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  • We drove a $39,000 Toyota Camry V6 to see why it's the best selling car in America — here's what we found

    The Toyota  Camry is the best selling car in America. In 2017, Toyota sold more than 387,000 Camrys in the US. The Camry is known for its impeccable build quality and rock-solid reliability. But it's also known for being a bit dull. The Camry is all-new for 2018 with the debut of its eighth generation. Our Camry XSE V6 is powered by a 301 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine. A 204 horsepower four-cylinder and a 176 hp hybrid is also available. We loved the Camry's beautifully appointed interior,...

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  • Keyless cars are convenient, but can lead to a deadly error

    It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a button, rather than the mechanical turning of a key. But it is a convenience that can have a deadly effect. On a summer morning last year, Fred Schaub drove his Toyota RAV4 into the garage attached to his Florida home and went into the house with the wireless key fob, evidently believing the car was shut off. Twenty-nine hours later, he was found dead, overcome with...

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  • We drove a $43,500 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and a $44,000 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro to see which we liked better — here's the verdict (GM)

    After I named the Chevy Colorado ZR2 the winner in a battle of the mid-size pickup trucks against the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, some folks said I should have chosen the TRD Pro. So I asked Toyota to let me borrow the Pro. And the Pro proved itself! In March, I pitted a 2018 $43,500 Chevy Colorado ZR2 against a Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport in a battle of offroading-oriented mid-size pickup trucks. The Colorado ZR2 came out on top, but the $38,000 Tacoma TRD Sport commended itself quite well. I heard,...

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  • California motorists can get slammed twice in hit-and-run accidents

    If you get involved in a hit-and-run accident in California, be prepared to get slammed twice - once by the scofflaw and again when you find out that uninsured motorist insurance won't pay for repairs if you can't identify the other driver or car by its plate number. If you have collision coverage, your insurer will pay to repair your car, but you will have to pay the deductible, which generally ranges from $250 to $1,000. By comparison, if the driver at fault stuck around but...

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  • Trump’s trade moves put U.S. carmakers in a jam at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON - President Trump frequently talks about reviving the American auto industry, but his approach to trade policy may backfire on the country's carmakers. Trump's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel and to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China could limit the reach of companies that produce cars in the United States and depend on access to growing markets outside the country. ...

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