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Auto Briefs: Donate food for LeMay discount; tips to prep car for winter

LeMay visitors can donate food to get a museum discount Throughout November, LeMay — America's Car Museum will offer a discount to those who donate nonperishable food for Northwest Harvest....

October 31, 2014


Auto Briefs: Chevy concept brings more toughness to Silverado

(General Motors) Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology Chevrolet revealed this concept in September at the State Fair of Texas, and will show it at the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show (SEMA),...

October 31, 2014


News & Features: Women buying a car want what men want — usually

What do women want in a car? The same things men do — with subtle differences.

By Dee-Ann Durbin October 31, 2014


Moving Forward: VW e-Golf scores 116 mpge; Mazda bringing new SUV to L.A. show

(Volkswagen) VW e-Golf scores 116 mpge The EPA has rated the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf at 116 combined city/highway mpge. That makes the all-electric car the most efficient car in the...

October 31, 2014


Car Talk: High-end cars can have high-end prices for part replacements

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2004 Acura RL that had developed an intermittent headlight problem where one of the headlights would go off unexpectedly. The quick solution...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 31, 2014

Sound Off: How often do you listen to audio books while driving?

How often do you listen to audio books while driving?...

October 30, 2014

News & Features: Spacious Yukon Denali adds more luxury for 2015

The full-size, 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is a no-excuses sport utility vehicle that's both capable and pampering.

By Ann M. Job October 30, 2014


News & Features: 3-D printing creates a car from Lego-like plastic

The sign's message was clear enough: Please Do Not Touch. For some visitors, however, the temptation was too great.

By Nathan Laliberte October 29, 2014


News & Features: Nimble Lexus NX 200t brings sportiness to crossover

Americans have an insatiable appetite for the SUV. The latest segment automakers are battling over is the compact luxury crossover. Lexus' entry in the competition is the 2015 NX 200t — with the carmaker's first turbocharged engine and its hybrid counterpart, the 300h. Both models are based on parent Toyota's RAV4.

By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek October 28, 2014


Autobiography: Their Mazda is almost like a motorcycle

"I love my car because ... it is the closest thing to driving a sport motorcycle." — Tim Ganstrom, Seattle

October 26, 2014


Auto Briefs: How to check air bag recalls; automakers beat mpg goal again

(Thinkstock) How to check air-bag recalls If you want to know whether your vehicle's air bags are subject to a recall, the website has links to manufacturer sites where...

October 26, 2014


Moving Forward: 5 finalists for Green Car award; automakers test cloud tech

(Audi) Green Car award finalists The five finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award run the gamut of alternative-fuel options: there's the BMW 13 (plug-in hybrid), Chevrolet...

October 26, 2014


News & Features: Tips for dealing with winter weather, other dangers on road

It only took a second for our fun weekend to hinge on disaster. My wife and I were harvesting our Christmas tree near Snoqualmie Pass in our Subaru Forester one year, and we were taking it slow on the U.S. Forest Service roads. But an unseen icy patch sent us sliding sideways.

By Jeff Layton October 26, 2014


Car Talk: Why are expensive cars so quiet?

Dear Tom and Ray: We bought a new Toyota Camry, but the road noise seems excessive when on certain freeway surfaces. How do expensive cars dampen road noises? Extra insulation...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 26, 2014

Auto Briefs: LeBron James plugs Kia K900; Tesla Model X delay likely

(Kia) LeBron James teams with Kia Basketball star LeBron James has partnered with Kia to promote the K900, the brand's first rear-drive luxury sedan. As the K900 Luxury Ambassador, the...

October 24, 2014


Auto Briefs: VW XL Sport concept has a motorcycle heart

(Volkswagen) Volkswagen XL Sport This lightweight sports car, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this month, features a two-cylinder engine adapted from the powerful Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle. It has...

October 24, 2014


Moving Forward: Motor Trend says CR-V is top SUV; Ford drops Focus EV price

(Honda) Motor Trend win for CR-V Motor Trend magazine has chosen the 2015 Honda CR-V as its 2015 SUV of the Year. Besides liking the improved driving dynamics and fuel...

October 24, 2014


News & Features: 5 ways to ruin your engine

The engine is the heart of your vehicle. When it stops working, so does your car. Just as the human heart needs its owner to eat healthy food and to exercise for it to operate properly, your car's engine also needs you to provide it with proper care.

By Tom Moor October 24, 2014


Car Talk: Slow and steady wins the regenerative-braking race

Dear Tom and Ray: I am always irritated by people who have their accelerators pressed right up until the moment they apply the brakes. For example, I might be a...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 24, 2014

Sound Off: How much has growing traffic increased your commute time over the past five years?

How much has growing traffic increased your commute time over the past five years?...

October 23, 2014


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