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Clarksville Police are looking for Missing Person Eldridge Howard

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Detective Howard Gillespie from the Clarksville Police Department is searching for a missing adult male and is requesting public assistance.

The missing person is 56-year-old Eldridge Howard from Clarksville.

He was last seen on August 26th, 2016 at approximately 8:15am.

Missing Person Eldridge Howard

Missing Person Eldridge Howard

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Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card shows Subaru and Mazda Keeping Pace with Luxury Brands

 

Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaru and Mazda can often deliver as much quality as more opulent luxury brands.

The highest overall brand scores in Consumer Reports’ annual indicator of which brands make the best cars went to Audi (80) and Subaru (78). Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100 percent of each brand’s models that it has tested. Luxury brands Lexus (76), Porsche (76), and BMW (76) rounded out the top five in CR’s rankings.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

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Clarksville Police issues Facts about False Information being posted on a Clarksville Facebook page

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the last few days, a Clarksville resident in the Savannah West Subdivision has been posting on his Facebook page that there was a sexual predator in his neighborhood on September 9th, 2015.

On his post, he stated that a white male with short hair driving a grey BMW tried to abduct a 12-year-old female. After his attempt was unsuccessful, he circled around and went after two boys.

Clarksville Police responded to incidents on Savannah West neighborhood. These incidents were deemed “Suspicious Activity” calls. No crime occurred in either incident.

Clarksville Police responded to incidents on Savannah West neighborhood. These incidents were deemed “Suspicious Activity” calls. No crime occurred in either incident.

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Consumer Reports Car Repair Satisfaction Survey shows Independent Shops Outshine Dealership Repair Centers

 

Over Three-quarters of customers that haggled were successful in negotiating a discount.

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car dealership.

The one automaker that outscored the independent shops was the electric carmaker Tesla, which earned high praise for its on-time repairs, courtesy, price, quality, and overall satisfaction. But part of Tesla’s current success might be because it’s new to the market, and it has a relatively small number of customers to satisfy compared with the established luxury brands. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey by Consumer Reports shows Infotainment Systems are a Growing First-Year Reliability Plague

 

Troublesome Q50, QX60 models drop Infiniti 14 spots; Lexus tops rankings

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Multi-function, cross-linked infotainment systems and the associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many brands, according to Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Reliability Survey.

First-year models from Infiniti, Jeep, Fiat, Ram, Cadillac, Ford, and Honda have all seen significant problem rates from infotainment bugs and glitches. Of the 17 problem areas CR asks about in its survey, the category including in-car electronics generated more complaints from owners of 2014 models than for any other category. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports finds updated Buick Regal challenges European class leaders for Less Money

 

Tests finds Volvo S60 is a solid, practical competitor

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The recently freshened Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are giving their sportier and more prestigious competitors from BMW and Mercedes-Benz serious competition, in Consumer Reports latest tests.

Consumer Reports engineers found the Regal’s performance, handling and easy infotainment system appealing. That helped the Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test.

2014 Buick Regal

2014 Buick Regal

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Consumer Reports 2014 Car Brand Report Cards has Acura & Audi joining Lexus at the Head of the Class

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score. «Read the rest of this article»

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BMW recalls over 500,000 vehicles due to possible loss of electrical power

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

2012 BMW 128I is one of the models being recalled.

2012 BMW 128I is one of the models being recalled.

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Consumer Reports Reveals Annual Naughty & Nice List of Company Policies and Practicies Deserving of Coal or Kudos

 

Ticketmaster, Time Warner Cable and BMW among others make CR’s “Naughty” List while Home Depot, Oxo and PNC Bank play “Nice” in Third Annual Public Education Campaign

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports today unveiled its third annual Naughty & Nice List of company policies and practices. The companies cover a gamut of industries, including automotive (BMW, Honda) apparel (Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Forever 21) and even hospitality (Drury Hotels).

The annual Naughty & Nice list is not a Rating on an overall company; rather it’s a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on a specific policy or practice. CR also acknowledges that the companies excluded from the list may have similar policies. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports New E15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles and Cause Consumer Confusion

 

AAA research reveals need for regulators and industry to suspend E15 sales to protect motorists

AAAOrlando, FL – A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline.

An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than five percent of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected.

New E15 Gasoline (15% Ethanol) may confuse consumers and damage vehicles

New E15 Gasoline (15% Ethanol) may confuse consumers and damage vehicles

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