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All-new Subaru Legacy features refined design

All-new Subaru Legacy features refined design

The Subaru Legacy has been completely re-designed for 2015 to deliver a more compelling blend of standout design, interior refinement, safety technology and higher fuel efficiency. The Legacy now features the largest interior passenger volume…

July 31, 2014 5:25 pm

VW Beetle races back to the 70s with GSR

VW Beetle races back to the 70s with GSR

Forty years ago, the sportiest version of the classic Volkswagen Beetle made its debut. Called the GSR (Gelb Schwarzer Renner or “Yellow Black Racer”), the vehicle was based on a 1303S and was instantly recognizable by its color scheme. Just …

July 31, 2014 2:32 pm

Fast Fact: No LOL

Fast Fact: No LOL

No LOL

July 30, 2014 1:19 pm

Choosing the safest vehicles

Choosing the safest vehicles

Auto safety has long been a hot-button issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. Advances in auto design and occupant protection (along with tougher traffic laws) are credited with helping reduce the number of highway fatalities dram…

July 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Mercedes B-Class Electric boasts dynamic design

Mercedes B-Class Electric boasts dynamic design

The all-new 2014 model year Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.

July 27, 2014 6:41 pm

A6 TDI offers impressive combo: Efficiency, power, German luxury and style

A6 TDI offers impressive combo: Efficiency, power, German luxury and style

Cars that make 428 pound-feet of torque aren’t usually designed for good gas mileage.

July 26, 2014 1:55 pm Photos

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Mike Anderson Chevy hits grand slam for area youth baseball

Mike Anderson Chevy hits grand slam for area youth baseball

Mike Anderson Chevy, one of 59 Chevrolet dealers from the Chicago area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2014 baseball program, has concluded a successful season with Crown Point Babe Ruth. Mike Anderson Chevy provided …

July 25, 2014 12:27 pm Photos

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Customizable Dart makes personal comfort easy

Customizable Dart makes personal comfort easy

The 2014 Dodge Dart – the leading compact car in total quality, according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index – arrives in dealer showrooms with a fresh model lineup driven by customer feedback from its first year in the marketplace.

July 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Fast Fact: Monthly Payments

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July 23, 2014 11:00 am

Driving a 'greener' car

Driving a 'greener' car

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 23, 2014 6:00 am

British-built Jaguar stays the course

British-built Jaguar stays the course

British automaker Jaguar completes its classic two-seat sports car model line with that arrival of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe.

July 20, 2014 1:12 pm

Tuscon offers stylish performance and crossover function

Tuscon offers stylish performance and crossover function

The Hyundai Tucson, known for its combination of style and function, adds even more value in 2014 with advanced 2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines, enhancing torque and engine responsiveness. With GDI …

July 19, 2014 1:31 pm Photos

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A Jeep for the racetrack: Strange combination proves crazy can also be wonderful

A Jeep for the racetrack: Strange combination proves crazy can also be wonderful

An off-road SUV that feels at home on the racetrack? It goes against the laws of nature, but that hasn’t stopped Jeep from giving it a try.

July 17, 2014 1:47 pm Photos

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FIAT ups the retro factor: Special 1957 Edition gives car a classic Italian makeover

FIAT ups the retro factor: Special 1957 Edition gives car a classic Italian makeover

Ever since it was introduced to America in 2010, the FIAT 500 has been a throwback car designed to evoke fond memories of yesterday’s Italian coupes.

July 16, 2014 1:39 pm Photos

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Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Volkswagen Golf GTI brings 'hot hatch' excitement

Volkswagen Golf GTI brings 'hot hatch' excitement

Nearly 30 years after it first appeared in America, the Volkswagen GTI continues to set the standard in “hot hatch” driving excitement. The award-winning formula is thrilling enthusiasts today as it was in the early 1980s; an exciting, dynami…

July 12, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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All-new Subaru Forester adds function to award-winning design

All-new Subaru Forester adds function to award-winning design

Subaru of America has announced pricing on the carmaker’s award winning crossover, the 2015 Subaru Forester. The Forester is a two-time winner of the coveted Motor Trend Sport/Utility Vehicle of the Year award.

July 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Lincoln MKC inspires with unique design

Lincoln MKC inspires with unique design

The Lincoln Motor Company’s reinvention takes a major step forward with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.

July 10, 2014 3:54 pm Photos

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Schepel Cadillac delivers Mary Kay pink 2014 Cadillac SRX crossover to local consultant

Schepel Cadillac delivers Mary Kay pink 2014 Cadillac SRX crossover to local consultant

Mary Kay Independent Sales Force Member Cathy Huhta received the keys to a new 2014 Cadillac SRX - in customary Mary Kay Pink – in recognition for having achieved Mary Kay’s “Cadillac Level” sales award.

July 10, 2014 11:47 am Photos

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Fast Fact: Expensive Lights

Fast Fact: Expensive Lights

$392.49

July 09, 2014 11:00 am

Jeep Cherokee returns to 40-year trail

Jeep Cherokee returns to 40-year trail

Jeep is the Swiss Army Knife of Fiat’s Chrysler Group.

July 06, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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Fiat 500L offers a larger version of tiny road favorite

Fiat 500L offers a larger version of tiny road favorite

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the Fiat 500 an icon for more than 55 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands the Cinquecento’s appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seati…

July 05, 2014 3:11 pm

Light on fuel, not fun: Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

Light on fuel, not fun: Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

Mazda must be dabbling in black magic.

July 04, 2014 3:04 pm

Fast Fact: Don’t Drink and Drive

Fast Fact: Don’t Drink and Drive

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July 03, 2014 11:00 am

Brains and Brawn: Hot New Pickups

Brains and Brawn: Hot New Pickups

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 03, 2014 6:00 am

Riding in Cars with Boys and Girls: With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons

Riding in Cars with Boys and Girls: With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 03, 2014 6:00 am

A sharper Lexus RX

A sharper Lexus RX

Ever since the Lexus RX was launched 15 years ago, it’s followed a three-part formula that buyers seem to like.

July 01, 2014 2:01 pm Photos

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Soul is still stylin’: All-new version of popular Kia remains funky, enjoyable

Soul is still stylin’: All-new version of popular Kia remains funky, enjoyable

If there was an award for the vehicle that offers the most style per dollar, this car — the Kia Soul — would be a top contender.

June 29, 2014 6:04 pm

4-Runner's rugged capability pleases drivers

4-Runner's rugged capability pleases drivers

For nearly three decades, the Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV has been a stalwart for off-roading enthusiasts seeking a SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently in its fifth-generation, 4Runner continues as one of the few fully capable …

June 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Altima getting more popular: Nissan’s mid-size sedan sees sales jump after 2013 redesign

Altima getting more popular: Nissan’s mid-size sedan sees sales jump after 2013 redesign

It takes a lot for a four-door car to stand out in today’s world, but the new-generation Nissan Altima seems to have found the right recipe.

June 27, 2014 12:31 pm Photos

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Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Around the time when General Motors prepares to announce its dealers of the year, Tom VanProoyen, the vice president and general manager of Schepel Buick GMC, can’t help but hold his breath before winning dealers are announced.

June 27, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Honda Crosstour offers crossover practicality with driveability

Honda Crosstour offers crossover practicality with driveability

The 2014 Honda Crosstour offers a unique combination of crossover practicality, sedan-like drivability and premium features.

June 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Fast Fact: No Child Left Behind

Fast Fact: No Child Left Behind

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June 25, 2014 11:00 am

Time to Tow on Vacation: Know your vehicle’s tow limit and proceed with caution for the safest summer adventure possible

Time to Tow on Vacation: Know your vehicle’s tow limit and proceed with caution for the safest summer adventure possible

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

June 25, 2014 6:00 am

VW on par with next-gen Golf

VW on par with next-gen Golf

Birth of an automotive icon is measured in generations driven by the test of time.

June 22, 2014 5:02 pm

Tremor shakes things up: Ford builds sport-truck model to send off current F-150 platform

Tremor shakes things up: Ford builds sport-truck model to send off current F-150 platform

Sport trucks can be an awful lot of fun. And fun is the whole point of the Ford Tremor, a special version of the F-150 designed to go fast and look good, not necessarily to do actual work.

June 21, 2014 2:26 pm Photos

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Lincoln Navigator blends luxury and performance

Lincoln Navigator blends luxury and performance

Seldom have seven passengers traveled so well. The 2014 Lincoln Navigator, boasting a blend of luxury and performance that sets the full-size SUV standard, arrives in showrooms designed to maintain that best-in-class reputation.

June 20, 2014 2:06 pm

Fast Fact: 100K Club

Fast Fact: 100K Club

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June 19, 2014 11:00 am

Raging Recalls: The auto industry recalled more cars than it sold in the U.S. last year. Here’s what to do if you own a vehicle that’s being recalled

Raging Recalls: The auto industry recalled more cars than it sold in the U.S. last year. Here’s what to do if you own a vehicle that’s being recalled

Automotive recalls have dominated the headlines in recent months, with some of the nation’s largest carmakers, particularly General Motors and Toyota, embroiled in extensive campaigns that affect hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

June 19, 2014 6:00 am

Annual Summer Fest includes car and bike show, concert

Annual Summer Fest includes car and bike show, concert

Rev your engines and head to Valparaiso, as this week’s Summer Fest will offer classic cars, entertainment and an opportunity to give back to the community.

June 18, 2014 6:15 am

Fiat 500 showcases design and sporty style

Fiat 500 showcases design and sporty style

FIAT recently debuted its latest Cinquecento (500) cabrio model: the powerful yet tailored 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition. GQ’s style leadership of the modern man inspired the FIAT brand to create a new Fiat 500 variant that continues the brand’s …

June 14, 2014 4:11 pm

Dodge Journey provides safety and crossover style

Dodge Journey provides safety and crossover style

The 2014 Dodge Journey – America’s fastest growing and most versatile crossover – looks to continue its momentum in the marketplace with new value-oriented option packages for the 2014 model year. With these new packages, voice command naviga…

June 13, 2014 4:07 pm

Avenger an American value

Avenger an American value

If you’re someone who appreciates the golden age of domestic sedans — those big, comfortable, heavy-feeling cars with a uniquely American sense of style — this one ought to pique your interest.

June 12, 2014 3:59 pm

All-new A3 has style, grace

All-new A3 has style, grace

Luxury brands build their reputations around their biggest and most expensive cars, which is why vehicles like this — the new, compact A3 from Audi — can sometimes be disappointing.

June 11, 2014 4:46 pm

Fast Fact: Keep On Drivin’

Fast Fact: Keep On Drivin’

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June 11, 2014 11:00 am

America’s New Top Models: Compact crossover SUVs are outselling sedans with a winning combination of practicality and value

America’s New Top Models: Compact crossover SUVs are outselling sedans with a winning combination of practicality and value

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

June 11, 2014 6:00 am

2014 Elantra Coupe adds fun to value

2014 Elantra Coupe adds fun to value

The 2014 Elantra Coupe adds more fun-to-drive elements to a model known for its design, value and premium features. The updated Elantra Coupe now features a standard 2.0-liter Nu Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, which adds 25 more hors…

June 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer. 

June 05, 2014 10:07 pm

New Corvette is best ever: With 455 horses and exotic looks, Stingray is a fast, wild ride

New Corvette is best ever: With 455 horses and exotic looks, Stingray is a fast, wild ride

If I could wave a magic wand to improve the last generation Corvette, there’s a whole list of things I’d want to change on it.

June 05, 2014 4:41 pm Photos

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Napleton Automotive Group adds Fiat dealership

Napleton Automotive Group adds Fiat dealership

SCHERERVILLE  | Two years ago, the Napleton Automotive Group first tossed around the idea of bringing the Italian-based Fiat to the region with the growing interest in the brand in the U.S.

June 05, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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