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Volvo's stated corporate strategy is to ask itself: "What can we do to make the customer's life better, easier or more comfortable?"

My friend Cindy and I were talking in the break room at work one day this week when she said something I found fascinating.

Passengers on Disney Cruise Line ships in the Caribbean typically circle one special port-of-call on their itineraries.

Call it the cheeseburger conundrum.

Is there a market for a baby Chevy Silverado?

Charlie Saunders, 73, knows from experience that a simple pat on the back can change a life.

If you’ve attended a college football game recently, chances are you’ve heard a little ditty called “All I Do Is Win.”

If you want to climb over boulders while eating caviar on a cracker, this is your ride. Later, you might even want to drag race a Camaro while taking a short-cut across a creek bed.

Damyelle Miller is on a roll.

Dear Son, It seems like yesterday that you were a wisp of a boy, hiding behind my legs at pre-school and calling me "Gaggy."

About once a decade, Ford goes back to the drawing board to keep the Mustang polished and packed with modern automotive goodness.

Until last week, I had never heard of “aspies.”

American parents are stirring. You can feel public opinion beginning to turn on decades of soft parenting.

  • Oct. 26th, 2014  |
  • By By Mark Kennedy
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Let's face it, most people who drive pickups for basic transportation don't need big, half-ton work trucks such as the Nissan Titan or the Ford F-150. For folks who just need a truck to get the kids to school, or maybe to haul an occasional Christmas tree or a pile of mulch, a compact truck does the job perfectly.

The box score tells the story.

My 7-year-old son was recently asked an interesting question: "If you could punish your dad for something he did wrong, what's the one thing you'd take away from him?"

Typically, I spend about five minutes a year thinking about minivans — and I'm a car guy.

I read the other day that it's only a matter of time until somebody runs a 26-mile marathon in less than two hours.

Today’s column is about crazy stuff dads eat.

Toyota Camry, America's best-selling car, gets a major update for the 2015 model year -- two years ahead of schedule.

If you want to see a grown man giggle, put him behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S.

When I was in school in the late 1970s, a college dorm room was like a flea-bag motel.

Remember back in 2000 how the Toyota Prius was something of an odd duck?

As a young woman, Dana Lise Shavin's body weight was like a warm day in August -- highs in the mid- to upper-90s.

I remember the sting of my father's belt. I don't dwell on it, but I remember it.

Taking the wheel of the new Cadillac Escalade — especially one painted Raven Black with a mirror finish — requires a certain hey-look-at-me attitude.

Jim and Mary B. Lynch had a problem: How to fit a houseful of belongings into a modest, two-bedroom apartment.

Only 25 percent of American voters think the United States is heading in the right direction, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll last month. Meanwhile, only 14 percent of us approve of the job being done by Congress, says Gallup.

Picking out your new Audi SUV is now as easy as ordering a fountain drink at McDonald's. Just pull up to the showroom and say small, medium or large.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Andrew Stone, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., has some advice for anyone preparing for doomsday: Hoard toilet paper.

My father, bless his heart, had caviar tastes on a bologna budget.

Fresh off the heels of the release of the sensational new 2015 A3 sedan last spring, Audi is now shipping to American shores a great example of late-summer road candy.

Ten million miles. That's 400 times around the world or 20 trips to the moon and back.

So my 7-year-old son and I were eating ice cream together last Monday night when he steered the conversation to his favorite subject: Caribbean cruises.

Kelly Subaru sales manager Steve Marlin reports an eager customer recently spotted a tractor-trailer truck hauling 2015 Outbacks over Monteagle Mountain and tailed it all the way to his Chattanooga dealership.

My uncle, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, once asked my father, a Korea combat vet, how he managed to rise to the rank of master sergeant during the heat of the conflict.

Our family dog, a spaniel-poodle mix named Boise, is a jealous boy.

Once upon a time — before the Great Recession spread darkness across the land — some guys bought three-quarter ton pickup trucks just because they look cool.

Three weeks ago in this space we shared the story of Rich and Kelly, a young St. Elmo couple having trouble making ends meet.

A couple of weeks ago, I read on page one in this newspaper that my son's middle school is about to become a pilot site for BYOD.

To borrow a line from an old Certs commercial, the new Acura TLX sedan is "two, two, two cars in one."

This is the unlikely story of how a viral YouTube video made in Chattanooga by firefighters in training last summer may have saved a guy's life a thousand miles away.

Old age is getting to me. Sometimes, 56 feels more like 96.

Talk about striking when the iron is hot. The new Lincoln MKC luxury compact crossover is arriving just in time to capitalize on a red-hot market segment.

Fewer than 10 percent of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are still alive, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

August is a slow month in youth sports. Summer leagues are winding down and fall leagues haven't started.

It took "Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy (aka comedian Will Ferrell) to call America's attention to the Dodge Durango.

How fragile is the American middle class?

Summer camp season is drawing to a close at the Kennedy house. It’s time to put away the duffle bags and the Deep Woods Off towelettes.

It seems like only yesterday that a redesign of the Hyundai Sonata sedan set the auto industry abuzz.

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