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New & improved BMW 3 Series sedan

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.

June 14, 2012 | By BARBARA & BILL SCHAFFER AUTO DIGEST | On The Road

Cars avoid crashes by talking to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

Is there a Dad Divide to go with the Mommy Wars?

NEW YORK (AP) - Hey, Mr. Mom.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

Graceland marks 30th year as attraction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

Burger King bets on bacon sundae for summertime sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party - and a bacon sundae.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

Foreign travel to Mexico rises despite warnings

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican tourism officials say there has been a 5.3 percent increase in the number of international visitors to Mexico from January to April.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

What to do if vehicle registered in another state

SACRAMENTO - Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. Go Online at

June 14, 2012 | By GEORGE VALVERDE Director, DMV | On The Road

Big classic Ford car auction in NH

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Michael Dingman has spent much of his life collecting vintage Fords and classic neon signs, restoring and keeping them well-preserved for years. Now, the former Ford Motor Co. director is ready to share his slice of Americana with others.

June 14, 2012 | | On The Road

Quality pre-owned cars from ‘A’ to ‘Z’

For 55 years, Cabral Motors has carries a vast selection of certified used and pre-owned cars.

June 06, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Experience can be an asset in job search

Think changing jobs is difficult?

June 06, 2012 | By CAROLE FELDMAN The Associated Press | On The Road


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better.

June 06, 2012 | | On The Road

Not your grandma's Peace Corps? Well, it can be today

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.

June 06, 2012 | By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON The Associated Press | On The Road

Road trip a lot of fun in Volkswagen Golf diesel

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 cars fitting those requirements have been quite comfortable.

June 06, 2012 | By BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

Honda electric car gets 118 mpg, but costs add up

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.

June 06, 2012 | | On The Road

Audi’s TT RS brings back performance badge

It took me about 90 miles to stop driving the Audi TT RS like a power-crazed teenager.

June 06, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road

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