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Roberto Cruz

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Senior driver

New AAA Senior Driving Study Coming Down the Pike

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will soon release new information on the driving habits of older drivers. The research is the second phase of the foundation’s groundbreaking senior driver study, the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers project, or LongROAD for short. The multiyear project, which began in 2015, has resulted in the largest andRead More

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Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott on Their ’83 Chrysler E-Class

HGTV’s Property Brothers share memories of their first car.

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What It’s Like to Drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our honest review of the compact sport-utility vehicle is worth a read if you’re shopping for a new car.

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Ana Gasteyer’s Datsun B210

“Saturday Night Live” alumna Ana Gasteyer has appeared in hit films and television shows such as “Mean Girls,” “People of Earth” and “Suburgatory.” She is also an accomplished singer and jazz musician who has performed in several Broadway plays. You can see her on season 2 of the Netflix series “Lady Dynamite,” which is availableRead More

Car maintenance

8 Fixes for Your Car As Winter Winds Down

While you’re snuggling with your dog under blankets on the couch, your car is outside freezing its bumpers off. Cold temperatures, snow and ice – plus all the chemicals used to treat slippery roads –hammer your car all winter. It’s up to you to help it bounce back. Here are eight things to fix onRead More

teen driver

ADA: Driving Under the Influence Like ‘Vehicular Roulette’

When Martin Heidgen of Valley Stream, N.Y., drove drunk on July 2, 2005, he crashed his Chevrolet pickup into a limousine at highway speeds, killing 59-year-old Stan Rabinowitz and 7-year-old Katie Flynn. “When you drive under the influence, you are playing vehicular roulette,” said Maureen McCormick, chief of vehicular crimes at the Nassau County DistrictRead More

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Auto News: Supercars, Robo-Taxis and Electricity

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the second-generation Tesla Roadster supercar was designed to give a “hardcore smack-down” to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Musk said the $200,000-plus Roadster is the fastest production car ever made. The electric automaker claims it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, leaving the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’sRead More

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What Difference Does a Drivetrain Make?

Four-wheel drive. All-wheel drive. What does it all mean? Is either one worth the money? Here’s a brief explanation of what each type of drivetrain can do with a good set of tires. Front-Wheel Drive Most sedans have front-wheel drive because it’s cheaper to design and build. In this system, engine power is transferred toRead More

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Brittany Snow’s 2001 Acura RSX

This award-winning Florida-born actress, singer and producer began her career on the CBS soap “Guiding Light.” Since then, she has appeared in hit films like “John Tucker Must Die,” “Hairspray” and “Pitch Perfect.” Watch her reprise the role of Barden Bellas co-captain Chloe Beale in “Pitch Perfect 3,” which is in theaters now. What was yourRead More

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Unreliable Cars, Artificial Intelligence and a New CUV

The Tesla Model X and Cadillac Escalade have tied as the most unreliable cars on the market, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. The 2017 reliability report found that Model X owners experienced a large number of issues with body paint, hardware and climate control systems. Escalade owners noted issues with power equipment,Read More

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