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Auto review: The 2015 Nissan GT-R Anniversary Gold Edition  05-18-2015
The gift associated with 45th wedding anniversaries is the sapphire. But the color of Nissanís 45th Anniversary GT-R is gold ó or what the company calls "Silica Brass."
 
Motoring Q&A: Shave one tire or buy full new set?  05-18-2015
Q: I have 50,000 miles on my 2010 Acura MDX with all-wheel drive and 18-inch Dunlap tires. I have been informed that one of the tires will soon require replacement and that all of the tires must be replaced at that time since the new tire will be larger in diameter than the other three worn tires.
 
Under the Hood: What's behind my Buick's ignition control module failure?  05-18-2015
Q: My 2002 Buick LeSabre has 98,887 miles on it. Its ignition control module is failing. Since November 2014 I have replaced it three times.
 
Auto review: 50th anniversary Mustang GT: Ford's sexy throwback fastback  05-18-2015
The 50th anniversary Ford Mustang GT is a fastback ó and a throwback. Itís an homage to Fordís glory days, when gas was cheap and custom pony cars dueled at the drag strip with Corvettes, Camaros and GTOs.
 
Auto review: The 2015 Acura TLX is sized right, but where's the passion?   05-18-2015
For a number of years Acura fielded the compact TSX, a tarted up European Honda Accord that struck many consumers as being too small.
 
Auto review: Rolls-Royce Wraith aims for silk-and-steel perfection 05-11-2015
Stars slide through the heavens in tandem with the earth-mashing Rolls-Royce Wraith, bathing its fortunate passengers in silver dust.
 
Auto review: Rolls-Royce Wraith aims for silk-and-steel perfection 05-11-2015
Stars slide through the heavens in tandem with the earth-mashing Rolls-Royce Wraith, bathing its fortunate passengers in silver dust.
 
Mark Phelan: Top 10 vehicle interiors honored 05-11-2015
Fashion and technology will meet this week at the Wards Auto Interiors Conference in Detroit. The annual awards for the 10 best new interiors tell automakers around the world whatís working and whatís not as they try to make their vehicles more appealing, luxurious and easy to use.
 
Motoring Q&A: Look deeper into problem before paying for new parts 05-11-2015
Q: I have a 2010 Infiniti EX35. Last December my engine light went on and I had the codes checked at AutoZone ó P0014 and P0024.
 
Under the Hood: Catalytic converter issue can be fixed 05-11-2015
Q: I have a 2003 Toyota 4Runner V-8 with the standard automatic transmission, air conditioning and four-wheel drive. 
 
Auto review: 2015 Ford Mustang convertible 05-11-2015
The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible (I give it four out of four stars) is an everyday miracle. If youíre an American, itís easy to take the Mustang for granted. You see them all the time. A high school friend may have got one as a family hand-me-down. You can buy one for less than a loaded Camry.
 
Motoring Q&A: Dead Cadillac battery may be linked to heated seats 05-04-2015
Q: My 2006 Cadillac DTS has had a battery problem ever since I purchased it used in 2010. The morning after I bought the car, it would not start due to a dead battery. The dealer replaced the battery but the car continued to have this problem intermittently.
 
Auto review: New Jeep is nimble, fun to drive 05-04-2015
In 1940 the U.S. government asked Americaís car companies to design a general purpose vehicle for World War II combat support ó and the Jeep was born.
 
Auto review: Jag XF 3.0 packs a six- cylinder punch 05-04-2015
"Small" smacks of skinny cheeseburgers and tiny bubble-shaped cars for two.
"Climb on into the Gupmobile, babe, but watch those plastic seats." 
 
Under the Hood: Otherwise healthy car struggles up long grades 05-04-2015
Q: I have a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera with a 3.1-liter engine. Its odometer reading is around 175,000 miles. It struggles while going up a long grade and I sometimes hear pinging noise. The carís pickup and acceleration are quite good on highways.
 
Motoring Q&A: Fuel pump mystery 04-27-2015
Q: I have some questions regarding the fuel pump on my 1995 Mercury Cougar with the 4.6-liter V-8. The car was garaged for about three months and now wonít run. It will start and run for a few seconds on starter fluid, so it appears to have spark.
 
Toyota gets 'emotional' with the new Camry, and elicits a smile 04-27-2015
Vanilla ice cream and tan Dockers belong in every Toyota Camry, Americaís favorite midsize car. They might give the tepid Toyotas a dash of flavor and color.
 
Under the Hood: Pro scanner diagnoses in depth 04-27-2015
Q: I see you recommend using a professional scanner to see whatís wrong with a car. Can you explain the difference between these and the one Iíve bought at the auto parts store?
 
The 2016 Fiat 500X? 'Game-changer' 04-27-2015
Itís been four years since Fiat re-entered the U.S. market. Yet despite new showrooms and provocative advertising campaigns, Fiatís brand awareness seems as small as the diminutive 500 it sells, which is nicknamed "Topolino," or little mouse, in Italy.
 
Auto review: 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen stands alone among crowd of SUVs 04-20-2015
Thereís something to be said for being the only game in town. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE (I give it three out of four stars) is a case in point. It could easily be better, but if you want a compact station wagon itís just about the only one you can buy in the U.S.
 
Motoring Q&A: Have technician check out touch-and-go accelerator 04-20-2015
Q: I bought a 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring with all the gadgets I could think of. And while I love the van, thereís one thing that mystifies me.
 
Auto review: Kia Soul EV whirs along - when it's full of electricity 04-20-2015
Keep me away from your wall-size televisions and old relatives wearing pacemakers. You might also want to stash your digital devices, as well as that crazy black drone you bought last year to buzz backyard pools and barbecues.
 
Under the Hood: Can insurers really snoop on my driving habits? 04-20-2015
Q: Iíve seen information on TV about how insurance companies can supposedly track how a car is driven. How much information is available about my car and personal choices to someone who is capable of snooping?
 
Auto review: 2015 Pilot is family-friendly crossover with lots of amenities 04-20-2015
Crossovers are the new family station wagons, and among the top entries in the growing list of great midsize models is the Honda Pilot, a three-row, eight-passenger model that exemplifies Hondaís expertise in producing a family-friendly vehicle that is just as good around town as it is on long trips.
 
Auto review: Porsche Macan raises the bar for compact SUV's 04-13-2015
The 2015 Porsche Macan turbo high-performance SUV is good news for Porsche fans, but great news for other luxury brands.
 
 
Auto review: Nissan launches 2015 Murano with 'zero-gravity' seats 04-13-2015
Not that anyone will be driving the 2015 Nissan Murano to Mars anytime soon, but its ultra comfortable seats ó front and rear ó were inspired by NASA and actually developed in a weightless environment.
 
Motoring Q&A: Chevy's key, ignition causing some major headaches 04-13-2015
Q: We are having trouble with our 2012 Chevy Sonic. The key gets stuck and wonít come out of the ignition. And now, the key wonít turn the other way so that we can start the car. Sometimes just jiggling the steering wheel helps. 
 
Mark Phelan: New CT6 sedan is nice but Cadillac needs more SUVs 04-13-2015
The CT6 luxury sedan Cadillac unveiled last week is a fine looking car, but donít think for a moment itíll cure Cadillacís problems. Far from it.
 
Under the Hood: Good ideas, but tricky repair will likely require expert's help 04-13-2015
Q: I have a 2009 Pontiac G3 with a 1.6-liter engine. The check engine light came on about six months ago showing a P0420 catalytic converter efficiency code. Since then I have replaced both oxygen sensors, the cat and battery.
 
Auto review: Corvette Z06: Power, perks and an intoxicating roar 04-13-2015
Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price. The new Corvette Z06 starts at $80,000. Fully loaded, it costs $110,000.
 
 
Mark Phelan: DeLorean faithful to gather in Belfast 04-06-2015
In a personal trip back to the future, a couple of hundred veterans of DeLorean Motor Co.ís brief, intense existence will gather near the companyís one-time factory in Northern Ireland in May for a 35th anniversary celebration.
 

 























 







 
        

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