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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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2018 Honda Accord better than ever

Honda has historically produced a great vehicle in the Accord, the benchmark for midsize sedans for many years.

Introduced in 1976, the Honda Accord arrived with very little fanfare – it was a modest two-door hatchback. Now in its 42th year of production, the Accord remains an icon among sedans. What’s not to like? Year after...
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2018 Toyota Tacoma remains popular midsize truck

Toyota enjoys huge sales numbers in the U.S., largely due to the popularity of the Tacoma. Reportedly, half the midsize trucks sold in this country are Toyota Tacoma models.

For more than two decades, the Tacoma has been a very popular alternative for shoppers who feel full-size trucks are just too big and too expensive. There’s...
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2018 Hyundai Elantra hatchback redesign

A year ago, Hyundai introduced a new bolder designed Elantra that transformed an appealing-looking compact sedan to seemingly a larger car that resembled a midsize.

Somehow, Hyundai managed this transformation despite making the Elantra only about an inch longer and wider. The redesign took away the vehicle's somewhat bold curves and replaced them with a more...
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2018 Mazda Miata fun, affordable convertible

One of the standard bearers in the convertible category for many years has been the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

While certainly not the most practical purchase because it’s tiny, not extremely powerful, has virtually no trunk space, and can get rather noisy at high speeds, the Miata continues to be an appealing sports car. The primary consideration for...
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Annika Sorenstam golf weekend at Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam will be a major part of an exclusive golf weekend getaway on Aug. 10-12 at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. For the fourth straight year, Sorenstam will be at the Lake Tahoe hotel to offer members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Program an exclusive weekend that includes a two-night luxury stay, a...
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2018 Honda Fit remains standout subcompact

Subcompact cars are typically devoid of excitement. Yet they are still in demand.

There’s a reason people buy subcompact cars, most notably affordability, strong gas mileage and maneuverability, which translates into a great commuter vehicle. The 2018 Honda Fit is a four-door hatchback that made its American debut in 2006. Pardon the pun, but it’s a great...
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