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Two from Toyota


Courtesy of Toyota
The new Lexus RX350 SUV comes with 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.

Last month we drove two offerings from Toyota that are at the opposite ends of the fuel efficiency spectrum: the luxury-brand 2017 Lexus RX350 SUV and the highly developed 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco.

About the only thing these two cars have in common is that both feature hatchback doors that improve capacity and access but do compromise somewhat on luggage security.


Matt goes full throttle to fix BMW

In November 2015, one of my newer customers brought in his 2011 BMW Z4 35i because the service-engine-soon light went on.

He explained that the car did not idle well and was low on power. We connected the car to the Integrated Service Technical Application, because it was a post-2008 BMW, and were able to pull several codes related to the primary operation of the engine.

Blast from the past


Gary Anderson/Special to the town Crier
The Donut Derelicts – a group of local car enthusiasts – check out the 2016 Mustang GT California Special convertible. The car is an homage to the 1968 model.

 

What better place to display a car with direct links to the 1960s American muscle car traditions than at a gathering of people who lusted after these cars in their heyday.

Nissan Altima stocked with safety features


Courtesy of Nissan
The 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV produces 128 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque.

Starting a conversation about self-driving automobiles is never difficult, but what is often missed in the discussion is the contribution of these technologies in making affordable family cars safer.

Dealing with a bad brake at church

In September, I wrote about electric emergency brakes. At the end of the column, I told everyone to read their owner’s manual to have a better understanding of their brakes if they encounter a problem.


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