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Weird News: GM Sales Are Up

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:05PM | By: Karen Cook


Weird News: GM Sales Are Up test 1-1

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.


VW Mid-Size Coupe to Challenge MB CLA

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


VW Mid-Size Coupe to Challenge MB CLA test 1-1

A new concept from Volkswagen, the NMC, is a mid-size coupe with its sights set on taking down the Mercedes CLA. This concept makes VW’s plans to take on the luxury automaker in the class very clear. Could Volkswagen take over the styled coupe market?


Affordable Fun at the California Automobile Museum

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04PM | By: Gary P Garry


'38 Buick test 2

If you want to see a veritable treasure trove of classic cars of every type all assembled in one place, you may want to take a trip to Sacramento to visit the California Automobile Museum.


2013 Nissan Pathfinder Recall

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:02PM | By: Karen Cook


2013 Nissan Pathfinder Recall test 1-1

Nissan is recalling a small number of vehicles due to a possibility of leaking transmission fluid. The affected vehicles are limited to 3,065 2013 Pathfinders equipped with a continuously variable transmission or “CVT”.


 

Uh-O-ring, VW's Voluntary Recall

On: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:28PM | By: Karen Cook


Uh-O-ring, VW's Voluntary Recall test 1-1

My boyfriend’s mode of transportation in high school was a late 60s Volkswagen Beetle. If you moved the floor mats in the back you could see the road go by. It got great gas mileage but it ran only about half the time and needed constant mechanical upkeep. My boyfriend liked to work on it, but it was frustrating not to have the use of it when we needed it. One of our friends skirted this common problem by purchasing an extra engine. He had one in the frame running the car and one in the garage being repaired at all times. But those were simpler times and cars had simpler engines.


The 2015 Kia Sedona!!!

On: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:42AM | By: Teddy Field


The 2015 Kia Sedona!!! test 1-1

For years, the Kia Sedona served as the South Korea's store-brand alternative to pricier kiddie totes from Honda, Toyota, and Dodge. It had all the charm of a plastic trash can, but it was cheap and it got the job done. Now there's an all-new Grayco Brat-Stroller 2015 Kia Sedona and it's poised to claim a sizable chunk of the now dwindling minivan market. So break out the Capri Sun and Goldfish, it's time to go to pick up the kids... Gangnam Style.


A Glowing Idea from the Netherlands

On: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 9:18AM | By: Karen Cook


A Glowing Idea from the Netherlands test 1-1

Ah, the Dutch! We have them to thank for red light cameras. Good thing they aren’t close by. I don’t think many of us are happy with that invention. Daan Roosegaarde (boy, the Dutch love double letters!) may have an idea to make up for the dreaded cameras.


Bridgestone Offers a Smooth Ride Even with a Flat

On: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:30AM | By: Karen Cook


Bridgestone Offers a Smooth Ride Even with a Flat test 1-1

I’ve been lucky enough to have never had a flat tire on a roadway. I’ve found my tire flat in my driveway, having run over a nail the day before which produced a slow leak. I came close to a flat while driving only once and that was scary enough. My tire had a small football-shaped bubble on the side which made a funny noise. This caused me to stop to investigate and replace it with my spare. On the way home from my destination the tire exploded in the back of my car. There was no damage but it sounded like a gunshot inside the car, producing some extraordinary emotional discomfort.


Motor City Mashup: Baseball and Classic Cars

On: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:23AM | By: Gary P Garry


Comerica-GM test 2

Going on a vacation, even if it is for a long weekend, is something we all live for. If you love classic cars, there is nothing like taking your ride for a ride when you have time off, and the getaway itself is the ultimate payoff.


The 2015 Volkswagen Golf

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:57PM | By: Karen Cook


The 2015 Volkswagen Golf test 1-1

The Volkswagen Golf is celebrating its 40thbirthday with an updated body style and modern technology. Originally called the Rabbit, the Golf went on sale in Europe in May of 1974 and made its way to the United Statesin December of the same year.


Nissan Showing Its Smart Mirror at New York Auto Show

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:16PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan Showing Its Smart Mirror at New York Auto Show test 1-1

In a few years, all new cars will be required to have rear-view camera systems, based on a recent ruling by the NHTSA. Nissan's getting a head start by showing its new Smart Review Mirror in the US for the first time at this week's New York International Auto Show. Equipped on a Rogue crossover, the dual-mode mirror combines traditional mirror view with an LCD display showing video feed from the camera mounted in back.