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REVIEW: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – The Wagon Makes a Comeback

02.22.2017

Station wagons were once the go-to choice for families, but they were usurped by minivans. Crossovers and SUVs came along to kick minivans to the curb and even sedans have suffered in the face of larger more versatile vehicles.

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Los Angeles Named World’s Most Gridlocked City

02.22.2017

Traffic congestion is tiresome no matter where you live, but it’s worse in some places than others. If you think your city is the worst, then you’re right if you happen to call Los Angeles home.

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MYSTERY SOLVED: The Town of Ogunquit, ME, Once Had a Renault Le Car Police Cruiser

02.22.2017

I’ve told people about this car for 25 years, and finally — FINALLY — thanks to help from a world-famous “social media expert,” I managed to find photographic evidence: The town of Ogunquit, Maine, once had a Renault Le Car police cruiser.

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Alignment Is the First Thing to Check When Car Sways on the Road

02.22.2017

Elizabeth's Datsun 280ZX loves to wander, but not in a good way. What's going to fix her Z car?

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