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Ford Flex styling is standout feature

Ford Flex styling is standout feature

The bold, boxy exterior of the Ford Flex is such a forceful statement, it can distract from the other notable features of this generously sized, six- to seven-passenger crossover vehicle.

June 29, 2013 12:37 pm
Dodge Avenger undercuts Kia, Hyundai

Dodge Avenger undercuts Kia, Hyundai

The 2013 mid-size sedan with the lowest starting price in the United States isn't a Kia or Hyundai. It's the Dodge Avenger, which has seats for five, a good-sized trunk and distinctive Dodge front styling — all for $20,390 including destination charge.

June 22, 2013 11:57 am
Turbo Taurus is tops in fuel mileage

Turbo Taurus is tops in fuel mileage

Don't expect to find a four-cylinder engine in a big, roomy, 17-foot-long sedan?

March 09, 2013 1:58 pm
Revamped Pathfinder is best in fuel economy

Revamped Pathfinder is best in fuel economy

For 2013, the Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle is longer, wider and has a roomier interior than its predecessor. At the same time, this new Pathfinder is 500 pounds lighter. And with a 30 percent boost in fuel economy, it tops all other mid-size crossover SUVs in sipping gasoline.

January 21, 2013 11:57 am
Roomy 2013 Pilot is award winner

Roomy 2013 Pilot is award winner

The Honda Pilot remains the most fuel-efficient eight-passenger sport utility vehicle for 2013, is rated above average in predicted reliability and offers a comfortable ride and versatile cargo hauling.

January 13, 2013 8:00 am
Sexy Scion flagship debuts: FR-S coupe

Sexy Scion flagship debuts: FR-S coupe

The secret is out: You don't have to be a fanatical driving enthusiast to love Scion's new-for-2013 FR-S sport coupe.

December 01, 2012 12:35 pm
Eco hybrid is most fuel-efficient Malibu ever

Eco hybrid is most fuel-efficient Malibu ever

The family-size, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid sedan is the most fuel efficient Malibu ever, with a combined city/highway federal government mileage rating of 29 miles per gallon.

December 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Others pave the way for famous historical figures

When I was a kid, my dad used to clip out a short column that appeared in the newspaper every Sunday. The column, which appeared at the bottom of the local section, covered automobiles through time.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
IndyCar drivers foresee safer sport in 2012

IndyCar drivers foresee safer sport in 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | With IndyCar still recovering from Dan Wheldon's death, series officials said Tuesday that double-file restarts will be scrapped at Indianapolis, Texas and Fontana and more changes to improve safety could be announced before next month's season-opener at St. Petersburg.

February 14, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Chicago Auto Show draws thousands

VIDEO: Chicago Auto Show draws thousands

The opening day of the Chicago Auto Show attracted thousands to get a glimpse of the latest automobiles.

February 10, 2012 1:29 pm
Dave Grohl fighting for rock at the Grammys

Dave Grohl fighting for rock at the Grammys

When Dave Grohl started in the music business, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars were tots; Rihanna and Adele weren't even born.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: Automakers entice customers at auto show

VIDEO: Automakers entice customers at auto show

Automakers employ different marketing strategies to entice customers at the Chicago Auto Show.

February 09, 2012 7:16 pm
Wheldon fans leave tributes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Wheldon fans leave tributes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS | Dan Wheldon's biggest fans wanted one more chance to thank their favorite driver.

October 17, 2011 4:30 pm
Technology is changing the once simple cookbook

Technology is changing the once simple cookbook

With a box full of carrots and a hankering for something vaguely exotic, Mary-Claire van Leunen turned to her computer for a recipe.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Classic cars cruise Crown Point

Classic cars cruise Crown Point

Crown Point's weekly car cruise during the summer draws car enthusiasts and folks looking to take a stroll, or drive, down memory lane.

July 08, 2011 12:00 pm
A Toy Story: 'Cars' merchandise ubiquitous

A Toy Story: 'Cars' merchandise ubiquitous

NEW YORK (AP) — In the Pixar pantheon of animated films remarkable for their appeal to both adults and children, "Cars" is the most purely kiddie affair.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am
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from above

crowded parking lots from above

March 07, 2011 2:13 pm
Jeep Compass changes direction

Jeep Compass changes direction

For the first time since its launch in 2007, Jeep Compass joins the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot and Wrangler with four-wheel drive capability to plow through the seasonal challenges Mother Nature dishes out in our region.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am
Auto sector aims at a comeback

Auto sector aims at a comeback

The sulfurous smell from the Kokomo Transmission Plant's stacks was a sweet scent to Kokomo residents in early July 2009, a sign bankrupt automaker Chrysler Group LLC might actually survive.

October 24, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Updated car stickers to include environmental info

Updated car stickers to include environmental info

WASHINGTON | Will your new car get an A in fuel efficiency? A government proposal may add letter grades to showroom window stickers on new cars and trucks to reflect a vehicle's overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.

August 30, 2010 3:00 pm
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