Pre-Production Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV

Posted on 03. Aug, 2012 by .

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Threatened with the California Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, it is only a matter of time before we see an EV of each of the major players in the California market. Nissan has the Leaf, BMW Active E has has GM. Volt and the Honda Fit and Ford electrified one has everything that was not nailed […]

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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: July 2012

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by .

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Automakers had a mixed July as buyers pay more for their cars. CNW Marketing Research says the average transaction increased 8.5% compared to July 2011 – the third consecutive month of year-over-year increases greater than 8%. Compounding all this was the fact that used car prices fell for the third month in a row in […]

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2012 BMW M6 Convertible: Car Seat Check

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by .

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The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible is a high-performance version of the 6 Series. From its supercharged V-8 engine in its very strengthened seats, almost everything about this top convertible screams aggressive. What they do not say is, family car, but as this four-seater has a back seat, we tried to install child safety seats. For […]

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Seat Belt Reminders Could Come to Backseat

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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You know that little annoying seat belt hear you go when your passenger is not buckled up, even just a few seconds after starting the car? The bell triple if a government proposal rear seats shall be provided with the same memory into force. Car of the future, it might make it harder to drive […]

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Capsule Review: 1998 Volkswagen Passat, the G.O.A.T.

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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Sometimes it all comes together, is not it – right before it all falls apart. Lightning in a bottle. Never looked so good before, to be later never reached. Duane Allman crashing his motorcycle, the Sunburst Les Paul yields to the "Les Paul SG", the Honda VFR800 Interceptor is perfected by something like the looks […]

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Comparison Review: Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs. Honda Civic Si

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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Remember 1985? If you've been paying attention to cars, the then-new Civic Si and Mk2 Jetta GLI were on the radar. Which is your favorite? For the 2012 model year both cars again. One of them has changed surprisingly little. The other, although it retains some choice bits, may have lost the plot. "Neither the […]

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Review: 2012 and 2013 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Coupe

Posted on 29. Jul, 2012 by .

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Before 2011, if you were looking for a hot hatch, but wanted something Minier as Cooper, the options to the less than smart Smart Barabus were limited. With fuel costs on the rise and fuel economy targets threatening, MINI and Fiat in the hope that "sporty" to lure shoppers into something smaller and more practical. […]

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J2807 Tow Ratings May Be Off For Years

Posted on 26. Jul, 2012 by .

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Dear Ford, GM, and Ram Truck, Let's have lunch. Sincerely, PickupTrucks.com When we reported the first truck manufacturer to standardize the tests, such as specific and maximum tow ratings are calculated, we were very optimistic. The idea was simple: Let's all tow truck manufacturer on the same page when assessing their vehicles reviews so that […]

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Car Seat Basics Part Three: Beyond the Booster

Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by .

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So your "baby" is copping a big-kid attitude and wants his childish booster goodbye. Not so fast, parents. A booster is just as important to keep your child safe in the car like a child seat or convertible. But only you can decide when it's time to skip the booster and go right to the […]

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Bench Seats Versus Captain’s Chairs

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by .

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I waited for test drives the 2013 Ford Flex this week that I have it, go for years. Overall, my impressions are very favorable (for the full review stay tuned), with the exception of an important point. My test car came with a second row bench seat fitted so that the car seats seven in […]

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