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  • Physics-defying 458 Speciale zips past excess

    The speed limit on New York’s Palisades Interstate Parkway is 50 mph, but traffic usually sweeps along much faster.
    June 2, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Acura refines its MDX

    Acura’s luxury MDX sport utility vehicle is redesigned for 2014 with quieter interior, more cargo space, a more powerful engine, better fuel economy a ...
    June 2, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Cherokee Limited 4x4: Up to date, not quite to speed

    The Jeep Cherokee, absent from the U.S. auto market since 2001, is back. But it is a more luxurious, fuel-efficient version of its former self. You ca ...
    June 2, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Audi A6 offers quiet, powerful ride

    Audi has the roads covered in engines and prices when it comes to sedans for sale in these United States.
    June 2, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Subaru expands powerplant possibilities with hybrid

    Subaru added a hybrid model to the Crosstrek for 2014. It is an option to the 2-liter gasoline-only powerplant, which is in two trim levels, the $21,9 ...
    June 2, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Companies join forces to produce sports cars

    Scion’s FR-S and Subaru’s BRZ are twin his-and-her vehicles.The manufacturers differ but the vehicle ...
    June 2, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Volvo wagon reintroduced to U.S.

    With the demise of the V50 and V70 as sales choices for wagons in the United States, Volvo has offered a replacement this year. It is the 2015 V60 com ...
    June 2, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Road trip? Check your tires first

    Good tires are important all the time, but if you’re planning a summer road trip, they become even more essential.
    June 23, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • What to know about your car’s alignment

    Having your car aligned regularly is one of those tasks that are easy to ignore, but it can cost you in the long run – in both money and handling.
    June 23, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Hunter-Reay holds off Castroneves in thrilling Indy 500 finish

    INDIANAPOLIS – The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.He used a ...
    May 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Truck won’t move because of locked brakes

    Once in a while, when my 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is parked with the engine idling, I jump into the truck and find the brakes are locked up. Also ...
    May 23, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • RS 7 aims to compete with likes of Porsche, Mercedes

    The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-pl ...
    May 23, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Evo model of Mitsubishi Lancer sprints to glory

    If racing along interstates is your delight, then the Evolution (“Evo”) model of the Mitsubishi Lancer should be considered.
    May 23, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • McHenry County cruise nights

    Cruise night season is here. Look back at the best 2013 cruise nights in McHenry County. ...
    May 23, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Ready, set, cruise: Complete list of McHenry County cruise nights

    The ‘‘A” List is here. Yep, this is the issue of the Northwest Herald every car lover I know in McHe ...
    June 11, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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