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Categories: Miscellaneous

Not Too Late for a Summer Road Trip

On: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:40PM | By: Karen Cook

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When my boys were small, the height of summer was going to the beach. We live in Florida so it may not seem like a big deal, but we are in the dead center of the state which means there are lots of beaches available and none of them are particularly close. We got up early on a Saturday and packed the picnic basket, put on our suits, grabbed a blanket and we were off. The salt air breeze was delicious, the water was chilly and refreshing, and the sand was made into the most pitiful sand castles imaginable. But we were in heaven. Coming home meant a car full of sand, pink noses, and Church's Fried Chicken bought on the way and eaten in the car. The grease and sand were reminders of the beach into the fall even after the car was “cleaned”.

Our Own Worst Enemy: Traffic Jams

On: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:43PM | By: Karen Cook

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I hate to drive on interstates. I never know when traffic will come to a standstill. I will brave the interstate that lies between home and Walt Disney World, but only because that destination is my favorite on earth. I go often, but it seems to happen pretty regularly that there will be traffic problems either coming or going. An accident will close a lane or two and vehicles will trickle through, adding an hour or more to the drive on occasion. But it really can’t be helped. Or can it?

BMW's Solution to Charging Problems

On: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:34PM | By: Karen Cook

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One of the major complaints of electric vehicle owners is the lack of convenient places to charge the battery of the vehicle. The landscape of available charging stations is growing but the cost is high and finding the space for them is difficult.

2015 KIA Soul Arriving Now

On: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:58PM | By: Karen Cook

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If you're out and about at your local KIA dealership, you should see the new 2015 Soul available for purchase or test drive any day now. Design-wise it hasn't seen any major changes, but there are some packages with cool upgrades and techy stuff that may attract buyers.


Big, Brash, Brawny: History of Hummer

On: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:57AM | By: Teddy Field

Big, Brash, Brawny: History of Hummer test 1-1

At one time, the Hummer was the ultimate American automobile. It was big, brash, and you didn't care about the gas mileage. Arnold Schwarzenegger had one. The Army had thousands. And even David Caruso drove one on the hit TV show CSI Miami. Then gas prices started to rise, and people had to trade their Hummer for a crossover. But let's take a trip down memory lane and see where this automotive icon began.

Cars That Go to the Dogs

On: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:41PM | By: Karen Cook

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Summer is the season for family road trips. We load up grilling supplies, bathing suits, pails and shovels, and the kids and head off for fun in the sun. Some of us take our pets along and we know they need some extra care when traveling. They need to be in the backseat, for instance. Putting your pet in the front seat can leave them vulnerable in an accident. The airbag alone can kill them when it deploys, since it was not made to protect small critters. We also never, EVER drive with our pets in our laps. It’s both dangerous and illegal. And we ALWAYS put them in a safety harness.

Women...The Practical Car Buyers

On: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:31PM | By: Karen Cook

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When automobiles first hit the market they were driven mostly by men. Women could drive too. There was nothing saying they couldn’t, but generally men piloted the new rage in transportation. All that has changed. Women drive to work, ferry the kids to school functions, do the shopping, and any number of other errands that men shirk if they can. They also have strong opinions on what they want in a vehicle.

Unrealistic Ambitions; The History of Daewoo

On: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:25AM | By: Teddy Field

 Daewoo Lanos Hatch test 2

Although Daewoo cars aren't very interesting to look at or drive, they're a brilliant alternative to walking or taking the bus. The Daewoo Lanos is an affordable hatchback, with lots of room to carry your stuff around. The Daewoo Nubira offers plenty of passenger room, at a price that's much lower than its Japanese competitors. All of this affordability is interesting, as is the Daewoo story. Well, part of the story anyway...

A Look back At The Rise and Decline of Isuzu In The U.S.

On: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:58PM | By: Teddy Field

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Of the many car companies to come from Japan, only a few were able to come here on their own. The rest made the journey by building vehicles for American car companies as private label manufacturers. One of these contract car builders was Isuzu Motors, purveyors of SUVs like the Isuzu Rodeo and Isuzu Trooper. And they've made a lot more vehicles than you probably think they have.

Whatever Happened To...Movie Cars

On: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 2:39PM | By: Karen Cook

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We’ve already explored the final resting places of historical vehicles but movie buffs have a sweet spot in their hearts for fictional cars as well. These automobiles don’t usually have lines but they become characters just as easily as the people who speak.

Cars That Say "Summer"

On: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:22PM | By: Karen Cook

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Road trips are an integral part of the American summer. We are a country that likes to travel and we have such a huge piece of land that you can see anything from mountains to beaches to sun dappled forests all in the same day if you choose. Over the years automakers have produced cars made to answer the call of wanderlust.