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Corolla rules the best seller list

Corolla rules the best seller list

Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time.

October 19, 2014 2:52 pm

Drenth's Highway Garage looks toward the future

Drenth's Highway Garage looks toward the future

Drenth’s Highway Garage is marking its 1-year anniversary by celebrating the success the company has experienced and looking toward the future.

October 18, 2014 2:07 pm

Sedona gets new styling, technology

Sedona gets new styling, technology

Unlike any other vehicle in its segment, the all-new 2015 Sedona offers a fresh take on the midsize multi-purpose vehicle. With European-inspired styling similar to that of a crossover, the Sedona maintains functional convenience with ample p…

October 17, 2014 1:40 pm

Volvo V60 features dynamic design and performance

Volvo V60 features dynamic design and performance

Volvo expands its lineup for 2015 with the launch of the all-new V60 sport wagon. With its dynamic design, three levels of performance, innovative safety technologies, luxury features and versatile cabin, the V60 writes an exciting new chapte…

October 16, 2014 1:17 pm

Fast Fact: Hot Tails

Fast Fact: Hot Tails

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October 14, 2014 3:20 pm

Accident Alley: Which cities have the safest drivers?

Accident Alley: Which cities have the safest drivers?

Those for whom auto safety is a priority would be advised not only to choose a model that achieves top scores in crash-test ratings and comes with a full array of the latest accident avoidance features, but to also pack up the family and move…

October 14, 2014 3:00 pm

No gimmicks on RAV4: Toyota crossover offers a straightforward take on family transit

No gimmicks on RAV4: Toyota crossover offers a straightforward take on family transit

The Toyota RAV4 has never screamed for attention, which might be a big reason it’s been so successful.

October 12, 2014 2:55 pm

Nancy Snider Memorial Ride raises money for Hobart food pantry

Nancy Snider Memorial Ride raises money for Hobart food pantry

Nancy Snider loved to ride.

October 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Chevy Malibu connects to techie drivers

Chevy Malibu connects to techie drivers

Chevrolet Malibu is a sedan designed for those seeking the complete vehicle package: smart engineering and design, along with all the amenities that make driving fun. For 2015, the latest wireless technologies help make Malibu a better-connec…

October 09, 2014 3:12 pm

Buick LaCrosse adds technology to design excellence

Buick LaCrosse adds technology to design excellence

The Buick LaCrosse enters 2015 building on the momentum of comprehensive updates introduced the previous year – attributes and features that helped it earn a Consumer Guide Best Buy award for 2014 – adding greater technology through new OnSta…

October 09, 2014 2:30 pm

Fast Fact: Hot Hondas

Fast Fact: Hot Hondas

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October 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Upwardly mobile vehicles: Consumers moving up from conventional brands

Upwardly mobile vehicles: Consumers moving up from conventional brands

It’s a sure sign that the economy is on the upswing when the so-called “entry level” segment of the luxury car market not only thrives, but expands to draw in a new crop of upwardly mobile buyers.

October 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Ford Escape breaks normalcy chain

Ford Escape breaks normalcy chain

Consumer Guide Automotive ranks the 2014 Ford Escape Sport Utility Vehicle a ‘Best Buy’ for its practical packaging and $22,700 entry price.

October 05, 2014 2:52 pm

Luxury and technology meet in Buick Regal

Luxury and technology meet in Buick Regal

The Buick Regal – a previous recipient of Kelley Blue Book’s Brand Image Awards — adds new technologies for 2015, offering customers greater connectivity. They include OnStar with 4G LTE with and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as In…

October 04, 2014 1:48 pm

Chevy Sonic packs a big punch in a small package

Chevy Sonic packs a big punch in a small package

The Chevrolet Sonic has made a big impact on Chevrolet’s successful small-car lineup. For 2014, the only subcompact assembled in America adds available advanced crash-avoidance technologies and enjoys the first full model year of enhanced con…

October 03, 2014 1:35 pm

Honda gets built-in vacuum: Odyssey adds dream feature to help keep minivan clean

Honda gets built-in vacuum: Odyssey adds dream feature to help keep minivan clean

Fear not, parents of messy children. Your dream car has arrived.

October 02, 2014 11:12 am Photos

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Annual Trek

Annual Trek

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October 01, 2014 2:28 pm

Are you ready for a three-wheeled car? "Autocycle" promises affordable fuel economy

Are you ready for a three-wheeled car? "Autocycle" promises affordable fuel economy

We previously reported on the development of a sleekly designed three-wheeled, two-passenger vehicle planned for introduction next year from startup manufacturer Elio Motors in Troy, Mich. It’s claimed to deliver up to 84 mpg on the highway a…

October 01, 2014 2:17 pm

Sonata struts a mature look, attitude: Hyundai Sonata enters its seventh generation

Sonata struts a mature look, attitude: Hyundai Sonata enters its seventh generation

Hyundai Sonata design was barely recognized by consumers 10 years ago.

September 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Room for everyone in the Toyota Sienna

Room for everyone in the Toyota Sienna

The family van is alive and thriving, especially when it’s the 2015 Toyota Sienna debuting refreshed exterior styling packed with added safety, convenience and multi-media features. The 2015 Sienna, the only family van to offer an all-wheel d…

September 27, 2014 3:22 pm

Scion tC brings fun and versatility

Scion tC brings fun and versatility

All the fun and versatility of the 2015 Scion tC comes together in new ways. For model year 2015, the Scion tC adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to its automatic transmission model while keeping the same dynamic exterior, upgraded i…

September 25, 2014 3:15 pm

They don't call it 'Speed' for nothing: Bentley Continental GT one of the quickest luxury cars on the market

They don't call it 'Speed' for nothing: Bentley Continental GT one of the quickest luxury cars on the market

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a three-bedroom house in many parts of the country. However, when duty calls – in the form of a Bentley Continental GT Speed dropped off in our driveway for evaluation – we’r…

September 24, 2014 1:53 pm

Sorento is solid, competitive: Kia crossover has the refinement, features to fight in hot market

Sorento is solid, competitive: Kia crossover has the refinement, features to fight in hot market

It’s not easy to stay competitive in the hotly contested world of crossover vehicles, but the Kia Sorento is managing to remain one of the best.

September 24, 2014 1:07 pm

Back to School — Safely

Back to School — Safely

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September 23, 2014 2:01 pm

Evoque treks outside the box: Range Rover Evoque not an illusion

Evoque treks outside the box: Range Rover Evoque not an illusion

Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque looks as good parked as it does rolling down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

September 21, 2014 2:52 pm

2015 Dodge Ram brings power to fuel economy

2015 Dodge Ram brings power to fuel economy

The 2015 Ram 1500 leads pickup truck fuel economy with winning powertrains: exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and best-…

September 20, 2014 2:46 pm

Ford's Transit Connect Wagon is the un-minivan

Ford's Transit Connect Wagon is the un-minivan

Featuring unique attributes and a shorter length than traditional people movers, Transit Connect Wagon is the perfect vehicle for the job - any job.

September 19, 2014 1:34 pm

Jaguar F-type exemplifies sporty sophistication

Jaguar F-type exemplifies sporty sophistication

The all-aluminum 2015 F-TYPE Coupe, expands the Jaguar sports car lineup starting at $65,000. The F-TYPE Coupe joins the F-TYPE Convertible introduced last year. The new F-TYPE R Coupe leads the range, powered by a 550hp 5-liter supercharged …

September 18, 2014 1:33 pm

Fast Fact: Like-new value

Fast Fact: Like-new value

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September 17, 2014 2:06 pm

Horse Play: The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ponies up with fresh styling and added sophistication

Horse Play: The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ponies up with fresh styling and added sophistication

Arguably the most anticipated car for the 2015 model year is a radically redesigned version of the venerable Ford Mustang, being released this fall to coincide with the original pony car's 50th anniversary.

September 16, 2014 1:53 pm

Jeep Renegade a compact option for SUV lovers

Jeep Renegade a compact option for SUV lovers

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand’s vehicle lineup, entering the growing small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle and 4x4 capability Jeep is known for.

September 14, 2014 12:36 pm

Nielsen Subaru gives pets a helping paw

Nielsen Subaru gives pets a helping paw

Nielsen Subaru of Portage will once again open its doors to pets in need of homes by holding an Adopt-A-Pet Drive Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 12, 2014 12:38 pm Photos

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Toyota Tundra's redesign features style and capability

Toyota Tundra's redesign features style and capability

After a dramatic redesign for the 2014 model year the Toyota Tundra half-ton full-size pickup truck comes back with an encore for 2015. The most stylish, value-driven and capable Tundra yet gets more upgrades, including standard V8 power acro…

September 12, 2014 12:32 pm

Ford Edge offers versatility and power

Ford Edge offers versatility and power

Available with three engines in four series, including a Sport offering, the 2014 Ford Edge is a versatile midsize crossover that delivers power and technology in a wide range of choices.

September 11, 2014 1:00 pm

Fast Fact: Kids These Days

Fast Fact: Kids These Days

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September 10, 2014 12:06 pm

Teens cars found lacking in safety

Teens cars found lacking in safety

Getting a license and driving one’s first car remains an important rite of passage. Even if a teen driver chooses a more rational model over, say, a racy sport coupe, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Arlington, Va., suggests many…

September 10, 2014 11:12 am

Tiguan awakens ‘Sport’ personality

Tiguan awakens ‘Sport’ personality

Most Sport Utility Vehicles don’t live up to their segment’s first name.

September 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Mazda CX-5 a technology leader

Mazda CX-5 a technology leader

With its class-leading fuel economy, head-turning design and better-than-the-rest handling, the 2013 CX-5 seemed destined to be a worldwide winner for Mazda Motor Corporation when it was unveiled in Los Angeles last year. And it has been, and…

September 06, 2014 12:35 pm

Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet promises fun for all ages

Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet promises fun for all ages

The fall edition of the Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet will take place Sept. 7 at the Porter County Fairgrounds in Valparaiso. Cars from all over Northwest Indiana will be in attendance. These car enthusiasts have spent countless hours and…

September 05, 2014 12:45 am Photos

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Chevy Cruze debuts clean diesel engine

Chevy Cruze debuts clean diesel engine

The Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet’s best-selling passenger car around the world, provides the amenities, quietness, safety features, infotainment and roominess expected of a larger, more expensive sedan, but with the efficiency and value of a co…

September 04, 2014 3:59 pm

‘Real World’ MPG Tests Proposed

‘Real World’ MPG Tests Proposed

A version of the boilerplate phrase, “Your mileage may vary,” is typically embedded in new-car ads whenever fuel economy is cited, and with good reason. With gas prices continuing to take a significant bite out of a family’s budget, a common …

September 03, 2014 11:17 am

Tiny Trouble?

Tiny Trouble?

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September 02, 2014 11:31 am

Luxury with distinction: Lincoln MKZ has unique look, exclusive features

Luxury with distinction: Lincoln MKZ has unique look, exclusive features

Many of today’s luxury cars seem to carry a look of understated elegance, which — at least in some cases — is another way to say “boring.”

August 31, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Audi A6 offers tech-savvy clean diesel

Audi A6 offers tech-savvy clean diesel

The Audi A6 model line, representing class-leading technology, performance and precision, is enhanced for the 2014 model year with the addition of the Audi A6 TDI clean diesel model.

August 30, 2014 3:28 pm

CR-V puts the 'fun' in 'functional'

CR-V puts the 'fun' in 'functional'

The Honda CR-V returns for the 2014 model year as one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America.

August 29, 2014 12:53 pm

NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

Helping veterans have a roof over their heads is the focus of the 2nd annual Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Poker Run.

August 27, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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Fast Fact: Bad Moves

Fast Fact: Bad Moves

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August 27, 2014 10:18 am

Harley Davidson unveils electric motorcycle

Harley Davidson unveils electric motorcycle

One of the most recognized brand names in the world, Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is not exactly known for its leading-edge products.

August 27, 2014 10:22 am

Full-size European value: German-engineered, American-built Passat starts under $21,000

Full-size European value: German-engineered, American-built Passat starts under $21,000

The Germans know how to make great cars, but what about providing a great value?

August 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Jeep Compass's rugged capability

Jeep Compass's rugged capability

With unmatched Jeep capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg), and a refined design, the new 2014 Jeep Compass continues to set the standard in the compact-SUV segment.

August 23, 2014 5:23 pm
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