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Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

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Jean's Driveway

Short, Sweet Car Reviews.

2015 Toyota Prius Three

Let me tell you what I really think about the ubiquitous hybrid.

Long Live Denise McCluggage!

A video tribute to the racing driver and raconteur, from the 2013 Santa Fe Concorso.

Car Guide

Find Your Best Car Here.

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Kids in the Car

From 0 to 18 in What Feels Like Seconds.

Protect Kids from Hot-Car Tragedy

It's Memorial Day weekend: time to think about heatstroke danger in cars. Yes, it can happen to you.

5 Car-Related Vacation Attractions

As you plan for this year's family vacation, make room for one of these side trips.

You Auto Know

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

2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

From those smart folks who brought you the Miata, a sports car that lets you bring the family along.

6 Ways to Take Charge of Recalls

Don't be in the 30 percent who ignore car recalls. A guide to staying on top of an essential issue.

2015 Chrysler 300 Limited AWD

Classic sophistication with testosterone. Should you buy it? Here's what we think.

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Volkswagen Microbus Returns as USB

A Kickstarter campaign, with VW's blessing, aims to put the classic two-tone Samba on your desk.

Protect Kids from Hot-Car Tragedy

It's Memorial Day weekend: time to think about heatstroke danger in cars. Yes, it can happen to you.

2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

From those smart folks who brought you the Miata, a sports car that lets you bring the family along.

6 Ways to Take Charge of Recalls

Don't be in the 30 percent who ignore car recalls. A guide to staying on top of an essential issue.

5 Car-Related Vacation Attractions

As you plan for this year's family vacation, make room for one of these side trips.

Requiem for a 1991 Volvo 740

A fond farewell to Nigel, a real brick of a car.