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2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive: Affordable Luxury Done Right

– Barcelona, Spain It’s always a big ask to transfer all the virtues of larger, more expensive luxury vehicles to smaller, more affordable ones. The best example is the burgeoning luxury-small-crossover segment, where so many models disappoint because they just don’t feel very luxurious, lacking the style, refinement, driving poise, or features of other models in their company’s range. So the 2019 Volvo XC40 is hugely refreshing because it actually does feel just as nice as Volvo’s XC60 and XC90.…

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Should I pay cash, lease or finance my new car?

So you’re ready to buy a new car. That’s great, but first you need to figure out how you should go about paying for that car. Traditionally, there are three ways to do so: cash, lease or financing. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and the right choice will depend on several different factors. The following…

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Flush With 2017 Models, Nissan Throws Incentives at Sales Staff

Expect your local Nissan salesman to work extra hard for that pre-Christmas sale. That’s because Nissan, which can still boast a year-to-date sales increase in the United States, isn’t exactly overflowing with 2018 models. Inventory of 2017s remains higher than the automaker would prefer, meaning it needs to do something to move old stock out before the end of the year. But rather than heap more factory bonuses on its vehicles (the company’s incentive spending is second only to Kia…

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2018 Ford Expedition Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2018 Ford Expedition is one of the best SUVs on the road. Ford spent the better part of a decade ignoring the profit-making machine, the new one had better be. Ford had a tremendous amount of time to perfect the latest Expedition, and clearly didn’t waste it. The 2018 Ford Expedition earns a 7.4 overall, thanks to a few factors. Its 9,300-pound towing capacity rivals some proper pickup trucks. A fully independent suspension and sharp steering allow it to…

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Nextbase Adapt DAB350BT Review Review

What is the Nextbase Adapt DAB350BT? The Nextbase ADAPT DAB350BT is an automotive add-on that promises to provide DAB radio for older vehicles in which this isn’t option. If your car only has an FM tuner, this could be a more pressing consideration than you think. Norway turned off its FM radio signal in January 2017; the UK is waiting until 90% of the country can receive DAB. With close to 50% already using it, this could be achieved sooner…

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Wheeling camo-clad sedans around Volkswagen’s Arizona test track

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The Jetta sedan is Volkswagen’s best-seller in the United States, but the car has had something of an identity crisis in its current iteration. Our Jetta is a unique design different from the one Europeans get, one that’s been softened and, some would argue, decontented for what VW brass determined American drivers wanted. It’s a decent compact sedan, but it lacks the playful, fun-to-drive nature of the best Jettas past. Thanks to what…

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New Subaru XV 2018 review

Though enthusiasts might associate Subaru with cars such as the old Impreza Turbo and outgoing WRX STi, the brand makes far more money out of SUVs these days.  They make up 87 per cent of its European sales, in fact, keeping the Japanese firm in rude health as it celebrates both its 100th anniversary and the first year it has achieved over one million sales worldwide. • Best 4x4s and SUVs on sale Cars like the XV have played a…

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