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2017 Cadillac CT6 Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Cadillac CT6 Review By Steve Purdy

2017 CADILLAC CT6 Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Who would have thought we would be driving a large Cadillac - referred to as the brand’s “flagship sedan” - powered by a four-cylinder engine. Amazing! What’s even more amazing is that it performs and feels smooth and powerful enough to do ... Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review By Steve Purdy

Exterior design follows the brand’s styling theme with bold, gaping, trapezoidal grille, stylishly flowing lines and some dramatic sculpting for definition. In addition to the exterior design the brash, blue color of our tester (Mazda calls it Dynamic Blue Mica) draws attention as well. The floating roofline slopes q ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport Review By Steve Purdy

Well, it is the 311-horsepower version of Lexus’ mid-size, rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive optional) GS 350 sedan in its F-Sport version. This 5-passenger luxury people hauler comes in two-liter turbo, 3.5-liter V6 and hybrid versions each with an F-Sport iteration. The two-liter turbo version without F-Sport start ... Continue reading

Don't Miss 2017 Eyes On Design - This Weekend At The Edsel and Ford Eleanor House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

Don't Miss 2017 Eyes On Design - This Weekend At The Edsel and Ford Eleanor House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

2017 EYES ON DESIGN SHOW The Best Fathers Day Show Anywhere From Delahaye to Model A Car Show Preview by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau The Edsel and Ford Eleanor House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan is an ideal venue for a premier classic and collector car show. Broad, expansive lawns, stately hardwoo ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Camry Preview - Next Gen Of America's Favorite Sedan By Steve Purdy

2018 Toyota Camry Preview - Next Gen Of America's Favorite Sedan By Steve Purdy

Toyota hosted a gaggle of journalists in Oregon this week to get the story first hand from executives and engineers, have a look at, and a first drive in, the newest iteration of the ubiquitous Camry. ... Continue reading

2017 VOLVO S90 Review By Steve Purdy

2017 VOLVO S90 Review By Steve Purdy

First out of the box for the new Volvo was the XC90 crossover that won just about every design award in the business. And, we agree, it is a masterpiece of mid-size crossover competence and aesthetics. ... Continue reading

2017 Nissan Pathfinder, Specs, Prices Press Kit; TACH Michigan Bureau Editors Look and Tell +VIDEO

2017 Nissan Pathfinder, Specs, Prices Press Kit; TACH Michigan Bureau Editors Look and Tell +VIDEO

Nissan product teams this week simultaneously gave groups of media folks in Texas, New York, Detroit and Europe previews of the 2017 Pathfinder. Your Auto Channel, Michigan Bureau team of Steve and Thom traveled to a lovely meeting venue on the Detroit River to have a first look at this mid-cycle refresh of the full-si ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD Review By Steve Purdy

2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID LIMITED AWD Review by Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Think of the C-HR occupying the same space as the cute-ute Kia Soul, the more conventional Mazda CX3 or the new Nissan Rogue Sport. C-HR is certainly the most style-conscious of them all. With deep sculpted lines and angles going in multiple directions, deep cheek vents flowing into the lower front fascia, exaggerated ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus GS 200t Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Lexus GS 200t Review By Steve Purdy

The GS’s luxurious interior fit me beautifully in spite of my unconscionable girth. The driver’s seat and steering wheel have an exceptional amount of adjustment range to accommodate any size driver. The analog clock in the center of the horizontal themed dash adds to the luxurious ambiance. A large mulit-function ... Continue reading

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

The new 2018 Kia Niro has much to admire and should be on your shopping list. 2018 KIA NIRO The Newest Little Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Looking for a really small, efficient crossover? Well, here’s a brand new one just out of the box – the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid subcompact, fron ... Continue reading

2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE Review

2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE Review

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5 SE An Economy Car With Something Extra By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau What is it about VWs that I’ve always liked? I’m not really sure. Most of the ones I’ve had – and there have been many – have been less than first rate in terms of dependabilit ... Continue reading

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 6-Spd AT Review By Steve Purdy

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 6-Spd AT Review By Steve Purdy

By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Michigan Bureau It has been some time since I’ve reviewed a Honda Accord and with a fresh version just out I looked forward to getting an idea of how it compares to the other front-wheel drive, mid-size sedans in its class, nearly all of which are fresh new products moving stead ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Corolla Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota Corolla Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota Corolla Review By Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editor Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editor Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editors Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

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