• 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...]

  • 2014 Porsche Cayman profile

    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...]

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz CLA

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData America has a new baby – a baby Benz, that is. Twenty one years after Mercedes-Benz introduced a 14.8-foot-long C-Class as its first compact, the CLA-Class comes stateside to now become the company’s current compact (15.1-foot) sedan. Or, to be correct, four-door coupe. As well as being small, although its actually a touch longer than the C-Class sedan that lives … [Read More...]

  • 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition

    2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – One foot of snow and a rear-wheel-drive sedan makes for adventurous driving that is not fun. That is exactly what happened during the week-long test drive of the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus. Worse, was that it was bitterly cold, like below zero cold and it stayed that way for days. One of the characteristics of cold weather and snow is that salt is not really … [Read More...]

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    2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – There’s something to be said for flying over America rather than driving through it, especially during the orange-cone laden summer months. We took a 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata to Chicago and then on to Milwaukee and encountered interstate traffic jams caused by construction, lousy weather, bad directions, traffic…
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    2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad

    2014 Dodge Journey profile

    Tweet By Mary Chapman The 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is one of those vehicles that won’t stand out in a parking lot, but still has value as an affordable, practical gadabout. Not to say that the ride’s bland; its exterior aesthetics are bold and testosterone-y. It’s not a bad-looking vehicle, in a rugged sort of…
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    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD LT

    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – There’s no other way to say it, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was big. Our test vehicle had a 116-inch wheelbase, its overall length was 204 inches, it was 80.5-inches wide and it was 74.4-inches tall or six-foot two. No matter what way you cut it, or looked at…
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    2014 Nissan Sentra SL

    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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