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2017 BMW X4 Leaves Cars.com Critics Smiling

If we here at Lithia Auto Stores were to detail the many winning qualities of the 2017 BMW X4, the Bavarian brand's chameleonic compact crossover, we'd no doubt be here for quite some time. That list, as it turns out, is a mighty long one.

So, rather than take this approach, we thought we'd link the following video.

Pair up with Cars.com personality, Joe Bruzek, as he tries the X4 on for size:

Potent and polished, the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine of the range-topping M40i model is sure to satisfy all but the most…

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The Ultimate in Versatility

Whether you're taking it down to the lake or just dropping the kids off at soccer, the 2017 Ford Explorer is the car for you. The Ford Explorer combines comfort, capability, and convenience in one amazing package.

The Ford Explorer has available three-row seating for up to seven people. That's enough room to carry your kids and their friends. There's 21 ft3 of space with all the seats up, 43.9 ft3 with the third row folded down, and a whopping 81.7 ft3 with the second and third rows down. The 2017 Ford…

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Common reasons that check engine light comes on

How should you assess your check engine light? A good place to start is knowing the most likely reasons it came on in the first place. Despite the level of innovation we see in today’s vehicles, caring for them continues to require proper attention to detail and performance to ensure long-term high-level performance.

Here are five common reasons your check engine light may be on:

  • O2 sensor mass airflow sensor
  • Loose gas cap
  • Catalytic converter
  • Spark plugs

The above issues are very common for techs to address, but there are a plethora of separate issues that may be affecting…

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When Leasing is a Better Choice

When looking for a new car, the two main options that you will have are to either buy or lease the vehicle. While most financial experts agree that buying a car make more financial sense, there are many cases when leasing is the better option.

One situation when leasing makes more sense is when you want a new car, but don't want to pay a lot for it. Monthly lease payments on a car are typically less than half of the amount that you would pay in auto loans for the same car. This can make leasing far more…

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Keep your car healthy through regular checkups

Humans and cars have some things in common. Like people, cars are best served by having regular checkups. In both cases, this is done so that potential problems can be caught in the earliest stages, before they develop into larger problems which are harder to fix.
Like with visits to the doctor, catching a problem with your car in the earliest stages can pay off big. Similarly, missing regular checkups can cost you big, and even threaten your life. But the good news is that taking your car to a dealership, where it can be serviced by certified techs, usually…
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Our customers are loving the 2017 Subaru Impreza!

We are excited to confirm that here at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we currently have brand-new Subaru Impreza models in our lot. So far, our customers have had nothing but great things to say about these awesome cars. It is no surprise that they are so popular. Subaru kept the same features that gave the Impreza its great reputation, and then added a variety of new high-tech features. Check out the video below to see some of these highlights! You are invited to stop by our dealership and take a new Impreza out for a test drive! We are…

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Your car needs love and attention too!

Your car begins to sputtering and breaking down on the side of the road and you are stuck on the side of the road until help arrives hours later. This all could have been avoided if you would have followed your car general maintenance schedule. It is vital to stick to this schedule because it helps to keep your car in optimal running condition.

Your dealership can perform such services as oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checks and changes that will help to extend your car's life. These services need to be done at the specified mileage intervals…

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Autotrader Tries 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid on for Size

What do we here at Lithia Auto Stores enjoy about the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the American automaker's eco-conscious midsize sedan?

Well, to be honest ... just about everything. We feel this four-door is one of the finest on the road today.

And now, here to provide some context for our claim is Autotrader critic Jabari Jones. Watch his assessment of the Fusion Hybrid in the clip below:

Beneath the Fusion Hybrid's hood, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine works in tandem with an electric motor. That motor, in turn, is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. All told…

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