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2003 Chevrolet Corvette Sports Car

Today's 'Vette has come a long way since those first 300 cars of 1953 rolled off the assembly line with 150 horsepower, six-cylinder engines and a $3,500 price tag. While the base price has swelled to about $43,000 for a 2003 model, who can argue with 350 horsepower and a throaty V8, not to mention the latest 21st century technology? Read More »

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Sports Car

What can you say about a svelte two-seat sports car that runs to 40 mph in only the first of six forward gears, packs sophisticated hardware to control suspension, traction and brakes, and -- with pedal pushed down to the medal -- tops out at well over twice any legal highway speed? Only one word comes to mind: Corvette. Read More »

2003 Buick LeSabre and Celebration Trim Package

On rural routes tracing through Michigan farmlands to the southwest of Detroit, a big LeSabre sedan in new Celebration trim marking the 2003 centennial anniversary of Buick scoots along a narrow two-lane section road at legal speed with scant sounds from engine or wind intruding to the plush passenger compartment. Read More »

2003 Acura 3.2 CL and Type-S

Lucky for us car lovers, Acura added a snazzy six-speed transmission to its sporty CL Type-S for 2003. It showcases Acura's hallmark precision with short throws and a tight, mechanical feel -- just what we were hoping for. Read More »

2003 Acura RSX and Type-S

The RSX Type-S- is a two-door coupe with hatchback styling that fits into the compact class and carries the muscular rendition of an all-aluminum 2.0-liter Honda engine coupled to a six-speed manual transmission with close ratios and a short-throw stick off the console. Read More »

2004 Volvo XC90 Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

Introduced in 2003, the XC90 is the Volvo’s’ first entry in the SUV market. The XC90 is a mid-size luxury SUV built on the same P2 large-car platform as the S80 luxury sedan. The Crossover SUV segment – in this case the cross is between a passenger car and an SUV -- is crowded with competitors like the Lexus RX 330, Acura MDX, Mercedes M Class and the BMW X5. Read More »

2004 Ford F-150 Full-Size Pickup Truck

Gruen Texas - Driving the 2004 Ford F-150 on Texas Hill Country roads is like putting on a favorite old sweater; it feels comfortable and familiar, it has plenty of room, and is a reliable standard. This truck is meant for country roads and heavy work. But it can do anything you ask it to from carrying a load of wood, pulling a loaded horse trailer or taking the family out for burgers and a movie on Saturday night. Read More »

Preapproved Loans: How They Work And When To Get Them

When financing the purchase of a new car, there are lots of organizations available to help you find money. Banks, thrifts and loans, credit unions, finance companies, car dealerships and the automakers all want the job of providing you with money for your new car purchase. Read More »