Archive for the 'Commuting' Category

The 2013 Nissan Sentra has been revealed, and the new model seems ready to compete where the outgoing one couldn’t. The new Sentra will get 40-mpg highway in the gas-sipping-special FE+ model and 39-mpg highway in other models. The 2013 Sentra’s fuel economy comes thanks to a new 1.8-liter engine with 130-hp and an upgraded […]

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The 2012 Chevy Sonic and 2012 Nissan Versa are both newly redesigned for this year. The Sonic replaces Chevrolet’s Aveo, and is now built in America, making it the only subcompact car that can be considered truly domestic. The Versa has also been redesigned for this year with a curvier, more liquid exterior than the […]

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The 2012 Chevy Sonic is all new for 2012 to take on the small car segment where its predecessor the Aveo failed. The 2012 Honda Fit is one of the most established (and therefore most due for a refresh) small cars on sale right now. So how do the two compare? Common knowledge says if […]

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With the Hyundai Veloster and Honda CR-Z, the annoyingly-similar named Japanese and Korean car companies have both come out with sporty hatch backs designed to bring back the fun-to-drive-even-though-it’s-not-a-speed-demon class of cars (I know that’s a long name for the segment, so we’ll go ahead and stick to the traditional “hot hatch” nomenclature, even though […]

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2013 Chevy Cruze will be available with a diesel engine. The Cruze, like many vehicles, is already sold in Europe and other parts of the world with a diesel engine for the increased fuel economy, so Chevrolet will not need to do much engineering for the additional engine choice. Automakers […]

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The Civic started life as a cheap commuter car with great gas mileage and not much else. The ultimate A to B car has grown over the years into a comfortable daily driver with amenities like heated leather seats and satellite navigation. Now the Civic competes with the other former commuter car, the Toyota Corolla, […]

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The Jacksonville Business Journal did an interesting story on Friday relaying statistics about how skyrocketing gas prices are affecting professionals and their daily commutes.  Check it out: “Higher gas prices are not only causing pain for commuters, but are also changing commuting dynamics. More than 44 percent of professionals interviewed in a survey by Menlo […]

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