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Solid wheels for the new graduate

It’s that time of year. Young adults are going to be graduating from college and high school. Parents are going to want to buy them new and/or used cars in celebration of their accomplishments.

Nissan updates its compact sedan

In this time of cheap gas and automakers’ focus on larger, more profitable trucks and so-called crossovers (tall wagons), compact sedans such as the Nissan Sentra have to fight for your attention. This is where regular updating comes in handy.

2012 Kia Sedona could make a perfect Uber or Lyft vehicle.

Car transportation networks like Uber and Lyft have been legal in Las Vegas for more than six months. Interested in becoming a driver? Probably the most important consideration is going to be what kind of vehicle you use in your new job.

Desert 215 Superstore celebrates grand opening

Desert 215 Superstore Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram — Southern Nevada’s newest automobile dealership — celebrated its grand opening March 31 in the southwest valley.

Mazda CS-3 geared toward singles, couples

Mazda’s 2016 CX-3 junior wagon pushes all the right style buttons and looks every inch the brand’s practical and sporty image builder.

Desert heat causes paint oxidation

Areader posed this question to the automotive pages here at the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “The paint on my 2008 Honda CRV is oxidizing. Are manufacturers coming out with better paint that doesn’t oxidize in the desert?”

2016 Volvo XC90 nothing like original

Volvo finally revs up a more contemporary XC90 for 2016 with leading-edge styling and small-but-potent engines.

Technology ranks high in customer satisfaction

The J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study is an interesting thing. Year after year, it measures responses from 33,560 original owners of vehicles after three years of ownership.

Automatics gain ground on manual transmissions

Syndicated Car Talk columnist Ray Magliozzi was asked recently by a mother if her next car should come with a manual transmission so her children could learn how to drive one.

Infiniti QX50 undergoes growth spurt

The name remains the same, but the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is now larger and roomier and sports a much fancier body.

How to protect your vehicle from theft

No device or strategy will make a car 100 percent theft-proof. But the Metro Auto Theft Detail has online tips that can greatly reduce the chances of losing a vehicle: