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Gucci hoochi: 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio

Gucci hoochi: 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio

May 09, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

Scion iQ is a small car that works

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.

May 09, 2012 | By BARBARA and BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

Beverly Hills Hotel: 100 years of swank

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Stand on the Beverly Hills Hotel's red carpet, leading into its chandeliered lobby, and you can't help but visualize a century's worth of celebrities, royalty, politicians, musicians and actors who have stayed there, from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Madonna, Reese Witherspoon and Katy Perry.

May 09, 2012 | | On The Road

Delaying car care is a costly decision

Drivers count on their vehicles to get them to their destinations safely, but how well a vehicle runs depends on how much effort motorists put into protecting their investment in their cars.

May 02, 2012 | | On The Road

Passat: Unusual features to a mainstream segment

The 2012 Passat is Volkswagen's first German-American offspring that satisfies for its European sensitivity and U.S.-spec comfort and compliance. The new model was re-engineered to meet the demands and expectations of this country, and it is the first model built at the new factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

May 02, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

Stronger Toyota helps boost auto sales in April

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is back. It's putting a year of earthquake-related shortages behind it and grabbing sales from stumbling General Motors and Ford.

May 02, 2012 | | On The Road

Malibu: Chevy puts its best foot forward

There's an old adage that says, "Put your best foot forward", and that's exactly what Chevrolet is doing with the introduction of the new Malibu. With gasoline pumps becoming all too familiar with the $4 a gallon gasoline, the Chevy planners are sending out the fuel-sipping Malibu Eco first as an introduction to the all-new Malibu lineup. After all, who can argue with a gasoline powered midsize sedan getting fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

May 02, 2012 | By BARBARA SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

Ram: Brawn for work & play

The 2012 Laramie 2500 and 3500 models are built for work or play.

April 25, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Mini Cooper 2-seater: Practicality, pleasure & precision

The Mini Cooper Coupe is a glove. Put your hand in and go out for some fun. It is just that kind of car and it's how it fits the driver. But this is not the typical point-and-shoot two-seater; this coupe actually has decent trunk capacity by a liftback design.

April 25, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

Lake Arrowhead: Popular getaway in Southern California

It's not hard to see why Lake Arrowhead has always been popular with the movie stars – it's close to Los Angeles, yet light years away in attitude. The people with money are here, all right, but there is also an element of small-town America, complete with families and, yes, even family values.

April 25, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Kia Rio offers sporty hatchback

The 2012 Kia Rio LX is a sporty five-door hatchback now available at Kia Country, 1515 N. Main St., Manteca.

April 18, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Audi to buy Italian motorbike maker Ducati

BERLIN (AP) - Volkswagen AG's Audi unit said Wednesday it will buy Italian high-performance motorcycle maker Ducati Motor Holding SpA from Investindustrial Group. The move gives VW another glossy brand to go with its Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley luxury auto makers.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

How Hyundai went from joke to contender

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans were laughing at Hyundai's cars when John Krafcik joined the company eight years ago.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

Override systems proposed for stuck gas pedals

WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration when the gas pedal and brake are applied at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

Hybrid and electric cars see record sales in March

DETROIT (AP) - Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.

April 18, 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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