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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.

I'm Back

Did you miss me? I've certainly missed you. Here's my official relaunch video.

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Plain vanilla or something trendier? The top-selling sedan visits my driveway.

2015 Honda CR-V AWD Touring

Old meets new! I compare a previous-generation CR-V to the brand-new one.

Car Guide

Find Your Best Car Here.

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Kids in the Car

From 0 to 18 in What Feels Like Seconds.

4 Back Seat Rules of the Road

Mindful parenting of those citizens of the back seat of your car.

4 Musts for Winter Driving with Kids

4 safety and quality-of-life tips for those who drive in the cold with young passengers.

5 Simple Rules for Field Trips

Here's my philosophy to make the best of time spent driving kids to the zoo, the museum, wherever.

You Auto Know

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

Handle the Snowpocalypse in Style

Before you drive in snowy weather, take three tips from me on how to prepare yourself and your car.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

A great car from one of the great unsung brands. I proved it on a drive from Michigan to Louisiana.

2015 Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet completes its SUV range with a funky, fun, and affordable crossover.

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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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Life with cars. Adventures, memories, visits with Fast Women, and anything else I want to talk about with you.

4 Back Seat Rules of the Road

Mindful parenting of those citizens of the back seat of your car.

Handle the Snowpocalypse in Style

Before you drive in snowy weather, take three tips from me on how to prepare yourself and your car.

My Father's Avanti Test Drive

Don't tell your mother, he said as we crawled out of the 1963 Studebaker Avanti, one memorable day.

1963 Studebaker Avanti

A modern-day look back at the modernist classic.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

A great car from one of the great unsung brands. I proved it on a drive from Michigan to Louisiana.

2015 Honda CR-V

The eminently practical crossover gets a continuously variable transmission for 2015.