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Test Drive: Heavy-duty silverado has torque to burn

Once upon a time — before the Great Recession spread darkness across the land — some guys bought three-quarter ton pickup trucks just because they look cool.

Test Drive: Acura TLX, best of two worlds

To borrow a line from an old Certs commercial, the new Acura TLX sedan is "two, two, two cars in one."

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Test Drive: MKC compact crossover does not downsize on luxury

Talk about striking when the iron is hot. The new Lincoln MKC luxury compact crossover is arriving just in time to capitalize on a red-hot market segment.

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Test Drive: Dodge Durango offers power, refinement

It took "Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy (aka comedian Will Ferrell) to call America's attention to the Dodge Durango.

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Test Drive: New Hyundai Sonata raises stakes

It seems like only yesterday that a redesign of the Hyundai Sonata sedan set the auto industry abuzz.

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Test Drive: Scorching new GTI is Volkswagen's wild child

If the new seven-passenger SUV to be made in Chattanooga represents Volkswagen's practical side, the new Golf GTI compact car is VW with its hair on fire.

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Biz Bulletin: What to watch out for when shopping for used cars

Q: Our family is looking to get a used car soon. Does the BBB have any tips to consider before making a purchase?

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Test Drive: VW CrossBlue faces tough competition

Take a deep breath, Chattanooga.

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Big Five: Top selling vehicle brands in Chattanooga

During the first five months of 2014, the top selling brands for new car and trucks sales in Hamilton County were:

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Test Drive: Chrysler 200 reboot scores

Sometimes new-car upgrades are evolutionary, modest tweaks to an already refined product.

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Test Drive: Volvo drops thrifty engines into S60 line

Some of the specs on this week's test car, the Volvo S60 T6, almost look like misprints.

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Test Drive: Genesis leaps ahead in design, safety

The Super Bowl television ad for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis shows a dad with quick reflexes saving his accident-prone son from the perils of childhood: nearly colliding with another child on a swing set, almost running into a flaming-hot charcoal grill, and practically falling into a lake.

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Test Drive: Kia Soul gets new design for 2014

When the first-generation Kia Soul hit the market in 2009, it was part of a wave of boxy, urban commuter cars (think Nissan Cube and Scion xB). But it has since emerged from the pack as the sales star of the segment.

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Test Drive: Porsche Macan S is chip off the old (engine) block from midsize Cayenne

Porsche dealers have longed for a baby sibling to the midsize Cayenne, which virtually created the market for high-performance luxury crossover SUVs.

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Test Drive: Infiniti QX80 exudes quiet power

When you've been around the block a couple of times like some of us, you learn to connect the dots on seemingly random events.

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Test Drive: Mustang convertible lifts spirits

The Ford Mustang GT convertible with its snarling 420-horsepower V-8 motor gets my vote for the most mood-altering car on American highways.

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Test Drive: Santa Fe Sport: Fun-for-families

In the latest USA Today/ comparison test of three-row-seat SUVs, the first-place winner was the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited.

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Test Drive: Tahoe gets face-lift, more refinement

Chevrolet’s full-size Tahoe SUV is the official pace car of the Chattanooga Area Soccer Moms’ Grand Prix.

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Zip Flip: Partners polish used-car buying app for beta test

This year, an estimated 11 million people will scrawl a phone number on a “for sale” sign and tape it to the back window of an unloved automobile, with hopes to make more from the sale than they would from selling their car to an auto dealer.

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Test Drive: Honda Civic Coupe has bold new look

Honda’s new Civic TV spot features a gritty product anthem called “Today is Pretty Great” by blues-rock band Vintage Trouble.


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