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  • Why We Love Leases

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features   A perfect alignment of market forces in recent months has made leasing a car more financially advantageous and appealing to a wider range of consumers. “High resale values and low interest rates are contributing...
  • Forbes Selects 'Toughest' Trucks of 2012

    By Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com The resident auto expert at Forbes.com just wrote a story about the toughest trucks of 2012. The article (with an admittedly great title) is both odd and interesting because of the criteria. Forbes made the first cut...
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Toyota Camry

    By Paula MacPherson With the exception of the radio, which tends to be fussy, this 2012 Toyota Camry is amazingly simple and pleasant to use. There’s little to distract the driver. The controls are just where you’d expect them to be, the...
  • 'On The Road' from the rearview mirror

    By Nate Owen With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year.  And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
  • Volkswagen Beetle

    By Paula MacPherson When thinking about the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, I couldn't help but remember the original yellow New Beetle we had for review. It stayed with us for a week, just before the car arrived at area dealers, and the response from...
  • Safest Small Cars

    Those looking to spend less than $20,000 on a car needn’t sacrifice safety. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Choosing the safest auto available is especially important when shopping for a small car, where every advantage is essential. That’s...
  • Buy Now, Save Now

    Why 2012 is a good year to buy By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • Trade to Upgrade

    With trade-in values peaking, now may be the time to trade up to a new model. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features A severely depleted inventory of used vehicles is boosting the values of late-model cars to record highs these days. While this means sky-high...