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June 22, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: No Stopping Any Time!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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Summer Rides: 5 Affordable, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles

2016_mini_convertibleThe wind in your hair and a smile on your face: Nothing says summer like a convertible.

Here are five top rides for $35,000 or less, in vehicles that also get great fuel economy:

1.) MINI: The third-generation convertible since BMW took over the brand in 2002, the 2016 MINI convertible is the first to contain BMW engines. My recent test drive was in a zippy 189-horsepower turbocharged model with the great acceleration and precise handling you would expect from a BMW engine. The new MINI also contains new safety and design features, including back seats that fold down and an innovative trunk with expanding hinges. These features provide not just more cargo space, but easier access to it.

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June 20, 2016

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Buying Guide

Alt_fuel_vehiclesWith tougher emissions and fuel economy regulations on the horizon in 2025, automakers are working hard to build more hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes.

Here's our guide to understanding some of the most popular alternative fuel technologies, and some of the popular vehicles worth considering.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Garbage Only!!

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Wait. What goes here? 

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June 17, 2016

TrueSavings: Six Great Deals for Summer 2016

IStock_86234767_LARGE-Ivanko_BrnjakovicSummer travel season is here, and as families start planning their road trip vacations, we’re collecting info on great deals on new cars.

This summer’s drop in average gasoline prices from $2.80 per gallon a year ago down to $2.37 nationwide per gallon as of June 14 (according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report) has further enhanced the appeal of compact and midsize crossover utility vehicles at the expense of family sedans, triggering higher discounts on midsize cars.

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AskPatty’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers_day_gift_guideDo these holidays sneak up on you the same way they sneak up on us? One day it’s Mother's Day, and it seems like the next day, it’s Father’s Day.

Don’t fret if you’ve let your Father’s Day gift-shopping lapse till the last minute! Here are a few ideas that are perfect gifts for your favorite car guy.

Whether you’re looking for something fun for his man cave, or something more personal, we’ve got a great assortment of ideas here.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Psycho Path

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Not sure I'd want to live on Psycho Path road, even if it is a private street!

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June 15, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Be Aware of Road Closures!

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June 14, 2016

Making News With the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

1344892_2017_ELANTRA_SEDAN-sideYou can sit in a press conference to learn about the improved performance, agility, and comfort of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Or you can drive it in real-life conditions that include high winds, low visibility, tornadoes, and flying debris.

On a recent 2017 Hyundai Elantra test drive that took us from New Orleans to the Mississippi coast, we experienced wicked weather conditions that included all of the above. The results were clear; what was happening outside did not interfere with our experience of the car. The Elantra -- which competes with Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Chrysler 200, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic -- certainly held its own during our turbulent road test.

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June 13, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Be Especially Cautious for Bus Sotps!

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The bus sotps here. 

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