• 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Cadillac ELR

    By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – As we started writing this review there was a 2014 Cadillac ELR 2+2 coupe sitting in the driveway connected to the house. When the ELR was delivered, we were advised that its lithium ion battery had half of its full charge; that information immediately caused range anxiety but there was no need. Still, once the charge was depleted, we plugged the car into a … [Read More...]

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    2015 Lexus RC Coupe

    by Frank S. Washington White Plains, NY – Lexus of late is beginning to address an Achilles Hill that it has endured for years; its cars. But don’t get it twisted; Lexus cars have earned reputations for great builds, great quality, great materials and its dealers have augmented that with great customer care. All of the accolades have been well deserved. However, Lexus cars were also known to … [Read More...]

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    2015 Chevrolet Colorado

    By Casey Williams - MyCarData.com Chevrolet saw an opportunity. While the compact truck market — a segment once larger than full-size trucks – was shrinking and falling behind current technology, GM had an excellent mid-size truck in its global portfolio. The Chevy Colorado was already meeting the demands of incredibly tough conditions. What if Chevrolet could give it sportier styling and all … [Read More...]

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    2015 Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid

    By Ken Chester, Jr. --  Motor News Media The 2015 Volkswagen XL1 is an automotive standout that follows pure sports-car design principles: light weight (1753 lbs.), exceptional aerodynamics (Cd 0.19), and a low center of gravity. This super-efficient Volkswagen has the ability to cruise down the road at a constant 62 mph while using just 8.4 hp. In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than … [Read More...]

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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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    2015 Toyota Yaris

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington Ponte Vedra, Fla., – Toyota’s move to more aggressive and stylish designs is not just limited to its midsize and compact cars, the automaker’s subcompact Yaris didn’t escape the stylists’ touch either. For 2015, the Toyota Yaris received an extensive exterior restyling. It had new horizontal headlights, LED daytime running…
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    2015 Toyota Sienna

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington PONTE VEDRA, Fla., – Minivans are a tough sell. They might be the lone vehicle in the market that consumers buy because they have to not because they want one. And usually, it takes a second child to force the purchase. With the advent of crossover vehicles, minivan sales have…
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    2015 Toyota 4Runner

    2015 Toyota 4Runner

    Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com Too many authentic off-road-craving SUVs have traded in their cleats and gone all crossover to attract ever-increasing numbers of drivers who would rather pretend they have an SUV than actually use one. Nissan’s Pathfinder is at the top of this list. Instead, Toyota’s 4Runner stays true to its all-road…
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    2015 Toyota Camry

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington  PONTE VEDRA, Fla., – The Toyota Camry has been the bestselling car in the United States for 12 years. Ten point two million have been sold and more than half, 6.6 million, are still on the road. So why change it? We never got a definitive answer. Explanations like we…
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