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Auto Briefs: Toyota merges two vehicles into 1 Ultimate Utility

(Toyota) Toyota Ultimate Utility Vehicle Toyota has created this Sienna body retrofitted on top of a Tacoma truck base and will show it at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)...

July 3, 2015

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Car Talk: Mechanics should get approval for big bills

Dear Car Talk: I recently took my wife's 2001 Honda Accord to my (independent) mechanic for a 180,000-mile "checkup." I told him that I noticed an oil leak, and asked...

By Ray Magliozzi July 3, 2015

Moving Forward: 3 carmakers back fuel cells; Samsung adds view to back of semi

Executives from Nissan, Toyota and Honda join hands during a press conference Wednesday. (Koji Sasahara / The Associated Press) Backing fuel cells in Tokyo Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working...

July 3, 2015

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Sound Off: How happy are you with your current vehicle?

How happy are you with your current vehicle?...

July 2, 2015

News & Features: Jaguar XJ flagship is distinctive luxury style

Jaguars have long been known for their sumptuous interiors and the test car didn't disappoint, with its luxuriously styled leather seats.

By Ann M. Job July 2, 2015

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News & Features: Hot rides from the 2015 Greenwood Car Show

Hundreds of cars were on display at the Greenwood Car Show in Seattle on June 27. Here are just a few of the memorable cars and people.

Photos by Linda Hughes July 1, 2015

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News & Features: Automakers gladly meet demand for ultra-luxury

Thanks to a bullish economy and a burgeoning crop of multi-millionaires all over the world, the handful of carmakers catering to the very richest have finally started to figure out that they have been drastically underestimating demand for six- and seven-figure vehicles.

By Kyle Stock July 1, 2015

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News & Features: Silverado adds even more features after its makeover

Silverado's cabin is roomy, quiet and functional; the ride feels controlled and confident, with good steering, cornering, and braking -- even when the bed is fully loaded.

By Emma Jayne Williams June 30, 2015

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Car Talk: Key fob can open sunroof to cool down car

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2008 Lincoln MKX. Sometimes, when I use my key fob to unlock my doors, the front windows and sunroof open, too. Would that be...

By Ray Magliozzi June 28, 2015

Auto Briefs: Fiat debuts Alfa Romeo Giulia; Oregon to test pay-per-mile tax

(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Fiat debuts Alfa Romeo Giulia Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently unveiled the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia, a sedan meant to power the premium sports-car brand's return...

June 28, 2015

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Autobiography: Mustang Girl has no plans to ever sell her Ford

"I love my car because ... it's always fun to drive." - Maria Hicks, Arlington

June 28, 2015

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News & Features: $500 beater cars join in wacky LeMons race at Shelton track

Coming to the The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton July 11-12, LeMons is a national racing series for clunkers. Think of them as stock cars for the average Joe, where cars have to have been purchased for less than $500.

By Jeff Layton June 28, 2015

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Moving Forward: Old Volt, Leaf batteries get new life; Lexus tests hoverboard

(General Motors) A new life for batteries The used lithium-ion batteries from Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs are getting a second chance, the automakers say. General Motors says the batteries...

June 28, 2015

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Moving Forward: Honda plans fuel-cell car; follow Google's self-driving cars

(Honda) Honda plans fuel-cell car Honda says it plans to introduce a mainstream hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicle along with a new plug-in hybrid vehicle and a new battery electric vehicle over the...

June 27, 2015

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Car Talk: Rancher is looking for car recommendations

Dear Car Talk: My Italian water buffalos, African pygmy goats, rescue Thoroughbred ex-racehorses and Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs are requesting your masterful insight, please, for what might be the perfect...

By Ray Magliozzi June 26, 2015

Auto Briefs: Free movie at LeMay drive-in night; Corvette No. 1M restored

Free LeMay drive-in series shows 'Night at the Museum' "Night at the Museum" will kick off the free drive-in movie series at LeMay — America's Car Museum, in Tacoma, on...

June 26, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Lincoln Continental has 30-way seats

(Lincoln) Lincoln Continental A sleek silhouette and an updated chrome grille give this concept a new look from Lincoln, which introduced it at the New York auto show in March....

June 26, 2015

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Sound Off: How often do you park in downtown Seattle?

How often do you park in downtown Seattle?...

June 25, 2015

News & Features: Kia Sedona provides first-class lounge seats, more room

The seats are just part of a long list of updates. Stretching nearly 17 feet in length, the 2015 Sedona is longer and roomier than its predecessor, has more features and ritzier materials and includes a more-powerful V-6.

By Ann M. Job June 25, 2015

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News & Features: Self-driving cars: Looking forward to sitting backward

As self-driving cars become increasingly real, automakers are already reimagining how passengers may actually ride in the cars, without the need to pay such close attention to the road.

By Jim Motavalli June 24, 2015

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