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E-ZPass may not so E-Z to get your hands on




So, just how easy is it to get ahold of an E-ZPass? 

This week, VDOT's E-ZPass program has been the topic or much frustration for Hampton Roads drivers.  With tolls set to begin February 1st for both the Portsmouth-Norfolk Downtown and Midtown tunnels- tolls that are greatly reduced for E-ZPass users- thousands of Hampton Roads residents are deciding that it is finally time to bite the bullet and purchase a transponder.  Unfortunately, even though folks are weeks ahead of true scrambling time, the Virginia E-ZPass website has been flooded and physical purchase sites are running out of transponders. 

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$5,000 off New 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids




If you've visited a local gas station over the past few days, you may have noted that fuel prices are slowly creeping back up.  The best defense against this increase is a fuel-efficient vehicle.  

If saving money is a priority for 2014, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a good place to start.  Not only is the fuel economy of the Hybrid Sonata outstanding, but, the price of the Sonata Hybrid is lower than many of others in its class. 

This January, Checkered Flag Hyundai has the most Sonata Hybrids at the best prices in Hampton Roads.

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Double Cab Tundra under $25,000 at CF Toyota



Is your New Year?s resolution list a mile long?  Whether it?s getting outdoors to exercise, repairing your home, or just vacationing more often, a Toyota Tundra is the perfect truck to help meet your goals.  Now, through February 3rd, Checkered Flag Toyota has got an incredible deal on 2014 Toyota Tundra. 

New 2014 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 V8

$24…
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Your neighbor will tell you. These brands are best!




Ask any savvy shopper and you will find out, if you want to make sure you are making a sound purchase, you have to do your research.  Check the websites, visit the stores, and most importantly, listen to reviews. 

When it comes to major purchases, the "reviews" we trust the most are those handed down from friends and family.  Word of mouth is an incredible driving force for any business.  

I have to say, I agree with all of the brand recommendations mentioned in the article below.  Honda and Hyundai are both fantastic Checkered Flag brands.  And, USAA provided outstanding…
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New Wes Anderson short features vintage BMW motorcycle



Now, the words "Prada," "Wes Anderson," and "vintage Italian racing" aren't often heard together.  But, today we are in luck.  Check out the new film below.
 


Apparently, the Prada brand is looking to reach out into artistic realms other than fashion.  They've teamed up with Wes Anderson and produced this short, but sweet, film about an American racecar driver who…
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Downed Helicopter off the VA Coast



CheckeredFlag.com is following a story out of Virginia Beach.  There is a Navy helicopter that has gone down 18 miles off the coast of Cape Henry. 

Navy helicopter down 18 miles off Cape Henry, 5 people on board

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A Navy helicopter went down about 18 miles east of Cape Henry in Virginia Beach around 11 a.m. Wednesday, the…
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Amazon Vehicle Delivery?


Source: [Huffington Post]

During the holidays I saw the UPS or FEDEX delivery drivers in my neighborhood at least once, if not more times than that per day.  With each delivery I was hoping that the package would come to my house, forget the fact that I had not ordered anything!

Many were like me in seeing the frequent whizzing by of…
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