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  • Can CD players come back in cars?

    Can CD players come back in cars?

    Q: I'm a female baby boomer who has purchased four Chrysler 300Cs since 2004. Due to a bumper mishap between my car and a light pole, I rented a 2016 Chrysler 300C and found out there was no CD player. I plan to purchase a 2018 Chrysler 300C this November. Can a CD player be installed? — G.C.,...

  • Seat Check Saturday aims to fix what most parents get wrong

    Seat Check Saturday aims to fix what most parents get wrong

    Child car safety seats, with their wedged latches and twisted straps, are a pain to install. Yet taking the time to do it right might be the difference in saving your child’s life. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13, yet nearly 60 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly,...

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Driving the 707-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in a word? SICK

As if a 475-horsepower SUV wasn’t enough, why make a 707-horsepower beast? Because Jeep can and has in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Using parts from SRT, the performance division of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles who brought to market the Hellcat performance line, the Trackhawk...

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  • Nashes, Woodies, Buicks and other classics roll into Geneva

    Nashes, Woodies, Buicks and other classics roll into Geneva

    The charm and character of the downtown historic business district of Geneva presents a beautiful setting for car enthusiasts to gather and celebrate the Art of the Automobile. This Sunday, August 27, a collection of over 175 antique, classic and modern automobiles will be displayed by their owners,...

  • 2017 Audi RS 7 Performance trim is overkill

    2017 Audi RS 7 Performance trim is overkill

    The Audi RS 7 is a great car. But the all-new performance trim and its $137,000 price tag is silly. In a sign of the times, there is no shortage of similarly priced, fully loaded performance vehicles, ranging from a Tesla Model S P100D to a Porsche Panamera Turbo. Audi's problem is differentiating...

  • Volkswagen to bring back the Bus—as an EV

    Volkswagen to bring back the Bus—as an EV

    Volkswagen has announced that it will finally bring the iconic Microbus back to showrooms. The I.D. Buzz is a modern interpretation of the original VW Microbus. The concept features a platform very similar to the old General Motors Autonomy concept from the early 2000s — a flat "skateboard" chassis...

  • China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

    China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

    Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands. Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest in Jeep, but...

  • Replacing damaged parts is recommended, even for splash shields

    Replacing damaged parts is recommended, even for splash shields

    Q: While we were coming back from vacation, the splash shield on our 2013 Mazda3 came loose. We pulled over and had it taken off by a local auto shop. I asked them at the time if it was OK to drive without it on, and they indicated that as long as I was on a road it was OK. When we got home, I...

  • Taming a Hellcat at track safety school

    Taming a Hellcat at track safety school

    The summer sun baked the morning moisture off the GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Mich. Hellcats lined up for roll call in a rainbow of eye-popping color: yellow jacket, octane red, go mango. Behind the wheel, 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats jolted awake that primal relationship...

  • Auto review: 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a good car at a bad time

    Auto review: 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a good car at a bad time

    Lacrosse the sport is growing in popularity across the country. LaCrosse the car is not. With sales of GM's full-size sedans down nearly 20 percent in the first half of this year, rumors are swirling around the end of the Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS and CT6, and the Buick LaCrosse. Consumers...

  • Millennials collecting cars with new classics ranging from Datsuns to DeLoreans

    Millennials collecting cars with new classics ranging from Datsuns to DeLoreans

    Millennials are getting into car collecting, and they're changing the hobby and the idea of what vehicles are worth owning and preserving. This year, for the first time, millennials are responsible for more collectible car activity than the pre-baby boom generation, according to Hagerty Insurance,...