my lunch break, to finish out the day, I passed several small used car dealerships and wondered, "how much longer will places like this survive?" It seems that the key to the success of many modern businesses has been internet sales and marketing...Read More»

2002 BMW X5-Series 4.6is
BMW X5 VS. Lexus RX300: 100K Mile Rematch

We added an X5 to the fleet of silver SUVs in our driveway this past week. As a 2002 model with 120,000 on the odometer, it does not show its age. The silver paint is still well preserved and the black leather and dark poplar trim show nary a sign of wear and tear. It came from a loving home, with...Read More»

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How To Play Donk Bingo

Have you ever played Donk Bingo? Me neither. Next question: Do you know what a "donk" is? I just learned.  I had seen them before, but the official term is news to me. I won't get into the roots of the term itself, but feel free to let your imagination work on that.  If you're a faithful People...Read More»

2010 Ford Focus: Parting Shots

The aging 2010 Ford Focus, freshened for 2008, has more sizzle and fewer models than before--unfortunately the useful wagon, practical hatchback and high-performance SVT versions have been jettisoned. The result isn't picture perfect.  Some good things remain.  It rides decently, sips fuel...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»

2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Angular Front Exterior View
Study: White's Top Here, But Elsewhere Other Colors Rule

Its funny that some things you take for granted in the good old U.S. of A. aren't necessarily true for the rest of the world. For example, DuPont recently released its list of most popular car colors for the American car market and the leading color, as it has been for years, is white, but not by...Read More»

Creative FX team wrapping a Ferrari F430 Spider
Video: Wrapping A Ferrari F430 Spider (Not For Christmas)

Ever wondered how car wraps are applied? We'd always assumed it was a little like using one of those children's Colorforms playsets, and it turns out, we were right -- although it takes place on a far more complex, mesmerizing scale. As proof, here's a clip of the Creative FX team giving a Ferrari...Read More»

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