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News & Features: Nissan Rogue worth getting to know but not a mischief-maker

Avoiding the oddball styling touches that afflict some of the biggest sellers in the compact crossover utility class, the Rogue possesses an air of sophistication. That's especially true once you climb inside, where the cabin is blessed with a look that belies its price.

By Larry Printz August 3, 2015

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Auto Briefs: NHRA to race at Pacific Raceways; top 10 back-to-school cars

(NHRA) Hot rods at Pacific Raceways Hot-rod racing will fill three days at Pacific Raceways in Kent this week when the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) presents the 28th annual...

August 2, 2015

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Autobiography: His 1967 Chevy Camaro has been his steady for 43 years

"I love my car because ... she lives with me now as a beautiful show car that I enjoy driving and displaying at local car shows." - Bruce Mercer, Woodinville

August 2, 2015

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News & Features: These safety features of today hint of a driverless-car future

Autonomous-driving features can't drive you to the grocery store and back by themselves yet, but they make life behind the wheel more safe and pleasant.

By Tom Voelk August 2, 2015

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Moving Forward: Honda updates Accord; 'Top Gear' trio heads to Amazon Prime

(Honda) Honda updates Accord Honda recently unveiled a refreshed Accord at the opening of its expanded Silicon Valley Lab. For the 2016 model year, the Accord will add Apple CarPlay...

August 2, 2015

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Car Talk: High-mileage car is stuck in gear

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2001 Subaru Forester with a manual transmission and about 210,000 miles on it. This morning I started the car, and as I loaded...

By Ray Magliozzi August 2, 2015

Auto Briefs: Halfway through year, VW is in lead; the top '15 concept cars

(Volkswagen) VW is top seller so far this year Volkswagen clinched the top spot in global auto sales for the first half of 2015 by selling 5.04 million vehicles, enough...

July 31, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Renault concept may signal Alpine revival

(Renault) Renault Alpine Celebration Renault's sporty Alpine brand looks like it may be revived based on this concept that debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and then joined...

July 31, 2015

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Car Talk: All this idling is bad for wallets and the environment

Dear Car Talk: I write today to ask that you clarify the role of idling when it comes to gasoline cars, diesel pickups and large, over-the-road commercial vehicles. All...

By Ray Magliozzi July 31, 2015

News & Features: Smartphones could be car keys, if kinks get worked out

They are just the latest step in the evolution of the car key away from the standard metal shaft used for decades, and still often used today, to unlock and start cars.

By Eric A. Taub July 31, 2015

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Moving Forward: A wheelchair-friendly Explorer; GM system protects pedestrians

(Ford) An Explorer for wheelchairs Ford and mobility-products company BraunAbility will introduce a wheelchair-accessible SUV based on the Explorer this fall. Called the BraunAbility MXV, it has removable driver and...

July 31, 2015

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Sound Off: How much did your first car cost?

How much did your first car cost?...

July 30, 2015

News & Features: Bigger is better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy, more features, a surprisingly quiet interior and more comfortable -- and larger, of course -- seats.

By Ann M. Job July 30, 2015

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News & Features: Design, tech, value make Nissan Murano a contender

The combination of efficiency, value, looks and comfort makes the 2015 Nissan Murano hard to beat.

By Mark Phelan July 29, 2015

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News & Features: 'There are jobs everywhere' for car-restoration grads

When Penn College revved up its vintage-vehicle restoration major in 2012, it became one of just a handful of degree programs around the country teaching young people how to refurbish and maintain North America's fleet of more than 10 million classic cars.

By Michael Rubinkam July 28, 2015

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Auto Briefs: Volvo buys Polestar; KBB names 10 comfy cars below $30K

(Volvo) Volvo buys Polestar Volvo has bought Polestar, a Swedish high-performance car company. Polestar will now be used as the model name for high-performance Volvos. Volvo expects to sell 750...

July 26, 2015

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Autobiography: They show off their 1968 AMC every weekend

Willy says, "I love my car because ... we enjoy that it's a little different than anything else on the road." - Willy Lowe, Snohomish

July 26, 2015

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Car Talk: Surging-and-bogging-down Bug needs new carburetor

Dear Car Talk: I have a 1969 Volkswagen Bug. When it's just sitting still and idling, it runs great. But when I let out the clutch, it takes off...

By Ray Magliozzi July 26, 2015

News & Features: Luxury trucks, aka Cowboy Cadillacs, hit the big time

Luxury pickups -- so-called Cowboy Cadillacs -- accounted for four of the 10 top-selling vehicles over $50,000 in the U.S.

By Terry Box July 26, 2015

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Moving Forward: Diesels save money in the long run; London buses go electric

(Thinkstock) Savings add up for diesels Drivers of diesel vehicles can save thousands of dollars in total ownership costs compared to similar gasoline vehicles, says a University of Michigan Transportation...

July 26, 2015

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