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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Review: King of the Hell?

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Review: King of the Hell?

Southlake, TX – On the same weekend the Wall Street Journal’s Dan Neil reported on lapping the Elkhart Lake road course in Cadillac’s CTS-V, this reporter was doing laps of Southlake, Texas (no road course – just roads) in Dodge’s Charger SRT Hellcat. And despite a price difference between the Big Daddy Caddy and chargin’ […]

August 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT review: Is the touring really grand?

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT review: Is the touring really grand?

The letters “G” and “T” are among the most abused in the automotive moniker mien, specifically when they’re joined to form “GT.” That, of course, stands for “grand touring,” which evokes images of European motorcars of the ‘Thirties with long hoods, short cabins. Or maybe a sleek Euro coupe from the Sixties, with a V-12, […]

August 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop first drive review: My speed

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop first drive review: My speed

There we were, stuck in Friday afternoon gridlock on Interstate 84 just west of Danbury, Connecticut. Neither my driving partner nor I was pleased with our situation, nor that we couldn’t agree on the radio station. She liked XM’s 1stWave, while The Bridge was more my speed…though speed was only a memory. But not distant. […]

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Honda HR-V Navi review: Smaller scale CR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Navi review: Smaller scale CR-V

The Honda CR-V has been a hit since its introduction as a major player in the crowded compact SUV/CUV, in no small part because of its versatile interior, unmatched by any other vehicle in its segment. The same utility has been present in the Honda Fit, but the Fit lacks all-weather capability of the Honda […]

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport review: When two doors are more than four doors

2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport review: When two doors are more than four doors

At first blush, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 to be simply a coupe version of the Lexus IS sedan, and there is some justification for that assumption. After all, they’re about the same size and they share the same powertrain, a 3.5-liter V-6 with an eight-speed or six-speed automatic transmission, with a choice of rear […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia Sedona Long-Term Review Update: Ready for anything at anytime

2015 Kia Sedona Long-Term Review Update: Ready for anything at anytime

We are about four months into our year-long loan of the 2015 Kia Sedona, and we are still enjoying the honeymoon. The Kia Sedona is ready to go anywhere and do anything we ask of it, whether that’s running to Home Depot for lawn supplies, driving to a different state to attend a birthday party, […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Mustang Review: Steering Toward Change

2015 Ford Mustang Review: Steering Toward Change

In the world of motoring enthusiasts, Ford Mustangs are suppose to have big V-8 engines with lots of cubes and a growl under the hood that shakes your insides. There continues to be a huge draw for those of us who desire to have this visceral relationship with the Mustang. However, according to Ford, there […]

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Fiat 500X Lounge AWD review: The Italian un-crossover is a winner

2016 Fiat 500X Lounge AWD review: The Italian un-crossover is a winner

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, but we were impressed by the overall quality feel of our test 2016 Fiat 500X Lounge. Admittedly the Lounge is the more luxury-inspired trim level of the 500X, but still, there was a noticeable…quality…feel to it we didn’t expect. The Fiat 500X is Fiat’s compact crossover model, going head to […]

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Review: Is Your Next Car A Crossover?

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Review: Is Your Next Car A Crossover?

In my 46 years as a licensed – and semi-competent – driver, my vehicle inventory has run the gamut. Beginning with a ’66 Beetle lacking a 4th gear (which is its own kind of governor – don’t ask me why we didn’t repair it) to a necessarily brief period with a high-mileage Audi, an Alfa […]

July 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Lexus IS 350 F Sport review: It grows, but remains the same

2015 Lexus IS 350 F Sport review: It grows, but remains the same

When we first drove the 2014 Lexus IS, we noticed the size increase even without a tape measure. It’s surprising how much such a little added wheelbase—what’s four inches among friends—results in a much larger car. In fact, calling the Lexus IS a compact luxury car is somewhat misleading. Not that it isn’t a luxury […]

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
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