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  • 2017 Lexus GS F is old-school cool but lags the performance competition

    2017 Lexus GS F is old-school cool but lags the performance competition

    The performance sedan segment has been engaged in a battle for horsepower dominance in recent years. While a performance sedan making 400 horsepower would suffice a decade ago, we now have the option to buy a family-sized sedan that can produce as much power as some of the fastest supercars. Take...

  • Front-end shimmy requires wheel balancer

    Front-end shimmy requires wheel balancer

    Q: My 2010 Saab 9-3 has a front-end shimmy at 65 to 75 mph. The wheels have been rotated and rebalanced a couple of times and it still vibrates. Any suggestions? — L.C., Avon, Conn. A: If you have returned to the same shop to have the wheels rotated and balanced, you may want to visit a different...

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2017 Volvo S90 T6 sedan wears elegance with simplicity

The new Volvo S90 is like a tailor-made suit. It fits just right, balancing sharp lines with elegant comfort. It's as nice to look at as to luxuriate in, and there were random times behind the wheel where a seam in the seats or some other detail caught our attention and made us feel better, as...

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  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback debuts at Chicago Auto Show

    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback debuts at Chicago Auto Show

    Hyundai Elantra is one of the best cars on the market for under $20,000, combining useful standard features in a capable ride. The value proposition continues with the redesigned Elantra GT hatchback available in two four-cylinder engines, which Hyundai announced on Thursday, February 9 at the...

  • Ford redesigns 2018 Expedition full-size SUV

    Ford redesigns 2018 Expedition full-size SUV

    Ford redesigned the Expedition full-size SUV days before the opening of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. With its broad, horizontal mesh grille, it shares more visual traits with Ford's SUV family than the F-150 pickup family. The 8-seater is about an inch longer and wider than the outgoing model, according...

  • Dodge unleashes 2018 Durango SRT performance SUV

    Dodge unleashes 2018 Durango SRT performance SUV

    Dodge unveiled its latest high-performance muscle car on Tuesday, February 7, just in time for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The muscle car is actually the 2018 Durango SRT three-row SUV with a 475-horsepower HEMI V-8 engine.  Why make a high-performance family hauler capable of hitting 60 mph in...

  • 2017 Chicago Auto Show at a glance

    2017 Chicago Auto Show at a glance

    The 2017 Chicago Auto Show marks the 109th installment of the nation's largest and longest running consumer auto show. Over 1,000 new vehicles, including 40 debut vehicles, will be on display across 1 million square feet at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive. Indoor Tracks: Ride along with professional...

  • Tips to avoid a lifetime of car payments

    Tips to avoid a lifetime of car payments

    Car payments have morphed from a temporary nuisance into a permanent part of many people's budgets. Whether that's a bad thing depends on what you do with the rest of your money. One-third of millennial car buyers chose a lease last year, which helped push auto lease volume to a record of 4.3 million...

  • Producers of Chicago Auto Show serve local dealers and communities

    Producers of Chicago Auto Show serve local dealers and communities

    Ask most folks what the Chicago Automobile Trade Association does and the quick response is that it sponsors the nation's largest consumer auto show, the annual Chicago Auto Show. True, and a task it has performed since 1935, but that's only part of the answer. The CATA is an organization representing...

  • A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

    A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

    Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing. Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, including some with...

  • Motormouth eases driver's winter worries

    Motormouth eases driver's winter worries

    Q: When my husband died I took on the education of our daughter about cars. Your column has helped me over the years. Can you educate me? Recently you mentioned something about the A/C coming on with the defroster. I drive a 2009 Infiniti EX35 and when I turn the climate control on, the A/C automatically...

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