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Thanks for pointing that out, Bowrider! Typo has been corrected. - Dave Lee, Cars.com editor
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The 2013 Volvo S60 base model isn't quite a performance machine, but the sedan's stylish looks, contemporary cabin and interior space make it a notable competitor among its peers such as the Audi A4 and BMW's 3 Series, according to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at KickingTires
Hi Ken, thanks for pointing that out! I've replaced the photo.
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Mercedes-Benz is recalling 432 SL-Class roadsters from the 2013 model year because the air-conditioner refrigerant line could rupture in a severe frontal crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects SL vehicles that use R1234yf refrigerant... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at KickingTires
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Suzuki is recalling 25 Equator pickup trucks from the 2012 model year because the front wheel hubs may wear prematurely and eventually crack, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects two-wheel-drive Equators built from June 19... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at KickingTires
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Honda is recalling 17 Ridgeline pickup trucks from the 2012 model year because the airbag status indicator on the passenger side may be incorrectly installed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles affected by the recall were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at KickingTires
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GM is recalling 9,389 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the 2003-04 model years because the fuel filler pipe might corrode, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects Express and Savana vehicles that are equipped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at KickingTires
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Who says a cupholder has to hold only cups? We use them to hold smartphones, change, gas receipts, sunglasses and just about anything else there isn't a cubby for. But car-accessory maker Bracketron sells the Universal Tablet Cupholder Mount for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at KickingTires
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Many companies sell gizmos that let you mount your hand-held GPS device or smartphone to your windshield, but if your state prohibits the placement of devices, you could wind up with a ticket. A user at the POI Factory website... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at KickingTires
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What is it? A smartphone solution for vehicles without collision detection systems. Price: Free Platforms: Android 2.2 and higher; iOS version coming soon Info: www.ionroad.com Yes, you can have a collision warning system for your car in the palm of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at KickingTires
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BMW is recalling about 7,600 3 Series vehicles from the 2012 model year because the head restraints in the front seats do not meet federal safety standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, which... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at KickingTires
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What is it? Gas Buddy allows users to report gas prices at fueling stations across the United States and Canada. Price: Free Platforms: iOS 3.0 or higher; Android 1.5 or higher; BlackBerry and Windows phones. Info: www.gasbuddy.com With the national... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at KickingTires
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Chrysler is recalling 289 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2012 model year because the hub and bearing assembly for the right rear wheel may not have been fully machined, according to the National Highway... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at KickingTires
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Porsche is recalling 1,232 model-year 2012 Carrera S vehicles because their fuel lines may leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, which were built from Oct. 26, 2011, through Jan. 24, interference between the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at KickingTires
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What is it? Voice-to-text assistant that lets you speak phone, text and navigation commands. Price: Free (with ads) Platforms: Android 2.0.1 or higher; iOS 4.0 or higher Info: www.vlingo.com I’ve always wished that my 2008 Toyota sedan had some kind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at KickingTires
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Honda has announced it is recalling about 45,800 Odyssey EX-L and Touring minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years because the power tailgate struts may fail. The gas-filled struts, which help raise and support the power tailgate, may be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at KickingTires
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Honda Motor Co. is expanding an earlier recall of Honda Accord and Crosstour vehicles to include 627 Honda Civic and Acura MDX vehicles from the 2012 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In certain vehicles, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at KickingTires
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What is it? A location-based app that finds food, lodging and other attractions at upcoming interstate exits. Price: Free Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; requires iOS 4.2 or later Info: roadninja.mobi Road Ninja is designed to show what points of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at KickingTires
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This year, PickupTrucks.com asked attendees of the 2011 State Fair of Texas to be the judges in naming the Truck of the Fair, with truck fans texting their vote for their favorite pickup at the show. Voting has closed, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at KickingTires
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A reader's 14-year-old Honda CR-V is on its last legs after accumulating 223,000 miles. She wants her next vehicle to be an SUV with great fuel economy. What would you recommend? Visit Ask.cars.com to see our suggestions. 2011 Toyota Highlander:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at KickingTires
Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix that.
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The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado made its global debut today in Thailand, which will be the first market to get the new global midsize pickup truck. There was no official announcement about a U.S. launch, though our friends at PickupTrucks.com say... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at KickingTires
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Check out September 2011's numbers for the top 10 pickup trucks sold in the U.S. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at PickupTrucks: News
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I'd like to clarify to everyone: I am only the PUTC steward (like Denethor from The Lord of the Rings) until we find a replacement for Mike. In the interim, Mark Williams (the author of this post) will be our guest editor.
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We're pretty sure no musical genre other than country will use a pickup truck as the main character in its songs. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at PickupTrucks: News
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