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2010 Toyota Venza Tested: A Dune Buggy?
2010 Toyota Venza Tested: A Dune Buggy?

Dune Buggy? Toyota didn't become a major carmaker building only one model. Instead, it offers a cornucopia of autos and trucks. The Venza, based on Toyotas Camry/Avalon sedan architecture--the foundation for its Highlander SUV--is a Kabuki-faced, fastback crossover with lowered roof and big...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Is the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi the Affordable Performance Sedan You Have Been Waiting For?

Although you might mistakenly assume that the new Suzuki Kizashi is just another plain as oatmeal family sedan from a Japanese auto manufacturer, this is no rehash of the Accord playbook from two generations ago. In designing the Kizashi sedan Suzuki has come up with an entirely new kind of...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2010 Mazda CX-7: A Sporty Family Crossover With A Twist

When I was a kid, black lights and glow-in-the-dark posters were de rigeur.  Clock radios had flip-digit numerals that cast an atomic glow. You can relive that era in the Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring, a small, all-wheel-drive crossover with black-light instrumentation.  During the day, you get...Read More»

2010 Acura TL
Testing Acura’s Super Handling-All Wheel Drive TL (SH-AWD) in Southern California’s Torrential Rain

Life in Southern California just isn't supposed to be like this. Where did the sun and the semi-azure blue of the skies that used to hover so peacefully over my head disappear to? If it's not sunny here then where is it sunny? When will the endless monotony of all these rainstorms finally pass?...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Rear Exterior View
Why a Four-Door Pickup Is the Perfect Vehicle

I came to this conclusion several years ago. I had three young daughters in elementary school, and they all wanted to go with Daddy whenever Daddy wanted to go somewhere. We owned a Suburban back then. It was very useful for hauling the kids, the dog, and half of Costco when we went shopping. But...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»

2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX AT SE Instrument Panel
AAA Seeks Safer Roads With Ban on Texting While Driving

f you are planning to drive through Rhode Island or New Hampshire and if you are also going to be doing some texting while you are driving in those states, be prepared to be pulled over by a state trooper or local policeman if they see you doing it. The reason for the caution is that as of the...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD 5dr EX Open Doors
Wagons, SUVs and Crossovers, Oh My!

The last couple of decades have produced lots of new buzzwords and categories related to automobiles and automotive technology.  Station wagons have been around forever, and pioneers like Jeep and the Ford Explorer have made the SUV a common name.  More recently, we are hearing more about...Read More»

hartge bmw z4 v10 004
How To Sell Your Used Car

Getting a new car is exciting, no doubt about that. Getting rid of an old one can seem like a hassle though. Do you trade it in? Sell it on eBay? Stick it out in the yard with a For Sale sign? You have probably invested a lot in the car by now, and feel like you'll be losing out on some of that...Read More»

2010 kia forte 009
Battle of the Korean Economy Sedans: Kia Forte SX VS. Hyundai Elantra SE

While many people may look upon Korea's Hyundai and Kia as the bargain basement auto manufacturers with the 10-year warranties, few people realize that this duo outsold Ford Motor Company last year in worldwide sales. That's a pretty impressive figure for two car makers whose models were considered...Read More»

Bentley cold climate accessories range
How To Avoid Road Rage

When was the last time you thought to yourself, "Wow! I shouldn't be allowed on the road," or "I'm really a jerk," or even "I really should learn to drive!" Chances are, you've said those exact things, or worse - about other drivers. We've all been there. We've all felt the need to express our...Read More»

Mercedes-AMG turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Engines: Bigger Isn't Always Better

Automotive manufacturers always seem to highlight some aspect of engine performance when they market new vehicles. They'll toss around horsepower and torque ratings, cylinder count, valve and timing technology terms, fuel economy, and all other kinds of performance numbers to make their power...Read More»

Bentley cold climate accessories range
Accessories To Help Get You Through the Winter

Some of you know you can count on a cold, snowy, icy winter every year, while others expect it to vary from mild to arctic. Either way, here are a few items that will help you cope with the cold, dark, damp, slippery, windy, ok you get the idea... WINTER. Remote Engine Starter There are a few good...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Rear Exterior View
Ford Take Top Car, Truck Honors at Detroit Auto Show

For only the third time in the last 17 years, one automaker has dominated the awards at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. This year's is the 21st exhibition. Ford's Fusion Hybrid was named the 2010 North American Car of the Year and the Transit Connect was named the 2010 North...Read More»

VW Tiguan Review: Driving VW'S Soft Rover

Whether you like them, crossover utility vehicles are here.  They come in various sizes. Each has a station wagon-like platform, additional height and optional all-wheel-drive.  Unlike truck-type, body-on-frame SUVs, CUVs promise auto-like ride, handling and fuel economy.  Few make good on...Read More»

1997 Ford Mustang
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Troubles: Pt. 5

Brakes Pull Hard To The Left Question 1 I have a 1965 Ford Mustang with a 289 V-8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission and original equipment drum brakes. Just prior to putting my baby away for the winter, the brakes were pulling to the left every time I stepped on the pedal. The car has only about...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Open Doors
Jeep Wrangler Auto Insurance Program: Will Chrysler Financial's Jeep Insurance Save You Money?

If you own a Jeep Wrangler and youre having trouble closing the deal on an affordable auto insurance policy, you might want to check out what Chrysler has cooking for you. Chrysler has its very own auto insurance program for all Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. Not only this, but the popular...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Open Doors
Top Story for 2009: Toyota Overtakes GM as Number One in Sales

Although most end-of-year/end-of-decade stories focus on the 10 or so top stories that have marked the decade, this one is going to focus on the six top seven or eight bombshells of he automotive world in the last decade. Looking back only a couple of years, we come to what has to be the real...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKS 4-door Sedan 3.7L AWD Rear Exterior View
No Matter How Good You Are or Your Car Is, Black Ice Should Be Avoided

Unless you've never been through it, you'll never know the truth of the fact that if there's snow and ice on the ground, the best thing to do is lay low until it's all over. Here in New England, we're now just exiting our third day of snow, wind, bitter cold and ice underneath it all and for the...Read More»

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