<![CDATA[Cars trucks & vehicles for sale in Kansas City, MO & | The Kansas City Star]]> http://www.kansascity.com/cars/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:02 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:02 CST Cars 60 SHOWTIME http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21732627.html#storylink=rss On a soggy Saturday morning on May 9, Craig Armstrong did something he normally refuses to do. He pulled his meticulously restored 1970 Chevelle SS out of his Grain Valley garage and drove it to Peculiar.

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2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TDI S http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21729780.html#storylink=rss At first I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was driving to St. Louis on Interstate 70 with traffic that was moving at 75 miles per hour and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf turbodiesel averaged 51.5 miles per gallon. On my return trip, the car’s trip computer read 53.5 mpg. That’s better highway mileage than most hybrids, and the diesel’s abundant torque made it more fun.

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Olathe man’s ’32 Ford Coupe is much more than a beautiful car to him http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21727494.html#storylink=rss The memories of working under cars with his dad come easy to Kevin Mustain. It is even more poignant whenever he gets into his 1932 Ford Coupe that he bought in February.

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Fiat taps into its rich heritage with new Fiat 500 1957 Edition http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21726042.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Instead of sitting behind his desk and talking about the 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition, Terry Hines, the sales manager at Fiat of Olathe, explained the car while taking a drive from the dealership at 15500 W. 117th St., Olathe to I-35 and back.

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Bill Hindle and Sharon Brightwell share a passion for street rods http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21720279.html#storylink=rss It’s not often that you see a 1932 Chevy, much less one turned into a street rod, but Sharon Brightwell has just such a car. Her significant other, Bill Hindle, built it for her.

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Cable-Dahmer welcomes visit from Cadillac Club of KC http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21718233.html#storylink=rss The members of the Cadillac Club of Kansas City have such a passion for the iconic luxury vehicle that they welcome new members who do not own one.

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2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE TURBO DIESEL http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21713388.html#storylink=rss The Chevrolet Cruze is typical of today’s compact cars. It has clean, simplified styling and a well-appointed cabin. The one place it stands out is the availability of the turbo diesel option that gives it a highway fuel economy rating of 46 miles per gallon. That’s almost as good as a hybrid.

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GM’s commitment to Fairfax plant instills pride, confidence in workers http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21711546.html#storylink=rss When Paul Smith is pumping gas into his car and sees a Malibu there, too, he sometimes strikes up a conversation with the driver.

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Curnow Auto Plaza seeks to expand its market beyond Liberty http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article21707955.html#storylink=rss Randy Curnow lives in Liberty, which is also his wife’s home town. One of his three dealerships, Randy Curnow Auto Plaza at 565 N. 291 Highway is in Liberty. He loves the Liberty market.

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Overland Park Jeep Dodge Ram Chrysler provides attention, funds to charities http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20547198.html#storylink=rss Throughout April, whenever Overland Park Jeep Dodge Ram Chrysler hit the airwaves in a television commercial, one of the things that stood out was the children in it and the plug the dealership gave to Operation Breakthrough.

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Revs Institute for Automotive Research showcases auto excellence http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20546277.html#storylink=rss The Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples, Fla., is an unparalleled automotive collection of more than 100 outstanding, often one-of-a-kind vehicles, several of which are unrestored and nearly priceless. Walking through the four exhibit areas gives the visitor a snapshot of automotive history from 1896 to 1995. In the words of founder Miles C. Collier, “The objects here are a testament to all that’s great in the human mind and spirit.”

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Richard Petty Driving Experience can put you behind the wheel at Kansas Speedway http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20544459.html#storylink=rss Kevin Orr arrived at Kansas Speedway early Thursday evening on April 23 prepared to wait for an hour or so while his wife took photographs of the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

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2015 Jeep Renegade Limited FWD: A compact crossover that works well as a city car, too http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20541576.html#storylink=rss A Jeep built in Italy? That might seem sacrilegious to the Jeep faithful but it’s a result of sharing a chassis platform with the Fiat 500L and 500X. Welcome to the global world of auto manufacturing.

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Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet helps support local youth baseball, softball organizations http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20046228.html#storylink=rss A half hour before the Royals played the Oakland A’s on April 17, Josh Morgan, the community relations manager for Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet, stepped on the field at Kauffman Stadium.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 00:13:00 CDT By DAVID BOYCE

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How a 1934 Ford hot rod went from movie stardom to Peculiar, Mo. http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20045478.html#storylink=rss The question greets Jason Slover regularly. Is that really the car that was in the 1974 made-for-TV hot rod movie “The California Kid,” starring Martin Sheen, Michelle Phillips, Vic Morrow and Nick Nolte?

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Receptionists are often the first contact customers have at dealerships http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20043402.html#storylink=rss A new customer of Hendrick Chevrolet might be a bit intimidated the first time through the dealership doors at 8300 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam.

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2015 Lexus RC 350: A high-styled sport coupe http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article20040507.html#storylink=rss The 2015 Lexus RC 350’s 306-horsepower V-6 delivers a satisfying kick in the pants, the handsomely proportioned coupe body exudes performance and the cockpit-style interior surrounds you with comfort. But the “spindle” grille that looks a bit like a scowling catfish leaves me cold.

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Shawnee Mission Kia celebrates its new location http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article19424043.html#storylink=rss Spring is in full swing, summer is right around the corner and that excites the employees at Shawnee Mission Kia for reasons beyond selling the Optima, the Sorento and numerous other Kia vehicles.

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MINDDRIVE electric car to be auctioned off http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article19422078.html#storylink=rss Amid all the bidding and frenzied activity inside the Kansas City Convention Center today for the Mecum Auctions, 10 to 15 teenagers from MINDDRIVE could possibly raise the excitement to a higher level.

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BMW i3 REX: Electric urban mobility http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article19420233.html#storylink=rss Almost without exception, there’s one thing I tend to do when driving an electric car: Keep one eye on the miles-to-empty figure in hopes that I can get back home, or to a charging station, before I run out of juice. It’s a bit like the Seinfeld episode called the Dealership, where Kramer tries to see how far he can go on an empty tank while test driving a new car.

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Two standout cars at next Mecum Auction come from Branson museum http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18800940.html#storylink=rss Every car that will be sold at the Mecum Auctions April 23-25 at Bartle Hall has a unique history, and that history is why some people are willing to spend more than $100,000 to acquire a classic.

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2015 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD: GMC’s pinnacle of luxury http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18805782.html#storylink=rss Alaska’s Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, is the highest mountain in North America, so it would follow that GMC’s Denali would be the pinnacle of GMC’s Yukon SUV line. The 2015 is more refined than the previous model and has amenities such as heated and cooled perforated leather seats, Bose surround sound and a whopping 6.2-liter V-8 that cranks out 420 horsepower. It also comes with a big price tag.

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Aristocrat Motors goes to bat for children’s charities http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18809058.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

One morning early last week, the Merriam Police Department went to Aristocrat Motors’ campus at 9400 W. 65th St., for a little help in supporting child abuse awareness month.

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Shawnee man enjoys driving, showing his military surplus trucks http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18798408.html#storylink=rss Whenever Duane Buckmaster drives his 1972 Kaiser M35A2 or his 1996 AM General M35A3 to a car show or a parade, he pretty much knows he has the biggest truck on the road.

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Through Helping Others, Blue Springs Ford donates to a worthy charity every month http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18223019.html#storylink=rss On the first Friday in April, Steven Beck and Tim Crawford made the nearly one-hour drive from Leavenworth to Blue Springs Ford for a special occasion.

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2015 Chrysler 300S: Getting better with age http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18224147.html#storylink=rss They say change is good, and the evolution of the Chrysler 300 is a car that gets better every year without undergoing a radical redesign. Excluding the iconic original that was born in 1955, the 2015 is arguably the best version yet.

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Collecting vintage bicycles and motorbikes is John Stansbury’s passion http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18229088.html#storylink=rss John Stansbury said his 40 or more vintage bicycles and motorbikes are “like my kids,” but none is dearer than his unrestored 1901 Steffey motorbike.

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Total rebuild is music to the ears of Merriam auto restorer http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article18222119.html#storylink=rss In many ways, people in the car restoration business are artists. But instead of starting with a blank canvas and creating a masterpiece, they take a broken down, gutted old car that looks ready for the junkyard and return it to vintage form.

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Shay 1955 Replica Thunderbird: History of this replica might be as interesting as the original http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article17349677.html#storylink=rss Nearly 10 years ago, Lance Burton spotted a vintage red car in a driveway with a for sale sign. It didn’t matter that Burton already had three other vintage cars in his garage at the time.

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Business owners put vinyl wraps on their vehicles to get the word out http://www.kansascity.com/cars/article17348117.html#storylink=rss Last summer, a few months after starting his construction and consulting business with his wife, Clint Baker needed a way to advertise efficiently.

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