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  • Review: 2016 Acura TLX offers best of both worlds

    Tags: Review, Acura, TLX

    The 2016 Acura TLX is a blend of the TL and TSX, and was built with everything that made those cars great. The Car Connection reported it's the proportion of a mid-size when you step inside, but on the outside, it gives off more of a compact sedan look. Not many vehicles on the market have been created by breaking down two other automobiles, which gives the TLX its distinction right off the bat.

    Spacious interior Technology is the name of the game for the TLX - and it doesn't disappoint. Acura made sure there were a number of hi-tech features both inside and out, but let's start with the interior. It comes in four leatherette color pallets - ebony, espresso, gray stone and parchment. Though the car is only around 4 feet, 9 inches tall, Edmunds reported drivers get 43 inches of front leg room and 37 inches of head room, ensuring a comfortable ride.

    Acura didn't hold any punches when it came to providing luxury. Both the driver and passenger can enjoy multi-level heating seats with an … more

  • Car Ed 101: What is a doc fee and why am I paying it?

    Tags: Car Ed 101, Fees

    Car contracts can be confusing for first-time buyers. They're often peppered with numbers and foreign phrases, which can give even the most diligent customer anxiety.

    The doc fee is a common listing found on contracts, yet many people don't know why - that's why we're here to help.

    What is a doc fee? Just like any business, a company has to pay all of its employees involved in the process. Let's take the restaurant industry, for example. The price you're paying for a meal isn't just reflective of the cost for food and drinks, but everything that goes into it. Cooks are among those operating expenses - the people that make your food, but aren't necessarily always in mind when you take your credit card out.

    When you buy a new car, the dealership will have to use back-office resources to prepare the car for the street. According to Cars.com, the doc fee is simply a price associated with filling out the paperwork necessary so you can drive your new vehicle off the lot. The expense … more

  • Best of the Best: Convertibles

    Tags: Convertible, Review, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Ford, Mazda

    There's no better feeling than the breeze flowing through your hair while you're driving down an open stretch of road. Convertibles have a bit of everything - look and style, power and finesse, and ultimate drivability.

    With such a large market, it can be tough to dive in and find a few cars that you want to test drive. Here's a list of our recommendations which help as a great starting point for anyone looking to buy a new convertible.

    2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class continues the run of dominance the German automaker has had over the past few decades in the luxury convertible market. With a retractable roof and a luxurious interior, this convertible is on top of many people’s wish list.

    Mercedes-Benz gave this car a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that puts out 329 horsepower, Edmunds reported. This is upgradeable to a more powerful eight-cylinder as well. This makes for a smooth, controllable ride while still being able to corner at top speeds. … more

  • The end of Scion and what it means for you

    Tags: Toyota, Scion. Toyota

    It was a dreary morning in February when Toyota announced in a press release that it would be dropping the Scion brand from its lineup. While the move wasn't entirely expected, it also didn't shock too many in the industry either.

    The rise and fall of the Scion empire The Japanese automaker built the Scion brand for one purpose - to appeal to a younger generation. Cars with catchy names like the xB and tC were the first two models marketed at a 2002 New York car show, according to Auto Evolution. In 2004, Scion released the xA and xB to the general public. With the tC finally hit the market in 2005.

    According to AutoWeek, 2005 was a turning point for the brand. Sales hit its highest yearly total with 173,034 Scions sold. Three models were all gaining traction in a crowded market. Then the recession hit in 2008, and Scion struggled to get younger people in new vehicles. Ultimately, this stagnant market cap directly led to Toyota cutting ties with its youthful experiment.

    "Today, … more

  • The Best Scenic Drives in New England

    Tags: Best of the Best, Drives, Summer

    New England is a region full of nature, breathtaking views and long, windy roads that provide ultimate comfort and relaxation as you rev the engine of your newly purchased car. It's no surprise that some of the best scenic drives can be had in the area, and here is a list of some of the places you should travel to this summer.

    Acadia National Park, Maine Planning a trip to Bar Harbor this summer? Don't forget to take a tour of Acadia National Park through its 27-mile long loop. Surrounded by Mother Nature at its best, Acadia offers visitors an unparalleled view of the Atlantic Ocean through a central road that runs directly through the 47,000-acre park.

    According to the National Park Service, Park Loop Road brings you across five bridges and near Thunder Holes, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain. Get out of the car at any time and climb up one of the mountains to get a spectacular view of Down East Maine. Feeling hot after your long drive or hiking expedition? Cool off on Sand Beach, … more

  • Review: 2016 Audi TTS

    Tags: Review, Audi

    The 2016 Audi TTS has the precision and handling necessary to contend with the likes of Porsche and Chevrolet. The coupe may look like a vehicle that's only purpose is a Sunday drive up the coast, but the speedster can handle the rigors other cars in its class take on a daily basis, albeit without an elite engine.

    Beautiful blend of speed and style Audi outfitted the TTS as a coupe, and it only deviates slightly from the TT. It was launched in the U.S. in mid-2015, and provides a little more speed than the TT model. The German automaker equipped it with a turbocharged four-cylinder that gets 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

    Safe to say, the TTS is the quintessential joyride car, but it needs to compete with the Corvette or Cayman to really stand out in its class. While it doesn't have the massive engine those cars run off of, it can still fly around a racetrack. Car and Driver magazine pegs its zero-to-60 miles per hour time at just 4.6 seconds, with a top speed of 155 … more

  • Car Ed 101: Hybrids and Electric Vehicles

    Tags: Car Ed 101, Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, Tesla

    Fuel economy can usually be found at the top of every car buyer's list of requirements for his or her dream car. The auto industry has made leaps and bounds in this area with the inclusion of hybrid and electric vehicles.

    With so many options available, how do you decide between an electric vehicle or a hybrid? We're here to give you some help.

    Lowdown on hybrids and electric vehicles The concept of a hybrid or electric vehicle has actually been around for a number of years. A few different transportation companies experimented with the idea during the late 19th century, according to HybridCars.com.

    In 1966, the U.S. Congress recommended using the electric vehicle as an avenue to reducing air pollution - essentially the modern-day reason behind the surge in popularity. According to the source, the GM 512 was developed and ran solely off of a battery.

    An issue with hybrid and electric vehicles is the amount of charge that can held and sustained. Energy storage is improving year by … more

  • Prime Infiniti Hanover’s 3rd-annual Pet Adoption event a complete success

    Tags: Events, Pet Adoption

    Prime Infiniti of Hanover, Massachusetts, recently hosted its 3rd-annual Pet Adoption event on May 15. Hundreds of guests applied to adopt over 50 different pets - including one bearded dragon from the Gecko Sanctuary in Holbrook, MA.

    Event details The Pet Adoption event was a complete success, as every single animal left with at least one application submitted for adoption - including an older, blind dog who had been in the shelter for over a year.

    A number of Prime Infiniti employees volunteered time on their day off to help run the event, and brought their families along to have fun at the outing as well. Several hundred guests and volunteers enjoyed free hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and water as they interacted with the various groups and pets at the event.

    There were a number of well-known dog advocacy groups in attendance:

    Massachusetts Coalition to End Puppy Mills, which works tirelessly to block and shut down the sales of puppies from mills.

    Missing Massachusetts Dogs is … more

  • The 2016 Summer Road Trip Guide

    Tags: Review, Guide, Road Trip, Summer

    Summer is right around the corner which means road trip planning has already started. Whether you're going to Cape Cod or California, every journey has a list of necessities and "must haves" that will make it enjoyable and fun.

    Here are a number of things to put down on the checklist before you close the door and set off for your 2016 road trip.

    (Sort of) plan it out Science has recently given us the map for the perfect road trip, but your adventure shouldn't be about getting from point A to point B. It's about all the nonsense and shenanigans that are had in-between. The Huffington Post recommends keeping a loose schedule for your trip to get the most out of it.

    Plan on driving between six and eight hours per day to maintain a steady pace, but leave time to check out that unknown town you're about to pass by, or a quick pit stop for the "best blueberry pie in the world." You never know what you'll find along the way and it's best to keep an open mind about what could happen. … more

  • Review: 2016 GMC Terrain

    Tags: Review, GMC, SUV

    In each class, there is a model that seemingly doesn't belong, not because of how poor it was made but because it draws inspiration from so many other models. The 2016 GMC Terrain is one of these cars. Classified as a compact SUV crossover, the Terrain offers a little bit of everything for drivers.

    Impressive frame and interior The Terrain's grille immediately stands out to buyers, and helps separate itself from the rest of the class. It has a blocky, bulky build that allows it more interior space than other similar cars like the Honda CR-V.

    There are a lot of features that all jump out at once with the Terrain. Essentially, GMC has built an aggressive-looking cab due to the extended wheel wells and futuristic rear. This jives with the theme of the vehicle considering many drivers will be buying it for the dual comfort and towing it offers - it functions just as well taking it for a spin around the block, or hauling equipment cross-country.

    Crossovers don't get their name without a … more

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