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Chevy Volt hits 10,000 miles

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt just passed the 10,000-mile mark, so we're taking the opportunity to report some of our lasting impressions, including the good and the bad. As all car owners know, some initial grievances fade away over time and others emerge and grow, sometimes becoming an ever-present burr ... Read more!

Unique styling and solid handling on 2012 Hyundai Veloster make it distinctive

On the heels of redesigned Elantra compact and Accent subcompact, the new 2012 Veloster adds a coupe to Hyundai's burgeoning small-car offering. The distinctive Veloster is a true three-door hatchback: It has a liftgate, two front doors and a single rear door on the curb side for easier backseat access. ... Read more!

Kid-friendly convertible; 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet lets families of four in on convertible driving fun

There's no better way to enjoy summer driving than by slipping behind the wheel of a convertible. For many of us with children, we're forced to watch child-free drivers soak up all the sexy convertible fun because many convertibles have backseats that are too small to fit the kids. As ... Read more!

Hyundai Elantra more efficient than Toyota Corolla

Q. Is the Hyundai Elantra safer and more efficient than the Toyota Corolla? A. Yes, the Elantra is more efficient than the Corolla, but we can't definitively say it is safer. Both come with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, but the Elantra's engine is a newer design that produces more horsepower ... Read more!

Research before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle

Q. Do certified pre-owned cars have a better warranty than brand-new cars? If so, wouldn't it be better if I bought a certified car than a brand-new one, especially if I plan on having it for a long time? A. Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles do tend to have longer warranties ... Read more!

Eco and friendly; 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco's gas mileage, comfort and good looks will appeal to families

I'm used to label-reading as a part of motherhood, and that now extends to cars. The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is an excellent example of this. What makes it an "Eco"? I thought it would be some sort of hybrid, but it's not. It's a trim level with a ... Read more!

Buying topic of the week; Safety innovations make cars smarter

Active head restraints, adaptive cruise control, antilock brakes, backover warning devices, breathalyzer ignition locks, daytime running lights, fatigue warning methods, lane departure warning systems, roof strengthening for rollover prevention, smarter seat belts, telematics, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and even driverless pod cars and automated highways are concepts and innovations ... Read more!

2012 Toyota Camry's new improvements and enduring sensible features stand out among family cars

I've met plenty of Toyota Camry owners. To date, zero have raved about their car, yet the Camry's sensible qualities attract shoppers in droves. Even in its final year, the outgoing Camry outsold all its competitors -- and beat all but one of them in's family sedan Shootout last ... Read more!

Crash tests; Understanding the intricacies of crash tests important to car purchase

Overall, passenger vehicles are safer than they've ever been, but the individual models to withstand crashes varies greatly, even within a vehicle class. New roof-strength tests also reveal that one version of a model can fare better than another. Because of this, understanding how a model is expected to perform ... Read more!

Mother Proof review: Flawless features; 2011 Toyota Venza is free of tough-to-use controls, small oddities

My son can never get his socks' toe seam to fit correctly and is known to whip the socks off and then collapse in a disgruntled heap on the floor. You may not have this reaction to socks, but I bet there's something in your car that makes you feel ... Read more!
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