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2017 Rogue Looks Like a Keeper

Nissan’s motto this past year has been “The Year of the Truck.” The new Armada and Pathfinder SUVs and TITAN pickups have been picking up fans by the truckload.  But the new kid on the block caught my… (more)
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Give your Pumpkin a famous Ford Halloween Face

  One of the best things about Halloween is how it lets us express ourselves. Everything from your home decorations to your costume is a reflection of your personality and your passions. While traditional Halloween enthusiasts opt for spooky and… (more)
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder: on the right path!

Nissan invites us to find a new path with their revamped 2017 Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder’s bold new look starts with the new front end, which begs for adventure.  If you are in the Dallas area, and in the… (more)
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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring: Let’s Go Places!

  Why is it I never get this kind of great vehicle to drive when I have a road trip planned?  My recent test drive of the 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring made me long for a road trip.… (more)
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Fun on the Road with Green 2016 Honda Civic

I had so much fun on the road last week, driving my Energy Green 2016 Honda Civic coupe. This 2-door Touring car was such a glaring shade of neon green it could probably be seen from outer space. I… (more)
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Agave for Automobiles

As the world gets more interested in green products, it challenges manufacturers and business leaders to explore ways to find a second chance of usefulness for plant based byproducts. My first awareness of Ford’s focus on using natural products came… (more)
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2016 Nissan Altima: Perfect for a Road Trip

The 2016 Nissan Altima I drove recently turned out to be the perfect car for a road trip.  My husband and I spent the weekend in Longview where we attended the 11th annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest.  Not… (more)
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Eight reasons why the 2016 Ford Mustang is better than Cinderella’s coach

POWER: Cinderella’s coach is powered by 2 horses that need lots or rest breaks and frequent fresh carrots. The 2016 Ford Mustang I drove is powered by a V-8 engine.If you opt for the 6-speed manual, you’ll enjoy the… (more)
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Americans Love Muscle Cars

“American Muscle Cars, A Full-Throttle History” is a lavishly illustrated, passionately detailed book.  Focused on America’s love affair with muscle cars, the book was published by Motorbooks  March 15, 2016.  The author is Darwin Holmstrom, a lover… (more)
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Mother still knows best: 2016 Toyota Camry SE Special

I have finally reached the age where I appreciate my Mother’s values. She has instilled an appreciation of quality and value. She taught me to evaluate  the long-term cost of any purchase. 12 years ago, my 91-year-old Mom bought… (more)
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Audi A3 e-tron®: an electrifying vehicle

Forward-thinking, trend-setting, innovative – all of these words adequately describe Audi’s first attempt at entrance to the electric world. And, although this plug-in hybrid yields a flagship design for the luxury vehicle market, signature markings (like the grille rings) make… (more)
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Talking about Tires

I learned more about tires the last two days than I’ve learned in many years of driving on them. Who knew tires were (1) the four most important features on a car, according to one lecturer; and (2) available in… (more)
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Ford Motor Company and Rosie the Riveters

Thousands of Rosies joined the workforce at Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant and elsewhere during World War II, helping open the door for women in the workforce. They were traditional American housewives, mothers and daughters in the 1940s, when suddenly… (more)
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2016 Toyota Sienna Makes a Great Road Companion

I took the 2016 Toyota Sienna LTD Premium on a trip  to my daughter’s last week.  She lives in Lakeway, west of Austin.  I couldn’t have asked for a better traveling companion than Sienna.   Painted “Predawn… (more)
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Toyota Land Cruiser a Yacht on Wheels

Driving Toyota’s 2016 Land Cruiser is like steering a yacht that rolls on wheels instead of steaming along on ocean currents.  In other words, it’s a massive vehicle that makes the driver feel like the Captain of a… (more)