MapQuest 3.0: Up-Close Mobile App Inspection

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by .

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What is it? MapQuest puts traditional turn-by-turn navigation in the car with voice guidance, easy destination input and points-of-interest markers Price: Free Platforms: iOS 4.3 or higher, Android 1.6 or higher, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile phones Info: www.wireless.mapquest.com App-based navigation systems are a great alternative to expensive portable GPS devices and in-car setup. With dozens […]

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Review: 2013 Cadillac ATS

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by .

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Smaller grille than CTS, but clearly a Cadillac. Size and weight are a large part of GM-DNA. They beat Ford not a frontal attack on the wagon, but by a larger, heavier, flashier car. They thought they could do the same with BMW. But as Bayern looked packed on the pounds and inches, car buyers […]

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Classic Pickups: 1969 Chevy Longhorn Silver Streak Custom Camper

Posted on 22. Jul, 2012 by .

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Richard TruesdellWikipedia defines a truck camper as "any recreational vehicle or RV, which can be carried out in the bed of a pickup. In North America, this RV type is sometimes known as a slide or cab-over." At one time, especially in the 1960s years, campers made a substantial part of the recreational vehicle market, […]

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The Neighbour’s Truck

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by .

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Eric is a pretty decent guy. A retired teacher and UK import, he lives on our small block since 1968. Always quick with a wave or a pat on the back, he and his wife were first on our door to welcome us into the neighborhood, gift basket in hand. Since then, he is the […]

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Despite Supply Issues, Certified Pre-Owned Cars Still Popular

Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by .

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How much would you pay for a certified pre-owned vehicle? CPO programs overtake check and late-model car, an extension of the warranty period and sometimes off the funding. But they cost more up front. Take a popular used car like the 2009 Toyota Corolla LE with 50,000 miles. Uncertified examples on Cars.com have an average […]

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Chrysler Product Day 2012: An Inside View

Posted on 14. Jul, 2012 by .

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We recently had the opportunity to spend the day at the Chrysler Proving Grounds near Chelsea, Michigan to get a good selection of 2012 and 2013 models and talk a few executives and engineers. We must say that there is something different about driving a particular truck manufacturer on the same track, or course, is […]

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Review: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design Polestar Take Two

Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by .

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Volvo has long been the "safe choice" in more ways than one. Permeated the brand's reputation in safety, but in the last 30 years "with a touch of luxury performance" is a second priority. Even still, will release on arrival at Country Club not in a Volvo, the green-eyed monster. Their fellow celebrities are only […]

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2012 Hyundai Azera: Review Notes

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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Cars.com senior editor Kristin Varela is currently reviewing the revised Hyundai Azera, the latest generation of full-size Hyundai sedan. The Azera is the Korean automaker's efforts to attract buyers in a competitive, if overlooked, field, including the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Hyundai hopes the Azera can on his unpopular predecessor, […]

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2013 Scion FR-S: Car Seat Fail

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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So, fathers, maybe you are looking for a weekend car – something to spice up with an anti-minivan atmosphere and affordable sticker price of the garage. Maybe think MIATA spell fun, but let's face it: It might have to work to relocate the family every once in a while, so rear seat-less is out. If […]

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2013 Nissan Altima: Car Seat Check

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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The competition is fierce in the midsize car class and the players are always changing: Toyota Camry was redesigned for 2012, and new versions of the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion are in the pipeline for 2013. Nissan has a redesigned Altima sedan. The wide, flat rear seat is for child safety seats, but crowded […]

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