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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: The Perfect Family Car?
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: The Perfect Family Car?

What is the perfect family car? Family cars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and prices. Take the Volkswagen Golf for example; this is a very popular small family car. It's the ideal car for a young family, with young children. However, once your children grow to their teenage years...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
Audi's Most Thought Provoking Ads Of All-Time

While Audi’s commercials have occasionally managed to tickle our funny bones, their best commercials have always been those that provoked thought and thereby made you yearn for an Audi. So check out Audi’s most thought-provoking ads:   R8 History Though Audi has historically had a tremendously...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Pricing For 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Announced

As much as we’ve all missed Bob Lutz in the few weeks since his retirement from GM, it seems that the folks over at the automaker are still managing to do some things right. For example: the recently announced pricing of the upcoming 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.   Scheduled to go on sale in early...Read More»

1997 Geo Prizm LSi
Are State Safety Inspections Of Vehicles Needed?

Vehicle Safety inspections are in the news as Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey attempts to balance the budget. Is the $12 million spent on inspections worth the effort if only six percent of the cars fail? This seems to be at the vortex of the decision making process on this issue. Emissions...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Angular Front Exterior View
Minimum Standards For Car Repair Facilities

As you attempt to find a car repair facility, there are some minimum standards that you should insist upon. You should look for some evidence that the business belongs to some structure larger than the business itself.  This would include, for example, trade associations, affiliations with auto...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i five-door
ESP: An Essential Feature For New Cars

It's got nothing to do with supernatural Extra Sensory Perception, though cars equipped with ESP can help you avoid the afterlife. If your car is fitted with an Electronic Stability Programme, you could be one of the lucky drivers who are 25 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal accident...Read More»

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Vehicle History Reports – Use Them Every Time!

When I was an Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I compiled a list of the most common mistakes my customers made when buying used cars. Making any one of these mistakes can create unnecessary stress and bother. Worse, it can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than necessary...Read More»

2005 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Angular Front Exterior View
Buying a Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPO) – Part II

My daughter recently asked for help deciding which used SUV to buy. She was surprised when I recommended that she and her husband look at certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles at major dealerships. Her surprise resulted from my havingShe was surprised because I have written extensively on how to buy...Read More»

2010 Toyota Matrix
Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle: Part I

My daughter was surprised. She had asked for help in choosing a used SUV and I recommended that she and her husband look at a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. “But Dad,” she said, “you literally wrote the books on how to buy and sell used cars and you want us to pay a dealer extra for a...Read More»

BMW 2002
BMW Joy: The Ultimate Marketing Machine

Today I had the magnificent pleasure of driving a BMW 2002 tii and I came away not just happy, but filled with automotive joy. I'll come back to why I chose the word “joy” in a bit. Each time I started up the car, a smile came over my face and all I could do was revel in the elemental...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
The Six Raunchiest Car Commercials Of All Time

Advertisers figured out a long time ago that sex sells--and through the years the car manufacturers have used that information to make some very…interesting commercials. Sometimes they send a good message and sometimes they ought to be hidden away in that special section of the video store, but...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Angular Front Exterior View
Points To Consider Before Buying A 2010 Ford F150

As a family vehicle or a heavy hauling machine, the Ford F150 provides features that cater towards the needs of a variety of individuals. As the 2010 Ford F150 emerged from concept to reality, a few key features seem to stick out and take a shot at its competitors. If you’ve ever passed a...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes
One Approach To Brake Replacement

How much does a brake job cost at your shop? That’s a question that you never want to ask, because you’re going to get a generic answer to a very broad question. Most likely you’ll end up with a result similar to what was found by AutoMD in a national study of 600 shops. Over fifty percent of...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door I4 Auto EX-L Engine
Finding A Car Battery That Fits And Starts Your Car

BCI stands for Battery Council International. Now you can forget that bit of information because the industry just uses the term BCI when referring to a type of battery cataloging system for cars. What the BCI or battery group number allows you to do is to determine the length, width, height as...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»

text message while driving
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 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Kia Adds Some Soul

What is happening over at Kia? I was asked to check out some inexpensive cars for my sister-in-law, who is replacing an aging Chevrolet Malibu and I was shocked to see the choice Kia had on offer. Not only does Kia have inexpensive small cars like the Rio and Rio 5, but they have a fully equipped...Read More»

Guy Fieri's custom garage
Do Garage Floors Matter?

For decades people have parked their cars inside of their garage for safe keeping during their vacation and even over night on a daily basis. Walk in to your garage and look down at the floor. Is it concrete, dirt, tile, chunked rubber or commercial aluminum plate? Is it sealed or unsealed? Do you...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
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»

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