Category Archives: Travel/Golf/Auto reviews

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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2018 Volkswagen Atlas a roomy SUV

Looking to fill what it considered a void in its sport utility vehicle offerings, Volkswagen developed the 2018 Atlas.

The all-new Atlas is a three-row, seven-passenger, midsize crossover SUV that gives Volkswagen a full-sized people mover that many larger families are seeking. Volkswagen also offers the smaller Tiguan and the high-end Touareg, a classy midsize SUV that...
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2018 Toyota Camry features attractive exterior

It’s taken 35 years, but Toyota has finally produced a stylish sedan that has people looking twice at the latest edition and wondering if it’s really a Camry.

Although a wonderful midsize sedan for more than three decades, the Camry never possessed a wow factor when it came to appearance. But kiss those days goodbye, because...
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek: New redesign a hit

When Subaru introduced the Crosstrek to the U.S. market in 2012, it had no major expectaions for this concept car.

Concept cars are typically designed to showcase a new styling or new technology at car shows. Five years ago, the Crosstrek was viewed as something unique – a crossover that was more of a car than...
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