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  • Talking Cars podcast grills the new Lexus NX SUV

    Selling a small or luxury car-based SUV seems commonplace now, but that wasn’t always the case. Credit Toyota for pioneering this path with the original Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX. Now, like chocolate and peanut butter, these two good ideas have finally merged into one: the new Lexus NX.…

  • N AHead-to-head: Zipcar vs. Hertz

    Alternatives to traditional car rentals are increasingly available, but how good are they?…

  • Why Toyota should recall the Camry Hybrid

    Following a federal investigation begun earlier this year, Toyota has initiated two free power-brake repair programs for almost 178,000 Toyota Camry Hybrids from the model years 2007 to 2011. The two separate repair campaigns address different potential component failures. The company will begin not…

  • N A6 best new convertible seats for your toddler

    If there is one thing that goes without saying, babies grow quickly—very quickly. Seems like it was only yesterday that you were taking your newborn home. Now she's walking, talking, and probably getting too heavy for you to carry around in their infant carrier. And it’s not just a weight concern.…

  • N ARadical Polaris Slingshot is part car, part motorcycle, all excitement

    The three-wheeled Slingshot is a daring new machine, seemingly crafted from DNA drawn from Polaris’ extensive recreation-focused portfolio of ATVs, motorcycles, side-by-sides, and snowmobiles. The result is a street machine that blurs the lines between cars and motorcycles.…

  • Stopping child deaths in hot cars

    As summer temperatures rise, so does the risk of deadly heat strokes. Of particular concern are children left unattended inside a hot car.…

  • New tow ratings for 2015 Ford F-150 level the playing field for truck buyers

    Ford is right to be proud of the towing and carrying capacity of its new, lighter, 2015 F-150 pickup. But there’s more to the new numbers than meets the eye. It isn’t just that Ford has new towing and hauling numbers to go along with an all-new truck. As the last holdout from new test standards rele…

  • How to get ready for the summer towing season

    Warm weather means trailering season for many drivers, as families break out their boats, campers, and other outdoor gear for stress-relieving recreation. But before you hitch up and go, it's important to think safety, both in terms of maintenance and once you're on the road.…

  • N AWhat you can get for the $120,000 cost of the 105-inch Samsung TV

    As Mr. TV—that is, my colleague Jim Willcox—just reported, the105-inch Samsung UN105S9W UHD TVwill be available for preorder soon—for a jaw-dropping $120,000. Once the sticker shock subsided, the news got me to wondering what else I could get for $120,000 (which is more than twice the median U.S. ho…

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