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2018 GMC Terrain: Choose Your Own Terrain

GMC said “choose your own terrain,” so my daughter Brooke and I did. Most car evaluation programs dictate a driving route, with pre-determined stops to switch from driving to navigating, with other professional auto writers. We drive and then have … Continue reading

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African-American Pioneers: Black-Owned Dealerships

At first glance, the fact that African-American owned car dealerships exist in the United States would seem to be a non-story. However, as observed in the Toyota-sponsored miniseries, “African Americans and the Auto Industry,” it’s a fairly recent development in … Continue reading

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Buying a Car? Bottom Line, Check Your Bottom

A friend is deciding whether she will buy a new car or pour money into her older model. She’s very unhappy with her current front driver seat and that, along with her current car’s $1,700 repair estimate, is compelling her … Continue reading

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The Family Car: Home Away from Home

A recent survey reveals that nearly two out of three parents report that traffic is the most stressful part of the American family road trip. The Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of Chevrolet, found that the perennial “Are we there … Continue reading

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Active Millennials: Loving the RV Life

Slick interior styling and an overall compact design are two major reasons Minnesota millennials Shea and Erin Laughlin chose the 19.7-foot Hymer Aktiv 1.0 for their home on the road. Shea and Erin Laughlin stumbled onto the innovative Hymer Aktiv … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Clarity of Honda’s Plug-in Hybrid

I had a chance to get behind the wheel of Honda’s new Clarity plug-in hybrid. It seats five comfortably, has steering wheel paddle shifters and leather-wrapped wheel, head-turning good looks. The fuel economy impressed me as I clocked an excellent … Continue reading

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Women Auto Know: Roadside Breakdowns

It might be a mysterious thumping under the hood. It might be an overheating radiator. Or it might be as simple as a dead battery or a flat tire. Whatever the emergency, you can bet it will be inconvenient; depending … Continue reading

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