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2015 Kia Sedona first drive: For people who need more room for their stuff rather than their egos

2015 Kia Sedona first drive: For people who need more room for their stuff rather than their egos

 Yes, it’s true. The people-mover portion of the automotive market is one of the few moving down the ladder instead of up. The minivan segment has been seriously maligned with a case of “unhipness,” and families jumped ship as fast as the captain on the Titanic when the next cool thing (crossovers) came along. The […]

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack review: Packing 6.4 liters of scat*

2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack review: Packing 6.4 liters of scat*

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is getting all the press, and at 707 horsepower, it certainly deserves a paragraph or two. But Dodge won’t sell very many of those. More significant to the man on the street, we’ll posit, is the 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. At only 485 horsepower, it’s much more practical. Riiiiight. […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lexus RC coupe preview: Sporty, sexy,  high-tech and high-performance

Lexus RC coupe preview: Sporty, sexy, high-tech and high-performance

The winds of change have been wafting over Lexus over the past seven years and a fresh gust will soon arrive.  Ready for its debut are the RC sports coupes, and they will be available in two levels of excitement, the hot RC 350  and the scalding, track-ready RC F. The mission for these coupes […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia Soul EV + first drive review: Hamsters on tiptoes

2015 Kia Soul EV + first drive review: Hamsters on tiptoes

According to Carl Sandburg, it was fog that comes in on little cat feet, sits on silent haunches and then moves on. According to Kia, it’s the Soul EV that comes and goes silently.  And perhaps on little hamster feet. That’s silently for the 2015 Soul EV because the battery-electric vehicle is one of the […]

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Buick LaCrosse AWD Premium review: Wi-Fi and more

2015 Buick LaCrosse AWD Premium review: Wi-Fi and more

  There’s style, and then there’s style, and that’s what the 2015 Buick Lacrosse has. A while back, we sampled the 2012 Lacrosse and found a pleasant All-American, a long-legged tourer, consummate commuter and classic day-to-day suburban sedan. For the traditionalist, it’s a superb manifestation of the American sedan. Nothing has changed. In fact, we […]

September 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ford Fiesta EcoBoost vs. All-New Honda Fit: Fit to be tied?

Ford Fiesta EcoBoost vs. All-New Honda Fit: Fit to be tied?

Alexandria, VA – If there is one overriding impression during the first two weeks of a long-term stay in the D.C. area, it’s the overwhelming number of small cars in D.C. and – comparatively – the relative dearth of them in my home state of Texas. And, as you might guess with its preponderance of […]

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDi SE w/ Sunroof first drive review: Better with a better TDi

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDi SE w/ Sunroof first drive review: Better with a better TDi

The Volkswagen Passat gets better every year, and although we’re awaiting a full refurbishment of the Jetta next year—the traditional mid-run updating with changes to the front and rear aspects, some juggling of interior appointments and perhaps some mechanical updating—the 2015 Volkswagen Passat gets one new feature that will make VW’s sedan buyers not want […]

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Mini Cooper S review: Different…but the same

2014 Mini Cooper S review: Different…but the same

We know the Mini. You know the Mini…or if you don’t, take 48 seconds and watch this. We’ll wait. You’re back. We bring all this up because the Mini Cooper, the one arriving in 2001 under BMW’s ownership,  is entering its third generation—yes, already—and there are significant changes. Not that most people would notice the […]

September 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Golf Boys…one good, one bad…well, you know the story

The Golf Boys…one good, one bad…well, you know the story

Sunset at the Ranch Howdy, pardner. So glad you stopped by. Set a spell, and let me get you some sarsaparilla. It’ll cool ya right down. People in town said you was riding West, visitin’ towns, on the look out for a good yarn. Well, I got one for ya. I know I’m just a […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Nissan NV 200 Taxi Review: More than fare…

2014 Nissan NV 200 Taxi Review: More than fare…

Near downtown Dallas, I’m at an intersection in the middle of rush hour – a classic misnomer if ever there was one. In the next lane sits a nondescript Chrysler minivan, its faded yellow paint quietly speaking to it intended mission: soliciting fares. As you’d guess, it’s not even in ‘fair’ condition, with bald tires […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
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