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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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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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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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50th anniversary for Toyota Corolla

It’s primary calling card for five decades remains unchanged: the Toyota Corolla is comfortable and efficient. And for many car buyers, that’s been enough.

It will have to be enough if you’re considering the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Virtually nothing has changed from a year ago for the ultra-popular compact sedan that is the highest selling automobile...
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2018 Lexus ES 300h offers great gas mileage

This is a luxury hybrid sedan that can really max out the distance for one tank of gas.

Being capable of going approximately 690 miles before another fill-up is one primary reason to love the 2018 Lexus ES 300h. There aren’t many vehicles that can go seemingly forever on a tank of gas. The 300h has two...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster an unconventional hatchback

When an auto manufacturer skips a year of production, one of two things can happen: The vehicle may be going away for good or it will emerge a year later with significant changes.

The latter of the two is what happened to the Hyundai Veloster, which skipped a production year in 2018 and has been revised...
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