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May 2, 2013

TOM'S CORNER: How do you say the name of that car?

(Continued)

Niagara Gazette — Hyundai drives their wheels either by rear, front, or all-wheel drive drivetrains. Typically you will find that Hyundai drives their performance coupes and luxury sedans with Rear Wheel Drive. All other vehicles, which include Azera, Sonata, Veloster, Santa Fe and Tucson are either front or all-wheel drive vehicles.

Hyundai offers a wide range of accoutrements for your driving pleasure and safety. Such features as dual climate control, leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroofs, fog lights to “see” through those soupy nights, factory backup cams and navigation systems, a great sound system generating the high sting of a cymbal to the low rolling beat of a bass; and a great telematics system called Blue Link which guarantees your safe and sure passage on America’s highways and byways. This system has an entire manual dedicated to its use and features.

Yes, this humble little car company from South Korea has come to the US, ran with, and in many cases; beat ‘The Big Dogs.’ This is the kind of Humble Pie I will eat any day of the week when my fellow American motorists win out with a choice like this on the market.

‘Til next time ... Keep Rollin’

"America's Car Show" with Tom Torbjornsen airs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday on WBBZ-TV.

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