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2019 is the year of the used car

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThis year’s car buying season is just around the corner. With homeowners in the United States abuzz with excitement at the number of possibilities, it’s important to remember that buying...

Auto review: Nissan updates Maxima sedan for 2019 with styling changes, more technology

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By Emma Jayne Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) The Maxima premium sedan is Nissan’s longest running nameplate, a vehicle the automaker calls a “four-door sports car,” and it’s been a consumer favorite for more than...

The Renegade is an Italian-flavored Jeep: A taste of Olive Garden

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By Scott Sturgis The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) 2019 Jeep Renegade: The Jeep with the flavor of Italy. Price: $33,670 as tested ($27,445 for the Limited trim). Options include Advanced Technology Group ($995) and Safety and Security...

Sedans ain’t dead, and some of them are sweet deals

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) Relax, America. Nobody’s going to take your sedans away. In fact, there are some great deals to be had on very good cars, thanks in no small part...

Auto review: Chevrolet recasts the Blazer for a Post-modern world

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By Larry Printz Tribune News Service (TNS) BEACON, N.Y. — I had arrived at The Roundhouse, a former manufacturing facility in Beacon, N.Y., a small town once known for its hat manufacturing. This facility, like...

GM plans to rehire laid-off factory workers. Here’s how

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By Jamie L. Lareau Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — On Nov. 26, General Motors delivered life-altering news to thousands of workers on its factory floors. It said it would indefinitely idle four factories in the...

Auto review: Kia’s new K900 is good — maybe too good for its nameplate

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By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) Does Kia have an image problem? If so, that may be evident in sales of the South Korean car company’s new K900 — or in the lack of...

Motormouth: No matter what the cost, replace burnt-out headlights immediately

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By Bob Weber Chicago Tribune (TNS) Q: I have noticed many vehicles with one headlight out, especially with newer vehicles. Is this because the bulbs go out faster and/or too expensive to replace, causing people...

Auto review: 2019 Toyota RAV4 combines throwback looks with advanced tech

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) The battle for SUV bragging rights has begun, and like many boasts, it’s about posturing at least as much as reality. Jeep’s TV campaign proclaiming, “SUV. These letters used...

Under the Hood: Trying out the new Nissan Leaf Plus

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By Brad Bergholdt Tribune News Service (TNS) I was fortunate to be offered to drive a 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus this past week for review. I’m not typically a car review kind of guy, but...

Auto review: Final performance for Cadillac CTS-V

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By Barry Spyker Tribune News Service (TNS) Most farewell tours are anything but that — think Elton John, Paul Simon, Ozzy Osbourne. But this one, the finale for the beloved Cadillac CTS, appears to be...

Auto review: The 2019 Audi A7 continues to set the standard for opulence and...

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By Larry Printz Tribune News Service (TNS) It has taken automakers years, if not decades, to make hatchbacks look alluring. Still, for every successful sedanette, such as the magnificent 1947 Cadillac Series 62, there are...

Ram drives Fiat Chrysler’s first-quarter profits, which drop 47 percent from a year ago

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By Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — Ram pickups powered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ earnings in the first quarter of 2019, although the automaker saw those numbers drop compared with the same period...

A Bug’s lifespan: A look back at the famous Beetle, as VW discontinues production

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By Casey William Tribune News Service (TNS) Conceived as a populist vehicle to enable mass transport on German dictator Hitler’s new Autobahns, the Volkswagen Beetle evolved through three generations over 80 years to become a beloved...

Here’s how GM is leading the way as auto giants prep for a revolution

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — Can automakers walk and chew gum at the same time? That’s the challenge facing the world’s giants, from General Motors and Ford to Volkswagen, Toyota and Hyundai. How...

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