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Look at Me!

On: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:22AM | By: Karen Cook

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Everyone is a unique individual—just like everyone else. For some reason, human beings want to show the world that they are special, different, and one of a kind. Unfortunately a lot of people broadcast this fact on their vehicles leaving the rest of us to shake our heads and be thankful that we aren’t quite that different. Let me illustrate with a sampling of the odd things you can buy for your car.

Poor Weather Makes Driving Better

On: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:14AM | By: Nick Bakewell

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Here's the story of how rain, miserable, leaden sheets of grey, doleful rain managed to make a boring journey into one of the most exciting I've ever taken. Rain really did improve my commute.

Advice for First Time Buyers

On: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 9:30AM | By: Karen Cook

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Buying your first car is exciting and liberating! And difficult. It’s hard to find a decent car that fits within a first-timer’s budget. When my son bought his first car he wanted to do it totally on his own, even though we offered to help him with making sure he got a dependable car without being cheated. He wouldn’t have it and off he went to do it all by himself. He really didn’t do too badly. He came home with a two-tone (green body with a black spray-painted roof) Sentra that lasted him several years without any major problems. He got lucky. So, for all of you who don’t like to take advice from your parents, here’s a little you can take from me and just not tell them.

Ford Demonstrates Self-Driving Capabilities

On: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:41PM | By: Chris Weiss

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Autonomous parking isn't even available yet, and it's already becoming old news. Ford joins the likes of Audi, Volvo, and Valeo in demonstrating its latest self-parking advancements. Ford gave attendees of its Ford Futures event in Belgium a look at how Ford vehicles could one day park themselves.


Tiny Car, Huge Personality

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 5:38PM | By: Karen Cook

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The new 2014 BMW MINI Cooper hatchback is set to be presented in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Oxford, England next month. Here’s a sneak peek at the tiny car with a huge personality.

Automobile Trivia

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 5:04PM | By: Karen Cook

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The world’s population has been interested in the most, least, best, and worst things since Guinness started putting out its book, and before. Here is a list of interesting trivia facts about automobiles, driving, and doing weird things with our vehicles.

Honda Launches the 50-MPG Accord Hybrid

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:03PM | By: Chris Weiss

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The Toyota Prius had better watch out. It may still be a leader in parallel hybrid fuel economy, but its empire is being encroached upon. The all-new Honda Accord Hybrid not only boasts a 50-mpg EPA rating, but it does so in a familiar sedan design.

Why Drive When You Can Fly?

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:02PM | By: Karen Cook

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It was only a matter of time. Since the first literary geniuses invented the concept of a flying car, humanity has been waiting for one. Well, now you can reserve yours from a company called Terrafugia. Their tagline is Driven to Fly. According to their website the average commuter spends five hours a week stuck in traffic and more than a million people die in auto related accidents every year. Their answer is the flying automobile.

The Vehicles of Halloween

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 1:29PM | By: Karen Cook

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When I am asked what my dream car is I always say a Cadillac Station Wagon. Usually the response is that Cadillac doesn’t make a station wagon. They actually make one, but it is more commonly called a hearse. I want one of the old rounded models instead of the more modern angular ones. Just think of all the groceries I could bring home!

It’s almost Halloween so I thought a jaunt into the history of hearses was appropriate.

Honda Launches 2014 CR-Z Hybrid

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:58AM | By: Chris Weiss

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The 2014 Honda CR-Z officially hit the market this week. The CR-Z received most of its recent overhauling for the 2013 model year, so the new CR-Z continues in its path, offering a combination of sportiness, agility, and fuel economy that few other cars can match.

General Motors Recall

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Karen Cook

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The 2014 car-buying year has barely begun and already there is a recall from General Motors. I don’t know why this would not have been apparent in initial crash tests before the vehicles were released, but it seems that the front seats have the possibility of moving during a rear-end collision, increasing the chance of injury. This issue affects the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks which have manual reclining front-seat backs.