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Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars

2019 Toyota SiennaGood news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. The report cited, but did not name, a Toyota representative who said the automaker could announce Android Auto compatibility as soon as next month. It's not...

Used car sales skyrocket as high prices drive down new car sales

Lance Treankler receives his replacement Certified Pre-owned 2008 Escalade (source: gm)If you think new cars are getting too expensive, you’re certainly not alone. According to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal, the gap between the price of the average new and used vehicle is as wide as it’s been in five years, pushing buyers away from dealerships and towards used car lots and classified ads. However, demand for...

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan RogueNot every trip to the grocery store or school need be a white-knuckle ride at full speed. We get that. The 2019 Nissan Rogue does too. Reality dictates that good people and good cargo space win the weekday. The Rogue’s low starting price at less than $26,000 is just its victory dance. We give the 2019 Rogue a 6.5 on our overall scale thanks...

Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty active safety tech

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse CrossMitsubishi last week issued two recalls for about 67,000 crossover SUVs to address active safety technology that the automaker said may not work as intended to apply the brakes if it detects an impending collision. The recalls cover 2017-2018 Outlander, 2018 Outlander Sport, and 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross models fitted with either automatic emergency...

2019 Subaru Forester driven, Trump's new Beast limo, VW Microbus revived: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude Deep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience and a close attention to detail. Disturbing its...