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2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT Review Touring At It's Best By Larry Nutson

2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT Review Touring At It's Best By Larry Nutson

Coupe body styling on a 4-door sedan is somewhat popular these days with entries on the market from a number of brands. I happen to prefer those that are very car-like without some of the SUV attributes such as increased ride-height. I am also a big fan of station wagons. We’ve owned a number of them, even after our ... Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake - Where Are All The Diesel-Hybrids? (Originally Published 2/7/2008; Once More Ahead Of Our Time)

Let Them Eat Cake - Where Are All The Diesel-Hybrids? (Originally Published 2/7/2008; Once More Ahead Of Our Time)

Let Them Eat Cake - Where Are All The Diesel-Hybrids? (Originally Published 2/7/2008), What's The Problem Here? We all know the problem and most of us who look for it can see the solution's right here under our collective noses, right here in virtually everyone's home, office, and every venue we work or play in, in fac ... Continue reading

About All-New 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Hyundai Veloster Turbo

About All-New 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The Veloster merges the design appeal of a sport coupe with the versatility of an additional passenger side rear door in an asymmetrical two-plus-one configuration for easier rear-seat access. From the front, available LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights flank a striking new grille design. Functional air curt ... Continue reading

About 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug In Hybrid

About 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug In Hybrid

CAMDEN, NJ – May 11, 2018 – Subaru of America, Inc., which has recorded nine consecutive years of record sales and 10 consecutive years of growth, announced today its first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid. The new Crosstrek Hybrid maintains all the capability of the traditional Subaru ... Continue reading

Best New Car Deals Now

Best New Car Deals Now

To make U.S. News' monthly list, a car has to meet three criteria: declining sales, strong manufacturer incentives and excellent scores in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings. ... Continue reading

Arizona Road Trip: Sedona & Prescott Voted Among State's Most Charming Small Cities

Arizona Road Trip: Sedona & Prescott Voted Among State's Most Charming Small Cities

PHOENIX, May 15, 2018 -- Sedona and Prescott, both located in Yavapai County, have been voted among the most charming towns and small cities in Arizona in a survey by TravelMag.com. The online travel magazine invited over 100 travel writers, photographers and selected professionals to name the Arizona destinations they ... Continue reading

2018 Ford Mustang GT; 10 Speed Automatic Review and Test Drive By Rob Eckaus

2018 Ford Mustang GT; 10 Speed Automatic Review and Test Drive By Rob Eckaus

First and foremost, the sound. The most common demonstration was the remote start and the explosion of rumbling, gurgling exhaust from the glorious naturally aspirated engine. Heard inside buildings, across parking lots, it was love at first sound pulse. Remote start just enhances the experience. How is this thing lega ... Continue reading

2018 Range Rover Velar Review and Road Test By Larry Nutson

2018 Range Rover Velar Review and Road Test By Larry Nutson

The new Velar is based on the same architecture as the Jaguar F-Pace, so you can easily see where the sportiness and refinement come from. I would describe the Velar as being on the large-end of the compact SUV segment. That’s a good place to be with more and more families choosing to live in urban, big-city neighbor ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY May 14, 2018; Chevrolet; Kia; Hyundai; Volkswagen; Mercedes-Benz; smart; Ford; Jeep; KZRV; Supreme; Lakota; Gulf Stream

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY May 14, 2018; Chevrolet; Kia; Hyundai; Volkswagen; Mercedes-Benz; smart; Ford; Jeep; KZRV; Supreme; Lakota; Gulf Stream

Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe May 2018 - Road Tests

Letter from Europe May 2018 - Road Tests

The annual Western Automotive Journalists’ function was a very pleasant affair. Lots of new and exciting cars to drive and lots of nice people to meet. ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Review By Steve Purdy

Kudos to Mazda for continuing to offer manual transmissions in these little cars. The low-end powertrain (2.0-liter, 155-hp) would feel quite adequate if you could manage your own rpm ranges. The more powerful, direct-injected, 2.3-liter in our Grand Touring test car makes 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD By John Heilig

Of course, this is an Alfa Romeo, and as such it wears great Italian styling behind its distinctive grille. The Giulia is low-slung with a pronounced wedge shape. My wife felt the entry was too low, but I enjoyed it. Entry and egress are aided by four assist handles over the doors. ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

The LC 500 in its “Infrared” exterior color turned heads. The interior is a dream; a beautiful dream. The cockpit is welcoming with its Toasted Almond color Alcantara sport seats, a leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door sills, and an Alcantara headliner. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system surrounds you w ... Continue reading