2014 Ford Escape
When you put a friend whose main ride is a fully loaded 2010 BMW X5 into the driver’s seat of a 2013 Ford Escape, you kind of hold your breath.
Then again, this Escape was all new: a delightful ginger metallic color with 19-inch painted aluminum wheels and silver roof rails. The charcoal black interior had leather-trimmed seats and a Sync activated voice system that Kathy quickly figured out. All in all, it was a pretty snazzy ride.
Kathy settled in and murmured, “Nice seats, much more comfortable than my car.” Hmmmm…
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Instead of staying in his usual pineapple under the sea,
SpongeBob SquarePants will be touring the U.S. this summer in a one-of-a-kind
concept vehicle as part of a “Happy Driving!” promotional tour, bringing
SpongeBob’s special brand of fun to several locations across the country.
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Driving around with your baby should be fun. But it can be
challenging for new mothers to figure out the best way to travel with a baby on
There are enough challenges to parenting without stressing over getting
your child from one place to another. Read on for tips to make driving with
your baby on board a breeze.
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People always ask me what my favorite car is. And I always answer tactfully, “Whatever I am driving this week.” If pushed, I concede to the one vehicle I’d have in Manhattan, the MINI Cooper S.
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By Erin Evernham
The slogan on my souvenir shirt reads, “To some it’s a
driveway, to others it’s a race course, but to Rod Millen, it is a dream.” Rod
Millen is one of the most accomplished hill climb and rally racers ever. After
Rod and his wife Shelly attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England a
few years back, they decided to create their own version of the event in Rod’s
home country of New Zealand. And they have done just that with the Leadfoot
Festival (as they named it): they have built from scratch a first-class event that
brings together classic cars, vintage motorcycles, old race cars, and
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smart, the iconic microcar, is wrapping up its cross-country
tour bringing the all-new smart electric drive to eco-minded urbanites across
the country and giving shoppers an opportunity to drive the most affordable
electric vehicle on the market, with an MSRP of $25,000 (additional federal,
state and local subsidies may further reduce the cost of the car). The smart
electric drive achieves 122 city MPGe, or miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.
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I was impressed when my friend told me her 1991 Toyota
Corolla was approaching 300,000 miles. Then I received this press release
from Volvo talking about Irv Gordon and how he is about to pass 3,000,000 miles
in his beautifully maintained 1966 Volvo P1800. Based on his calculations, Gordon plans to
reach three million miles in Alaska this September. America's last frontier is
one of two U.S. states Gordon has never visited and a fitting backdrop for his
three-million mile moment.
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By Sue Mead
Different, but the Same
El Capitan Canyon Campground,
California: It was a brilliant move for GMC !
Do something distinctive to introduce the 2014 Sierra to U.S.
autowriters—because, really, the truck really isn’t that much different. What
we mean is this: The news was already out on GM’s light trucks, with the intro
of the Chevy Silverado (http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-pickup-trucks.html), with more than 130 auto evaluators driving the
Silverado at the Knibbe Ranch in Texas recently. So, GMC decided to put a
clever and different footprint in the sand, with a ride and drive of the more
upscale Sierra along the Pacific Coast in southern Califonria, inviting a smaller group of 30 to try out the truck the way many of its
buyers might use it: touring, towing, and ‘glamping.’ (In case you haven’t heard—or done it-this is a term for glamorous
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Considering taking the family
off in the car for fun and adventure on the road this summer? There are many great things about summer
but few can match the fun of a family vacation road trip. Before you go, be sure to peruse this interactive
infographic created by the National Highway Transportation and Safety
Administration (the federal agency tasked with improving our nation’s automotive
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By Sherice Bellefeuille
A few months ago, I went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to
participate in a Nitto Ride 'n Drive media event that being held at Miller
Motorsports Park. I didn’t know what to expect, but I have to say that I was
pleasantly surprised during my experience. Even though this was a winter
driving event, because this week is tire safety awareness week, I feel it is a
good time to share what I learned there.
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