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In the Driver's Seat: Showing off its green side
Thursday Feb 12 2009
Chevrolet already had a hit on its hands when the new Malibu rolled into showrooms in 2008, now it’s just trying to sweeten the deal.General Motors is offering a hybrid versi ...
In the Driver's Seat: Shakin’ up the crossover
Friday Feb 06 2009
You knew Toyota would tweak it — they do that to vehicle segments. The Japanese automaker took the ever-popular crossover segment and added a new dimension — the manufa ...
In the Driver's Seat: Pilot-ing a new course
Thursday Jan 29 2009
What a difference a redesign can make. For me personally, this is especially true for the Honda Pilot. While the previous versions of the crossover sport utility vehicle — wh ...
In the Driver's Seat: Chrysler’s big green machine
Thursday Jan 22 2009
You just don’t expect it for a vehicle of its size, so I was fooled for a moment when I turned the ignition and nothing happened. “Great, it won’t turnover.&rdquo ...
In the Driver's Seat: Bumping up the truck ante
Thursday Dec 18 2008
If you’re in the market for a full-size truck, you’ve got quite a few choices to pick from this year. Every automaker that’s been a heavy-hitter in the segment has upgraded ...
Grass Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury coming to Auburn
Thursday Dec 04 2008
It’s been a busy week on the Auburn Auto Mile. On Monday, Auburn Buick Pontiac GMC became the third dealership to close its doors in the last seven months. Thursday, a new deal ...
Another dealership gone
Monday Dec 01 2008
The Auburn-area new car dealership community was dealt another blow Monday as Auburn Buick Pontiac GMC shut its doors. It’s the third new car dealership franchise to close its ...
In the Driver's Seat: Pontiac’s G5 is an mpg buster
Wednesday Nov 26 2008
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen gas below $2 in the Sacramento region. But don’t think it’ll be this way forever. While gas is low right now, it will almost c ...
In the Driver's Seat: Combining old with new
Thursday Nov 20 2008
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a ride that induces strangers on the sidewalk to follow me with their eyes as I drive down the street. What’s the reason for this staring ob ...
In the Driver's Seat: Good drive in a good ride
Friday Nov 14 2008
Lately, I’ve been on the sport utility vehicle and truck kick when it comes to vehicles reviewed in this column. While there’s still a market for those vehicles — especially ...
In the Driver's Seat: Melding luxury and brawn
Friday Nov 07 2008
Sometimes it just feels good to be surrounded by a bunch of metal and be behind the wheel of a vehicle that feels big and strong. While that opening statement doesn’t jive with ...
In the Driver's Seat: Help for the weekend warrior
Friday Oct 31 2008
For me, a truck is a tool, and like many tools it can come in different sizes and specifications to meet the task at hand. When it comes to those who need a truck for weekend war ...
In the Driver's Seat: Stepping it up a notch
Friday Oct 24 2008
I remember when the redesigned Dodge Ram first hit the streets in 1994 — its brawny build and big rig looks drew me in immediately. It was what a full-size truck was supposed to ...
In the Driver's Seat: Traverse-ing the crossover landscape
Friday Oct 17 2008
People really have a phobia about minivans — that’s all I can say. While certain automakers, which are pioneers in the segment, still push out this once-popular vehicle, the ...
In the Driver's Seat: Adding another dimension
Wednesday Oct 01 2008
Toyota’s been known for giving consumers what they want, and currently, it seems the public is clamoring for smaller vehicles and better gas mileage. I wonder why? Answering t ...
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