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2018 Toyota Highlander excellent midsize SUV

One of the most highly-rated midsize sport utility vehicles is the Toyota Highlander, a sensible, well designed crossover.

The Highlander is a three-row, family-friendly SUV that’s offered in four trim models (LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum) and a hybrid version. The sport utility vehicle offerings by Toyota have always been a favorite here....
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Incline Village golf courses now open

The golf season has begun in Lake Tahoe. To the delight of local golfers and tourists, both the Championship Course and the Mountain Course are now open at the Incline Village golf complex. The Incline Village Championship Course opened last week and the Mountain Course began offering play Friday, May 18. The Mountain Course is...
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Considerable upside to 2018 Mini Countryman

The iconic Mini falls under the BMW flag. So, knowing that the German automaker is firmly embracing electric vehicles, it comes as no surprise that the 2018 Mini Countryman now includes a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

BMW is determined not to be left behind when it comes to electric vehicles (EV). By 2025, the BMW Group...
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2018 Buick Enclave: Smart redesign

If you have been enamored with the Buick Enclave for years, then changes were most likely unnecessary. Why mess with a good thing, right?

But the engineers at GM finally did some “messing” with the original product. The Enclave that was introduced a decade ago finally received a makeover. Even hardcore fans will likely applaud the...
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Squaw Valley ski resort open through Memorial Day

Although the ski season has ended for most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort remains open for much of May. The closing of Mt. Rose last week left just one ski resort open. Squaw Valley says it will remain open until Memorial Day (May 28), weather permitting. [caption id="attachment_8096" align="alignright" width="300"] Read more

2018 Volkswagen SportWagen: Great versatility

Vehicles with a penchant for utility are quite popular these days. People on the go love the storage and the ability, whether it’s lugging around kids or gear. Either way, vehicles like this are a valued commodity.

Volkswagen has many configurations of its popular Golf model. It has the Golf hatchback, the Alltrack Wagon, the SportWagen,...
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2018 Fiat Spider: Fun, affordable convertible

Four years ago, Fiat Chrysler and Mazda announced a joint venture to design a sports car that would essentially be shared as the Miata and the Fiat 124 Spider.

The two convertibles share the same drive train, platform, have similar interiors, and are built in the same Mazda factory in Japan. The styling of the two...
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Snowboarder Jamie Anderson will appear on Dancing with the Stars

It’s a proven fact that Jamie Anderson is a fabulous snowboarder. But can she dance? To get that answer, fans of the Lake Tahoe Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder can find out tonight (April 30) by tuning into Dancing with the Stars. The show airs at 8 p.m. PST on ABC. [caption id="attachment_8085" align="alignright" width="300"] Read more

2018 GMC Acadia: Improved midsize SUV

It’s time to give the GMC Acadia a look. The changes have been dramatic since GMC decided to revamp its midsize crossover sport utility vehicle last year.

The result was an SUV that’s smaller and lighter than ever before. The shorter Acadia is now a better fit for what many SUV car shoppers are seeking. Sure,...
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Mt. Rose ski resort closing April 29

A ski season that started in November ends this weekend for Mt. Rose ski resort. Located in Nevada but still considered a Lake Tahoe ski resort, Mt. Rose ski resort will be offering skiing and snowboarding until Sunday (April 29), its season-finale. [caption id="attachment_8057" align="alignright" width="300"] Mt. Rose ski...
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