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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: Young, adult and (still) novel

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: Young, adult and (still) novel

On a bicycle, ‘fit’ isn’t a component; it is the component. Whether you’re spending $80 for a junkyard dog or $8,000 on the slickest bit of carbon fiber, if the bike doesn’t fit you must, uh, quit. Almost as essential as good fit are the points of contact: handlebars, pedals and seat. If bars or […]

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Denali 4×4 review: Six-point-six liters worth of big

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Denali 4×4 review: Six-point-six liters worth of big

Here’s a surprise, not. The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab is big. It’s big even with the “short” six-and-a-half foot bed—an eight-footer is available. The “short” bed’s wheelbase 153.7 inches. For perspective, a Chevrolet Spark is 144.7 inches one end to the other. And while we’re at it, the name is long, […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Chrysler 200C AWD review: Still impressed

2015 Chrysler 200C AWD review: Still impressed

We were impressed by our first drives in the Chrysler 200 series, and after spending a week in the 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD, we’re no less so now. The Chrysler 200 is, of course, the new mid-size Chrysler, a notch below the Chrysler 300 series, a replacement for the Chrysler 200 that ran from 2011 […]

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Subaru Outback Review: Better, Bigger…Out Back

2015 Subaru Outback Review: Better, Bigger…Out Back

Just when you thought size no longer mattered, an absolute bevy of upsized automotive intros populate our driveways. Those hoping for a smaller, more athletic Mustang this coming model year had their hopes dashed quickly; the new one may be more athletic, but for ‘smaller’ you’ll have to visit the SMU sideline – and find […]

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia Sorento Review: Are You Married…with Children?

2015 Kia Sorento Review: Are You Married…with Children?

Los Angeles – Planned as a brief respite from the heat that consumes Dallas-Fort Worth in August, we left D/FW during one of the coolest weeks (in late July) we can remember. And we landed, as you might guess, in a heat wave enveloping Los Angeles. Timing – of course – is everything, which brings […]

August 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4×4 Laramie Limited Edition EcoDiesel review: First full-size half-ton pickup with a diesel engine

2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4×4 Laramie Limited Edition EcoDiesel review: First full-size half-ton pickup with a diesel engine

A diesel in a half-ton pickup? In a heavy-duty pickup, a 2500 or F-250 or so, sure. Nothing new there. But no one has put a diesel engine in a standard full-size pickup, at least recently, at least recently until now. Behold the 2015 Ram 1500 powered by the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. And we […]

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe luxury in a sporty wrapping

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe luxury in a sporty wrapping

    It seems only right that the folks at Cadillac would design a coupe version of their popular ATS sedan. The public and media types like us were saying this was a must. The outcry became even more insistent following test drives of the ATS sedan.  After all, the Cadillac CTS Coupe, particularly in […]

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport first drive review: Nicely filling a void

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport first drive review: Nicely filling a void

Nature abhors a vacuum, we’re told, and regardless of nature’s opinion of household appliances, we know that car makers don’t want voids in their lineups, absences that would send market segment intenders out of dealers’ showrooms to get what they want somewhere else. So with the choice of premium compact crossover/SUV‘s expanding, Lexus had to […]

August 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE review: It should be Ford’s most popular car

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE review: It should be Ford’s most popular car

The streets of suburbia should be packed, curb to curb, with the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid. It’s roomy, quiet, stingy and affordable, and it also has a certain European charm. That should surprise not, because the Ford C-Max was designed for Europe, and to make the most of its footprint on narrow European streets and […]

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe road test: New and improved; just as tough

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe road test: New and improved; just as tough

Don’t mess with success! One has to guess that, in essence, was the order from General Motors headquarters as designers and engineers went to work in developing the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and its close relatives from GMC and Cadillac. After all, GM pretty much has a lock on the traditional full-size, truck-based sport-utility vehicle, so […]

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