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Auto review: 2015 Subaru Legacy has the magic 01-12-2015
What’s Subaru’s secret? Other automakers looked on in wonder as the little Japanese automaker racked up one sales record after another for the last several years. Competitors shook their heads, unable to figure out the secret of Subaru’s magic.
 
Motoring Q&A: Cold-weather vehicle care 01-12-2015
Q: There have been numerous articles recently about warming up vehicles before driving in the winter. I understand doing so makes problems for the environment and is not necessary. The best way is to just drive them. 
 
Auto review: Better late than never: Lexus NX 200t a contender among luxury compact crossovers 01-12-2015
First off, a question for Lexus: What took you so long to join the party? The compact luxury crossover segment is hot as h---, well, it’s on fire. 
 
Under the Hood: Numerous issues could be causing coolant problem 01-12-2015
Q: I have a 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The car has 121,000 miles on it. Three different times the coolant has boiled over in my garage.
 
Motoring Q&A: Engine break-in concept not obsolete 01-05-2015
From reader Ron Rowlands comes an excellent question to start the new year. Q: I was very interested in your comments on "engine break-ins." I would not be quite so quick to dismiss break-in as obsolete.
 
Under Hood: Simple gas cap tightening could resolve otherwise complicated issue 01-05-2015
Q: I remember some time back you explained how a loose gas cap can cause a check engine light and it was hard to understand why it wouldn’t go away after being tightened.
 
Auto review: New Chevy Colorado is better in every way than the old one 01-05-2015
Poor sales-hungry Chevy couldn’t even get the headlights right on its last hapless Colorado pickup.
 
 
 
Motoring Q&A: Off-season battery care 12-29-2014
Q. I am the proud owner of a restored 1969 Pontiac GTO. This summer I purchased a new battery from Sears. 
 
Auto review: Mercedes targets new buyers with cute but disappointing GLA250 SUV 12-29-2014
The Mercedes GLA250 shows just how far the definition of sport utility vehicle is being stretched these days.
 
Mark Phelan: 12 cars that are going out of production 12-29-2014
Every year, a handful cars and trucks go out of production and disappear from the market. Some become legends, like the ‘57 Chevy. Others disappear into history’s sock drawer.
 
Under the Hood: Ignition coil could be your culprit 12-29-2014
Q: About two years back my engine began to shudder and lose power at times. My trusted mechanic quickly determined the cause was a defective ignition coil and replaced it.
 
Auto review: M235i coupe packs a big wallop into small package 12-29-2014
Living small largely defines me. I mean, it’s as obvious as purple paint that I got downsized a few decades back — and I’m OK with that.
 
Auto Review: It's safety first with 2015 VW Tourareg 12-22-2014
Personally, I like to blame Google for so intriguing our psyches with the prospect of autonomous cars that new vehicles are now bursting with complex systems of buttons, lights, alarms and vibrating controls to stop us from plowing into our fellow drivers.
 
Motoring Q&A: New Buick is squealing 12-22-2014
Q: I purchased a new 2013 Buick LaCrosse with the six-cylinder engine in January 2013. It currently has only 10,300 miles on it.
 
Under the Hood: Renewing brake fluid every few years is important 12-22-2014
Q: Several years ago at one of those quick oil change places, I was told that my brake fluid was old and the system would have to be flushed.
 
Auto review: Lexus continues to forge its own path with the stylish RC350 12-22-2014
The relentless pursuit of everything the Germans are doing doesn’t always work for rival luxury brands like Lexus.
 
Mark Phelan: Small turbos score big in list of 10 best engines 12-15-2014
Christmas came early for the engine-making elves at a handful of automakers, as WardsAuto released its closely watched list of the world’s 10 best engines.
 
Motoring Q&A: Radio plays in the dead of night 12-15-2014
Q: I have a 2004 Ford F-350 dualie diesel. One night at 2 a.m. I heard my radio blaring from inside my house.
 
First US-built Mercedes is good on mileage, not so much on controls 12-15-2014
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic comes tantalizingly close to setting a new standard for small luxury sedans, but a couple of gaffes by the product planning gurus at Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart relegate it to the middle of a pack of fine competitors like the Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Cadillac ATS.
 
Under the Hood: It's not the oil pressure, it's the gauge 12-15-2014
Q. I have a 1997 Dolphin motor home with a 454 Chevy engine, and just recently I started it up to go on a three-day trip with a group of other RVs.
 
Healthy doses of style, handling and refinement transform the 2015 Camry 12-15-2014
For years, Toyota’s Camry has dominated the family sedan segment with a focus on comfort and reliability — and blithe disregard for the particulars of handling and style.
 
Mark Phelan: Small turbos score big in list of 10 best engines  12-08-2014
Christmas came early for the engine-making elves at a handful of automakers, as WardsAuto released its closely watched list of the world’s 10 best engines.
 
Motoring Q&A: Radio plays in the dead of night 12-08-2014
Q: I have a 2004 Ford F-350 dualie diesel. One night at 2 a.m. I heard my radio blaring from inside my house.
 
First US-built Mercedes is good on mileage, not so much on controls 12-08-2014
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic comes tantalizingly close to setting a new standard for small luxury sedans, but a couple of gaffes by the product planning gurus at Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart relegate it to the middle of a pack of fine competitors like the Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Cadillac ATS.
 
Under the Hood: It's not the oil pressure, it's the gauge 12-08-2014
Q. I have a 1997 Dolphin motor home with a 454 Chevy engine, and just recently I started it up to go on a three-day trip with a group of other RVs.
 
Healthy doses of style, handling and refinement transform the 2015 Camry 12-08-2014
For years, Toyota’s Camry has dominated the family sedan segment with a focus on comfort and reliability — and blithe disregard for the particulars of handling and style.
 
Mark Phelan: How to travel safely with your pet during the holidays 12-01-2014
DETROIT — Millions of pet owners could unknowingly put their dogs and cats at risk when they travel for the holidays, but a few tips can make the journey safer and more enjoyable.
 
Motoring Q&A: Dealership's maintenance recommendations goes beyond what's necessary 12-01-2014
Q. My 2006 Kia Optima has 50,000 miles and the dealer has recommended maintenance that is over $2,000. Do you think it is a good idea to go along with the recommended maintenance? 
 
Auto review: Mercedes-AMG GT S muscles in on the sports car segment 12-01-2014
LOS ANGELES — The question first popped up when the 503-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S roared to life one cool morning last week in San Francisco: This is from a German car company, right?
 
Auto review: Infiniti refines the full-size QX80 SUV for 2015 12-01-2014
Infiniti’s full-size SUV, now known as the QX80, gets a slight makeover for 2015, with new LED signature headlights with high-beam assist, three-blink LED turn signals, LED fog lights, a new front bumper and grille, and new 20-inch and 22-inch wheel designs.
 
Auto review: For model year 2014, the Hyundai Elantra compact sedan includes lots of design 12-01-2014
For model year 2014, the Hyundai Elantra compact sedan includes lots of design upgrades and a new Sport trim featuring a more powerful gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine.
 
Under the Hood: Not your imagination; Avalon's headlights were likely brighter than your new CR-V's 12-01-2014
Q: I have a new 2014 Honda CR-V, just 4 months old. Before this car, I had a Toyota Avalon. I feel that the headlights in the CR-V are not as bright as my Avalon. I don’t know if it is my imagination or if they truly are not as bright. Any thoughts or statistics on this?

 























 







 
     



 

 
 

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