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Toyota Tacoma: New Blacked-Out Look for Truckers

Despite the offering of aggressive-looking, off-road-tough models by all midsize pickup manufacturers, Toyota stands apart as having an entire Tacoma lineup that’s skewed toward young male adventure seekers. For 2019, Toyota adds an SX Package that delivers on this attitude … Continue reading

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2020 Chevy Silverado: Inline Turbo, Big Fuel Economy

Fitting a diesel powerplant into a light-duty pickup is a practice that’s evolved from being unusual to standard. Chevrolet’s 2020 Silverado 1500 has joined the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Ford F-150 and Nissan’s light-duty-ish Titan XD to provide a turbo-diesel option. … Continue reading

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2020 FORD ESCAPE

2020 FORD ESCAPE Completely redesigned new 2020 Escape best offers four new propulsion choices – including two all-new hybrids; standard hybrid targets best-in-class EPA-estimated range of more than 550 miles; plug-in hybrid targets a best-in-class EPA-estimated pure-electric range of 30+ … Continue reading

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Health Risks of Daylight Savings Time

The American Automobile Association (AAA) sent us this advisory to share with motorists about health risks we confront with Daylight Savings Time — particularly on Monday as we get into our vehicles for the morning work commute. AAA warns of … Continue reading

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Headlights: Drivers want to see better

As we spring forward to Daylight Savings Time, I’d like to share readers questions sent to Ask the Auto Doctor about headlights. Drivers ask me how they can get better visibility. Dear Doctor: I frequently drive at night and noticed … Continue reading

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2019 Jeep Wrangler

Dear Doctor: Have you driven any of the new Jeep Wrangler models? If so, what’s your impression? Jack Dear Jack: I drove the 2019 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4. The engine was the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The eTorque feature (an electric … Continue reading

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Dear Doctor: I’m interested in test-driving the once-popular Volkswagen Jetta. Do you have an opinion on it? Carol Dear Carol: VW has gone through problems over the last couple of years with “diesel-gate” but I think it has forced them … Continue reading

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