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  1. Mechanical The 2016 Toyota Avalon, ready for inspection.  2016 Toyota Avalon: Simple and Engineered for Quietness
    Oh, the Toyota Avalon! What is there to say about this car, other than it’s supremely comfortable and almost devoid of personality? That said, comfort is a pretty big deciding factor for a lot of folks shopping for a car. And comfort goes hand and hand with a quiet ride. Full story
  2. Blog FordPass App - main menu The FordPass Application Helps us Keep in Touch with our Vehicle
    At the recent 2017 Ford Escape media drive, we were introduced to Ford Connect and FordPass, the company’s new connectivity features for owners of new Ford vehicles. Buyers of 2017 Ford cars and trucks equipped with the new SYNC 3 infotainment system—much improved over the previous MyFord Touch, by the … Full story
  3. Spotlight on 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty: The Car Guide is going to test some big trucks!
    If you drive a Freightliner 122SD, you might not be too impressed with those little F-250, F-350 and F-450 models from Ford. However, for most people, the Super Duty series is quite massive. This week, The Car Guide will be heading to Colorado to try out this workhorse. For 2017, … Full story
  4. First Drives 2017 Subaru BRZ 2017 Subaru BRZ: Subaru and Kaizen
    The word kaizen is a fusion of the Japanese words “kai,” meaning “change,” and “zen” which means “better,” loosely translated in English as “improvement.” Kaizen applies perfectly to the 2017 Subaru BRZ, as the brand’s engineers applied a round of enhancements to their sports car, without however fixing its main … Full story
  5. Test Drives 2016 Maserati Quattroporte 2016 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4: Stunning, yet Lacking
    The Maserati Quattroporte is an attention seeker. Its svelte figure and sporty lines do the walking, but there's no denying that its spectacular shining chrome grille and trident logo does the talking. Even the words “Maserati Quattroporte,” especially when you say it with an Italian accent—oozes excitement and money. Now … Full story
  6. Car Tips & Advice Transporting Your Stuff With Care
    Whether you’re using a truck, pickup, trailer or rooftop carrier, you’ve got to be really careful when transporting large objects. We’ve all seen people taking big risks and overestimating their vehicle’s capacity, especially on moving day. This is compounded when their decisions don’t take into account road or weather conditions. Full story
  7. First Drives 2017 Kia Forte Sedan: Jack of All Trades, Master of None
    As SUVs have become more popular, compacts have become less so, but they remain sought-after just the same, as evidenced by sales of the Civic, Elantra, Corolla and Mazda3. Given that they are relatively inexpensive, however, they are not exactly cash cows for manufacturers compared to other vehicle types. Still, … Full story
  8. Technology Mazda G-Vectoring Control: Cornering Without Effort
    A few years ago now, Mazda launched its SKYACTIV technology, which involved fine-tuning the chassis, engine, gearbox and body to reduce fuel consumption. For 2017, the manufacturer is extending this system’s reach by taking aim at the vehicle’s dynamics. The aptly named SKYACTIV Vehicle Dynamics is a much more complete … Full story
  9. Blog Infiniti QX30 2017 2017 Infiniti QX30: Clone wars
    In my review on the new 2017 Infiniti QX30, I talk about the once ill-fated plan that the Big 3 automakers used to multiply the number of products in their fleets. The reason why it was such a terrible plan to badge-engineer everything was because they used it as a … Full story

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