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Tech-Free Travel: Road-Trip Games, No Screen Necessary

By Matt Schmitz on Wed May 24 05:00:58 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — It may seem quaint now in a time when even a civilian minivan can be equipped with individual seatback-mounted touchscreens loaded with games, a Blu-ray player and Wi-Fi. But it wasn't so long ago that families had a… Read More

Tech-Free Travel: Road-Trip Games, No Screen Necessary

By Matt Schmitz on Wed May 24 05:00:58 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — It may seem quaint now in a time when even a civilian minivan can be equipped with individual seatback-mounted touchscreens loaded with games, a Blu-ray player and Wi-Fi. But it wasn't so long ago that families had a… Read More

GasBuddy Highlights Royal Flush of Restrooms

By Courtney Messenbaugh on Fri May 19 09:09:25 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — With summer upon us, it's time to start thinking about that glorious seasonal tradition: the road trip — hitting the open road with the wind in your hair and the tunes blaring. But don't forget the pit stops.  … Read More

'The Price Is Right' Dream Car Week: What's Our Dream Car?

By Brian Wong on Wed May 17 05:30:01 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Dream Car Week is back on "The Price Is Right," which means that lucky contestants have a chance to drive off in a series of dream cars that the show has assembled. Related: 'Price Is Right' Contestants to… Read More

Braking Bad: 4 Villainous Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on Mon May 08 14:09:49 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — We hope the Fourth was indeed with you last week on so-called Star Wars Day. It was — and then some — at Ford. A USA Today story quoted the automaker's designers as saying that they'd taken inspiration… Read More

May the Fourth Be With This 'Star Wars' Car Gear

By Matt Schmitz on Thu May 04 10:58:26 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Happy Star Wars Day, dorks ... er, sci-fi fans, and May the Fourth be with you. As "Star Wars" enthusiasts all over the world celebrate their obsession with goings on "a long time ago in a galaxy far,… Read More

For National Superhero Day, We Name the Best Batmobile

By Matt Schmitz on Fri Apr 28 12:16:50 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Among superheroes not gifted with the power of flight like Superman, there's a lot of transportation variation. Wonder Woman flies an invisible jet. Thor helicopters his hammer. Aquaman rides his giant seahorse, Storm. Green Lantern has his magic… Read More

Nintendo's NES Classic Is the Perfect Road-Trip Companion

By Joe Bruzek on Mon Apr 24 05:30:57 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Proper road-trip accessories may be a can of fix-a-flat, a cellphone mount and tasty beef jerky, but Nintendo's NES Classic Edition loaded with 30 vintage games is something I want to bring on my next drive. The bite-size… Read More

On 420, the Cars They Had to Be High to Approve

By Mike Hanley on Thu Apr 20 12:40:04 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Marijuana's unofficial holiday, 420, is here, and cities across the country are gearing up for celebrations at a time when the federal government has signaled increasing hostility toward pot use. Related: As Drugged Driving Increases, Hard Answers Still… Read More

Flying Cars: 8 Ground Rules Americans Agree On

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Apr 19 12:40:17 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Gen Xers be like, "We were told there'd be flying cars." But we've been strung along over the years by sci-fi films from "Blade Runner" to "Back to the Future" to no avail — yet. Flying cars have… Read More

'Thor: Ragnarok' Fans: These 3 Cars Are for You

By Matt Schmitz on Mon Apr 10 10:43:42 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The just-released trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok," the third film installment for the sole deity among Marvel's Avengers, opens with a leading question by the titular superhero: "Now, I know what you're thinking ... 'How did this happen?' Well,… Read More