Tue02092016

On The Road

When it comes to midsized SUVs, Ford has an 'Edge'


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The 2015 Ford Edge Titanium FWD offers a nice combination of power, acceleration and economy for the price ($42,500).

 

In today’s world, the most practical car or truck to own is a midsized sport-utility vehicle. At least that’s our choice.

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Some simple solutions to annoying auto problems

Last week I got a call from a new customer who had a mysterious noise coming from his 2002 330ci BMW.

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Just for the fun of it


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The 2016 Audi TT S Roadster features all-wheel drive and an engine with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

If you’ve got room in your life for a second car designed specifically for fun while getting you to and from work, for running small errands and for exhilarating backroad adventures on weekends, the 2016 Audi TT S Roadster deserves serious consideration.

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DMV's touchscreen technology saves time & minimizes fraud

Q: The DMV now uses touchscreen technology to administer the driver knowledge exam. How is it different from the written test?

A: Instead of using a paper and pencil to the take the exam, simply touch the correct answer on the monitor. The touchscreen system guides you through the testing process and provides immediate feedback if you answer incorrectly. It is offered in English and Spanish, with more languages to be added.

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Chevrolet Silverado is a good choice for those who really need a pickup truck


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The Chevrolet Silverado offers good power and handling.

As we noted in a recent review, pickup trucks are among the most popular vehicles in the United States, competing directly with sedans and SUVs for customers.

Barrels of ink and billions of pixels have been invested in explaining the phenomenon, but the appeal seems to be rooted in our frontier genes as much or more than in any rational need. The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 LS DBL recently delivered to our driveway was an example of the automakers’ desire to meet that demand.

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A true world vehicle


courtesy of Volvo
The Volvo S60 Cross Country T5 features a five-cylinder engine packed with 250 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 edition has a base price of $43,500.

As an all-new design for 2016, the Volvo S60 Cross Country T5 is about as global as a car can get.

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Be wary of warning lights – they really do help drivers stay safe

Every month we get several calls from customers concerned about warning lights and whether they need to bring their cars in for repairs.

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