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2018 Ford Mustang flexes its muscles

The Ford Mustang has truly been one of America’s iconic cars for the past 54 years. And with a purposeful new redesign three years ago, there’s little doubt that the Mustang has picked up some additional admirers. The winning formula for more than a half century remains unchanged: The Mustang is a fast muscle car that’s...
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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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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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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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