Monthly Archives: May 2016

In the News: 100th Indy 500, no more Verano, Ford’s high mpg, MAMA Spring Rally #MAMA16SR

With motorsports taking front and center on this Memorial Day weekend everything else plays second-fiddle. Catch up on the news you missed while at the backyard BBQ with one click right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy Advertisements

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2016 Nissan Altima – Drive Report

For 2016, the Altima has gotten a significant mid-cycle refreshing and now offers new driver-assistance safety technology. The 2016 Altima, Nissan’s biggest selling model, is also a candidate for the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s (MAMA) Family Vehicle of the Year … Continue reading

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In the News: GM’s mpg error, driverless big rigs, #Maven expands, 10 Coolest cars, Formula 1 history and more.

Summer weather seems to be finally arriving and Memorial Day party planning is underway. The airport TSA lines are a pain. Are you thinking road trip instead? The auto industry never fails to keep making news. Catch up on what went … Continue reading

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2016 Nissan Sentra – Drive Report

The Sentra has been around for about 30 years. Now for 2016 the 7th-generation Sentra has been freshened on the outside and inside. New driver-assistance safety technology is also offered. Forward collision warning with emergency braking and intelligent cruise control … Continue reading

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In the News: #SiennaTuned, Chevys for the young, Verano tbd, Tesla, Apple car, VW 3.0 Diesel fix, more recalls, and F1 goes faster.

The Cubs and the Sox are hot; Yankees not so much. Maybe summer will arrive when hockey is over. Graduation congratulations to all those hard working students. Auto industry news is always interesting. Check out what went on last week … Continue reading

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Toyota #SiennaTuned wins its class in the 2016 One Lap of America

Competing in Brock Yates’ One Lap of America is on many car enthusiasts bucket list. The race is the successor to the Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Dash, and served as inspiration for the Cannonball Run movies, becoming a pop culture staple. Two … Continue reading

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2016 Jeep Renegade – Cool and Capable

One of the coolest vehicles around for under $18,000 according to KBB and, in my view, perfectly suited for that new teen driver in the family.  This roomy runabout offers the newest in safety technology and equipment to help keep … Continue reading

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