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  • Spare tires vanishing from trunks

    Spare tires vanishing from trunks
    Get a flat tire in a newer model car and you might be asking, “Dude, where’s my spare?” Go to the trunk and you may find a can of sealant, small air compressor, or neither.  In an August 2013 survey by AAA that includes 2014 models,...
  • In Genesis, Hyundai wraps sleek new styling around practical engineering

    In Genesis, Hyundai wraps sleek new styling around practical engineering
    After years of worrying about the stuff that matters — comfort, reliability, quality — Hyundai focused on the superficial with its all-new Genesis luxury sedan. The previous Genesis was a solid luxury car wrapped in a forgettable exterior,...
  • Auto recalls hit record highs in U.S.

    Auto recalls hit record highs in U.S.
    With a massive recall involving air bags Monday, the auto industry has broken the U.S. annual record for safety recalls in less than half a year. The problematic part, made by Takata Corp., is used in millions of vehicles made by half a dozen...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • 2015 Nissan Sentra: What's Changed

     
    Most significant changes: Bluetooth and USB port standard on all models Price change: TBA On sale: December Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014 The Sentra compact sedan was redesigned for 2013, and sales have taken off this year.......
  • Spending: best cars for families

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When we compile our list of family-friendly vehicles, safety is our first concern. Our picks must get high scores in our annual rankings for overall value, performance and safety, plus they must earn a Top Safety Pick from...
  • Parents and Edmunds conceive best family car list

    Parents and Edmunds conceive best family car list
    We are a list-loving culture. And no segment relies on the list as heavily as the family. And top 10—or 12—best family car lists are a dime a dozen, all with a different and seemingly subjective set of criterion. Wall Street Journal’s...
  • 2015 Mazda6 makes a total midsize package

    2015 Mazda6 makes a total midsize package
    The midsize sedan is in the midst of a makeover. Automakers are redesigning the utilitarian family car with sportier styling and maximized fuel economy to get an edge in the most competitive and second largest segment in the U.S. Toyota just announced...
  • Northbrook takes on food truck regulations

    Northbrook takes on food truck regulations
    After almost a year of deliberations and discussions with community members, Northbrook officials have passed a set of regulations for food trucks, which have grown in popularity in the area and across the country over recent years. The ordinance, which...
  • Hyundai, Kia ranked greenest automaker in U.S.

    Hyundai, Kia ranked greenest automaker in U.S.
    Hyundai has upset Honda for the title of the Greenest Automaker in the United States, according to the latest ranking by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), an independent nonprofit organization. The Korean automaker and its sister brand Kia have...
  • Gator wrestling, Mazda Miata most Googled terms in Florida

    Gator wrestling, Mazda Miata most Googled terms in Florida
    We've all typed an odd word or phrase into Google at some point.  The folks at real estate website Estately.com decided to take things a bit further with their most recent study that analyzes Google Trends data for each of the 50 U.S. state and the...
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the redesigned-for-2015 Hyundai Genesis a Top Safety Pick Plus, the institute's highest honor. The premium full-size sedan earned a good rating in crashworthiness tests including small overlap front,...