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Review: 2013 Volvo S60 Sedan

Review: 2013 Volvo S60 SedanVolvo is known for safety. Duh. Let’s ditch Captain Obvious and focus on fun because, in case you haven’t heard, the S60 sedan offers a lot of tha
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
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Toyota Camry hybrid is attractive at the gas pump

Toyota Camry hybrid is attractive at the gas pumpOn the base model LE the city figure is 43 miles per gallon according to the EPA, the highway rating is 39. That drops to 40 city, 38 highway for the top line XLE I’m testing.
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
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Buick Verano is small, but not too small.

Buick Verano is small, but not too small.Buick is big on shedding the stogy stereotype. Enclave, LaCrosse and Regal are proof of that. Now, with Verano they're thinking small, but not too small, about the size of a Lexus IS.
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  • 2 years, 5 months ago
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 might be a bargain - at $106,000

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 might be a bargain - at $106,000Mercedes-Benz impressively nurtures their models over decades. The SL-Class is a perfect example.
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  • 2 years, 5 months ago
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Infiniti JX35 has a lot of twists and turns

Infiniti JX35 has a lot of twists and turnsObviously it’s the swoopy shape that’s going to get people talking. But all of that drama overshadows one thing- this vehicle is stuffed to the gills with technology.
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  • 2 years, 5 months ago
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A look at the revamped 2012 Kia Soul

A look at the revamped 2012 Kia SoulThe Kia Soul has a good amount of spunk off the line and the new drivetrain is noticeably more refined. A slightly raised ride height gives it more of compact crossover driving dynamic.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Lexus ES 350 gets a new look

Lexus ES 350 gets a new lookhe new 6th generation ES will be arriving in Lexus stores in August and considering its success you’d think they would stick pretty close to the original formula. Of course that line means you know exactly where this review is headed.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Ford Focus Electric is not like the Volt

Ford Focus Electric is not like the VoltThe Ford Focus is a pretty popular vehicle. In the first five months of 2012 there’s been a three-way popularity contest between it, Corolla and Civic. Who’d a thunk that could happen three years ago?
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Honda Civic Si is fun, powerful and has 'smiles-per-gallon'

Honda Civic Si is fun, powerful and has 'smiles-per-gallon'Since those modest beginnings Honda has sold over nine million copies in the US and Civic has developed a reputation for value, reliability and a touch of sport.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Volvo using software to add fuel economy to powerful engine

Volvo using software to add fuel economy to powerful engineMost of us would like more powerful cars, but don't want to sacrifice fuel economy. Volvo and a performance company called Polestar are making that a reality by using software.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Scion does a real sports car with the FR-S

Scion does a real sports car with the FR-SIf you haven’t already heard, it’s a blast to drive and, here’s the important part, mere mortals can make the payments.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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2012 Mudfest searches for best crossovers and SUVs

2012 Mudfest searches for best crossovers and SUVsNormally, Tom Voelk looks at a new car every week. This time, it's a couple dozen. The 2012 Mudfest competition was recently held at Dirt Fish Rally School in Snoqualmie to find the best crossovers and SUVs.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Mazda CX-5 combines great gas mileage, sport utility lifestyle

Mazda CX-5 combines great gas mileage, sport utility lifestyleMazda thinks their new compact crossover, the 2013 CX-5, is a win-win solution. Make that a win-win-win, since in addition to being fuel efficient and practical, it handles like a Mazda.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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2013 Acura RDX aimed at mainstream buyers

2013 Acura RDX aimed at mainstream buyersIn some ways, the RDX follows the predictable path redesigned vehicles often take -- slightly larger inside and out, more fuel efficient too. But it isn’t trying to capture the edgy design and personality of the outgoing model.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Envy this: The BMW 328i

Envy this: The BMW 328i Fusing performance, practicality, and prestige, the BMW 3-Series is one of the most envied cars in the automotive industry. But it’s not about the look - it’s about the experience.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Buick Verano: Perfect timing

Buick Verano: Perfect timingCar buyers are looking for good fuel economy today, but no one wants to be stuck in an econobox. The Buick Verano brings quite a surprise.
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  • 2 years, 5 months ago
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Hyundai Genesis R-Spec is big on power

Hyundai Genesis R-Spec is big on powerThe sound of its 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft or torque at 5,000 RPMs (when drinking premium fuel) is refined though not overly throaty.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
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Toyota Yaris is the Camry of small cars

Toyota Yaris is the Camry of small carsMost everyone on Earth knows about Toyota Corolla, the bestselling car of all time. Not as well known is Yaris.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
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Driving Northwest: 2012 Honda CR-V

Driving Northwest: 2012 Honda CR-VThe new 2012 Honda CR-V sports crisp new clothes, drinks 10 percent less, and keeps its great reputation (you know, the qualities women wish upon their men).
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
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2012 Mitsubishi i: An electric car on a budget

2012 Mitsubishi i: An electric car on a budgetThe i is the most inexpensive electric car you can buy in America, starting at 29,125 -- before the $7,500 federal tax credit.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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2012 Toyota Prius c smaller, lighter, cheaper than original

2012 Toyota Prius c smaller, lighter, cheaper than originalCompared to the standard Prius, the c is 19 inches shorter, 2 inches narrower and around 540 pounds lighter. But the biggest reduction is one your wallet will appreciate.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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Volkswagen Passat SE TDI

Volkswagen Passat SE TDIVolkswagen certainly makes a strong case for buyers to go for their sedan. The Passat we get in the U.S. is a special larger version than the one sold in the mother country. Not enough? They’ve also dropped the price.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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The Kia Soul Exclaim

The Kia Soul ExclaimFor those who believe vanilla is only for ice cream there’s the Kia Soul. It’s not plain. Certainly not ordinary. Definitely not boring.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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2012 Subaru Impreza 5-Door

2012 Subaru Impreza 5-DoorOn a sunny day last week I took delivery of a 2012 Subaru Impreza, a car that was scheduled a few weeks back. Inevitably the rain came, hardly surprising in our soggy corner of the world. But then the Northwest got hit by Snowmageddon.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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Hyundai Accent easy to understand and own

Hyundai Accent easy to understand and ownWe all can’t all live in mansions, nor can everyone drive a fancy high-end car. Fortunately even an inexpensive ride provides the luxury of transportation. The Hyundai Accent certainly offers good solid value.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic a great subcompact car

2012 Chevrolet Sonic a great subcompact carThe 2012 Chevrolet Sonic isn’t just good for an American car, it’s good for a world car. This news will be disorienting to an entire generation of car shoppers.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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The Top 10 Cars of 2011

The Top 10 Cars of 20112011 was an amazing year in the automotive world. It was comeback year for many companies, especially the Americans. Hyundai and Kia continued their relentless march of increased market share while many Japanese brands were battered by nature.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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2013 Chevy Malibu competes with top mid-size sedans

2013 Chevy Malibu competes with top mid-size sedansPlaying in the mid-sized sedan market is not for the feint-of-heart these days. The folks at Chevrolet submit the 2013 Chevy Malibu.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Honda Civic Natural Gas is a new clean alternative

Honda Civic Natural Gas is a new clean alternativeIt doesn’t use gasoline. Doesn’t run on diesel fuel or electricity either.
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  • 3 years ago
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A redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry

A redesigned 2012 Toyota CamryFor 13 of the past 14 years, Camry has been the best selling passenger car in America. Ask yourself this (and answer truthfully): If you had a machine that printed money, would you tamper with it in any way, shape or form? I’ll take that as a no.
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  • 3 years, 1 month ago