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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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    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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    2015 Scion FR-S

    2015 Scion FR-S profile

    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Scion suffers from a malady that has affected a number of brands that are the smaller offshoots of major automotive powerhouses. As the designated youth brand of Toyota it is not clear whether Scion has established an independent presence in the market even though it has some top…
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    2015 Ford F-150

    2015 Ford F-150 front

    Tweet By Ken Chester, Jr., —  Motor News Media  Boasting a reduced weight of over 700 pounds while maintaining every bit of its “Built Ford Tough” heritage, the automaker has introduced the next-generation F-150 pickup truck to the American marketplace. Embarking on a complete redesign of its award-winning F-150 pickup truck, Ford knew what it…
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    2015 Kia Sedona

    2015 Sedona SX Limited

    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DANA POINT, Calif., – Many automakers have tried but not one has succeeded in changing the driving public’s perception of minivans. They are considered dowdy vehicles for people who are laden with kids and have no lives of their own. Minivans are thought to be the lone vehicle that people…
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    2015 Buick Enclave

    2015 Buick Enclave front

    Tweet By Ken Chester, Jr., —  Motor News Media Functional and elegant since the day it was born, the Buick Enclave crossover received a makeover for 2013. The updated, sculpted exterior design builds on the sophisticated elegance of the original Enclave, and the cabin is defined by luxurious amenities and high-quality materials. Enclave is designed…
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