Consumer Reports: 2015 Top Pick Cars

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Consumer Reports Top Pick cars for 2015 are the best of the best of the 270 cars recently tested in 10 of the most popular categories. Consumer Reports’ Top Picks are based on reliability data from more than a million vehicles and safety performance in government and industry tests, plus engineers drive … Continue reading »

Remote Starting Cars Clarification

EUGENE, Ore. — We have a clarification tonight on a story we ran last night dealing with cars left unattended with their engines running. It’s a story we reported, after multiple car thefts in the Medford area. In that story, a police officer from Talent mentioned it’s illegal to leave your car running unsecured. Many … Continue reading »

Eugene City Council Supports Vehicle Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council voted to support Lane County’s effort in sending a vehicle registration fee discussion to the ballot. Monday night, the city council took up the issue. By an 8 to 0 vote, the council approved supporting the referral of a $35 fee to the ballot. The money would be used for … Continue reading »

Cars Recalled Due to Exploding Airbags

(CNN) — Officials are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars. Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor want car owners with airbags that might explode to bring them in. Almost eight million cars have the problem airbags, which were manufactured by Japanese parts maker Takata. The Orlando Sentinel reports police are … Continue reading »

Springfield Cruz Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — This weekend is heaven for anyone who loves classic cars. But there will be one major change in the 16th annual Springfield Cruz. The Saturday Cruz Night along Main Street isn’t happening this year. Tami Miller, one of the organizers, says it’s too expensive and sponsorship was too low. But you can … Continue reading »

Eugene Roadster Show Attracts Thousands

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking for something to do during this rainy weekend, organizers of the 2014 Eugene Roadster Show say families should head to the Lane Events Center to look at some beautiful cars. There are more than 65 custom cars on display, with a mix of vintage and newer models. There’s also wine … Continue reading »

Springfield Cars Vandalized

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It wasn’t a very merry Christmas for folks in Springfield who woke up to find their cars were vandalized. Springfield Police say a number of cars on E Street between 4th and 6th Streets were keyed Wednesday morning. As of last check the number was a high as nine cars keyed. Springfield … Continue reading »

Group Puts Brakes on Freshman Car Ban

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State freshmen still have the green light to drive their cars to college, come fall. With enrollment increasing, residents are concerned about traffic and parking issues in town. A Corvallis Collaboration group proposed banning freshmen from having cars, but Tuesday night members decided to first consider all their options. “It seemed … Continue reading »

State Farm Car Insurance Increases

EUGENE, Ore. — State Farm Insurance customers could soon by paying more for their car insurance. The insurance agency increased rates by 3 percent for Oregon customers. The company says the hike will cover the rising cost of health care, repairs and legal fees in connection to auto wrecks. Even though it’s a statewide increase, … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls 456K Vehicles for Fuel Leak

(CNN) — Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 2013 vehicles because a fuel leak could lead to a fire. The models included in the recall are the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan, and the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. Ford says it got 600 complaints from customers about the problem. The … Continue reading »

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