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    2016 Lexus RX

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT -- It’s about time. Lexus has long been a benchmark in quality products and top-notch treatment of customers. However, from a style standpoint, most of the brand’s vehicles were, well, boring. But there are hints that much stronger styling is on the drawing board. It started with the spindle grille. It is big, bodacious and it has worked its way through Lexus’ … [Read More...]

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    2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT may be one of the better steals in all of autodom. The GT differs from its cousin, the Elantra sedan, in that it is a four door hatchback and comfortably seats four people. The difference starts under the hood. The Elantra GT had a 2.0-liter direct injected four cylinder engine that made 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. … [Read More...]

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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...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

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    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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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – When Chevrolet offered us the chance to test drive the 2016 Malibu LT 1.5, we responded with a resounding ‘yes.’ The numeric stands for a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that made 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Malibu’s new…
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    2016 Lexus RX

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    Tweet By Mary Chapman It’s no secret that the legendary Joan Rivers fancied cosmetic makeovers. She had them so often that, at times, she was barely recognizable. But no one acknowledged that more than she. In fact, she poked fun at herself often. And that’s the point: her physical characteristics changed, but she was, after…
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    2016 Lexus RX

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT — It’s about time. Lexus has long been a benchmark in quality products and top-notch treatment of customers. However, from a style standpoint, most of the brand’s vehicles were, well, boring. But there are hints that much stronger styling is on the drawing board. It started with the spindle…
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    2016 Buick Cascada — Open air fun for four

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    Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com If you are looking for an affordable convertible that can carry four adults in a smattering of luxury and a measure of comfort take note. While the Chrysler Sebring and Toyota Solaria drop tops served the purpose of offering four-passenger open-air transportation for more than a…
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