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2018 Ford EcoSport lackluster SUV

Ford decided to add to its existing fleet of sport utility vehicles, unveiling the 2018 Ford EcoSport earlier this year.

With gas prices rising, especially in California, offering a five-passenger subcompact crossover SUV like the EcoSport makes sense. Not surprisingly, the subcompact SUV class was the fastest-growing segment in 2017. However, this pint-size SUV isn’t that great...
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2018 Volkswagen Passat solid family sedan

Not much has changed with the Volkswagen Passat over the last six years. And frankly, that’s not necessarily a bad thing because the Passat possesses some enviable qualities that make it a good choice in the midsize sedan category.

Although significant changes have not been made, the Passat still can match many of its rivals. Aside...
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Mt. Rose ski resort opening Oct. 19

This has become an annual occurrence. Mt. Rose will once again be the first Lake Tahoe ski resort to open for the 2018-19 season, running its lifts for the first time Friday, Oct. 19. Thanks to continued investments that have expanded the resort’s snowmaking system, Mt. Rose will offer access to three beginner ski trails...
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2018 Volkswagen Alltrack offers versatility

Wagons are very popular these days, possessing many of the characteristics that car buyers value in a sports utility vehicle.

Add one more wagon to the list: Introduced a year ago, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack possesses some enviable features that give it the versatility that appeals to people who enjoy staying active. That includes the ability...
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What’s new at Diamond Peak ski resort

What’s new at Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe? The resort recently announced some new features for the 2018-19 ski season. [caption id="attachment_8363" align="alignright" width="300"] Diamond Peak is an intimate, family-friendly resort that has gorgeous views of nearby Lake Tahoe.[/caption] Located in Incline Village, Nevada, the family-friendly ski resort offers...
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Camp Richardson hosting Oktoberfest

A fall tradition continues at Camp Richardson in Lake Tahoe, which will host the 24th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 6-7. The Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina’s Oktoberfest will include more of everything – more food choices, beverages, and kids’ activities. The two-day festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Entrance and parking for the...
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Ford Fusion hybrid a solid choice

It didn’t take long for the Ford Fusion to gain popularity. The midsize sedan debuted in 2006 and a dozen years later the vehicle is still included among the heavyweights in its class.

The midsize sedan class has many solid vehicles – the competition is fierce. The segment includes Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, Toyota...
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