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Oregon’s OReGO Program Gives Drivers An Option: Pay Gas Tax Or Pay By The Mile

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Our roads are in terrible shape, and we are largely to blame.

Things wouldn’t be so bad if our elected officials had occasionally increased the federal gas tax, which funds road repair and construction at the national, state, and local levels. Unfortunately,

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1097170_oregons-orego-program-gives-drivers-an-option-pay-gas-tax-or-pay-by-the-mile

LoJack Releases Sixth Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report

LoJack Corporation announced yesterday that law enforcement officials recovered more than $83.5 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2014.* Released today, LoJack’s sixth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report**, infographic (click to download) and slideshow (click to download) reviews auto theft trends over the past year based on vehicles equipped with the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, according to a press statement.

Highlights detailed in the LoJack’s sixth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report include:

  • The Honda Civic ranked as the most stolen and recovered vehicle equipped with a LoJack® System
  • The average value of vehicles recovered by law enforcement is more than $10,000
  • For the sixth consecutive year, California, Texas and Florida continue to top the list as the top three states respectively with the most LoJack system-equipped stolen and recovered vehicles
  • Oregon, Washington D.C., Maryland, South Carolina and Oklahoma, all new to the 2014 report,

    ... read more at: http://patch.com/massachusetts/canton/lojack-releases-sixth-annual-vehicle-theft-recovery-report-0

Land Rover Finishes A Cross-Country Drive — Completely Off-Road

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Land Rover Expedition completes cross-country trip, completely off-road

Land Rover Expedition completes cross-country trip, completely off-road

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Plenty of folks have made cross-country road trips — you might have even made one this summer. But chances are, yours was nothing like

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1086529_land-rover-finishes-a-cross-country-drive---completely-off-road

Two Cadillacs, One Piece at a Time

Heidi Lynn Ferguson, 40, a corporate flight attendant from West Palm Beach, Florida, on her pair of Cadillacs, as told to A.J. Baime.

Every weekday, all over the country, communities participate in a ritual: dropping off kids at school. When I was a girl, my family moved from a farm in Oregon into an upper crust neighborhood in Portland. There was nowhere to put the livestock, so there was always animals in the back of our truck when my dad dropped me off at school. (I don’t think he ever even came to a full stop.) I…

... read more at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/two-cadillacs-one-piece-at-a-time-1456243712

2013 Cadillac SRX Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The Basics:

Cadillac updated the powertrain in the SRX mid-size luxury crossover last year, and now its adding it’s new high-tech CUE infotainment system for 2013.

The 2013 Cadillac SRX shows a somewhat different, more distinctive personality on the inside than it advertises on the outside. While it fits right in with other luxury crossovers on the outside, its uniquely Cadillac interior continues to stand out in its class–both in the details and in the overarching design. This year, Cadillac’s updating the grille for a little more depth; there are also new LED light pipes, and the 20-inch wheels are restyled, in either chrome or polished finishes. Inside, the look is uniquely American, and the hand-cut-and-sewn coverings on the instrument panel and ambient lighting make for a rich environment.

But the big news is that the cabin of all 2013 SRX models will feature

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/cadillac_srx_2013

2015 Cadillac SRX Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The Basics:

The 2015 Cadillac SRX is a smaller, more carlike counter to the macho, super-luxurious Escalade. At the same time, it takes aim at a completely different crowd—those who want a comfortable, manageable utility vehicle that performs well but is more mild-mannered and economical to drive and own.

The SRX is the most dated model in the Cadillac lineup, yet it still still does manage to look contemporary. It wears the edgy Arts and Science design that we’ve come to know from Cadillac, and its upscale interior harkens more to the brand’s newest sedans than any of GM’s lesser vehicles.

Power for all SRX models comes from a 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, with a six-speed automatic transmission. You can get this vehicle with front- or all-wheel drive, and the all-wheel-drive models use a Haldex system with electronic limited-slip differential; the latter is a great choice for snowy climates and bad weather.

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/cadillac_srx_2015