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TUCSON — The Honda CR-V is all grown up. The unassuming little model that confused many buyers when it debuted in 1997 with less off-road or towing capacity than other SUVs is now effectively Honda’s flagship. The CR-V outsold the Accord midsize sedan by 116,601 last year, and a loaded hybri…

Q: I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey with driver and passenger temp controls. When the A/C is turned on, the passenger vents put out cold air. The driver’s side vents put out heat. If the temp controls are turned down to the lowest setting, the dash reading is “LO,” then cold air comes through bot…

A spacious electric Cadillac designed to redefine American luxury and a battery-powered Chevy pickup were among the stars as GM unveiled an unprecedented 11 vehicles — and the technology to make them work — in a high-security briefing at its engineering center this week.

Q: I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Diesel. My problem is that the heated seat on the driver’s side comes on with no demand. I removed the door panel and disconnected the plug at the switches. The seat is eliminated from heating, but the rear back cushion heats up, sometimes intermi…

Q: While using adaptive cruise control at highway speeds, any vehicle that cuts in front of me can cause my car to slow down rather quickly. I can see that this could present a problem for any cars behind me. Are brake lights activated when ACC is slowing the car down to give a warning to ca…

Q: I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Diesel. My problem is that the heated seat on the driver’s side comes on with no demand. I removed the door panel and disconnected the plug at the switches. The seat is eliminated from heating, but the rear back cushion heats up, sometimes intermi…

The mid-engine Corvette C8 Stingray is a new performance paradigm. Everyone has their own aha! moment. For many of my media peers, it was the $59,995 starting price announced at C8’s unveiling last July that elicited gasps from the audience.

Q: I have been reading about the “must haves” for 2020. Several articles have stated that portable car diagnostic tools are one of the must haves. When I go to my dealer or gas station, they use a car diagnostic tool to tell me what is wrong. Can these portable tools do the same thing? Are t…

Since its development of the Model T in 1908, Ford Motor Co. has been synonymous with building affordable, entry-level vehicles for the working class. By 1924 the price of a Model T Runabout had fallen to just $260 — the equivalent of about $3,900 in today’s dollars.

LAS VEGAS — Evading helicopter surveillance and channeling the spirit of the “godfather of the Corvette” were business as usual for GM engineers developing the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, code-named C8 because it’s the eighth-generation of the sports car.

WASHINGTON — Only one domestic model, the Tesla Model 3, was named tops in its price category in the annual Consumer Reports top picks list, an influential designation for shoppers looking for new cars. And no U.S. brands, including Tesla, were ranked in the Top 10.

Q: Regarding my 2000 Acura model TL, I’ve been told my front light shields need cleaning. I am wondering what you would recommend for improving nighttime safety. I could clean them myself, but I was told that is hard work and I’m in my 80s. The car-wash does cleaning at $89. I am hoping ther…

Q: My tire pressure monitor light is constantly on for one or more of the original tires on my 2009 Subaru Impreza with 40,000 miles. We love the car and plan on keeping it as long as possible. My repair shop said that there is a limited life on the sensors and the batteries, and when we rep…

I remember picking up my 2001 BMW M3 like it was yesterday. The sleek coupe hugged the ground with its front spoiler just inches off the asphalt. Its 330-horsepower, naturally aspirated inline-6 cylinder 3.2-liter engine put out a rare 100 horsepower-per-liter through the rear wheels at a sc…

Q: I took my car to my mechanic for the check engine light being on. He checked the codes and said it’s an “EGR fault” He said it would be a couple of days before he could get to it. He said I could keep the car but shouldn’t drive very far until he fixed it. Can you explain what this is abo…

Q: In 2015, I purchased a 2015 BMW 328i. In 2019, during an oil change at 19,500 miles, the dealer recommended I replace the tires due to tread wear. I did the penny test, checked around and needed to replace the tires, which I did. Afterward, I returned to the dealer and asked why new car t…