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Motoring Q&A: Resolving gripe with Toyota will come down to persistence, patience 04-25-2016
Q: I own a 2014 Toyota Camry purchased in October 2014 that now has about 13,000 miles on it. I noticed that the headrests for the back seats are wearing badly. 

Larry Printz: Cars with a presidential seal of approval 04-25-2016
If President William Howard Taft, the rotund 27th president of the United States, is remembered, itís usually for his girth rather than being the only president to become chief justice of the Supreme Court. 

 
Under the Hood: 2012 Equinox is a real hassle to start 04-25-2016
Q: I have a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox I purchased new. It immediately began to have intermittent starting problems, and they have developed into consistent problems.
 
Auto review: 2016 Cadillac CT6 restores stature to storied nameplate 04-25-2016
Itís been a couple decades now since General Motorsí first attempt to reclaim Cadillacís self-proclaimed title as the "standard of the world." Although the brandís products are a lot closer to regaining that title for the first time since the Age of Aquarius, most consumers still havenít received the news and, if they have, few believe it.
 
Auto review: Alfa Romeo 4C built for the driving purist 04-25-2016
The Alfa Romeo 4C is back for 2016. Itís still so loud youíll barely hear the all-new sound system. The ride is as harsh as ever. 
 
Motoring Q&A: Why does my Chevy keep powering down? 04-18-2016
Q: The computer of my 2008 Chevy Impala 3500 V-6 says, "Engine power down" and then dings. The engine light goes on. The engine powers down. 
 
Auto review: 2016 Lincoln MKX has the engine to return to the spotlight 04-18-2016
Lincoln got lost in the late 1990s, disappearing beneath the relentless waves of sleek BMWs and Benzes and Audis washing ashore.
 
Auto review: 2017 Hyundai Elantra packs more tech than the compact competition 04-18-2016
The Hyundai Elantra compact has been known for doing more with less on the dollar. The outgoing model won North American Car of the Year in 2012.
 
 
Under the Hood: Anti-lock braking headaches and variable valve timing 04-18-2016
Q: I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander with 146,000 miles on it. It drives great, and Iíve never had any major problems with it at all. 
 
Auto review: Buickís new Cascada convertible is no Skylark, but itíll do just fine  04-18-2016
I used to own a decrepit 1968 Buick Skylark convertible. Though it was a rolling wreck, it reminded me of my childhood ó driving with my father in his new Skylark, whizzing down the highway with the top down and the heater on.
 
Auto review: 2016 Volkswagen Passat fails to stand out in shrinking midsize sedan segment 04-11-2016
Volkswagen has a problem.
It doesnít begin or end with the refreshed Passat, but the middling midsize provides a convenient case study.
 
Mark Phelan: Challenges loom as Hyundai launches luxury brand 04-11-2016
Korean automaker Hyundai has been one of the auto industryís success stories for years but it faces new challenges going forward. 
Motoring Q&A: What to know about tire pressure when towing 04-11-2016
Q: We have a 28-foot travel trailer that we tow with an all-wheel-drive 2012 Ram 1500, which has a 5.7-liter engine. The trailer has a loaded weight of about 7,700 pounds.
 
Auto review: 2016 Kia Sedona a better ride than its sales suggest 04-11-2016
Admit to driving a minivan and youíre sure to endure a torrent of derision, snide remarks and remarkable rudeness. You have to wonder why.
 
Under the Hood: Side-to-side drifting common among Nissans 04-11-2016
Q: I purchased a new 2015 Nissan Altima. Itís a very nice car except for the fact that it noticeably wanders left and right when going faster than 25 mph and needs constant correction. This makes for a stressful drive.
 
Mark Phelan: Keep it simple: Designing cars for smartphones 04-04-2016
As we become more reliant on our smartphones, car companies that do a good job integrating them into vehiclesí communication, audio and navigation systems have a huge advantage.
 
Motoring Q&A: Is my engine running in open loop? 04-04-2016
Q: I own a 2012 Toyota Camry with a 2.5-liter engine. I have a problem in cold weather getting the engine to heat up to the center spot on the digital bar graph heat gauge.
 
Larry Printz: Florida man builds modern memories one Mustang at a time 04-04-2016
It seems like the most obvious question in the world: Why doesnít Ford bring back the original 1965 Mustang? After all, the first Ford Mustang sold 1.3 million copies in 2 1/2 years, a record that remains untouched.
 
Auto review: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Efficiency with some wow 04-04-2016
Whatís not to like about cruising the highway in a comfortable, stylish sedan, quietly doing 70 mph yet taking forever to burn a single gallon of gas?
Thatís all in a dayís work for the second-generation 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
 
Under the Hood: Sparsely used timing belt doesnít need immediate replacement 04-04-2016
Q: Brad, I have a 2006 Saturn Vue with a Honda V-6 engine and 29,400 miles on it. Now that itís about 10 years old, should I replace its timing belt? Your help would be appreciated.
 
Auto review: 2016 Subaru WRX is spicy, but itís not an automatic hit 03-28-2016
Some growling, howling Subarus blow the leaves off protected species of trees.
They spew gravel into pristine skies and track mud into suburban garages ó when theyíre not doing doughnuts in the Pentecostal church parking lot.
 
Motoring Q&A: Your noisy Jeep isnít alone 03-28-2016
Q: I own a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with just under 40,000 miles on it. Iíve been experiencing a creaking noise while going over uneven surfaces.
 
Auto review: 2016 Jaguar XF luxury midsize sports sedan delivers sporty elegance 03-28-2016
Jaguar is evolving. Its future was uncertain as recently as 2008, when Ford dumped it and Land Rover at the onset of the global recession.
 
Under the Hood: Fixing your vanís flickering lights 03-28-2016
Q: I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that has an issue with its lights. The interior, dash and headlights all flicker. I have cleaned the battery cables, especially the ground. I have also added a ground from the battery to the body, but this has made no difference. The battery and alternator are good.
 
Auto review: Chevroletís Camaro SS may be worldís best sport coupe 03-28-2016
Lighter, faster and more sophisticated, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS (I give it four out of four stars) breaks out of the pony car corral to outrun Thoroughbreds like the BMW M4 and Lexus RC F.
 
Auto review: Volvo SUV really a pricey minivan 03-21-2016
Volvoís flagship XC90 is a large, luxurious land yacht. With seating for seven, a stately interior and the worldís best SUV safety rating, itís like a comfy three-room apartment on wheels.
 
Mark Phelan: Designerís inclusive style leads GM to new heights 03-21-2016
Vision, high standards and a warm personal style helped Ed Welburn lead General Motorsí design to heights it hasnít enjoyed in decades.
 























 







 
        

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