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2016 Nissan Rogue SL AWD review: Top or not

2016 Nissan Rogue SL AWD review: Top or not

A dilemma some car shoppers face is whether to buy a particular car model and stay at a lower trim level, resisting the premium trim and optional luxury features because they make a car too expensive. Or to buy that same model and load it up, getting all the extra features that they wouldn’t on […]

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Hyundai Tucson ECO review: Mother says, sure, go ahead

2016 Hyundai Tucson ECO review: Mother says, sure, go ahead

Remember that game we played when we were kids, Mother May I? One child would tell the others what kinds of steps they could take. Well, the Hyundai Tucson just got one giant step. Just like the Tucson did for the 2010 model year, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson takes a big stride in the first […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Honda Civic Touring 4-door review: How Honda brought its “A” game

2016 Honda Civic Touring 4-door review: How Honda brought its “A” game

Honda famously muffed the ninth generation Civic. Into one of the most competitive segments in the automotive market, Honda brought its “B” game. The 2012 Honda Civic wasn’t so much bad. It was that it wasn’t as good as it could have been, confusing inexpensive with cheap. Honda must have known it from the beginning, […]

June 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Nissan Sentra translates to getting more for your money

2016 Nissan Sentra translates to getting more for your money

There are plenty of compact sedans vying for buyer’s attention and keeping your vehicle fresh is a major concern for auto makers. Nissan has given the 2016 Sentra an extensive reworking, continuing to make this compact sedan a first rate choice. As we look at the global automotive market place, the Nissan Sentra continues to […]

June 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum AWD review: A real Chrysler’s Chrysler

2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum AWD review: A real Chrysler’s Chrysler

The 2016 Chrysler 300 is simply the most Chrysler of a Chrysler there is. That’s not a tautology, really. While of course it is a Chrysler—that’s the name on winged badge on its grille—it’s also a Chrysler, living up to the heritage that built the Chrysler Building, one of the most recognizable icons of the […]

June 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI S w/ Performance Package review: More hot for the hatch

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI S w/ Performance Package review: More hot for the hatch

The Volkswagen GTI is now one year into its seventh generation. We first drove the 2015 VW Golf GTI in California but this is the first time for us to sample a GTI on our home turf. While our first-drive 2015 GTI was a top-trim Autobahn model, it did not have the Performance Package, which […]

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang track drive review: Flat-plane geometry and monster brakes

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang track drive review: Flat-plane geometry and monster brakes

There’s a sort of chicane, and the 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang tags the curbing on the right and then the left and then there’s a straight ahead. Put the hammer down. There’s a slight rise so the next corner can’t be seen, but it’s a left and the braking points are marked with cones. The […]

May 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X road test: Still truckin’ after all these years

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X road test: Still truckin’ after all these years

In the first four months of 2016, Japanese manufacturer Nissan had sold 28,904 Frontier mid-size pickup trucks in the United States, an increase of 15.9 percent over the January-April period in 2015. Considering the renewed interest in mid-size pickup trucks since the recent introduction of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and a major makeover […]

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking review: Playing the game

2016 Fiat 500L Urbana Trekking review: Playing the game

The coaches at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles studied the Mini playbook and came up with a game plan that crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s—literally—for a return of the Fiat brand to America. To wit: Start with an iconic European brand that’s vaguely familiar to Americans and draw on the brand’s heritage to introduce a […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Jeep Renegade Sport review: More enjoyable than you might expect

2016 Jeep Renegade Sport review: More enjoyable than you might expect

At first glance the 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport that arrived for my inspection seemed shockingly primitive —- no 4-wheel-drive, no automatic transmission, no navigation, no satellite radio, not even a rear-view camera. Oh, there were a couple of comfort and convenience features —- air conditioning, cruise control, power heated outside mirror —- but they were […]

May 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus first drive review: If you can make it here…

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus first drive review: If you can make it here…

What can you learn driving the 201 Chrysler Pacifica for 15 minutes at 15 miles an hour? Quite a bit, actually, depending on where those miles are. Especially when that 15 miles per hour is a top speed—much of it standing still—but only if those miles are in Manhattan in the vicinity of the Lincoln […]

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Chrysler 200C review: A competitive mid-size sedan that got lost in the crowd

2016 Chrysler 200C review: A competitive mid-size sedan that got lost in the crowd

Let me put it this way: If the boss assigned you a 2016 Chrysler 200C as a company car you would probably be very happy with it. The mid-size family sedan is good looking, comfortable, quiet, powerful enough, and fuel efficient, It handles satisfactorily and, depending on options, is filled with technologically modern comfort and […]

May 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
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