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Car Driving Tip of the Month
(March 2019)
COMBINE TRIPS

Planning your errands and activities in advance will increase your car’s fuel efficiency and save you some cash. Fuse your errands into one trip, and try to combine it with an activity. Stop at the grocery store on the way home from work. Pick-up the dry cleaning before you head to yoga class.

Taking short trips back and forth not only puts extra stress on your car, with the current high gas prices, it also puts stress on your wallet. Extra trips can use up to twice as much fuel than a longer integrated trip covering the same distance. Not only that, but planning your trip ahead of time allows you to pick shorter rotes and ones that avoid gridlock, and wasteful idle time.

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The Ford F-150 Crashes Best in IIHS Passenger-Side Small Overlap Crash Test (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:45:03 +0000)

The Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, and Ram 1500 earned top scores in the passenger-side small overlap test from IIHS. But the agency says most pickups need improvement according to the procedure, which involves a vehicle’s right front corner crashing into a rigid barrier at 40 mph. IIHS started issuing these ratings in 2017 over concerns that...

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The New Hyundai Tucson N Line Looks Pretty Alright (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:00:17 +0000)

We’ve heard rumors that Hyundai will introduce a high-performance Tucson N making as much as 340 horsepower. This story is not about that model, but rather the less aggressive N Line version rolling out in Europe now. The Hyundai Tucson N Line gets some cosmetic and mild performance upgrades, including new fascias, a dark mesh grille...

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Getting Peanuts in Our Long-Term Kia Stinger GT (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:20:16 +0000)

It was a couple of decades ago that I started collecting Snoopy memorabilia, and for all my love for the coolest gang on earth, the Peanuts, I’d never been to the Charles M. Schulz Museum that honors their legacy and that of their creator. The long overdue visit required a 450-mile trip from my home...

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Slips Sleekly into the Spotlight (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:15:14 +0000)

Do you like Porsches? Do you like coupes? Do you like crossovers? Well, friend, buckle your seatbelt and meet the 2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe, fresh from its debut at a private event in Stuttgart. It will hit American streets this fall. Starting at $76,550 for the standard model or $132,350 for the Turbo, the sloped...

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In Photos: Favorites from Nissan’s Zama Heritage Collection (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:20:56 +0000)

In a nondescript building on the grounds of a large manufacturing facility, Nissan’s heritage collection of more than 300 vehicles gleams under bright overhead lights. It’s a stunning gathering of important cars from the company’s history, and it makes the somewhat confusing and chaotic journey very, very worth it. The museum is located roughly 30...

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Audi’s Wicked New Turbo-Four Race Engine Pumps Out More Than 610 HP (Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:21:03 +0000)

Four-cylinder racing engines making big power is nothing new, but a four-banger designed to make big power and last an entire season is. Audi has unveiled its engine for the 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that it says produces more than 610 horsepower and can run for approximately 3,700 miles....

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Ford Pledges $850 Million Investment for EVs, Next-Gen Mustang at Michigan Plant (Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:28:58 +0000)

Ford Motor Company said on Wednesday it is adding production of a fully electric vehicle at a second North American plant as part of its $11 billion investment plan set last year. The number-two U.S. automaker said it is investing about $900 million in southeast Michigan and creating 900 jobs through 2023 as part of...

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Pininfarina Is Now Its Own Car Brand, with an 1,800-HP Hypercar—What’s Next? (Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:30:44 +0000)

In 2015, Indian carmaker and industrialist Anand Mahindra acquired a majority stake in the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina. Creators of hundreds of beautiful cars, including countless dozens of Alfa Romeos and Ferraris since its founding in 1930 by Battista “Pinin” Farina, the firm is now headed by his grandson, Paolo. Last year, the company...

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What Do Real People Think of the New 2019 Ford Ranger? (Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:45:50 +0000)

Ford moved more than 900,000 F-series pickup trucks in the U.S. last year, and even before you begin factoring in the hundreds of thousands of GM and Ram trucks also sold, that makes it pretty clear America is crazy about trucks. But until only very recently, most of the newest and best options were full-size...

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Confirmed for Fall Debut (Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:04:24 +0000)

BMW confirmed today it will debut its more practical version of the 2 Series, the four-door Gran Coupe, at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Although the current 2 Series coupe and convertible are rear-wheel drive, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will sit on the automaker’s latest UKL front-drive architecture while also likely...

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