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    2015 BMW i3 with range extender

    By Mary Chapman When you’re driving a ride this green, and with Bavarian cache to boot, the potential for smugness is real. It’s hard to be humble when a gas station “fill up” takes all of 30 seconds, for instance. You know, on the off chance I’ll need something as pedestrian – no pun – as gasoline. And there’s other good stuff too, like ease of parking -- owing to its small size -- and just … [Read More...]

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt

    2016 Chevrolet Volt

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be first. That and a couple other missteps kept the Chevrolet Volt from tearing up the market in a good way. The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid but Chevrolet does call it that. Being first in the market, there was no model to follow. Because hybrids have such a lackluster reputation in terms of performance, Chevy opted to … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Kia Sportage SX  SX Turbo 2WD

    2017 Kia Sportage

    by Frank S. Washington SAN DIEGO – The new Kia Sportage is a little bit longer and the wheels are now pushed to the corners. The tiger nose grille was lowered, the headlights were longer and they were pulled back into the fenders. There were also wrap around taillights. And in what is a becoming a brand signature, the ice cube LED fog lights on the turbo powered Sportage seemed bigger, thus, … [Read More...]

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    2017 Volvo S90 sedan

    By Ken Chester, Jr.,  Motor News Media Volvo Cars recently introduced the highly-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan on the heels of the company’s award-winning Volvo XC90 SUV. The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 sedan is a bold entry into the luxury sedan market and sets a new standard with superior materials, technology, comfort and class-leading semi-autonomous features. The Volvo S90 will combine … [Read More...]

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    2016 North American International Auto Show

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It’s auto show time. The North American International Auto Show kicked off 2016 in Detroit. And the Chicago Auto Show followed by the New York Auto Show will be upon us in the coming months. This year’s Detroit auto show was a bit more subdued with less theatrics, fewer new car debuts and fewer automakers in attendance. Nonetheless, it was significant and the … [Read More...]

  • 2016 LandRover LR4

    2016 Land Rover LR4

    By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman - MyCarData.com The Land Rover LR4 is the best buy in the company's stable of very desirable luxury sport utility vehicles. Few if any SUVs provide the LR4's blend of high-dollar features, a spacious interior that will accommodate up to seven passengers and serious off-road capability for just north of $50,000. The LR4's desirability is enhanced even more by its … [Read More...]

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    BMW’s Revolutionary i3

    By Casey Williams - MyCarData.com BMW’s revolutionary i3 looks like it rolled out of a futuristic sci-fi flick like Demolition Man or Back to the Future. While it still needs roads, the sucker’s electric. Mostly, until it kinda isn’t. Confused? Yeah, well, let me explain. The i3 is first and foremost an electric car, ideal for cities with well-developed charging infrastructure — available in … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider

    By Ken Chester Jr., --  Motor News Media The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the rear-drive 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety … [Read More...]

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    2017 Acura NSX Supercar

    First Look By Ken Chester, Jr. --  Motor News Media Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Twenty-five years after the debut of the original, paradigm-shifting NSX supercar, Acura revealed the production version of its highly anticipated successor—the next-generation Acura NSX--at the 2015 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Developed and produced in the United States, the … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

    2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

    By Ken Chester, Jr., Motor News Media Smart, Tough & Capable: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck The Ford Motor Company recently introduced the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup. Ford has reengineered every part of the F-150 Raptor to make it the toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader – and more efficient than ever. … [Read More...]

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    2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4X4 Off Road

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It is hard to imagine a bunch of Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road compact pickup trucks on a lot of urban streets. The truck is rugged so even on smooth pavement it has a stiff ride. It is a relatively small truck but you still have to step…
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    2015 BMW i3 with range extender

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    Tweet By Mary Chapman When you’re driving a ride this green, and with Bavarian cache to boot, the potential for smugness is real. It’s hard to be humble when a gas station “fill up” takes all of 30 seconds, for instance. You know, on the off chance I’ll need something as pedestrian – no pun…
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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It was an ugly day when they delivered the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2LZ sedan. It had been snowing all morning and the car appeared around noon. It snowed and sleeted for the rest of the day and into the night on through the next morning. Any more real…
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    2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman — Sporty four-door with room, utility

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    Tweet By Dan Scanlan – MyCarData.com The first Mini was tiny when it was born in 1959. Then the 120.2-inch-long coupe went maxi when a Mini Clubman Estate arrived, almost 10 inches longer atop a 4-inch-longer wheelbase. Now as the resurrected MINI (reborn in 2001) grows into its third generation with five more inches than…
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