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2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Review: A Tale of the Tape – or Stickin’ it to ‘em

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Review: A Tale of the Tape – or Stickin’ it to ‘em

North Texas – This, ladies and gentlemen, is Truck Country (make that ‘TRUCK COUNTRY’). And with that, the highways and byways of Texas’ Truck Country are  littered with the pick’em-up truck: Home Depot’s delivery drive looks like a staging area for the Texas Auto Writers, while mall parking lots are liberally ‘malled’ by the F-Series, […]

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Lexus GX 460 Luxury review: Refreshing

2014 Lexus GX 460 Luxury review: Refreshing

The second generation Lexus GX 460, which debuted for the 2010 model year, was due for a mid-generational  refresh in 2014, and as Lexus has committed to its “spindle” grille as a brand trademark, how better to set the new model apart. Still, deep down there’s not a lot of change since last year, or […]

April 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Hyundai Equus road test:  ‘Home, Jeeves’

2014 Hyundai Equus road test: ‘Home, Jeeves’

No doubt about it, the refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate is a full-size, full-bore luxury sedan with more than 50 special comfort, convenience and safety features. But, as I cruised around the urban and rural roads of southern South Carolina, I couldn’t help thinking there was one more important feature that I could have really […]

April 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE review: Looking again at Toyota’s small crossover-SUV

2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE review: Looking again at Toyota’s small crossover-SUV

We drove the fourth generation when it was introduced as a 2013 model but haven’t had the opportunity since then to get behind the wheel of Toyota’s smallest SUV for a week long drive. That drought just ended with a week spent in a 2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE. The XLE is the midlevel trim of […]

April 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Honda Accord Coupe Review: Handbook or Manual?

2014 Honda Accord Coupe Review: Handbook or Manual?

The appeal of a coupe is anything but intrinsic. On some platforms shared with a more conventional 4-door the coupe absolutely shines, to the point you wonder why they’re not all done that way. And in just as many instances one wonders why the design and product teams bother at all. With typically longish doors […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Buzz on/Buzz off: A 2015 Chrysler 200 first drive dialog

Buzz on/Buzz off: A 2015 Chrysler 200 first drive dialog

Buzzard-in-Chief John Matras and Buzzardette BJ Killeen have an email conversation about the new Chrysler 200. JM: When we saw the Chrysler 200 intro at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we were ready to jump in and drive it off the stage. You called it “smoking hot,” BJ Killeen. Well, we’ve had […]

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic review: For your urban explorations

2014 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic review: For your urban explorations

”City-ready vehicle.” That’s not exactly a descriptor one expects from Land Rover, a city-ready vehicle that “demands respect on every streetcorner,” with “contemporary design and silhouette that guarantee you’ll be standing out in the city.” But that’s the Range Rover Evoque, according to Land Rover. Odd. Once was the time when a Land Rover vehicle […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lexus’ GS, IS 350 Comparison: ‘G’ is for grown-ups, ‘I’ is immature

Lexus’ GS, IS 350 Comparison: ‘G’ is for grown-ups, ‘I’ is immature

This fall, if the Japanese calendar still coincides with the U.S. calendar, Lexus will celebrate its 25th anniversary retailing cars in the U.S. It’s fair to say that few observers of the industry then could have suggested what Lexus would have looked like now. While Toyota’s retail ambitions were obviously high, the rollout – with […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 review: A new look, a new old name

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 review: A new look, a new old name

Jeep has made a big deal about “Trail Rated,” a designation for as one might assume, a readiness for going seriously off-road. Who certifies vehicles as “Trail Rated”? Jeep does. And do any vehicles other than Jeeps get that designation? Nope. So clearly it’s a marketing ploy for Jeep. Well, not entirely. By listing its […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive followup review: White Wizard

2014 BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive followup review: White Wizard

While the rest of the CarBuzzard crew is located in sunnier climes, your faithful Buzzard-in-Chief is in the northeast, which experienced a record-setting season for snow. What better time to test the 2014 BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive? We’ve reported on the 3-Series Gran Turismo before with a first-drive review of a 2014 BMW 335i […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
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