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2015 Kia Soul EV Review: Soul Mate…or Electric Utility?

2015 Kia Soul EV Review: Soul Mate…or Electric Utility?

For the few of you continuing to think the electric car is something new, know that the 1st-gen electrics were on the streets before the term ‘1st-gen’ had been invented. At that point the 20th Century was young, the War to End All Wars had not even started, and the only Roosevelt in the public […]

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Nissan MaximaFour Door Sports Car, Nashville and Country Music Legends; Can’t get any better

2016 Nissan MaximaFour Door Sports Car, Nashville and Country Music Legends; Can’t get any better

Nissan introduced its eighth generation Maxima in its American home town of Nashville accompanied by the music of Vince Gil, “Ranger Doug” Green and the Time Jumpers. If you enjoy country swing, check out The Time Jumpers. As it turned out it was a perfect place to enjoy all of this. Nashville is surrounded by […]

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat review: Today’s show brought to you by the letters O, M and G

2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat review: Today’s show brought to you by the letters O, M and G

Putting it simply, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the reason the letters O, M and G were invented. Why? This is not a confession, but we know of a Charger Hellcat that, well, let’s just say that it made the leap into hyperspace just about as fast as anything we’ve experienced. And without […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review – MazdaSex In Need Of A Six

2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review – MazdaSex In Need Of A Six

It is, in a word, sensual. In a lineup of mass market sedans there are those that deliver very little visually, like Honda’s super-competent Accord. And then there are those that try entirely too hard; think various versions of Toyota’s Camry and Nissan’s just-introduced Maxima. Occasionally there is the sweet spot, one most manufacturers rarely […]

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review:  Brightest star in the system

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review: Brightest star in the system

Living in Los Angeles makes one blasé about things that would work others into a tizzy. Especially in the area where this author calls home. We live in the San Fernando Valley — more specifically, Sherman Oaks/Studio City, a place that was built and designed for those who work in “the industry.” Mack Sennett built […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chrysler 300 Limited road test: Comfortable, capable and luxurious

2015 Chrysler 300 Limited road test: Comfortable, capable and luxurious

When the 10th generation Chrysler 300 was unveiled in 2004, it hit the asphalt with tires spinning, drawing raves from many corners. A decade later, the 2015 Chrysler 300 has undergone many updates and improvements, but it retains its original swagger, its distinctive design and, more importantly, some of the same mechanical underpinnings.. And that […]

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Audi allroad 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review: Still not a wagon?

2015 Audi allroad 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review: Still not a wagon?

The last time we reviewed the Audi allroad (Audi’s lowercase, not ours) was in 2013, and Chief Buzzard John Matras did a thorough job of trying to convince us it wasn’t a wagon. Are we going to try to do the same? Or are we going to try to tell you it’s not an SUV, […]

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Nissan Qashqai review: Our best mpg ever, and it’s in a C-segment crossover

2015 Nissan Qashqai review: Our best mpg ever, and it’s in a C-segment crossover

At first we didn’t believe the driver information center of the 2015 Nissan Qashqai we were driving. It would reset itself every time we restarted this U.K. spec model we were driving in Scotland, and every time we did so, it would display numbers in the high 40’s, more often 50’s, and if we hit […]

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia Forte5 Review: With A Kia Soul – And GTI Sticker

2015 Kia Forte5 Review: With A Kia Soul – And GTI Sticker

  I’ll begin with a confession: I’ve been a fan of value since, well, forever. One of my earliest automotive memories is riding in a friend’s ’62 (or ’63?) Beetle on roads in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. My first car was a ’66 VW missing only a 4th gear, creating its own kind of parent-mandated […]

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander first-drive review: A journey of 1,000 miles begins with 100 steps

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander first-drive review: A journey of 1,000 miles begins with 100 steps

Currently, there are 37 vehicle brands on the market, and over 300 different models. Whereas Chevrolet offers 21 different models on the high end, Mitsubishi has five. In the first five months of 2015, Chevrolet has sold almost 900,000 units; Mitsubishi is at about 41,000. As a conglomerate, Mitsubishi’s parent company dwarfs Chevrolet’s General Motors, […]

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
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