The Average Cost of a Car Transmission Replacement

What does the average transmission replacement job cost in the United States?

Just asking that question is painful, right?  Two phrases have the ability to strike paralyzing fear in most car-owners, and those are transmission replacement and engine replacement.  Most car-owners figure they can pay for most replacement jobs, or they can do them themselves, but the transmission and the engine are huge jobs calling for specialized knowledge, and that means paying through the nose to have the job done by a certified mechanic.

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The All New Mazda 3

If we were to tell you that you could have a compact car that would give you forty mpg, had more than ample power, handled beautifully and was just a kick to drive, would you be interested?  If so then you might want to take a look at the 2012 Mazda 3.  We are not…

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The All New Lexus 2013 ES 350

The 2013 Lexus ES 350 has been completely re-worked so we are basically talking about a new car in every way imaginable.  It is joined by the all-new ES 300 h hybrid model. The ES 350 faced some tough competition in the Buick LaCrosse, Hyundai Genesis, and the new Lincoln MKZ, and considering the fact…

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The 2015 Volvo XC70

When was it that station wagons disappeared from the American roadways? Remember back in the Fifties when seemingly every family in America had a station wagon?  Today it’s minivans and crossovers and nary a station wagon we see.

However, did you know one automaker actually still makes station wagons?  Our friends in Sweden, Volvo, still make a luxury station wagon, the Volvo XC70, still going strong after all these years.  So take that, minivan-makers!  Take that, crossover-makers!  The station wagon is alive and well with the 2015 Volvo XC70.

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The 2015 Volvo S80 Midsize Luxury Sedan

Is the 2015 Volvo S80 for you?

So, you decide it’s time to buy a midsize luxury sedan.  You want decent gas mileage.  You want great ride quality.  You want a decent price and above all, you want safety.

In other words, you want the 2015 Volvo S80.

There are more exquisite midsize luxury sedans to be sure.  Any of the German competitors like the Audi A6, the BMW 5 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, will cost more but are very impressive cars.  There are even a couple, like the Acura TLX and the Hyundai Genesis, that offer more styling and better design.  But none offers the safety guarantees, mid-range pricing and silent ride of the Volvo S80.

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The 2015 Toyota Corolla

The 2015 Toyota Corolla will dazzle absolutely no one.  It is not a mind-blowing automotive experience.  In fact, it’s just a tad bland. There are cars that are more fuel-efficient. There are cars that are more fun to drive.  There are compact sedans with more room. And yet the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car…

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The 2015 Subaru WRX Sport Sedan

High performance plus affordable price plus near-flawless handling equals the 2015 Subaru WRX.

Bank on it!

Gone is the Impreza name. The Impreza was a nice car but it did not signify high-performance in any stretch of the imagination.  The WRX does! If you are looking for a sedan that is infinitely more than just a sedan, you really need to take the WRX around the block for a spin.  Just make sure you buckle up tight.

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The 2015 Subaru Outback

What is a crossover SUV?  We see the term all the time but few people can actually define it. Think of a crossover SUV this way:  take the station wagon of old, slip it some steroids, and you have a crossover SUV. And the best out there, traditionally speaking, and one of the pioneers in…

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