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Motor-driven cycles economical, energy-efficient

For the past several years, frugal Southern Nevadans have been counting on small cycles to get them around town. Scooters and mopeds are the perfect solution for those wanting inexpensive rides.

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When mainstream won’t cut it

Hidden Gem: Dealership has large collection of classic cars

Behind the main showroom of Lotus of Las Vegas, a new and used car dealership off Centennial Center Boulevard, sits a locked building full of more than 80 classic cars, ranging from a 1932 Pontiac 302 to a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Edition.

She’s a handful — Infiniti’s ‘Red Sonja’ a force to reckon with

With the Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400, Infiniti offers what it modestly calls “an engaging driving experience.” Let’s start with the name: 400 is the horsepower output; “3.0t” means the engine has three liters of capacity (in six cylinders, arranged in a “V”-shape) and it’s turbocharged; and “Red Sport” makes me think the marketing department went home on Friday having failed to come up with a better way to indicate that this is the most high-tech and power-soaked sedan Infiniti has ever offered. That or someone’s a fan of Conan the Barbarian’s crazed girlfriend. Clumsy nomenclature notwithstanding, Infiniti’s Red Sonja is a firecracker.

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Scion FR-S fun to drive and gets great gas mileage, too

The 2016 Toyota Scion FR-S at Findlay Toyota fits the bill for a customer looking for a sporty vehicle that also gets excellent gas mileage. With a peppy 2.0-liter powerplant, the FRS delivers 200 horsepower and gets up to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Volvo charts its own course with a larger, more luxurious sedan

Volvo isn’t on everyone’s shopping list when it comes to premium automobiles, but with vehicles such as the new S90 entering production, the tide is beginning to change.

Have it your way with the 2017 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion sedan does a decent job of covering the bases, or at least it did, anyway.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a fresh face

Some people would consider Mitsubishi an afterthought, a forgotten name amongst an array of better-known automotive brands. But the fact is the Japan-based automaker still makes some pretty solid vehicles at down-to-earth prices, including the Outlander Sport.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe: Nothing but sporty sleekness

With a few exceptions, two-door coupes are more prevalent in the upper echelons of the automotive establishment. This includes the Teutonic trio of Audi, BMW and, of course, Mercedes-Benz, which recently launched the latest version of the two-door C-Class.

Be cautious before buying an extended warranty for your car

Ever been interested in buying an extended warranty for your car, truck or SUV? Don’t do so without a lot of research into the organization providing the warranty because you could be in for a big financial shock.

Mazda CX-9 possibly closest thing yet to seven-passenger sports car for the masses

Mazda has been making a name for itself with a lineup that promotes driving fun coupled with advanced technology and knockout design. With the new 2016 CX-9, the automaker applies this approach to a new midsize family wagon with three rows of seats.

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