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 |  Nov 21 2012, 2:32 PM

All the hard work has paid off, as Amy Tokic picks a replacement for her 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier and brings home a Volkswagen Eos. To catch up on the Going Topless series, check out the full archive of Going Topless stories.

I had a weekend to make up my mind about the 2008 Eos. Yes, it’s “used” but “Certified Pre Owned” doesn’t sound so bad. And by all accounts it looked and felt new.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 3:18 PM

To catch up on the Going Topless series, check out the full archive of stories here. 

After some less than stellar results with private sellers and dealerships, Amy Tokic gives a CPO Eos a second look at a Volkswagen Dealership. With this be the third strike?

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 2:02 PM

Perpetuating the old stereotype of the slimy used car salesman, Amy Tokic has an unforgettable experience at an independent dealership. This continues the streak of bad luck she’s had looking for her VW Eos.

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 7:15 PM

What happens when you introduce something extraordinary into an average, everyday occurrence? MINI USA conducted a social experiment to see the look on people’s faces when confronted with the unexplainable. It’s just not normal.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 12:55 PM

In this installment, Amy Tokic goes head to head with online car listings, and comes away disappointed. Need to catch up? You can follow her adventures in car shopping as a single woman in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 4:02 PM

The list of convertibles on Amy Tokic’s list gets shorter and she considers the benefits of buying a used car. Catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of the series as Amy navigates the world of car buying as a single woman.

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 |  Oct 17 2012, 2:13 PM

In the fifth installment of the series, Amy Tokic takes out her last two picks for a test drive. Miss the other articles? Catch up on all her adventures – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

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 |  Oct 10 2012, 4:02 PM

Do cars and fashion collections mix? Some people certainly think so, but a Chevrolet Malibu?

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 |  Oct 10 2012, 2:08 PM

In the latest installment of Amy Tokic’s quest for the perfect convertible, she takes the Mazda Miata and MINI Cooper Convertible for a spin. You can catch up on all her car shopping adventures in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the series.

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 |  Oct 06 2012, 2:02 PM

Knitting is the new “it” DIY hobby and MINI is hoping to cash in on the trend.

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 10:33 AM

It’s been about 12 years since I’ve been in a dealership – and my dad was with me. I have to admit, I was a little nervous heading into the car dealership on my own (perhaps the two cups of coffee before I left weren’t such a great idea). It also helped that I was well prepared before even setting foot into the dealership.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 10:31 AM

Welcome to the second part of our new series ‘Going Topless’ where writer Amy Tokic goes on a journey to find her ideal convertible.  Did you miss her first article, chronicling the decision to get her dream car? Check it out right here.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 11:31 AM

I’ve been the gal who has always driven the practical car. But with no kids, a small dog that rides shotgun and my current car on its last legs, there’s never been a better time to get the car of my dreams – a convertible.

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 1:31 PM

Can tires be sexy? Hell, yeah – and Pirelli proves it with the PZERO line of sexy shoes.

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 6:15 PM

Mobile stripping just got easier, thanks to the Hitch Pole. And there must be a need for it, because someone invented it. We would have loved to have been there when that conversation was taking place: “You see, the problem is, I want to strip, but I’ve got haul ass to my construction gig. How can I make this work?”

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 |  Aug 09 2012, 7:32 PM

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has a different kind of muse for his latest collection. He took his inspiration from the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

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 |  Aug 08 2012, 2:32 PM

Aston Martin isn’t content with ruling the road – the automaker wants to take over the bike path, too.

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 4:45 PM

Everything old is new again… especially when it comes to style. We love when unexpected things are repurposed into something new. And one of the trends we’re digging now is taking seatbelts and turning them into wearable works of fashion.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 1:26 PM

Your shoes say a lot about you – including the type of car you drive, at least, that’s what Italian writer and shoe design analyst Andrea Silvuni thinks – she believes you can learn a lot about a person’s character from their shoes and their choice of wheels.

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 |  Jun 29 2012, 8:01 PM

Now that summer is officially upon us, it won’t be long before those horrible stories of kids accidently left in hot cars start hitting the news. But there’s a product that aims to eradicate this tragic occurrence – the Elite Pad System.

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 |  Jun 20 2012, 9:02 AM

The Waze app first gave us social navigation. It followed that up with voice-based hazard reporting. Now, the popular GPS and live traffic app offers real-time gas prices along your driving route.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 12:31 PM

Bright, vibrant colors are in this season, and Porsche is all about being trendy – even if it means borrowing style cues from the past.

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 3:03 PM

How are you planning to spend your summer vacation? If you’re looking for some ideas, check out the “Subaru Guide to Everything,” a social guidebook where people from around the world can share their favorite sites and activities.

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 4:02 PM

The kids’ summer vacation is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time for Disneyland to finally open the gates to its newest attraction, Cars Land. Based on the popular Cars movie franchise, Cars Land is set to open June 15.

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