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How Does Your Car's Range Affect the Length of Your Road Trip?

If you’ve ever been on a trip that takes a few fill-ups to complete, you know that stopping for gas provides a nice break but burns through precious time. Depending on your car’s gas mileage and fuel tank size, it can stockpile fuel the way a camel conserves water or be the grumpy old man who needs a bathroom break at every rest stop. The more you pull off the interstate to accommodate your car’s small bladder ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Cars of Summer, Road Trips

Large Cars: Comfortable or Boring?

Last week, I flew to western South Dakota for a wedding and drove back to Washington, D.C., with my boyfriend, who had just bought a used 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The 2,000-mile trip lasted three days and took us through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. After spending so much time in this affordable large car and comparing it with the 10-week, 14,000-mile road trip I took in my 2004 Ford Ranger last summer, it ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Test Drives, Chevrolet Impala, Cars of Summer, Road Trips