Automotive

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Top 5 Reasons to buy a Second-Hand Car

Buying a car is a big decision and a big purchase. One of the first questions you’ll need to consider is “should I buy a new or used car?” It’s not an easy choice but there are many reasons to opt for a second-...

Three Reasons to Buy a BMW

BMW has built their cars to reflect a sort of utilitarian vehicle, cars that have different conceptual elements that all work together to create a tantalizing effect. All these different aspects are thrown toge...

Car-sharing for Gen-Y

It has been 2 cars and a suv since I last owned anything with a manual transmission. Call it the 7 year itch or the early signs of a midlife crisis but it has been on my mind daily. Who knew a manual transmissi...

An ode to the mom-and-pop auto shop

Decades ago, when I was just starting out in the newspaper industry, one of my first editorial jobs was to write obits. It’s a job usually saved for newbies, the cub reporters…you know, new kid on the block. Ba...
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A Car Lover’s Gift For Black Friday

We are totally connected to our cars and trucks. They take us to work, to the grocery store and even help us navigate parking lots at the mall. Which reminds me of an experience – a valuable gift to you -- that...
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Roadside essentials you can’t do without

Hitting the highway this summer? Don’t forget your emergency kit The snow is long-gone and it’s time to get those vacation brochures out and plan that summer trip. What about an outing to an amusement park or a...
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Tesla Breaks into Top 5 Car Brands

Despite being the youngest automaker in the nation, Tesla Motors Inc. ranks in the top five brands among people surveyed by “Consumer Reports.” Tesla was fifth in the poll, a large gain from 11th last year.  It...
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Self-Driving Cars A Real Possibility

Robot cars may be on the roads within the next decade, said a recent IHS Automotive study.  The study claims that 54 million robot cars will be on the streets by 2035 and that nearly all autos will be driverles...