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Look at a bigger picture for buying a new car online

Shipping a new car purchase allows more flexibility in buying.

SPONSORED CONTENT Is it a surprise online sales of almost all products are about to surpass physical store sales? Probably not. The convenience of online shopping is hard to beat because we can look through thousands of offers without leaving home. And while some purchases still require you to look at them physically, many don’t. …

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2017 Bentley Mulsanne: Classic sedan, royalty for all


Highway 128 in Northern California often winds through manicured vineyards and rolling open terrain decorated with gnarly old oak trees. It’s a road ideally suited for a warm day’s drive in a small, lightweight vintage sports car, convertible top retracted.   But it’s just as delightful navigating the same twisting, narrow two-lane road in a …

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2017 Acura RDX: Hefty price, best compact SUV

The 2017 Acura RDX is among the best luxury compact SUVs.

Largely unchanged from its massive makeover last year, the 2017 Acura RDX remains among the premier compact luxury sport utility vehicles on the market. Now a decade old, the Acura RDX required few, if any, changes from the success of the 2016 model. A year ago, a new grille, new headlights and taillights and several …

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe: Wild design, wild color, nearly perfect


Imagine a 2016 Honda Civic being an automotive hipster. It’s now in its mid-40s, but with a redesign inside and outside, the perennially top-selling coupe and sedan have gained a lot of attention with the new look and optional wild exterior paint colors. The Honda Civic is also among the most versatile cars in the …

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