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Avoiding Rollover Accidents - Knowing How And What To Do
Avoiding Rollover Accidents - Knowing How And What To Do

The recent news about rollover accidents in certain vehicles is nothing new. Rollovers are one of the most severe occurrences that one can experience in a vehicle. That’s an understatement, but there are things that you can do to help avoid these incidents. There are two types of rollover...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires
Help! Doug: Is It True That New Tires Can Be Dangerous?

Q. A relative relayed a story about new tires being sold that are actually quite old and dangerous. Is that possible? Milk and tires--they both age and deteriorate. The smell of sour milk at least warns me if I ignore the expiration date. However, tires sitting unsold for years, or remaining on a...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: A Fully Capable All-Weather Vehicle

The Mitsubishi Outlander has been completely redesigned for 2010. It has a new look on the outside and has a re-engineered 3.0 V-6 powerplant under the hood. The Outlander GT, which I tested with a pricetag of $29,250, is a new model for 2010. The GT is the Outlander loaded with all the new...Read More»

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser: A Terrific SUV On Or Off The Road

The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser is built for people who want to get off the beaten path and onto gravel, sand, and rocks. If you’re looking for leather, don’t look at the FJ Cruiser, which comes only with resistant cloth upholstery and rubberized floor and cargo mats. That’s because people who...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty
More Good News For Ford

If you work for Ford, then you probably spend a lot of time smiling. In fact, some days you might seem absolutely giddy, especially since Ford recently posted a $2.1 billion net profit for the first quarter of 2010 and didn’t suffer the disgrace of a bailout or bankruptcy. What would make you...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door I4 Auto EX-L Angular Front Exterior View
An Unusual Car Buying Checklist

All the important decisions about your car purchase are nailed down: the powerplant, what amenities you’re insisting upon, the color and how you want the interior appointed have all been found in one car. But are you sure that when the adrenalin subsides and the sales pressure is off you’re...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Trunk
2010 Acura RDX Tech - the Right SUV for These Times

There are so many options in choosing a crossover or pure sport utility vehicle these days. How on earth does anyone make a choice? While some folks think larger is better, I have found some smaller SUVs that do the job of carrying people and their belongings just as well as larger machines –...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View
New Attitudes About The Chevrolet Equinox

In past years, the Chevrolet Equinox has been known for its many flaws such as bad steering, cheap parts, and overall unreliability. But as new generations of the vehicle have become available, the Equinox has proved itself by becoming one of the most affordable mid-size SUVs in the industry. One...Read More»

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Distracted Driving Takes A Turn For Worse With Car Infotainment Systems

It seems to be happening in unfettered advances: OEM in-vehicle infotainment systems are being incorporated into new vehicles, creating another hindrance to the attention to driving. This is a concern because the rate of distracted driving incidents is nearing near-epidemic proportions. According...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Side Exterior View
2010 Dodge Dakota Laramie Crew Cab 4X2: Biggest, most powerful midsize pickup

The Dodge Dakota is the perfect size pickup for many buyers who are looking for both function and economy. The Dakota Crew Cab is big enough to haul 6 adults and their gear and can tow up to 7,250 lbs. And the Dakota has sharp exterior styling to go along with the ability to be a work horse. The...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Review

I’ve never really liked convertibles, and still don’t. It’s just something about the looks, and the fact that it almost always ruins a good coupe. I have had this dislike for a long time; Mustangs should be coupes. The Corvette should be a coupe. The 911 should most definitely be a coupe, and...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 Audi A4 4-door Sedan Auto 2.0T quattro Premium Front Exterior View
Car Buying Is So Personal

In another life I worked for a consumer finance company. It was my first job out of college. For some reason the director of marketing sort of cornered me, a management trainee, and started talking out of the box at a time when the expression didn’t even exist. This was 1969 and I guess it was...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ask Rob About Cars: 2011 Ford Mustang Upgrades

Q: What will be the upgrades for the 2011 Ford Mustang? - John H., Los Gatos, California A: John, the 2011 Ford Mustang has significant engine horsepower improvements that vault it into top contention for both the V-6 and V-8 models. The 2010 model already saw an upgraded interior commented on here...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: World-Class Fuel Economy And Technology

Could it be that an American automaker is finally delivering a vehicle with better technology than the foreign competition? The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid could be that vehicle. The Fusion Hybrid delivers contemporary styling, a remarkable driving experience, and fuel economy that is truly...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»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
2010's Top 5 Affordable SUVs

Sports utility vehicles can be expensive, but you can find suitable models that are within your budget. SUVs are popular as family vehicles, as cargo haulers, or just for those long business trips you might have to take. They are reliable, powerful, stylish, and also a practical choice for many...Read More»

1994 Jaguar XJS
My Personal Car History

I recently bought a new scanner and decided to scan pictures of every car I’ve owned and write a self- indulgent fluff piece about my personal car history. The following is a list of every car I have ever owned and the reasons you should rush out to your local salvage yard and buy one. Enjoy...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
2010 Dodge Nitro: 100 Percent Attitude On Wheels

Dodge has long been known as the granddaddy of Get 'er Done trucks and tough-as-nails vehicles. Heck, even the Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Challenger and Charger are not just cars they are carefully contrived steel, chrome and 100 percent attitude on wheels. So, its no wonder that Dodge has done it...Read More»

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