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Easy strategies for countering 'hard starts'

In the past couple of weeks, I have had a few of my VW and Audi customers complain about “hard starts” from their vehicles in the morning. As the weather turns colder, there are things we can look for and check to try to prevent this from happening.


For your consideration: Chrysler 300S, Nissan Leaf


Courtesy of ChrYsler
The Chrysler 300S rules in size, quality and equipment for the price.

We recently drove a pair of new models – the Chrysler 300S and the Nissan Leaf SL. Following is our quick take on each of them.

Chrysler 300S

What is it? Full-size near-luxury four-door, five-passenger family sedan.

'Funabout' Fiat


Photos courtesy of Fiat
The 2014 Fiat 500e uses 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, which the engineers claim is the equivalent of 116 mpg of gas use. It has a sticker price of $33,095.

If you believe in climate change, would love to see alternative fuels used to reduce carbon emissions and are an early adopter of new technologies, be glad you live here.

How to prep your car for the winter

I had a customer ask me the other day how she could best prepare her car for winter.

Porsche Panamera and BMW 428i offer satisfying driving experiences


Courtesy of Porsche
The Porsche Panamera 4S offers a twin-turbocharged 3-liter, V-6 engine with 420 horsepower.

We recently drove a pair of new models – the 2014 Porsche Panamera 4S and the 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe. Here’s our quick take on each of them.

Porsche Panamera 4S

What did we drive? A luxury-level four-door, four-passenger sedan with hatchback-style trunk and emphasis on quality and high performance.


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