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Magnets Drawing Us Into The Future

On: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:15AM | By: Karen Cook


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Self-driving automobiles are inevitable. Eventually we will have the technology and capability to allow our cars to take us where we want to go without much input from the passengers inside. Swedish researchers may have paved the way for Volvo and other autonomous car manufacturers to do this sooner rather than later.


Old is New Again for Fiat

On: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 5:11PM | By: Karen Cook


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Late spring will bring something special to the showrooms of Fiat dealerships. A limited production 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will make its debut in celebration of Italian automotive history. It is inspired by the Nuovo 500 which went into production on July 4th, 1957. The last one was built on August 4th, 1975.


Taking The 'High' Road

On: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 2:42PM | By: Karen Cook


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Given the current question of whether or not to legalize marijuana, it’s no surprise that studies are now being done to determine the effect this drug has on driving ability. At this point 18 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and 30% of the country has decriminalized possession, and recreational use, of pot. Predictions are that another 10% will do likewise by the end of the year. The question is how dangerous is it to drive stoned and how do we enforce laws against it?


Toyota Highlander Seat Belt Recall

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:04PM | By: Karen Cook


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On March 3rd, Toyota Motor Sales USA issued a “stop delivery” order to dealers for its 2014 Toyota Highlander Crossovers. This means dealers were asked not to sell any of these vehicles until further notice. The cause of the request is the seat belt in the center of the third row, which apparently was not installed properly at the factory and may not be secured to the vehicle floor. It can come loose during a crash and send the occupant of this seat flying through or out of the vehicle, depending on the severity of the accident.


 

GM Could Be Looking For Loopholes

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:55AM | By: Karen Cook


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Legalities baffle me sometimes. They seem to go against common sense, and those who resort to splitting hairs over what’s “legal” and what’s “right” annoy me to no end. GM is teetering on the edge of falling into this category.


REARVIEW TECHNOLOGY MOVES FORWARD

On: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:55PM | By: Karen Cook


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The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is giving car enthusiasts a lot to get excited about. For example, Nissan has released its new Smart Rearview Mirror which should be good news to everyone—from designers to drivers—concerned with automobiles.


Can You Spell OCD?

On: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:44PM | By: Karen Cook


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Women like to coordinate. That’s why it takes us a little longer to get dressed than men. The blouse has to match the skirt has to match the belt has to match to shoes has to match the purse. It’s not easy to look as great as we do. Three car manufacturers are making it a little easier for women to make sure EVERYTHING matches.


THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK

On: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Karen Cook


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In my wanders around the internet looking for interesting topics for you to read, I have gathered some information that you should probably know about. Drunk driving is a big problem and it’s bad. Don’t do it. Ever. If you aren’t convinced, here is some food for thought.


Bad Decisions at GM

On: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:29PM | By: Karen Cook


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Due to the recent GM recall concerning a faulty ignition switch, the manufacturer is being asked some very tough questions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you own one of these vehicles, I’m sure you want answers too.


5 Cars That Will Make You Look Like You Have Money, Even If You Don't

On: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:08PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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As a car person, I try not to be shallow and superficial, but if I had to get a new car, I’d want it to look like I spent money on it. I think most people feel the same way. And like the average car buyer, I don’t have unlimited funds to buy a high-end car with all of the features that fit my lifestyle. So instead, I have to settle for a vehicle that fits my life, that I can also afford—but that doesn’t necessarily mean that people like me have to settle for something ordinary looking either... and here are five cars that prove that notion to be accurate.

Each of the following vehicles are under $15,000 and don’t look it.


2nd Promaster Recall

On: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:08PM | By: Karen Cook


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Chrysler has just issued a voluntary recall notice for 6,800 2014 Ram Promaster vans. These are the same vehicles that were involved in another recall concerning the accelerator pedal, which had the potential to get stuck in the open throttle position. That recall affected 10,000 of the vehicles.