5 Quick Cleaning Tips for your Car

Kelley Blue Book.com states that a car in “excellent condition – to good – to fair” can have a $2,000 swing in value,  just from good to excellent. What does this mean? It means that a clean car not only saves you time and feels good, but it also can save you money. Ladies, let’s face it; this is no easy task when you are constantly using your car as a dining room, office and shuttle service....more

So you want a seven-seat car that does better than 30 mpg

It's only reasonable: you have a large family to move. Or a family of musicians that play large and delicate instruments. Or you regularly have grandparents in the car, or a few friends. You end up with a minivan or an SUV / crossover: but those tend to eat fuel in a big way. Gas prices have been down fron their peak earlier this spring, but they're still high. I've heard so many moms say, with a sigh, that they would gladly give up their gas hog, if only they could find a gas sipper that offers enough space. ...more

Mommy's Car: Objects in the Rearview Mirror

Bear with me, because I'm about to pour a whole lot of emotion into a post about a car. Actually a minivan. But it all started with a car. When the time came to say good bye to my first car, I was a blubbering mess. I took almost an entire roll (yes, it was that long ago) of pictures of my then 9-month-old baby sitting in the front seat, the back seat and on the hood. And no, it was not lost on me that she hadn't actually ever ridden in (or on the hood) of that bombshell of a red sports car....more
Thank you to @blogher and bloghermom  for your support - so happy to have my post featured! ...more

Minivans vs SUVS: Are Automatic Doors Really Life-Changing?

My sister-in-law, recently in the market for a new vehicle, posed this question on her Facebook page: Leave me your opinions about minivans vs. SUVs.The response was shocking. More than 80 (!) posts came in from her friends and family touting the fabulousness of both minivans and SUVs....more
I ditched the minivan for a Subaru Forrester a decade ago. Sure the kids have to SIT NEXT TO ...more

Cars have a personality?

Monday Musings: {cars have a personality?}...more

How a Drive in Your Car Can Save Money on Gas

Interested in saving some gas money?  Well, maybe it's not quite so urgent now that gas prices have dropped (Christmas isn't the only reason to cry Alleluia!)  Nonetheless, with a recession in full swing and green consciousness burgeoning among North Americans, cutting back on gas consumption is a frugal, if not noble, act.  And, buying a hybrid automobile is a luxury that most of us cannot afford given the financial and practical constraints of the typical family.  I know my minivan is an oversized gas-guzzler, but with three mini-hockey players, the only way we'll be driving ...more

Amazing Women, Paris Auto Show Preview & GM's 100th

Arrived in Detroit on Sunday on a Northwest Airlines flight with a big sigh of relief on the tail end of Hurricane Ike, a bumpy white knuckle flight arriving a bit travel weary to be greeted by the ever cheerful and soggy GM welcome committee. ...more

2009 Mazda6 Still A Work In Progress

The 2009 Mazda6 needed to do a lot of sweet talking to win me over; I reviewed the 2008 Mazda6 and had some not-so-nice things to say about it, so I was quite interested to see what improvements to the all-new 2009 Mazda6 might tempt me to change my mind. ...more

Salty Pepper Takes ’Iron Man’s’ Supercar Out on the Town

In “Iron Man,” Tony Stark drives the Audi R8, one of the hottest cars ever made, but what would his super-savvy assistant, Pepper Potts, do if Tony left her with the car keys for a weekend? In order to make the story as realistic as possible, I decided to put myself in Pepper’s shoes and create an R8 weekend. Wow, my job is rough! ...more