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2015 Acura TLX Review: From Marysville, not Merrysville

2015 Acura TLX Review: From Marysville, not Merrysville

In reporting Acura’s business history, past products and present lineup, notes on that history typically chronicle those instances when Honda’s upscale division has lost its way. Whether touching on the well-established ‘Legend’ nameplate and the decision to replace it with ‘RL’, or discontinuing the entry-level RSX not long before rival automakers (notably, BMW and Mercedes) fully […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5 4×4 w/ TRD Off-Road review: Thumping good

2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5 4×4 w/ TRD Off-Road review: Thumping good

If we wanted to, we could have counted the great thumping exhaust pulses from our test 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax. That’s not so much because of it being a Toyota V-8, though that’s where they start. Instead it’s the TRD dual exhaust system. At idle and low revs, the exhaust comes out in lumps […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Maserati Ghibli provides the Italian experience to all your senses

Maserati Ghibli provides the Italian experience to all your senses

Maserati is known around the world as a builder of luxurious, exquisitely designed and prestigious automobiles. It is a small manufacturer when matched with the likes of Lexus and Cadillac, and not well known in the United States. But like a few other small companies they are making inroads and beginning to be noticed worldwide. […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Nissan Versa Sedan SV review: ‘My First New Car’

2015 Nissan Versa Sedan SV review: ‘My First New Car’

Not everybody loves hatchbacks. We can understand that. Even if it makes more sense for a one-car apartmenthold—those who have a household are more likely to have just one car—to have the versatility a hatch, some just prefer a sedan. In that case, we’ll de-note the Nissan Versa Note and present the 2015 Nissan Versa […]

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lexus IS F road test: A hot rod and a lot more

Lexus IS F road test: A hot rod and a lot more

It’s not very often — if ever — that you see the words “Lexus” and “hot rod” in the same sentence. Yet, the terms pair well in any discussion of the 2014 Lexus IS F. To bring you up to date, The IS F sedan was introduced in 2007 as an addition to the Lexus […]

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Toyota Camry XLE first drive review: Resuited

2015 Toyota Camry XLE first drive review: Resuited

This year should have had a mild facelift of the Toyota Camry. The current generation debuted in 2012, so for 2015—three years later—the Camry should be up for a for a new front and rear cap, perhaps a new dash and a few other running changes. But not this. The 2015 has a new body, […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Toyota Sienna SE Premium first drive review: True to the concept

2015 Toyota Sienna SE Premium first drive review: True to the concept

The Toyota Sienna is one of a decreasing number of minivans that has stayed true to the original concept. It seats up to eight in relative comfort, doubles as a stuff hauler, and can fit most garages. And even Mom can drive it. (That’s a joke, folks, based on the popular designation of the minivan […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Toyota FJ Cruiser road test: Rugged all-terrain vehicle nearing retirement

Toyota FJ Cruiser road test: Rugged all-terrain vehicle nearing retirement

It is almost time to say good bye to the Toyota FJ Cruiser  When the last of its  2014-model off-road vehicles has been sold, the Cruiser will officially be put out to pasture, so to speak.. This undoubtedly does not come as good news to  many of the faithful, who have recently bestowed upon it […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Review: The fun, fabulous ’50s are back!

2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Review: The fun, fabulous ’50s are back!

October 1957 was an extremely busy month in the United States, with lots of big news being made. On the 4th, the Soviet Union sent Sputnik into orbit, launching the Space Age. On the 8th, the Dodgers confirmed that they were leaving Brooklyn and heading to Los Angeles, and on the 30th, a Buzzardette was […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye review: Drop the ‘e’ and nobody gets hurt

2014 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye review: Drop the ‘e’ and nobody gets hurt

Can we please drop the “e”? We know that Dodge is hyping its heritage with the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, and that heritage dating to the Sixties includes the cloying use of the “European”—or is it that the Olde English—way to spell “rally.” But no, it really isn’t. So can’t we, while keeping the […]

October 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
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