Hyundai Sonata Sport Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We think the introduction of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata was a turning point for the Hyundai brand in the U.S. market. The totally redesigned Sonata was stylish, well-built and fun to drive. And the American car market responded with sales of the Sonata jumping 63 percent that year. Sales increased…

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2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Sedan Test Drive

?2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Sedan? Sixth Generation Elantra All New The Hyundai Elantra enters its sixth generation of production this year in a big way, with two new engines, a new platform, new suspension and new styling, with a bold and dynamic design, as well as advanced safety and technology features….

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2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Sedan Test Drive

?2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO Sedan? Sixth Generation Elantra All New Hyundai enters its sixth generation of Elantra production this year in a big way, with two new engines, a new platform, new suspension and new styling, with a bold and dynamic design, as well as advanced safety and technology features.?The Hyundai Elantra for 2017 displays…

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2014 Toyota Corolla Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Seattle, Wash. ? When a company sets out to reinvent the best-selling vehicle of all time ? over 40 million sold worldwide to date ? it has to work very carefully, especially when it comes to the design. If the new product is too conservative there?s a risk that an innovative design…

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First Drive: Chevrolet Malibu Eco

By Barbara Schaffer   Austin, Texas — There?s an old adage that says, ?Put your best foot forward?, and that?s exactly what Chevrolet is doing with the introduction of the new Malibu.? With gasoline pumps becoming all too familiar with the $4 a gallon gasoline, the Chevy planners are sending out the fuel-sipping Malibu Eco…

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Test Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

?Chevrolet introduces 2013 Malibu?Eco: 1st?of all-new?model?lineup ? ? Austin, Texas- The Bow-Tie team from General Motors will introduce an impressive stable of Malibu models with a total of three engines and four trim levels for the eighth generation 2013 model year. The first Malibu to appear in the marketplace will be the Eco model. The…

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The High Mileage 2013 Malibu ECO

Chevrolet showed off the next generation Malibu sedan in New York in April and while the styling is not quite revolutionary, the drivetrain is cutting edge making the 2013 Malibu ECO the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in Chevy?s 100-year history. The high fuel economy comes in part from the eAssist? ?light electrification? technology which is…

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New Chevy Cruze Eco Leads Segment

Cruze Eco Posts EPA 42 MPG The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the official fuel economy numbers for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco and they are better than expected.? The Cruze Eco model gets a segment-leading good 42 mpg on the highway (manual transmission models), with equally impressive city fuel economy of 28 mpg. Cruze…

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Eco-Driving Tips Courtesy of Ford

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that the U.S. uses about 150 billion gallons of gasoline annually. If every driver practiced eco-driving techniques, which can result in an EPA-estimated 15 percent benefit in fuel economy, more than 22 billion gallons of gas would be saved. Eco-driving techniques tested by Ford showed that motorists coached in…

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