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March 28, 2012

Easter is just around the corner, and the traditional way to celebrate it is with brightly colored Easter eggs. Well, we didn’t have any spare eggs, so we decided to celebrate it with our own, slightly tweaked version — a pastel orange, egg-shaped hybrid ... close enough.

 

Easter is just around the corner, and the traditional way to celebrate it is with brightly colored Easter eggs. Well, we didn’t have any spare eggs, so we decided to celebrate it with our own, slightly tweaked version — a pastel orange, egg-shaped hybrid ... close enough.

March 7, 2012

Zoom-Zoom finally comes to small crossovers, and it’s in the form of the new Mazda CX-5.

 

Zoom-Zoom finally comes to small crossovers, and it’s in the form of the new Mazda CX-5.

The CX-5 is the runt of Mazda’s crossover lineup, being 5 inches shorter than the CX-7 and 21 inches shorter than the CX-9. However, this doesn’t mean it is the smallest inside, because it manages to have the same interior capacity of the CX-7 and is plenty big enough to fit four adults comfortably.

February 29, 2012

For years, the Toyota Camry has been the symbol of complacency. People didn’t buy a Camry for its nifty features, nice interior or attractive design because, well, it didn’t have any of those things. They bought a Camry because of its reliability, quality and affordability and because almost everyone else had one.

 

For years, the Toyota Camry has been the symbol of complacency. People didn’t buy a Camry for its nifty features, nice interior or attractive design because, well, it didn’t have any of those things. They bought a Camry because of its reliability, quality and affordability and because almost everyone else had one.

January 29, 2012

2012 proved to be another exciting year for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with many new production and concept cars being unveiled.

 2012 proved to be another exciting year for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with many new production and concept cars being unveiled.

October 30, 2011

Hyundai has had great success in recent years, in part because it has been willing to take chances on exciting, enthusiast-oriented vehicles while its Japanese counterparts have relied on more conservative designs and clinging to their reputation for value and reliability.

 

Hyundai has had great success in recent years, in part because it has been willing to take chances on exciting, enthusiast-oriented vehicles while its Japanese counterparts have relied on more conservative designs and clinging to their reputation for value and reliability.

But the Japanese are slowly losing market share (especially to the youth market) to the South Korean automaker, and the Hyundai Veloster is a good example why. 

August 28, 2011

 

Ask any American who has owned a previous generation Ford Focus what they thought about their car, and you prob- ably wouldn’t get many positive remarks.

 

Ask any American who has owned a previous generation Ford Focus what they thought about their car, and you probably wouldn’t get many positive remarks.  

November 12, 2010

 

All of the cars that I have test driven this year have been fast and powerful muscle or sports cars, but for most college students, these cars are either too expensive, too impractical or both.

July 13, 2010

 Fall 2011 will bring hope to the local economy as Toyota moves forward with plans to complete its Mississippi production plant.

 Fall 2011 will bring hope to the local economy as Toyota moves forward with plans to complete its Mississippi production plant.

With back-and-forth discussion about opening a new plant in Mississippi, there has been much excitement about the future of local, as well as state, economy.

June 21, 2010

 

Toyota has announced that the new plant in Blue Springs will resume construction after an 18-month delay.

 

Toyota has announced that the new plant in Blue Springs will resume construction after an 18-month delay.