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Some 2014 Models Riding Off Into the Sunset

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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Even though we are only halfway through the year, car makers are already eager to show us what we’ll be seeing in showrooms for 2015. However, here’s a bunch of vehicles you won’t be seeing anymore


Ford Clears Smoke From Tailpipe

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:04PM | By: Karen Cook


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If you drive a Ford or Lincoln and have noticed your tailpipe smoking, listen up.


2014 Nissan Leaf Recall

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:38PM | By: Karen Cook


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Nissan is issuing a recall on 196 2014 Leafs (Leaves?) because there is a problem with the vehicle shutting down. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the problem is with the motor control circuit board which can cause the inverter to fail. If the inverter fails the vehicle will shut down thereby increasing the risk of crashes and injuries.


2015 Chevy Suburban: The Reality of a Post-Sloan World

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Chris Salamone


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On the heels of a gorgeous press release from GM, touting the 2015 Suburban’s road trip functionality, consumers will no doubt be reminded of the 1990s and early 2000s. During that particular GM epoch, the company acquired far too many brands and built a myriad of dubious vehicles. Nobody likes to remember the Pontiac Aztek, with the exception of maybe Walter White fans.

The problem was… GM insisted on building vehicles which didn’t suit the needs of the company’s clientele. It was almost as if GM hoped that gimmicky infomercial-type vehicles would be the next great automotive retail innovation. But, wait, there’s more! The brand new 2015 Chevy Suburban seems to be returning GM to their pre-Cruze days (when form and function were mutually exclusive).


 

Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer

On: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:25PM | By: Karen Cook


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Fourth of July is almost here and many of us will hit the road to visit relatives, go to the beach, or see fireworks displays. It should go without saying that if you’re taking a trip in the summer you should check fluid levels for your A/C and coolant, and check your tire pressure. Low tire pressure combined with a hot road is a flat just waiting to happen.


Ford Has Cars That Know Who You Are... or Aren't

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:48AM | By: Karen Cook


Ford Has Cars That Know Who You Are... or Aren't test 1-1

Facial recognition is the new craze in automobile technology. Mercedes-Benz has a camera that can tell if the driver is getting drowsy and warn him to get some rest. Peugeot Citroen has one that can detect the emotions of the driver. Not sure what your car can do about your anger though.


CarMax's 125-Point Inspection Doesn't Include Recalls

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:47AM | By: Karen Cook


CarMax's 125-Point Inspection Doesn't Include Recalls test 1-1

CarMax is currently dealing with car safety advocacy groups across the nation who are up in arms over the car sellers’ advertising practices. CarMax, Inc. states in its ads that all its vehicles must pass a 125-point inspection before they are offered for sale. The problem is that this inspection does not check for open recalls or whether the car has been previously recalled and repaired. The ads lead buyers to believe that all issues have been investigated and/or repaired when this is not the case.


The Volkswagen Beetle Goes Dune Buggy

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


The Volkswagen Beetle Goes Dune Buggy test 1-1

The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.


For Maine at its Very Best, Take a Trip Up US 1

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:04PM | By: Bill Wilson


For Maine at its Very Best, Take a Trip Up US 1 test 1-1

Long before there was air conditioning, there was Maine. People from all over the eastern United States have long flocked to this spectacular state to escape summer’s sweltering heat. Some of Maine’s more famous aficionados include Mary Todd Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. To this day it remains a favorite destination of those who appreciate its craggy coastlines, mild June-August weather, and world-famous hospitality. And one of the best ways to see this jewel of the Atlantic coast is to take a pleasant drive up US Highway 1.


Aston Martin Driven By Bond Actor Finds a Home

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Gary P Garry


Aston Martin Driven By Bond Actor Finds a Home test 1-1

The Aston Martin company has been associated with some very influential automobiles over the years. Aston Martin was originally founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, a pair of early British automotive enthusiasts.


Could the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Be a Key VW Model In Their Quest for World Domination?

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:05PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Could the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Be a Key VW Model In Their Quest for World Domination? test 1-1

From the introduction of new models to overshadowing the Winter Olympics, Volkswagen has a been on a mission to have a more recognizable global image. One new model, the 4-star 2015 Golf, could make the brand a more prevalent brand in the United States.