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If the Toyota Camry were a meal, it'd be a slice of Wonder Bread served on a bed of lettuce. Sure, there's plenty of nutritious vitamins and minerals, but it's always had the excitement quotient of a lukewarm glass of water. The 2015 Toyota Camry, however, promises to be much different. They've apparently added a lemon wedge, ice cubes, and a new grille! So let's meet Suburbia's re-invented best-seller...
As Motley Crue prepares for its Final Tour this summer, Dodge is jumping on the “bandwagon” with a Chance to Be Bad Giveaway contest. Anyone interested can register at the Chance to Be Bad web site and gain five additional chances by sharing the link on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or LinkedIn.
Summer is right around the corner, and it is time to start making vacation plans. There are big cities that naturally come to mind when you are planning a trip, but you may want to dig a little bit deeper and broaden your horizons.
It appears Chrysler is taking no chances when it comes to avoiding GM’s issue with waiting too long to recall problem vehicles. The automaker has announced a recall on just 159 trucks with a potential transmission fault.
Several weeks ago I found myself in traffic on a three-lane interstate inching forward with long intervals not moving at all. I don’t do well in these situations. I wasn’t far from my destination, however, and after taking almost an hour to move less than a mile, I finally left the mess behind and took my exit. Except it wasn’t my exit. It was one exit shy of the one I wanted. This wouldn’t have been much of a problem except that this exit led me onto a toll road. Also not a big deal except this toll booth was unmanned, accepted only exact change or EZ-pass and I had neither. I am awaiting my bill in the mail.
When I was a child I loved the car wash. Not the driveway model or the fundraising model which required hands on application of cleaning products and a muscle-powered wax job. No, I liked the drive-through ones that felt a little scary, like you were traveling through the belly of a monster. While these were a time saving marvel when they first hit the market, they may soon be making way for more modern technology such as a product Nissan engineers are currently testing.
The 2014 New York International Auto Show is going on now at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. That means a whole lot of shiny cars are dazzling the biggest city in the United States. One car in particular has distinguished itself above and beyond the pack. The Audi A3 has taken home the prestigious "World Car of the Year" award, beating out 23 other competitors.
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Tags: Audi, A3, world car of the year, awards, 2014 NY Auto Show
Driving a car is more than just a matter of getting from point A to point B. This is especially true when you are old enough to drive, but too young to live on your own. I can remember when my car was like my living room on wheels. One thing that I would certainly have in my living room at the time was a good stereo, so there was always music filling up my ride.
A lot of people would agree with me when I say that music and driving your car go hand-in-hand. With this in mind, let's look back at five cool songs about cars and driving.
Tags: cars songs, Thunder Road, Low Rider, Drive My Car. One Headlight, Little Red Corvette
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,328 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in accidents caused by distracted driving in 2012. The numbers from 2013 are not available yet, but with the number of electronic devices growing it seems likely that those numbers will rise. If you know someone who is guilty of not keeping their eyes on the road, but you don’t feel comfortable reprimanding them for it, you might want to check out a new website called Decide to Drive at www.decidetodrive.org.
Many different car models have come and gone over the years. Some have been successful for brief periods of time, some have been stalwarts for decades, and there are others that have been total flops.
The numbers are in for the first quarter of 2014, and they are a bit surprising. General Motors, the company with the biggest recall catastrophes of late, seem to be leading the pack in car sales. With all the negative publicity and public outrage this hardly seems possible but, as they say, numbers don’t lie.