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 |  Sep 17 2014, 9:02 AM

How to Drive Through a Roundabout

Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful hints on how to navigate these labyrinthine road junctions.

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 |  May 09 2014, 1:32 PM

Should I Buy Chinese-Made Tires?

Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber?

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 |  Apr 11 2014, 12:32 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 43


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The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

If You Have to Ask You Can't Afford It


Top 10 Most Expensive Car Options

So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 11:08 AM

Car Prices

We all know the economy is struggling; the stock market may be up but many Americans are still toughing it out, so it’s no surprise that a lot of people are unable to afford new vehicles.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 10:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 38


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Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology that’s advanced enough to make Han Solo jealous. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!”

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 3:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 36


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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda Miata that’s sitting just shy of 200,000 miles.

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 12:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide Main ArtWhether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose.

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-32-Main-ArtWinter’s frosty chill may have a death-grip on much of the Northern hemisphere but frigid temperatures and interminably gray skies aren’t going to prevent us from thinking on the bright side.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 1:31 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-31-Main-ArtIt’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next big thing as people trade in their first-generation Toyota Sequoias for more efficient transportation, and that’s precisely the theme of this week’s episode.

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 1:51 PM

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Two’s company but three’s a crowd. More may be merrier in certain situations but undoubtedly not in every circumstance. Sure, having more flavors of ice cream to choose from or more paid vacation time is like hitting the jackpot at your local Native American tribal casino. Bingo was indeed his name-o.

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 |  Dec 27 2013, 3:32 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-29-Main-ArtIt’s Christmas time and depending on where you live, snow could be falling and carolers calling. However, depending on your outlook, frozen precipitation is either a beautiful natural phenomenon or a dreadful sign of frigid weather; holiday singers can be a festive reminder of bygone times or guilty of trespassing.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 12:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-28-Main-ArtWhat do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share is height.

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 |  Dec 06 2013, 2:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-26-Main-ArtGoldilocks and the Three Bears is a lighthearted fairytale highlighting the adventures of a cute little girl and a trio of cuddly bears… or is it? A closer examination of this innocent-sounding narrative reveals that it’s actually a gloomy tale that glorifies breaking and entering, trespassing, vandalism and theft.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 10:01 AM

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God blessed Texas with His own hand

Brought down angles from the Promised Land

Gave ‘em a place where they could dance

If you want to see heaven, brother, here’s your chance…

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 11:01 AM

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Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum?

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 9:02 AM

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We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the high-tech features of their cars, every Lexus dealer is staffed with dedicated experts that are at the ready to answer any questions a buyer may have about their vehicle.

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 |  May 10 2013, 1:31 PM

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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are ready to spread their expertise like frosting on a sheet cake; just scoop it out of the tub and smear it all around.

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 |  Apr 12 2013, 1:17 PM

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Once upon a time the automotive market was radically different. Just a few decades ago things were much simpler for consumers than they are today. Unless they’re shopping for a new Tesla, buyers face a borderline-absurd number of choices when they walk into a typical dealer showroom. This is why we’re here. Ask AutoGuide’s expertly trained, nationally certified Oracles are ready, willing and usually able to help new-car shoppers in distress. Think of them as caped crusaders fighting for what’s right… as long as they don’t have to get up from their desks or change out of their Velcro Hush Puppies.

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 |  Apr 11 2013, 10:31 AM

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Every week Ask AutoGuide provides iron-clad vehicle-shopping advice to distressed, confused or otherwise bewildered consumers. Whether they’re in the market for a family-friendly crossover or something that’s good in winter weather, the Oracles of all things automotive have been there to lend some helping hands. But this week they’re taking a slightly different approach.

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 |  Mar 15 2013, 10:01 AM

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Like veteran 911 operators AutoGuide’s expertly trained staff is here to help at anytime, day or night… as long as they can respond via e-mail and at their convenience. Ask AutoGuide is our newest weekly feature and it’s off like a prom dress.

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 |  Feb 22 2013, 9:04 AM


Reading car reviews and comparisons is great, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could just ask an automotive expert what new car to buy? Now you can.

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