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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan enhanced by redesign

If the Volkswagen Tiguan didn’t interest you in the past, perhaps it’s time to take a second look.

The Tiguan, a compact sport utility vehicle, is fully redesigned for 2018 and the changes are quite noticeable. The compact SUV class has widened and grown in stature since Tiguan joined the game nine years ago. A redesign...
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2018 VW Beetle Dune features peppy turbo engine

Although certainly not the vehicle of choice for everyone, there’s no denying that the Volkswagen Beetle Dune possesses both style and personality.

The Volkswagen “bug” has long been labeled a cute car; and that hasn’t changed. Many women still swoon at the sight of the modern-day beetle, a somewhat quirky car that has retained its very...
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2018 Volvo XC90 luxurious SUV

There are plenty of reasons to be enamored with the 2018 Volvo XC90, a sophisticated luxury crossover sport utility vehicle.

First off, it’s a very attractive vehicle with a bold, yet classy look that would make any owner proud to have the XC90 parked in the driveway for the neighbors to admire. For technological geeks, there’s lots...
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Safety tip: Ski or snowboard with a friend

In dangerous conditions during or following a big snow storm, it’s always advisable to ski or snowboard with a friend. Rocklin snowboarder Wenyu Zhang was found dead Friday morning in the Squaw Creek area of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort in Lake Tahoe. [caption id="attachment_7899" align="alignright" width="300"]...
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Hakuba Valley in Japan added to Vail Resorts passholder alliance

Hakuba Valley snow resort in Japan is the latest resort that will be added to Vail Resorts passholder alliance. Hakuba Valley is Japan’s largest resort with nine separate ski resorts. It’s located in the northern part of the Nagano Prefecture at the base of Japan’s Northern Alps and played host to the 1998 Olympic Winter...
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Rocklin snowboarder dies at Squaw Valley

Rocklin snowboarder Wenyu Zhang was found dead Friday morning in the Squaw Creek area of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort in Lake Tahoe. The 42-year old Zhang was reported missing Thursday night by friends, according to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows spokesperson Liesl Hepburn. The Squaw Creek area is a popular intermediate area for skiers...
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Dodge Ridge ski resort reopening March 2

Not many Northern California ski resorts were happier to see snow piling up Monday than Dodge Ridge ski resort. [caption id="attachment_7866" align="alignright" width="300"] Dodge Ridge ski resort is predicting powder conditions when in reopens March 2.[/caption] Dodge Ridge received 8 inches of snow Monday, and with the likelihood of...
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2018 Lexus GX570 luxurious SUV

What most drivers will like about the 2018 Lexus LX570 is the combination of gracious around-town capability and its ability to go off-road in rugged winter conditions. That’s not something many large sport utility vehicles can offer these days.
There’s no substitute for the feeling of safety when navigating a snowy, icy road, or driving in...
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2018 Toyota RAV4 top-selling compact SUV

Americans love compact crossover sport utility vehicles. These smaller SUVs offer a lot of versatility, typically have an appealing design, and are also somewhat sporty.
Introduced in Japan and Europe in 1994 and a year later a hit in the American market, the Toyota RAV4 has been a class leader for more than two decades. Identified as...
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2018 Genesis G90: Luxury sedan, reasonable price

The goal was to establish a luxury brand, so the folks at Hyundai decided the most simplistic way to begin the process was by not creating anything entirely new.

Why do that when the Korean automaker could just mirror its first two high-end vehicles, a pair of well-received sedans that were part of its regular offerings. One...
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