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Auto Briefs: Driver - and passenger - can take the wheel of Budii

(The Associated Press) Rinspeed Budii Drivers and passengers can take the wheel in this car that debuted at the Geneva auto show in March. The self-driving electric car with steer-by-wire...

April 17, 2015

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News & Features: Self-driving-car features take over, little by little

The path to fully autonomous driving will still take years to reach consumers, but car manufacturers demonstrated at the show that they are now able to offer buyers several levels of so-called active safety features — in which the car takes over driving in certain instances.

By Aaron M. Kessler and Bill Vlasic April 17, 2015

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Moving Forward: Fiat's 1957 edition goes topless; Toyota Mirai joins Earth Day

(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Top comes off '57-edition Fiat Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has introduced a cabrio version of its Fiat 500 1957 Edition. Prices for the car, with a retractable cloth...

April 17, 2015

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Car Talk: Technology is creating a new epidemic at stoplights

Dear Car Talk: I seem to be missing something lately that I can't figure out! There appears to be an epidemic of drivers who, when stopped at stoplights, insist on...

By Ray Magliozzi April 17, 2015

Sound Off: Which system most recently needed repair on your car?

Which system most recently needed repair on your car?...

April 16, 2015

News & Features: So long, sedate: Lexus RC can make hearts skip a beat

The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.

By Ann M. Job April 16, 2015

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News & Features: Chevy Corvette Z06 has power, perks and an intoxicating roar

Because this 650-horsepower Vette is packed with power and perks, and has the chops to keep up with and even beat McLarens, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, it ranks among the best values in production cars on the market today.

By David Undercoffler April 15, 2015

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News & Features: Value-minded Hyundai Santa Fe loaded with bells and whistles

The Santa Fe is a well-designed vehicle with upscale airs. No doubt it's a decent value.

By Larry Printz April 14, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Monster trucks and demolition derby come to Spring Fair

(Courtesy of Washington State Fair Events Center) Monster trucks and demo derbys rev up Spring Fair Demolition derbys (shown) and a monster-truck show are among the automotive events coming to...

April 12, 2015

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Autobiography: Stepdad trusts him to love hand-me-down Chrysler

"I love my car because ... my stepfather gave me this car in February." - Jeff Culver, Covington

April 12, 2015

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News & Features: Driven to donate: Tips to turn an old car into a tax deduction

In the midst of tax season, here are some tips to help you through a future vehicle donation to a charitable organization.

By Jeff Layton April 12, 2015

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Moving Forward: 2016 Camaro gets light touch; fuel efficiency jumps again

Camaro lightens up Chevrolet has lightened the 2016 Camaro by about 200 pounds and made the car 28 percent stiffer than the current model. The more rigid body structure...

April 12, 2015

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Car Talk: She's prepping for doomsday

Dear Car Talk: My husband and I are doomsday preppers. We're moving to Florida and want to buy a vehicle that will give us the most flexibility in the event...

By Ray Magliozzi April 12, 2015

Auto Briefs: Honda takes Civic concept in a sporty direction

(Honda) Honda Civic Honda debuted its 2016 Civic concept at the New York International Auto Show, which ends Sunday. The sporty-looking car has a longer wheelbase and lower, wider stance....

April 10, 2015

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Car Talk: Convertible tops wear out over time

Dear Car Talk: I recently had to put my older convertible into service during an extended rainy period when my regular car started acting up. The convertible top is original,...

By Ray Magliozzi April 10, 2015

Moving Forward: NissanConnect to start up; Volvo wins Red Dot design award

(Nissan) NissanConnect debuts Starting with the 2016 Maxima (shown), Nissan will introduce a connected-vehicle-services program called NissanConnect Services. The program, in partnership with SiriusXM, will cover vehicle security, vehicle-health monitoring...

April 10, 2015

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News & Features: A look at opening day of 2015 Exotics at Redmond Town Center

Local car owners show off their wild and wonderful cars at a Redmond Town Center lot every Saturday through the fall.

Photos by Linda Hughes April 9, 2015

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Sound Off: Will you use your tax refund to buy or repair a car?

Will you use your tax refund to buy or repair a car?...

April 9, 2015

News & Features: Perks of Chevy Trax extend way beyond its price

A nimble, five-seat SUV — the 2015 Chevrolet Trax — is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995, smart features, competitive fuel economy and strong crash test scores.

By Ann M. Job April 9, 2015

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News & Features: Lincoln resurrects Continental after a 13-year absence

Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford is resurrecting its storied nameplate.

By Dee-Ann Durbin April 8, 2015

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