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Chrysler brings back the sizzling SRT Viper

DETROIT (AP) - The SRT Viper is Chrysler's roar, a comeback car for a comeback company.

April 04, 2012 | | On The Road

Nissan wants to woo more car buyers in United States

DETROIT (AP) - Mention Nissan to most car drivers and they think of the Altima. And not much else.

April 04, 2012 | | On The Road

Chrysler Town & Country: Man cave of cool re-created, refined

A place for everything and everything out of its place is the hapless life of a minivan.

April 04, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

Hyundai enters family hauling market with Santa Fe

NEW YORK (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co., realizing it isn't appealing to families as much as it could, has rolled out two new versions of the Santa Fe crossover SUV, including one that's stretched so it can seat up to seven people.

April 04, 2012 | | On The Road

Chevy hopes new Impala will revive big-car sales

NEW YORK - General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet brand is trying to resuscitate sales of big sedans with a sleek, new version of the Impala.

April 04, 2012 | | On The Road

Ford increases full-year US sales forecast

NEW YORK (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is raising its forecast for U.S. auto sales this year, citing improving consumer confidence, employment, low interest rates and other factors.

April 04, 2012 | | On The Road

Jeep Wrangler makes significant improvements

When an athlete is at the top of his or her game, there is often little that can be done to improve performance, short of some bionic enhancement, which is usually fictional, or by steroids, which is dangerous and illegal.

April 04, 2012 | By BARBARA and BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

Special edition Kia has Soul

Take a look at the Red Rock Soul at Kia Country, 1515 N. Main St., Manteca.

March 29, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Alaska, river cruising top 2012 cruise trends

MIAMI (AP) - Alaska is a hot destination again and river voyages are enjoying a boost in popularity this year as the cruise industry works on luring back potential first-time passengers put off by the Costa Concordia tragedy.

March 28, 2012 | | On The Road

Chrysler 200 S: Retractable hardtop tempered by fire

All it took was a major minor overhaul and some star power to get the Chrysler 200 some recognition. The car became a battle hymn for Chrysler and Detroit when home-boy rapper Eminem drove a 200 sedan in last year's Super Bowl ad campaign. The "Born of Fire" message from the two-minute spot was, more or less, "Don't Mess With Detroit."

March 28, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

Beetle: Maturity, sophistication & so much fun to drive

I've admired Volkswagen New Beetle since I drove the original in 1998 and was especially enamored by the cute styling and agile handling – Yes, I said cute! And the New Beetle is a happy car, after all, how many other cars had a bud vase built into dash and make you smile every time you drive it?

March 28, 2012 | By BARBARA SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

A touch of Denmark found in California

If bakeries and beer gardens are high on your list of vacation amenities, you couldn't do better than a visit to Solvang, the Danish-inspired theme community just a half-hour drive from Santa Barbara. Of course there is much more, but food is a great place to start.

March 28, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Jeep: Setting the standard for SUVs

The 2012 Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV of all time.

March 21, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Cruise industry leaders re-emphasize safety in pitching floating vacations

MIAMI (AP) - Cruise industry leaders on Tuesday gathered for their first annual convention since the Costa Concordia disaster, driving home their commitment to safety and expressing confidence that the resulting lull in business is only temporary.

March 21, 2012 | | On The Road

Taos embarks on yearlong celebration of women

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge and amid the seemingly endless fields of sage, nature has been a steadfast witness to a remarkable legacy of women and the arts in Taos.

March 21, 2012 | | On The Road

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Hikers drawn to geological gem

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a ...

July 30, 2015 | ‘The Wave’ is along Arizona-Utah border | On The Road

Infiniti QX80 Limited: Posh SUV brute

The habitat of the big truck-based SUV has been decimated in most regions of the U.S., not just by a downsized economy but also ...

July 30, 2015 | Mark MAYNARD | On The Road

Last year’s Califor-nia Small Business of the Year, Phil Water-ford’s Manteca Ford was responsible f

Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban.

July 30, 2015 | ANN M. JOB | On The Road

Manteca Ford to Host Community Charity Sales Event to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Last year's Califor-nia Small Business of the Year, Phil Water-ford's Manteca Ford was responsible for $10,004 of the $90,340 raised by ...

July 30, 2015 | By Brandon russo | On The Road

Manteca Ford Keeps its Promise

Do you remember "Matthew Hernandez"? He is the 16 year old stu-dent/athlete who found a wallet during the win-ter holidays several years ago with ...

July 30, 2015 | By Brandon russo | On The Road

World Champion Golden State Warriors have Divine Connection

Most people know Ste-phen Curry as the "leader" of the Golden State Warriors. He has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for his championship ...

July 30, 2015 | By Brandon Russo | On The Road


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