Tag: volvo

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine
If you haven’t bought a car in the last few years, you might not be familiar with┬áthe blight called auto stop/start popping up in most cars today. So, it’s worth a quick explanation because if you’re in the market for a new car soon, you could be in for a rude awakening if you don’t... Read more »

Photo gallery: 2013 Volvo XC60

I like this SUV. The Volvo XC60 is roomy yet comfortable. And, for its size, it’s actually pretty nimble. I liked the seats and the head rests, and the interior styling has a sleek and chic modern flair. My 2 favorite things about the XC60: The starting price of $34,350 and the rear-view camera. My... Read more »

Today's Rant: Headrests in the Mazda CX-5

Today's Rant: Headrests in the Mazda CX-5
A couple weeks ago, Michelle, one of my petite female readers, emailed me with a rant of her own: The headrests in the Volvo XC60. She and her husband had just bought the car and after less than a week, the headrests were creating such a pain in her neck (literally), that they actually traded... Read more »

Today's Rave: 2011 Ford Explorer phone pairing

Pretty much everything about the new Ford Explorer is visual eye candy. But nowhere is this more evident than the jewel-colored Sync system installed in this week’s car du jour. More than being visually appealing, I’m particularly fond of how easy most features on this system are to use. Without RTFM’ing. Take, for example, the... Read more »

Love it or hate it? Orange seats in Volvo S60

When the Volvo S60 first rolled into my driveway, I was sure it was a harbinger of spring. The sun was shining, I didn’t need a coat, and the car itself was a bright shiny orange. Happy. Especially since I just bought a patent leather purse of the same hue. I was a set. Combine... Read more »