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  • 5 reasons electric vehicles are the future of cars

    5 reasons electric vehicles are the future of cars

    Plug-in cars may still seem few and far between on your daily commute, but a new report says they're progressing toward broader acceptance. The 40-page study, released this month by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, says plug-in and battery-electric cars are increasingly...

  • 2018 Audi A5 Coupe is a good getaway car

    2018 Audi A5 Coupe is a good getaway car

    Crossovers are the anti-coupe. They're everything a coupe is not: tall, wide, ungainly, roomy and really, really popular. The four-seat, sedan-based coupe is an endangered species and yet, like the wagon, it attracts a small but loyal following. Audi hopes to revitalize that core with the 2018...

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Honda brings Civic hatch back in style

Good things don't necessarily come in small packages. It's more like good things make great use of space. The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback is one of the roomiest compact hatches, which makes it competitive not just with other hatches but with America's darling, the compact crossover. The Civic hatch...

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  • Synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil: AAA

    Synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil: AAA

    Synthetic oil may lighten your wallet during an oil change, but a new study by AAA finds significant benefits under the hood. In an independent evaluation, synthetic oil outperformed its conventional counterpart by almost 50 percent, the agency announced June 6. AAA's 59-page report documents a...

  • Best affordable sports cars of 2017

    Best affordable sports cars of 2017

    Cars are too expensive. The average transaction price of a new vehicle is hovering in the $34,000 range, which is actually down from the all-time record of $35,309 set in December 2016 according to Kelley Blue Book. You'll probably get more out of a new car than a year or two of college, but still,...

  • What stinks? Source of moldy smell eludes driver

    What stinks? Source of moldy smell eludes driver

    Q: My 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid has been giving off an odor of mildew or mold since last November. The dealership couldn't find what was causing this issue, nor could an independent auto repair shop. I did find dampness on the mat behind the driver's seat. I cleaned and dried it and put it back...

  • Automakers should stand with Paris Climate Accord

    Automakers should stand with Paris Climate Accord

    U.S. automakers should and almost certainly will ignore President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate agreement. Doing otherwise isn't just bad for life on Earth. It's bad business. Companies rooted in science and technology should acknowledge the mountain of data showing the planet...

  • Ride through history at AutoFest in Glen Ellyn

    Ride through history at AutoFest in Glen Ellyn

    Ever wonder what it was like to ride like a Kennedy? This Saturday the Kennedy family’s 1937 Packard used by Joseph Kennedy when he was Ambassador to Great Britain from 1937 to 1940 will be on display at the 4th annual Glen Ellyn Vintage AutoFest. Packard, Studebaker, Cadillac Club and other vintage...

  • Stolen computer code helped a Tijuana-based biker gang steal 150 Jeeps

    In a cross-border auto heist that resembles a scrapped plot from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, nine members of a Tijuana-based biker club have been charged with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers using stolen computer code and key designs, the Justice Department announced earlier this week. Known...

  • Ford F-350 Super Duty is a refined towing beast

    Ford F-350 Super Duty is a refined towing beast

    Following up on the all-new F-150, Ford has redesigned the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty with aluminum-intensive construction, to not only shave weight for the sake of shaving weight, but to parlay that weight savings into strengthening other components. The configuration of the F-350 tester was a...

  • Tesla or GM? Investors bet on promise over profits

    Tesla or GM? Investors bet on promise over profits

    When General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduced the Chevrolet Bolt at the CES gadget show last year, she took a shot at Tesla. Buyers can be confident because Chevy has 3,000 U.S. dealers to service the new electric vehicle, she said. The implication was that Tesla, with just 69 service centers nationwide,...

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