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Life with Jean

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Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

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Jean's Driveway

Short, Sweet Car Reviews.

2016 Mazda 6 Touring

In my driveway: the mid-size sedan for people who love to drive the way I love to drive.

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

The tiny sportster in my driveway: for those whose love for driving is deep but whose pockets aren’t.

Car Guide

Find Your Best Car Here.

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Kids in the Car

From 0 to 18 in What Feels Like Seconds.

6 Cars a Family of Six Would Love

Whether you want a third row every day or just occasionally, here's a winning variety of choices.

Protect Kids from Hot-Car Tragedy

Take the time to think about heatstroke danger in cars. Yes, it can happen to you.

You Auto Know

Advice about Buying, Servicing, and Living with Your Car.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Longer, sleeker, obviously trolling for attention....

Reading a New-Car Sticker

Wonder what it all means? I'll show you.

You Auto Know: Semiannual Car Check

Checklist time! Twice a year, follow these simple steps to keep your car running smoothly.

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Go ahead, ask me anything about buying, servicing, and living with your car. If I don't know the answer (horror!), I know where to get it. Feel free to ask or search questions that have already been answered.

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