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2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

From my view the CX-9 has an attractive overall exterior design and a very comfortable and refined as well as attractive interior. The Mazda name may not “wow” someone in social conversation as some of the luxury nameplates. However, seeing the various Mazda car and SUV models in person will usually bring out a “ ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Stinger Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Kia Stinger Review By Larry Nutson

When Kia introduced the Stinger five-passenger fastback sports sedan they were poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers. The Stinger is the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history. ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel--Great Drives - Portugal

The Auto Channel--Great Drives - Portugal

Portugal is five-eighths-scale Europe, a miniature of the classic Grand Tour playgrounds. Which is bad news and good. ... Continue reading

Tier-Four Performance Test Drivers Make All Ford Cars better +VIDEO

Tier-Four Performance Test Drivers Make All Ford Cars better +VIDEO

Donning a fire suit and helmet, strapping into a 500-plus-horsepower race car and taking it onto a test track to top out at more than 190 mph is part of an average workday for an elite squad of Ford’s high-performance driving engineers. This elite squad of engineer drivers deploy their finely honed skills to take For ... Continue reading

40...Count 'Em 40, Different Colors Available for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

40...Count 'Em 40, Different Colors Available for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen announced today the Volkswagen Spektrum Program for the 2019 Golf R. The program will allow customers to choose from 40 custom order colors—in addition to the five standard colors—ranging from Nogaro Blue Pearl and Violet Touch Metallic, to Caribbean Green and Copper Orange Metallic. These options make t ... Continue reading

Why Buy, Lease Or Rent? St. Louis Auto Dealer Offers Monthly Competitively Priced Subscription Plan With Access to Thousands of Vehicles

Why Buy, Lease Or Rent? St. Louis Auto Dealer Offers Monthly Competitively Priced Subscription Plan With Access to Thousands of Vehicles

ST. LOUIS, Aug.Fusz Select monthly car subscription; An alternative to owning or leasing. Subscribe instead. Drive SUVs for family trips, fun sports cars for date nights, and luxury sedans for the daily commute. Insurance, maintenance, cleaning, and unlimited flips included.(not a paid advertisement) ... Continue reading

"New Truck Reviews; 2018 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4, Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights"- By Steve and Phil Purdy

"New Truck Reviews; 2018 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4, Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights"- By Steve and Phil Purdy

Knowing that I was ready for a new vehicle - that my 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door was just not working out for me anymore - I decided to shop around and do some research with help from The Auto Channel. Looking at the Tacoma, the Colorado and the Nissan Frontier I immediately crossed the Nissan off the list after drivi ... Continue reading

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 A crossover for the sporty set. The usual approach for the introduction of a new vehicle to the automotive media is for an automaker to find a location with good driving roads, descent weather, reasonable access to an airport, and a suitable hotel as well as food. The launch program for the new 2019 BMW X4 ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

New Car Review: 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Read what auto expert Larry Nutson thought of his test drive review of this All Wheel Drive Ponycar, 2018 Dodge Challenger GT ... Continue reading

2018 Ford EcoSport Subcompact Ute Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Ford EcoSport Subcompact Ute Review By Larry Nutson

The EcoSport is available in S, SE, SES, and Titanium trims with prices starting at $19,995. Front-drive and all-wheel drive models are offered in all trims, except the SES is AWD only. I drove the top line Titanium with FWD priced at $25,740. ... Continue reading

2019 Ford Ranger Pricing - Starts At $25,395 Ends At $46,500

2019 Ford Ranger Pricing - Starts At $25,395 Ends At $46,500

Dearborn MI August 13, 2018; According to a corrected version of the Ford Dealer order form The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck will be priced above most its competition when it goes on sale later this year. The least expensive version of the 2019 Ranger XL will cost $25,395, with rear-wheel drive, a 2.3-liter t ... Continue reading

WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE ACTIVITIES, 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MUSTANG ALLEY

WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE ACTIVITIES, 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MUSTANG ALLEY

WHAT: Ford is pleased to serve as presenting sponsor of the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise – America’s largest annual celebration of automotive history and culture WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - Ready For The Urban Jungle - Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - Ready For The Urban Jungle - Review By Larry Nutson

The Golf Alltrack is considered a raised wagon in industry speak. Other wagon entries similar to the Alltrack are on the market. With varied prices they include Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad, Buick Regal TourX, MINI Countryman, and Volvo V60 and V90 Cross Country. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center With $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award To Support Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center With $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award To Support Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® celebrates its 20th year in the fight funding pediatric cancer research and will present Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award. ... Continue reading

2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe - Honda Keeps Its Foot to the Floor

2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe - Honda Keeps Its Foot to the Floor

TORRANCE, Calif. Aug 13, 2018: Refinements further accentuate Civic's best-selling exterior styling Added-value Sport trim includes style and feature upgrades Honda Sensing® now standard on all trim levels Civic continues record pace as the retail #1 car in America Building on the highly acclaimed 10th-generation Civi ... Continue reading