Kicking Tires on 7 Cartoon Cars

11.02.2016

From the Flintstones to the Jetsons. Unless they had flying belts, cartoon characters needed some form of surface transportation. Here's their go power. 

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Dogs in Cars: Common Sense--and the Law

10.28.2016

We all know our canine friends should be kept out of hot cars, but here's the rundown on crates, what to pack, and the whole sticking-heads-out-of-the-window thing.

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Are SUVs the Best Choice for Seniors? Maybe Not.

10.27.2016

A bum knee makes me appreciate cars with easy entrance and exit. Not like my Miata, which I fall into with a loud plop.

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Five Car Milestones: Does Innovation Pay Off?

10.25.2016

For the most part, going first with new auto inventions failed to pay off. The cautious companies gave the people what they were used to, and made the money. 

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Pickup Sales Are Down, But The Macho Truck Is Here to Stay

10.21.2016

Ford is idling production of the bestselling F-150, with 95-day supplies on the lot. But don't expect Americans to abandon pickup trucks.

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Hardly Worth Mentioning: Features We Take for Granted

10.19.2016

Once upon a time, a radio and heater were exciting car options. In today's highly equipped auto market, we don't get excited about air conditioning, automatics, power windows and doors or cruise control.

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Will the Old Car Hobby Die Out?

10.17.2016

Let's face it, collector cars are mostly owned by people 60 and above. If young enthusiasts climb on board, maybe we'll still be going to Pebble Beach and Amelia island in 2030.  

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Will Americans Buy Cars From India?

10.11.2016

Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra is planning a beachhead in America. Don't laugh--India's Tata is already selling us Jaguars and Land Rovers.

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The Great Supercar Value Drain: Why Econoboxes Rule

10.07.2016

Supercars and econoboxes both lose a lot of value when you drive them out of the lot. But with an Elantra you're out at most $10,000 after five years, compared to a Rolls that has made off with more than $100,000.

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The Case for Winter Tires...On a Skating Rink!

10.04.2016

Notre Dame's skating rink was the setting for a showdown between all-season and winter tires. Guess which ones won?

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Shopping at the Army's One-Stop Trade Show

10.04.2016

In the heart of the nation's capital, generals kicked the tires on the latest tanks, and checked out the latest in armor-piercing rounds, mine ploughs and sniper rifles.

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Reading, Writing and Diesel Exhaust: Jenna Bush on Cleaner School Buses

09.29.2016

Former First Daughter (and former teacher) Jenna Bush is advocating for propane-powered buses. The air inside a diesel bus can be eight times dirtier than the outside air.

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In L.A. and Other Gridlocked Cities, Rush-Hour Traffic Never Reaches the Speed Limit

09.23.2016

With cheaper gas and an end to the recession, we're heading back out on the congested highways. On the worst roads, Americans are spending an extra 3.5 days in traffic every year.

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Performance Tune Your Car! But Kiss Its Resale Value Goodbye

09.19.2016

A lof of people want their cars to go faster, but it's often not worth the money--and stock is best when it's time to move on.

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Rocky Mountain High: Volvo's New Cross Country

09.16.2016

Volvo's new wagon slots in between the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. All are built on the same platform, and share four-cylinder engine tech.

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