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Behind the Wheel, Car Culture

What size car is right for you?

July 6, 2010
Corvette time!!!

Corvette time!!!

Every person carries their own personality and lifestyle. Well, the same goes for a car. With every vehicle, there’s a unique style and purpose behind it — and the size of car has a lot to do with it. If you’re considering a new car, what size should you look for? A lot depends on your lifestyle. Sports car Empty nesters spent the majority of their life lugging around the kids and have finally traded in that van — but now what? If your lifestyle is full of fun and space isn’t much of a necessity, you should try a sports car like the Chevrolet Corvette. This two-seater is known for speed and carries a distinct nostalgia. I mean, come on, it’s the American sports car! Sedan A sedan is perfect for anyone who is concerned with good gas mileage but still needs enough space to fit a family. Maybe you’ve got a more practical approach to life, but still want to arrive at work in style and class. Check out the Hyundai Genesis, which has enough room in the back for a couple kiddos and features a smooth ride. Sporty SUV A newly married couple might like a sporty ride that keeps them active. An occasional road trip to Tablerock Lake or an annual skiing trip to Colorado is where this duo is headed — and they need a vehicle with enough space to pack for adventure. If that’s you, check out the Nissan Xterra. With the ability to off-road while maintaining a practical form of transportation for daily errands, the Xterra is the perfect car for those on the go. Family car Did someone say carpool? If you’re a busy family, you need a car with a lot of space — to keep the kids happy, while accommodating all your stuff. The Nissan Murano has the ability to not only seat several kids, but offers adequate storage space for baseball gear and backpacks. While driving like a sedan, with the capabilities and room of an SUV, this vehicle beats any old school minivan. Looking for other family cars? Check out my post on 10 great family friendly vehicles. Truck If you plan on towing a trailer, hauling some lawn equipment (or other large items), or just enjoy being a little rugged, you’re going to need a truck. The Chevy Silverado is perfect for you. If need be, toss the children in the back seat, load it up and let it go! So, how many does your car currently seat? Do you wish it was bigger or smaller?
trunk storage in the Nissan Murano

trunk storage in the Nissan Murano

Auto News, Car Culture

3 best vehicles to take camping

June 18, 2010
Now that the weather is hot and sticky, it’s time to take a little camping road trip. Who’s with me? I wanted to know what type of vehicle is ideal for all my camping needs, so I asked three of our salesperson to walk me through the Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevy Avalanche and the Nissan Xterra. Here’s what they had to say: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BIZbb5Cdgo[/youtube] So tell me, are you planning a camping trip this summer? What vehicle will you be taking?