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Autos archive for June 2018

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

By adding 4.4 inches to the overall length of the standard-issue RX 350, Toyota makes room for a kid-friendly, power-folding third-row bench.  (Lexus)

Lexus's RX 350L crossover adds third-row seating

In 1999, Lexus RX 300 brought the word crossover into America’s automotive lexicon. The upright near-luxury vehicle was based on a sedan’s unibody but looked like a truck-based sport-ute. It rode like a front-wheel-drive sedan, while available all-wheel-drive echoed an SUV’s utility. The distinction was...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

Road trips ahead

Gas prices are rising again and airfare deals abound. But in spite of those realities, Americans will embark on millions of motor vehicle road trips this summer. These asphalt journeys may cover 2000, 5000, or even 7000 miles, where all-day, every-day seat duty is required.…

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

More than a mechanic

As I read of ever-evolving auto technology, including mechanical, electronic and computer advancements, I think of the individuals who diagnose, repair and service those systems. The simple term “mechanic” does not adequately label these people. Today’s auto technicians, or “techs” for short, must learn and…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018


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