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    Volkswagen 2015 Lineup

    By Frank S. Washington                MIDDLEBURG, VA. – We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally, during these full-line previews there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the U.S. market. The German automaker has come a long way from the days when its calling card … [Read More...]

  • 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData.com When Porsche entered the luxury sports utility vehicle market in 2002 with the Porsche Cayenne, Porschefiles were horrified. I mean, first there was the VW-engined 914 passed off as a Porsche, then the front-engine 924/944 and V-8 928 grand tourer, but at least those were sports cars. Now Stuttgart is selling a truck, some gasped. Well, when a truck has a 550 … [Read More...]

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    by Frank S. Washington PORTLAND, Ore. – We came to the City of Roses to test drive the 2015 Dodge Challenger. But that was really a misnomer. Yes, we drove the Challenger, well three of them, but the real news here was brand expansion rooted in horsepower.    Dodge wants to reassert its heritage as a mainstream performance brand and with the 2015 Dodge Challenger it takes a big step in that … [Read More...]

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    2015 Kia K900

    By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman - MyCarData.com While we found our test car, the all-new full-sized rear-driven Kia K900 luxury sedan certainly worth its $66,000 price — in fact, a true bargain — the question that kept popping up as we floated down the road, who is going to buy this vehicle? Perhaps Kia has answered the question that nobody has asked except for the media. Michael Sprague, … [Read More...]

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    2014 Porsche Cayman

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – There’s nothing like the rhythmic serenade of a Porsche mid-engine sports car when it is mated to a manual transmission and it is accelerating. Yes, to boost sales Porsche developed the Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or (PDK) transmission. In English, that means a dual clutch seven-speed automatic. It is so good that it out performs a professional driver to the … [Read More...]

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon

    By Chris Jackson - MyCarData.com The Mercedes station wagon is an automotive icon. Let me give you some backstory. This car's reputation has been pretty much set in stone, thanks to the unkillable diesel sedans that first appeared in the U.S. in the 1970s. For the most part, American consumers didn't take to diesel, but the cargo-carrying version introduced a new range of buyers to the … [Read More...]

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    Rosso Lamborghini Aventador LP 700

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData The day was cloudy, misty and cold when I was pointed to a Rosso Lamborghini Aventador LP 700 and asked, “Would you like a drive?” The coastal Florida roads outside the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance were thick with traffic, and worse, Highway Patrol and local deputies. They were hungry, looking for fools dumb enough to nail a 700-horsepower Lamborghini on their … [Read More...]

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    Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData There are only a handful of luxury super sports cars in the world. Ferrari, McLaren, Aston-Martin, Porsche and Lamborghini dominate the very short list. For a decade, Lamborghini’s bread and butter has been spread by the Gallardo, a mid-engine V-10 supercar that survived because it diversified from a slightly fussy Italian exotic to a dependable exotic with loads of … [Read More...]

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    2014 Ford Explorer

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Ford bet big on digital controls and the automaker seems to be winning. The center stack of every Ford is almost button-less, controls are actuated either through a touch screen or a touch pad. It makes for a really clean and uncluttered look. That’s the case with the 2014 Ford Explorer. The interior of the sport utility was modern and unfettered by a lot of … [Read More...]

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    2014 Toyota Tundra 4X4

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – With nothing to haul or to tow, the only way to really test drive the 2014 Toyota Tundra half ton full size 4X4 pickup truck was to approach it as a personal use vehicle. Of the three cab styles available on the new Tundra --  a two-door regular cab, four-door double cab and four-door CrewMax – the test vehicle was the latter, a four-door Crew Max. That means … [Read More...]

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    2015 Acura TLX

    2015 Acura TLX
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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington PETOSK, MI, – It has been a long time, more than a decade, since you could put Acura and fun to drive in the same sentence. But the Japanese automaker unleashed its engineers and let them create a car that is indeed a watershed.  The 2015 Acura TLX replaced the…
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    BMW i3

    2015 BMW i3

    Tweet By Kelly Foss – MyCarData.com Starting price – about $42,000 In this era of rapidly changing automotive technology, occasionally truly ground breaking, innovative vehicles emerge. BMW’s i3 is one of those vehicles. What exactly is the i3? This quirky looking unit is a small electric powered car with a carbon composite body and an…
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    Volkswagen 2015 Lineup

    2015 VW Full-Line rotate

    Tweet By Frank S. Washington                MIDDLEBURG, VA. – We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally, during these full-line previews there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the…
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    2014 Nissan Sentra

    2014 Nissan Sentra

    Tweet By Mary Chapman Although it overhauled the Sentra just last year, Nissan still found several ways to improve its small five-passenger sedan, thereby keeping it competitive. Off the bat I must say that Sentra’s rivals, such as the Honda Civic and Ford Focus, are more satiating to drive. For one, the car’s a wee…
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