Restore trim
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Restore trim

September 12, 2019 Richard 0

Hurricane Dorian caused considerable damage, not only to property, but to the plastic finish on my well-maintained, low-mileage pickup. The day after the storm was clear and warm. I grabbed the keys to the truck, […]

Chevrolet Impala
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Chevrolet Impala begs comparison

April 5, 2019 Richard 0

I saw my first Chevrolet Impala in 1958. The triple taillights told me it was different than the Bel Air parked next to it. The Impala remained atop the Chevrolet hierarchy, until it was replaced […]

traffic safety
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Crowded roads, driver distraction key issues

April 3, 2019 Richard 0

Crowded roads and driver distraction are the two biggest challenges facing the international traffic safety community. When the two issues converge, the significance is magnified. The number of vehicles in North America is staggering. There […]

Infiniti QX50
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2019 Infiniti QX50

April 1, 2019 Richard 0

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is new from road to roof. That’s a good thing, because the outgoing version was getting a bit long in the tooth. The new QX50 is shorter, wider and taller than […]

Jeep Cherokee
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2019 Jeep Cherokee

March 30, 2019 Richard 0

  There are four Jeeps – the ubiquitous body-on-frame Wrangler – and a trio of crossovers – Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Compass. They all are engineered to offer the off-road prowess expected of the brand. […]

Toyota Camry
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Base Toyota Camry LE screams value

March 28, 2019 Richard 0

I am provided a constant supply of press vehicles for appraisal. All but a very few are extremely well equipped. It is easy to forget what a plain, ordinary everyday vehicle is like. Rental cars […]

Volvo safety
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Volvo and safety have become synonymous

March 26, 2019 Richard 0

Volvo and safety have become synonymous. Geely recognized the wisdom of combining Chinese manufacturing prowess with Swedish design. It let Volvo engineers and designers do what they did best. The result has been astounding success […]

Ram 1500
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Ram 1500 SLT offers great value

March 24, 2019 Richard 0

I have reviewed pickups for more than three decades. During that time I have witnessed the transition from workhorse to family “car.” The majority of pickups in press fleets supplied for the media have been […]

winter tough on vehicles
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Winter puts a strain on your vehicle

March 4, 2019 Richard 0

Vehicles are not particularly fond of winter. The older they get, the deeper that dislike for the bitter cold. Being prepared could make the difference between a few unpleasant minutes of exposure, and a dangerous […]