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GIANT ROBOT
Toyota’s biggest, baddest Land Cruiser

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AUTO REVIEW—Big seems to be the theme throughout the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s big on the outside, measuring in at 194.9 inches in length and 74 inches in height, and big on the inside with seating for eight people over three rows. It has a big 24.6-gallon fuel tank, which is probably a good idea for a vehicle that gets 13 miles per gallon around town. And finally, the Land Cruiser has a BIG price tag with an MSRP, as equipped, just shy of $84,000. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry finds out if bigger is better.

FLAIR AND BALANCED
The turbocharged Lexus RC 200t

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AUTO REVIEW—No, the title of this review isn’t a misprint. Our Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry is driving a car that is stylish and original while, at the same time, maintains a perfect balance between fairly impressive performance and very respectable fuel economy. Sleek, sporty and fun to drive, the turbocharged Lexus RC 200t puts a smile on Reed’s face on a weekend road trip to sunny Las Vegas.

RAGTOP DAY
22nd Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show

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AUTO SHOW—“Ragtop Day” is not just the name of a popular Jimmy Buffett song, it also seems to appropriately describe the 22nd Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show in Los Angeles. Held the first Saturday in June each year, this year’s theme is “The Sky Is The Limit: A Tribute To American Convertibles.” Reed Berry reports.

A B.F.F. FROM K.I.A.
An old friend is now turning heads

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AUTO REVIEW— I am driving a car that I really like a lot. Do I love it? If it were human, would I put a ring on it? Probably not, but we would be really good friends. There’s a lot to like about the 2016 Kia Optima EX, a reasonably priced good-for-everything type vehicle that makes an excellent daily driver. It’s spacious, practical and looks great. Honestly, I have been a fan of Optima in recent years because the car has definite eye appeal. It hasn’t always been that way but, over the years, Optima has evolved into quite a head-turner. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.

NEW CALIFORNIA DRIVING LAWS FOR 2016

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LA CAR REPORT— Every year, new laws take effect but many people don’t learn about them until they get pulled over and ticketed for them. So, hey, let’s be a bit proactive here, and get to know the new laws before a violation sucks some big bucks right out of your pocket. Unless otherwise noted, these new laws and changes are effective January 1, 2016. Reed “The Traffic Guy” Berry reports.