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Elio sets higher price, compares three-wheeler to VW

Elio Motors has again delayed its debut - now until 2017.

Elio Motors has “locked in” a base price of $7,300 for its three-wheel vehicle that hasn’t been manufactured and has no definitive debut date. It’s an increase of $500 from the original price the start-up company has promoted for several years. Touted as an ultra high-mileage, ultra low-cost vehicle that will achieve up to 84 …

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2016 Honda Civic (Touring): 9 days, 1,932 miles, all good

The 2016 Honda Civic has a new contoured roofline.

The drive from Park City, Utah, to Sacramento, California, after a week at the Tour of Utah and Outdoor Retailer trade show, was a high speed, largely desert haul of 678 miles. I left Utah at about 10 a.m. and arrived at home around 11 p.m. in my test vehicle, a 2016 Honda Civic sedan …

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2016 Honda Civic: More miles, better mpg

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One reason hybrid and other alternatively powered vehicles haven’t made a substantial impact among among the general car-buying public is the increased efficiency of gas-powered vehicles. The 2016 Honda Civic, my test vehicle during the Tour of Utah, is among about a dozen 2016 non-hybrid cars available in the United States rated at more than …

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2016 Honda Civic: Tech features, desert companions

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Four model years ago, Honda introduced a new feature into its 2013 Accord and Crosstour models — Lane Watch. It’s a right-side camera that assists with blind spots. When the turn signal indicator is engaged for a right-hand turn, the camera shows the lane to the right of the car on the navigation system screen. …

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