Category Archives: Featured

2018 Mazda CX-3: Subcompact SUV or hatchback?

My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV. The CX-3 is comparable to the highly praised CX-5 SUV, but it’s is definitely not a smaller version of Mazda’s compact SUV. Is there a strategy behind Mazda cataloging the...
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: still an affordable SUV

Cost-conscious car shoppers should give the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander a look because it can be driven off the dealer lot for a very reasonable price.

The Outlander starts at approximately $24,800 and even a fairly upscale model that’s loaded with amenities can be purchased for under $33,000. That’s pretty affordable for an SUV that can offer...
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Winter driving tips in snowy conditions

Winter driving tips are essential to grasp for anyone traveling on roads and highways in the snowcapped mountains of California. Driving in snowy conditions can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes  hazardous. Anyone who has driven in snow understands it can be a real challenge. Slippery, snowy roads are difficult to navigate and are even more difficult with...
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Toyota C-HR: stylish new subcompact SUV

When the Scion brand was discontinued in August 2016 by Toyota, the Japanese automaker found itself in a little dilemma.

The lingering question became what was Toyota going to do with some of the vehicles it developed for Scion, which was known for its quirky-looking vehicles that were designed primarily for young car buyers? One such model...
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe versatile SUV

One of Hyundai’s more impressive vehicles is the Santa Fe, a sport utility vehicle that seats five to seven people, depending on the model chosen.

Both Santa Fe models are attractive and provide a graceful, dependable ride. Note that while most Hyundai vehicles continue to gain in status, their sticker prices are inching up as well....
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Tahoe Star Tours offers snowshoeing, stargazing

Gazing at the stars can be a cool evening activity for the entire family, thanks to Tahoe Star Tours. Visitors to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee interested in a unique, educational evening under the night sky are invited to snowshoeing with stargazing or participate in one of Tahoe Star Tours’ new Stars & S’mores sessions at...
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Kids ski free New Year’s Day at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is offering a New Year’s Day deal where kids ski free. Families can kick off the New Year’s together at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, where kids 12-and-under ski free on January 1. The resort is offering two free child lift tickets with the purchase of every adult or senior lift ticket,...
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California ski towns cautious regarding recreational marijuana

Several California ski towns are being cautious regarding recreational marijuana use. On New Year’s Day, adults 21 and over will be allowed to possess up to one ounce of recreational marijuana in California. Yet most ski towns in Northern California won’t be allowing sales of the retail product yet. South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Mammoth Lakes have created...
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