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  • Taming the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at track safety school

    Taming the Dodge Challenger 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...

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2017 BMW i3 electric vehicle goes longer on style than miles

When the BMW i3 debuted in 2014, we called it an odd duck. An odd headless duck. Nothing has changed on the outside for 2017. The duck pun may have been a reach; it looks more like geometric Picasso tiles for kids were fashioned together to form an eco-pod on wheels, especially in the new hue of...

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  • Win a Corvette, raise awareness for spina bifida

    Win a Corvette, raise awareness for spina bifida

    Bill Kay Chevrolet is holding its 29th annual Corvette Show and raffle to raise money for Illinois Spina Bifida Association on Sunday, July 30.   The raffle prize is a new 2017 Corvette. The show and raffle is raising money for the Illinois Spina Bifida Association (ISBA). ISBA is dedicated to...

  • Marijuana once again found in railcars of new Fords shipped to Midwest

    Marijuana once again found in railcars of new Fords shipped to Midwest

    Ford employees on Wednesday found 277 pounds of marijuana in railroad cars used to ship new Ford vehicles from Mexico to metro Detroit, authorities said. The rail-cars had been unloaded at the Ford Rail Distribution Facility in Woodhaven when the employees discovered the marijuana, according to...

  • History of the world's most luxurious car: Rolls-Royce Phantom

    History of the world's most luxurious car: Rolls-Royce Phantom

    On July 27, 2017, ultraluxury brand Rolls-Royce introduced just the eighth Rolls-Royce Phantom in the last 92 years. Here's a look at all eight models, which the bespoke British automaker says has been a constant presence at history's most defining moments. Phantom is the longest-running nameplate...

  • GM may discontinue six sedans from Cadillac, Buick, Chevy

    GM may discontinue six sedans from Cadillac, Buick, Chevy

    General Motors has put six of its cars under review and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. The company is considering...

  • Rough road ahead? Jeep sales dip could be trouble for FCA

    Rough road ahead? Jeep sales dip could be trouble for FCA

    Jeep has been Fiat Chrysler Automobile's most dependable growth engine in recent years both in the U.S. and globally, but that growth has hit a lull this year. At a time when SUV sales are soaring, the iconic brand should be flying high in the U.S. Gas prices are low, car sales are declining and...

  • Old car with low miles might suffer from old gas

    Old car with low miles might suffer from old gas

    Q: I'm a senior with a 2001 Buick LeSabre with 73,000 miles. It has a habit of hard starting when the engine is warm. It went through two independent shops and one dealer. The first replaced the temperature sensor, the air filter, spark plugs and wires, the second replaced the idle switch, mass...

  • Taking the test: Written driver's exam instills fear in autos editor

    Taking the test: Written driver's exam instills fear in autos editor

    I was nervous. The last time I had taken the written driving test was the first time, about 25 years ago. I was driving my brother's four-speed four-cylinder Mustang back then. It had a tape deck. So much has changed, except for the written driving exam. My northwest suburban facility still handed...

  • In the name of speed: Autobahn Country Club lets Chicagoans be hooligans

    In the name of speed: Autobahn Country Club lets Chicagoans be hooligans

    With the never-ending arms race between manufacturers pushing performance to 600 horsepower and more, where can you take such a car to explore its limits without ending up in jail? To answer this question, we took the most powerful Cadillac ever — the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V — to one of the best racetracks...

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