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Living near Detroit and given his last name, writer Charles Krome was perhaps bound to work in the auto industry. Of course, those childhood rides standing behind the front seats in his dad’s Lotus Elan, with the top down and pops pushing past 100 mph on the highway, also might have had something to do with it.

Fuel-efficient and Family-friendly Used SUVs

Raising a family can be a costly proposition, and buying the right family-friendly vehicle can be a significant expense. First off, you need something that’s large enough to hold the kids and all their cargo, from diaper bags and strollers to backpacks and hockey sticks. It also helps to combine storage space with fuel efficiency, … Continue reading Fuel-efficient and Family-friendly Used SUVs

How to Pick the Right Pickup Truck Cab

Choosing the right pickup can be a challenging task, especially for someone who’s never bought a truck before. Yes, pickups today are available in just two light-duty segments (midsize and full-size) and are sold by only seven brands (Ford, Chevrolet, Ram, GMC, Toyota, Nissan and Honda). Yet each individual model can offer literally millions of … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Pickup Truck Cab

Used Cars: How Much Rust is Too Much?

That noted philosopher Neil Young once wrote that “rust never sleeps,” but it can certainly turn into a nightmare for drivers. Big brown rust stains and flaking paint aren’t exactly attractive design cues, and if rust gets into a vehicle’s frame or body structure, it can be downright unsafe. Although cars and trucks today are … Continue reading Used Cars: How Much Rust is Too Much?

5 Premium Used Cars from Mainstream Auto Brands

Many drivers shopping for affordable luxury will turn to the used-car market, where they know they can find premium-brand vehicles at pre-owned prices. But there’s another way to squeeze even more value from this strategy: Look for a mainstream model equipped with luxury-grade amenities. These aren’t just the higher trim levels from standard models, either. … Continue reading 5 Premium Used Cars from Mainstream Auto Brands

How Do Hybrid Drive Systems Work?

If you read the automotive headlines, it can be easy to think that the electric-car revolution is about to take a major leap forward. After all, mainstream automakers are promising to electrify many of their current models by 2020, and that includes top sellers like the Ford F-150. And premium brands, such as Jaguar and Land Rover, are claiming … Continue reading How Do Hybrid Drive Systems Work?

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