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News & Features: RV sales rise on strength of retiring boomers, sunny economy

If you're seeing a lot of travel trailers and motor homes on the highway these days, it's more than a sign of summer. For the first time in a decade, the recreational-vehicle industry is poised to break production records.

By Rick Barrett September 2, 2015

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News & Features: New Maxima gives Nissan fans a reason to trade up

The new Maxima, now in its eighth generation, makes a stronger argument for paying the extra cash.

By Tom Voelk August 31, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Tesla's 'insane' mode better than best; new vs. used price gap

(Tesla) Tesla with 'insane' mode busts Consumer Reports curve Tesla's all-wheel-drive version of the battery-powered Model S, the P85D, earned a 103 out of a possible 100 in an evaluation...

August 30, 2015

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Autobiography: His Dodge Caravan wears many hats

Owner: Leo Sielsch, Lynnwood Occupation: Semi-retired Car's make and model: 1997 Dodge Sport Caravan "I love my car because ... it's a reincarnation of the Volkswagen bus I had...

August 30, 2015

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Car Talk: Preventively replacing parts is ill-advised for several reasons

Dear Car Talk: What are your thoughts on replacing a water pump, alternator or other components before they fail? I have a 2000 Corvette with 84,000 miles that we...

By Ray Magliozzi August 30, 2015

News & Features: Roadside assistants: Adopt-a-Highway volunteers tackle litter

As part of Washington State Department of Transportation's Adopt-a-Highway program, thousands of people statewide form groups to clean up 2-mile stretches of highway.

By Gene Stout August 30, 2015

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Moving Forward: A glimpse of China version of Tesla; Jeep the U.S. popemobile

(Leshi Internet Information & Technology) A first look at LeCar The first drawings of LeCar give a hint of the futuristic look of this electric car under development in China....

August 30, 2015

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News & Features: How the 7 fuel-tech choices stack up for cost and efficiency

The Los Angeles Times examined powertrain options, analyzing their greenhouse gas emissions, along with their relative fuel efficiency and cost of operation. Here's a breakdown of the available options.

By Jerry Hirsch August 28, 2015

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Auto Briefs: 'Lucky's Garage' opens at LeMay; top motorcycles of '15

Harold LeMay and his wife, Nancy, in a Chevrolet Bel Air. (LeMay - America's Car Museum) LeMay museum adds 'Lucky's Garage' as permanent show Fifty vehicles from the Harold E....

August 28, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Audi readies to unveil electric SUV

(Audi) Audi electric SUV Audi says it will unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of more than 310 miles next month at the Frankfurt auto show. The...

August 28, 2015

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Moving Forward: New Shelby Mustang debuts; GM head kicks off radio show

(The Associated Press) New Shelby Mustang debuts Ford let loose the latest souped-up, high-performance Mustang when the 2015 Shelby GT350R drove off the line last week at Ford's Flat Rock...

August 28, 2015

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Car Talk: LEDs not a significant battery drain

Dear Car Talk: With all these things we are plugging into our lighter sockets these days — phone charger, GPS, radar detector, you name it — we end up...

By Ray Magliozzi August 28, 2015

Sound Off: What do you do about trash in your car?

What do you do about trash in your car?...

August 27, 2015

News & Features: Audi A3 convertible provides drivers with low-priced luxury

Drivers who aren't interested in the muscle-car look will find much to like in the Cabrio.

By Ann M. Job August 27, 2015

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News & Features: Weigh the pros and cons of a zero-percent car loan

While a no-interest loan may sound like a no-brainer, consumers should weigh whether it is really the best deal.

By Ann Carrns August 26, 2015

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News & Features: Good-looking Mazda6 deserving of more sales

Great lines and fine curves cut and swoop subtly, giving the Mazda6 unusual presence for an economical, family-oriented sedan.

By Terry Box August 24, 2015

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Auto Briefs: 11 best used cars for college; youths save on parents' policy

(Mazda) Edmunds: The 11 best used cars for college students Auto-information site Edmunds.com chose these 11 used vehicles as the best for college students, based on affordability, tech features and...

August 23, 2015

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Autobiography: His Nash-Healey has an international flavor

"I love my car because ... it is truly an international car." - Bob Segui, Port Townsend

August 23, 2015

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News & Features: For daredevil Mr. DIzzy, wrecking cars is all in a day's work

On Sept. 6, Mr. Dizzy and his team will perform at the Evergreen State Fair. Here's a little glimpse into what life is like as a stunt performer.

By Jeff Layton August 23, 2015

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Moving Forward: Peek at 2017 Kia Sportage; India-made motorcycles come to U.S.

(Kia) Kia previews '17 Sportage Kia offered a preview of its 2017 Sportage ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The redesigned Sportage features a new...

August 23, 2015

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