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Kelly Schoen

Kelly Schoen is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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A sport fishing boat cruises on waves

Seakeeper Is Revolutionizing Boating, but It Will Cost You

Seakeeper prevents you from getting seasick from boat roll when you’re out on the open water. The product uses a gyroscope to keep the boat from swaying. Gyroscopes use the Earth’s gravitational pull to keep your vessel oriented on the water. And that makes for a more enjoyable boating experience. How the Seakeeper allays the …
Couple walking on a dock next to a docked pontoon boat on the Mississippi River MN in July 2015.

Not All Pontoon Boats Have To Be Slow

Pontoon boats make up an estimated 20 percent of the recreational boat market, outpacing other boats by around 1 to 2 percent. Pontoons debuted on the commercial market in 1951. Minnesota farmer Ambrose Weeres invented them so families could spend days on lakes fishing and swimming. Pontoon boat structures sit on hollow airtight tubes called …
A picture taken on September 5, 2020 shows the front of a "Tesla Model Y" car, an all-electric compact SUV by US electric car giant Tesla, during its presentation at the Automobile Club

The 2020 Tesla Model Y Solved the First Model 3’s Big Problems

Tesla’s mission to quickly transition the world to sustainable energy electric vehicles (EVs) has taken its share of hits over the past couple of decades. When Tesla decided to mass-produce its electric vehicles back in 2010, there were more quality and logistical issues than expected. After all, mass-producing several thousand luxury EVs isn’t the same …
Subaru Outback commercial at the school

The 2020 Subaru Outback’s Power Comes at a Price

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback kicks some off-road assets. The Subaru Outback is known for cutting paths through rough terrain for years, but its optional 2.4-liter turbocharged engine’s beefy, powerful, and plain fun to drive. CNET decided to review the sixth-generation Outback, taking you into their three-day getaway with insight into what makes this wagon go the distance. The Subaru …
2021 Cadillac Escalade reveal on the stage

Cadillac Technology Is Among the Best, According to J.D. Power

Cadillac‘s set many high standards in its 118 years on the road. From the 1903 Model A’s interchangeable pistons, the 1929 Syntho-Mesh transmission, and today’s luxury night vision, Cadillac continues to innovate and define technological trends. This luxury brand tops among the top scorers on the J.D. Power Index. Cadillac was the only domestic brand in …
2016 Dodge Durango is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show

How Safe Is the Dodge Durango?

The Dodge Durango hasn’t been redesigned since it adopted its eight-speed automatic transmission in 2014. Nothing much has changed in the five trims except that the R/T has either a chrome HEMI front fender badge or a matte black badge depending on how it’s equipped. The Durango also has a premium interior group and 20-inch …
A logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), taken at the Geneva Motor Show on the first press day

Why Chrysler Is the Cheapest Brand to Own After 10 Years

No one likes a vehicle that nickels-and-dimes you to death once it gets to 10 years old. You don’t have to worry about that if you bought a 2010 Chrysler. Consumer Reports ranks Chrysler the cheapest brand to own after a decade on the road, edging out Lincoln, Toyota, and Mazda for all-over cost-effectiveness. Why …
A Subaru Forester e-Boxer is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview

More 2019 Subaru Forester Owners Are Having a Windshield Problem

The Subaru Forester is one of Subaru’s top sellers despite its windshield issues. The problem intensified with more complaints logged for the 2019 model year. According to a class-action lawsuit pending in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court, there have been several instances of the Forester’s windshield unexpectedly cracking, causing an “imminent and significant safety hazard” …
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place

Why No One Wants to Buy the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi launched the Outlander Sport in 2011 as the subcompact crossover version of the midsize Outlander. Is it past its prime? Hard to say. When an aging car never really hit its prime in the first place, then it’s just aging and wanting. Wanting to be competitive, wanting somebody to buy it. But nothing in …