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HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Available in a base LX, Touring, Touring (with Plus and L Packages), Limited and Hybrid (with Premium or Platinum packages), my Pacifica Limited trim came with the following standard features: upgraded Na ... Continue reading

Ford Bus Service: The Mobility Paradox for Cities

Ford Bus Service: The Mobility Paradox for Cities

By John Kwant Vice President Ford City Solutions Here’s the reality: People keep moving to cities because they offer a wealth of cultural and entertainment options, places to eat, and a variety of ways to connect with others. It’s no surprise people want to move to places that provide fun and exciting things to do. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB RADIO SATURDAY MORNING LIVE! - Auto Lab Call-In Radio LIVE Worldwide From New York City 7-9 AM Saturday June 24, 2017

AUTO LAB RADIO SATURDAY MORNING LIVE! - Auto Lab Call-In Radio LIVE Worldwide From New York City 7-9 AM Saturday June 24, 2017

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

Pep Boys Continues Expansion of National Automotive Service Network

Pep Boys Continues Expansion of National Automotive Service Network

PHILADELPHIA—Pep Boys, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, announced it has acquired PJ’s Auto & Tire Center in Franklin Square, New York and opened a new Service & Tire Center in Bordentown, New Jersey. “We are pleased to grow our presence in both the New York Metropolitan market and the gre ... Continue reading

Nissan displays quartet of historic sports cars – plus the new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition – at 30th annual Z Car Convention this week

Nissan displays quartet of historic sports cars – plus the new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition – at 30th annual Z Car Convention this week

This week, through June 26th, Nissan helps celebrate all things Nissan Z® at the 30th annual International Z Car Convention (ZCON) in Austin, Texas. ... Continue reading

NACS: Gas Prices Explained Like Rockets and Feathers

NACS: Gas Prices Explained Like Rockets and Feathers

NACS explains how there is some asymmetry between gas price increases and decreases, but it’s a stretch to say prices go up like a rocket and come down like a feather. ​ALEXANDRIA, Va. ... Continue reading

Want AWD? But Don't Want An SUV! Here Is HELP! - 2017-2018 Sedans Offered With AWD

Want AWD? But Don't Want An SUV! Here Is HELP! - 2017-2018 Sedans Offered With AWD

Auto Central. April 13, 2017; No Virginia you do not have to give in and buy an SUV because you need AWD. ... Continue reading

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (84 eMPG) First Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Hybrid Minivan, soccer Mom car, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid First Review By Larry Nutson, smart moms car ... Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

If the 2017 Mazda CX-5 looks like a mild styling refresh of the 2016 version, look more closely. While showing plenty of continuity, few body panels are unchanged. ... Continue reading

Looking Ahead To The New Audi A8: Fully Active Suspension Offers Tailor-Made Flexibility +VIDEO

Looking Ahead To The New Audi A8: Fully Active Suspension Offers Tailor-Made Flexibility +VIDEO

The new Audi A8 proves itself a versatile performer on the road. Thanks to its active suspension, it provides comfort-oriented customers with a chauffeur-driven sedan offering a stylishly smooth ride. ... Continue reading

Nissan Foundation awards more than $700,000 in grants to promote cultural diversity in America

Nissan Foundation awards more than $700,000 in grants to promote cultural diversity in America

The Nissan Foundation will award more than $700,000 in grants to 29 U.S. nonprofit organizations that work to further cultural awareness and understanding. The grant recipients are located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Southeastern Michigan and the New York and Atla ... Continue reading

2017 Cadillac CT6 Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Cadillac CT6 Review By Steve Purdy

2017 CADILLAC CT6 Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Who would have thought we would be driving a large Cadillac - referred to as the brand’s “flagship sedan” - powered by a four-cylinder engine. Amazing! What’s even more amazing is that it performs and feels smooth and powerful enough to do ... Continue reading

Make The Auto Channel Your First Stop Before You Shop- Become A Schmarter Car Buyer

Make The Auto Channel Your First Stop Before You Shop- Become A Schmarter Car Buyer

Dealer Direct Independent Car Shopper, How to buy a car correctly, hints and procedures so you buy it right...get smarter, car buyer New Cars Research - Tools for consumers that help them get smart not confused ... Continue reading

NHTSA CAR SEAT RECALL

NHTSA CAR SEAT RECALL

NHTSA Recall ID Number : 17C002 Synopsis : Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Travel Systems, B-Safe 35 Elite, B-Safe 35 Elite Travel Systems and BOB B-Safe rear-facing infant child safety seats, model numbers E1A183F, E1A185M, E1A185P, E1A186R, E1A203F, E1A205M, E1A205P, E1A20 ... Continue reading

Cost Difference Between High Octane Gasoline and Regular Grows

Cost Difference Between High Octane Gasoline and Regular Grows

Growing octane needs widen the price difference between premium and regular gasoline Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that ... Continue reading

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