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Uh-O-ring, VW's Voluntary Recall

On: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:28PM | By: Karen Cook


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My boyfriend’s mode of transportation in high school was a late 60s Volkswagen Beetle. If you moved the floor mats in the back you could see the road go by. It got great gas mileage but it ran only about half the time and needed constant mechanical upkeep. My boyfriend liked to work on it, but it was frustrating not to have the use of it when we needed it. One of our friends skirted this common problem by purchasing an extra engine. He had one in the frame running the car and one in the garage being repaired at all times. But those were simpler times and cars had simpler engines.


The 2015 Kia Sedona!!!

On: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:42AM | By: Teddy Field


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For years, the Kia Sedona served as the South Korea's store-brand alternative to pricier kiddie totes from Honda, Toyota, and Dodge. It had all the charm of a plastic trash can, but it was cheap and it got the job done. Now there's an all-new Grayco Brat-Stroller 2015 Kia Sedona and it's poised to claim a sizable chunk of the now dwindling minivan market. So break out the Capri Sun and Goldfish, it's time to go to pick up the kids... Gangnam Style.


A Glowing Idea from the Netherlands

On: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 9:18AM | By: Karen Cook


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Ah, the Dutch! We have them to thank for red light cameras. Good thing they aren’t close by. I don’t think many of us are happy with that invention. Daan Roosegaarde (boy, the Dutch love double letters!) may have an idea to make up for the dreaded cameras.


Bridgestone Offers a Smooth Ride Even with a Flat

On: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:30AM | By: Karen Cook


Bridgestone Offers a Smooth Ride Even with a Flat test 1-1

I’ve been lucky enough to have never had a flat tire on a roadway. I’ve found my tire flat in my driveway, having run over a nail the day before which produced a slow leak. I came close to a flat while driving only once and that was scary enough. My tire had a small football-shaped bubble on the side which made a funny noise. This caused me to stop to investigate and replace it with my spare. On the way home from my destination the tire exploded in the back of my car. There was no damage but it sounded like a gunshot inside the car, producing some extraordinary emotional discomfort.


 

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:57PM | By: Karen Cook


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The Volkswagen Golf is celebrating its 40thbirthday with an updated body style and modern technology. Originally called the Rabbit, the Golf went on sale in Europe in May of 1974 and made its way to the United Statesin December of the same year.


Plug-in Power! The Saleen Tesla Model S

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:06PM | By: Teddy Field


Plug-in Power! The Saleen Tesla Model S test 1-1

When you say “Saleen” around a car nerd, they'll probably think of a feral Mustang, wrapped in an outlandish bodykit. Saleen has been tuning Ford's pony cars for so long, it's hard to imagine the “Saleen” name attached to anything else. But that's about to change, as the legendary tuner launches a new kind of hot rod. One with a plug, and a battery pack, and an outlandish bodykit. Times are changing, and Saleen's changing too. Say hello then, to the Saleen Tesla Model S.


Ford Has the Ultimate in Luxury Travel

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:32PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford gives the taxi and shuttle industries an upgrade with its new concept vehicle, the Transit Skyliner; and for many levels of traveler it offers the ultimate in comfortable transportation.


Fiat In-House Marketing Campaign Has Everything All Wrapped Up

On: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:51PM | By: Karen Cook


Fiat In-House Marketing Campaign Has Everything All Wrapped Up test 1-1

Workers at two Fiat factories in Italy recently got a surprise when they returned to their foreign-made vehicles after the day’s work. They found them wrapped in plastic on which was emblazoned a broken heart with the message, “Seeing you with someone else breaks my heart, but we’re still thinking of you.”


Volvo Making Child Car Seats?

On: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:10PM | By: Karen Cook


Volvo Making Child Car Seats? test 1-1

When I had my first child I was 22 and I weighed less than 100 pounds. Getting from one place to another in my car was quite a feat for me. It required lugging my purse, diaper bag, infant seat/ car seat, and my son to my vehicle and then, once at my destination, lugging all of it out again. It was cumbersome and heavy. I hate to think what a spectacle I made in the process.


More Aluminum Vehicles Due from Ford

On: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:07PM | By: Karen Cook


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With the recent regulations that require auto manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from their vehicles by four percent annually, it’s no surprise that many companies are looking for more creative ways to boost fuel efficiency. At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Ford revealed the new F-150 which was made with aluminum instead of steel. Using the lighter metal reduces the weight of the vehicle by 700 pounds compared to the same model the year before.


Recall Domino Effect

On: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 12:38PM | By: Karen Cook


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Thanks to General Motors and Toyota, recalls are standard fare in the world of automotive news. The effects of the delay in reporting potential life-threatening flaws in their products is having a domino effect in the industry.