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Katie Clime is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

2018 Subaru Legacy is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
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Watch Out for the 2015 and 2009 Subaru Legacy

Normally, the Subaru Legacy is a solid vehicle that is known for its full-time all-wheel drive, fuel economy, and family-friendly features. However, used car buyers might want to look out for two years in particular – 2009 and 2015. What were the major problems with the Subaru Legacy in these two years? Big problems with …

The Honda exhibit booth is seen at the 2020 New England Auto Show Press Preview at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
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Honda: The Worst Things You Should Know About Before Buying

Generally speaking, Honda has a great reputation as a manufacturer who has been around a long time, producing reliable, efficient cars. The company’s vehicles are known all over the world and are the daily drivers of millions. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always sunshine and roses for owners. Here are a few things you’re going …

2016 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Why You Should Never Buy the 2017 Cadillac XT5

A luxury crossover SUV with a high level of sophistication, the Cadillac XT5 has been a hot seller for the brand since 2016. There are 3 trims to choose from, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport, and all offer premium comfort and amenities along with impressive performance. However, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 had some issues that …

2018 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The Cadillac XT5’s Sales Number Hold Pretty Steadily

In 2016, Cadillac replaced its midsize SUV – the SRX – with something brand new. The Cadillac XT5 brought all the luxury the brand is known for and combined it with everyday capability and cargo space. The new 2020 Cadillac XT5 is stuffed with features, so this modern vehicle continues to be a tough competitor in …

2018 Cadillac CTS is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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Cadillac CTS Sales Are Starting to Fall Off Hard

Since it emerged in 2002, the Cadillac CTS has been a full-size sedan that embodied the Cadillac character. Clean lines, a bold grille and tapered front end, and a large, comfortable interior are all hallmarks of a luxury American sedan. It sold very well for Cadillac – that is until 2015 when sales began to …

Toyota introduces the Tacoma TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

Toyota’s Trucks Continue to Crush to Competition in Resale Value

Solid resale value has always been the hallmark of Toyota trucks. That’s especially true this year when both the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma won Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Resale Value Award” in 2020 for full-size and midsize trucks. Why are these Toyota trucks always such winners when it comes to resale? Toyota trucks hold their …

A Honda Civic is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview
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The 2020 Honda Civic Just Took Home Another Award

The 2020 Honda Civic is attracting attention like the Civic has pretty much every year that it has been in production. As one of Honda’s staple vehicles, the Civic is one of the best-known cars driving around today and has won countless awards and accolades over the years. This year, one of those awards is …

A launch ceremony of Chevrolet Trailblazer and Spin
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer a Reliable Vehicle?

If you’re a little confused about the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, that’s OK, it’s understandable. The Trailblazer was first manufactured by General Motors, produced between 2002 and 2009. It was a midsized SUV that was based on Chevy’s Colorado pickup. In 2020, it burst back on the scene as a compact SUV that is similar in …

Police check at Nakabandi for Drunk Drive for New Year eve at Mankhurd
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These 10 States Get the Most DUIs in America

Unfortunately, some drivers still make the terrible decision to get behind the wheel drunk. As we all know, this can lead to consequences much more serious than just going to jail. In the United States, drunk driving is still a big problem. Since the 1980s, new laws about the minimum legal drinking age reduced alcohol …

Nissan shows off their Altima at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)
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What You’ll Get in the Standard Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima had a rough couple of years in the early 2000s when a massive recall was issued due to transmission failure. Luckily for drivers, that ordeal is far in the past for Nissan, and the new Altima promises to launch the brand in a whole new direction. It’s an eye-catching four-door sedan with …

Mercedes-Benz E350 de is displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020
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Why You Should Never Buy a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class concept has been around since 1953. Considered an executive car, it’s in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and it’s been produced with many different body styles and engine configurations. The Mercedes-Benz E350 has been offered as a sedan, a coupe, a convertible, and a wagon, but there is one year you …

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé GLE Class luxury crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE S Is Unbearably Powerful

Mercedes-Benz is introducing an all-new engine, and its fuel-efficient performance specs are designed to impress. Coming in the summer of 2020, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE S has incredible punch. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE S test drive MotorTrend took the GLE S out for a test drive on some California canyon roads, and the results were impressive, …

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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How Reliable Is the Nissan Sentra?

The Nissan Sentra has always been seen as an unpretentious, reliable, good looking sedan that has been a solid part of  Nissan’s lineup for many years. However, when Consumer Reports reviewed the Nissan Sentra, they only gave it a 3 out of 5 in predicted reliability. The Sentra faced some serious backlash due to transmission …

Miami, Little Havana, men working at car wash.
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Why It’s Actually Important to Wash Your Car

There are some people out there who never wash their car, and that’s okay. Well, actually, it is not really okay because washing your car is actually extremely important. Beyond basic pride in ownership, here are a few valid reasons to break out the cloths and suds and get to work on your favorite vehicle. …

The Ford Fusion Autonomous car is displayed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
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Does the Ford Fusion Have Apple CarPlay?

The 2020 Ford Fusion is an economical sedan with a sophisticated look. It gives you three powertrain options – gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. The Fusion is loaded with technology that connects drivers with the outside world and keeps everyone safer on the road. Apple CarPlay in the Ford Fusion Owners of iPhone devices will …

Camera rear view mirror on an Audi e-tron 55 Quattro full electric luxury crossover SUV car on display at Brussels Expo
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When Were Power Windows Invented?

The power window is the unsung hero of the modern world. It’s a device most of us rely on daily, and when it’s not there, it can ruin your whole day. Power windows are, as most of us know, windows that are opened and closed by pressing a button. This is a vast improvement over …

2018 Buick Encore is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Which New Small SUVs Get the Best Gas Mileage?

The compact SUV segment is one of the best-selling categories in the United States, with owners looking for mainstream and luxury SUVs on the smaller side. These vehicles pack a lot of punch when it comes to features and performance, but one factor that’s very important to today’s drivers is fuel economy. Buyers are looking …

Honda shows off the 2020 Civic Type R the Chicago Auto Show
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Should You Buy a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla?

When it comes to compact cars, two models have dominated the landscape for years. Both the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla have low-cost ownership, reliability, and good fuel economy. The Honda Civic comes in as the second top-selling car in the United States and the Corolla comes in third (the Toyota Camry is first …

BMW X4 luxury crossover SUV on display at Brussels Expo
Trucks & SUVs

How Many SUV Models Does BMW Make?

BMW was one of the first luxury carmakers to embrace the SUV. The BMW X5 was the first, and a long line of performance SUVs followed. All models in the BMW X line are built with a sports car in mind, from the aerodynamics to the near-50/50 weight distribution. BMW now refers to these vehicles as …

A Infiniti Q50 is seen during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
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Never Buy The 2014 Infiniti Q50 Model

The Infiniti Q50 is a sleek, compact sedan that offers athletic design and luxurious features. In 2020, the Infiniti luxury four-door looks like a good overall choice for drivers looking for a vehicle that pampers while still delivering thrilling performance. However, 2014 was not a year for the automotive record books in the Infiniti world. …

A portrait of Olympic and IAAF World Championship Gold medal wiinning 200 metres and 400 metres sprinter Michael Johnson of the United States standing alongside his Chevrolet Corvette C4 Coupe
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The Most Ridiculous C4 Corvette You’ll Ever See

Sometimes, the things people will do to a gorgeous car are downright heartbreaking. When the mod involves a stunning piece of machinery like the Chevy Corvette it can make you want to cry, unless of course, you can see a method to the madness. C4 Corvette fans won’t believe what’s become of one 1984 model. …

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
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This Car Totally Bombed Consumer Reports Road Test

Many people base at least part of their car-buying decisions on a vehicle’s Consumer Reports road test and for good reason. Consumer Reports has been the watchdog publication that keeps tabs on everything from chocolate to airliners since 1936, and the road test definitely pulls some weight with buyers. With that in mind, when a …

Volkswagen's 2015 Jetta TDI is cleaned while on display at the LA Auto Show's press and trade day in Los Angeles, California
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Avoid This 1 Volkswagen Jetta Year at All Costs

The Volkswagen Jetta is VW’s best-selling North American car, and 2019 marked its 35th year on the road. Introduced to the world in 1981, the Jetta arrived in the U.S. in 1984. Its family-friendly features, affordability, and German engineering quickly made it a favorite among American drivers, and it remains one of the most popular models …

Tesla Model S dual motor all electric sedan on display at Brussels Expo on JANUARY 09, 2020
Hybrids & Electrics

Why Tesla Might Be the Worst Car to Buy Used

Tesla is a company that is constantly in the news, for better or for worse. Tesla’s cutting-edge vehicles always get a lot of press and attention when they first arrive, but unfortunately, the glitz has worn off for a lot of pre-owned Tesla buyers. Tesla ranked as the best car to buy new Recently, the …

The all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is displayed during the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration at Chateau Marmont
Trucks & SUVs

Did Cadillac Make a Big Mistake With the 2021 Escalade?

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade boasts some pretty impressive interior features, and its performance features are what Escalade drivers have always counted on. However, the exterior of the 2021 Escalade has people talking, and not in a good way. Words like “disaster” and “refrigerator” are being used to describe Escalade’s new look. Has Cadillac made a …

The Toyota Tundra at the Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

Is This Toyota Tundra Special Edition Worth the Price?

The 2020 Toyota Tundra is a truck that has proven its capability since its debut in 2000. For 2020, Toyota has come out with a special edition, the Toyota Tundra 1794. Although it shares most of its specs with the Tundra Premium, this version of the full-size pickup is a breed apart, loaded with design …

2020 Genesis GV80 front
Crossover & Midsize

Here’s What We Think We Know About the Genesis GV70

Hyundai does luxury surprisingly well with its Genesis line of powerful, luxury sedans. Now, the South Korean automaker will be expanding beyond l sedans and into crossover SUVs. By 2021, the Genesis models will include six vehicles instead of the current three. The GV70 is one of these anticipated luxury SUVs, and Hyundai is keeping …

2019 Honda Pilot Elite
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Honda Pilot Have Apple CarPlay?

The 2020 Honda Pilot is the SUV for the modern family, with an impressive list of features. Honda knows that staying in touch is key, so the Pilot is packed with innovations that seamlessly connect you with your world. Honda Pilot is ready for whatever you have planned with plenty of power, versatility, and dynamic …

The Subaru Forester at the Brussels Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

The 1 Subaru Forester Year You Should Avoid

Subarus are well-known for their reliability and longevity. In fact, a large number of older cars you see on the road are Subarus. The Subaru Forester has been one of the carmaker’s most popular vehicles since it was first introduced on the Impreza platform. Its robust performance, cargo space, and mechanical stability have made it …