When Tamara England-Zelenski applied to the Peace Corps two years ago, at age 57, she saw the assignment as a way to give back, travel and experience a different way of life.
The drive from the Portland, Oregon area, where I now live, to my home town of Deer Lodge, Montana is 630 miles. For me to make that drive, I wanted a car that was comfortable, fun-to-drive and very fuel-efficient. From experience, I have found the cars that best fit my criteria tend to be diesels. They get excellent fuel economy, the high torque gives them very good acceleration and passing power and generally the ...
DETROIT (AP) - At 118 miles per gallon, the Honda Fit electric vehicle is the most fuel-efficient in the United States. But getting that mileage isn't cheap - and it isn't always good for the environment.
It took me about 90 miles to stop driving the Audi TT RS like a power-crazed teenager.
I drove it like my dad paid for the insurance and tires, but the Toyota Yaris SE wouldn't whimper or whine. I didn't set out to harm the little car, but it had a smirky attitude and wanted to run. So I obliged.
SAN DIEGO - As if San Diego needed to give visitors any more reasons to visit what many people already consider paradise, the Port of San Diego has begun sprucing up portions of the waterfront that will make this part of the city look like one big bayside theme park.
When shopping for a new or used car, the test drive is an essential part of the process. While the test drive may be exciting, experts advise car shoppers keep emotions in check and evaluate the car in its entirety to make a good purchase decision.
As small cars start to gain acceptance from American drivers, Scion has entered the market with a new one that ranks high on intelligence – the iQ. As the name implies, this little car has some smart features and is much more than simply small and economical.
After spending time in the Chevrolet Cruze locally, we thought it might be a good car for a road trip we planned from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina coast. Often small cars are not comfortable for extended trips, but the Cruze is a nice comfortable size, very economical and has all the conveniences that make extended time in the car more pleasant.
There's plenty of warm summer weather ahead so it's the perfect time to look at lake destinations for your summer and fall getaways. California is blessed to have beautiful lakes in almost every region of the state, but we have chosen three lakes in particular that offer a special combination of clear, inviting water, spectacular scenery and lakefront charm.
There's a little game I like to play when I first get into a test car. It's called "Guess the Price" - and it can help or hurt the first impression. It's the dollar number that I'd pay for the vehicle - and often I'm wrong, on the low side.
It must be tough being a BMW planner or engineer working on the 3 Series. The car has been considered the benchmark for the sport sedan category for umpteen years and a top pick on nearly every "best" list. In addition, every manufacturer building a sport sedan is out to take a chunk of the BMW sales -- they must be paranoid.
How many couples do we all know who gave up the fun car when the first kid came along?
We're coming up on the most time of the year and it's not too late to make plans for a very special Fourth of July. Certain towns and places in California have better patriotic vibes than others and, if you're interested in a Mayberry USA Fourth of July – or some time paying homage to one of our nation's great military generals ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Disneyland is not just for sugar-soaked kids. Consider, all you grown-up women out there, going for a gals' day out.
I don't know what I expected when I got into the Fiat 500L, but it's better than I thought it would be. It feels substantial, it's fairly functional and almost fun to drive.
SONOMA - The rolling hills and vineyards of the Sonoma Valley are just part of a natural tapestry that has beckoned art-lovers and wine connoisseurs to this region for decades. Indeed, the fathers who founded missions here were growing grapes hundreds of years ago. Then, in the late 1850s, a fellow named Col. Agoston Haraszthy figured it all out.
KINTLA LAKE, Mont. (AP) - With a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.
DETROIT (AP) - Automakers expect little impact from the federal government shutdown, and they predict a fourth-quarter rebound after a rare sales decline in September.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Really, it's not that hard to spell. Just remember, there are three Us and a couple of Qs.
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