Feb
19

2017 Lexus ES 300h

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The saying that simplicity is a fine line between elegance and plainness came to mind as we test drove the 2017 Lexus ES 300h. It was simple, straightforward and pragmatic. Perhaps that’s why it is a bellwether of the Lexus lineup. Yes, the car does have the brand’s spindle…
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Feb
19

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV, Perfect Balance

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Tweet  By Ken Chester Jr.,  Motor News Media Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer.   “We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Alan…
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Feb
15

2017 Chicago Auto Show

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington CHICAGO – You can get jaded walking around three or four or more auto shows every year. But occasionally you see something special. In this case it was the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. A couple of years ago, Dodge staked out its brand identification: power and performance at…
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Feb
12

2017 Buick LaCrosse — Taking it up a notch

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com Buick has taken a giant step forward with the all-new 2017 LaCrosse — more sophisticated and refined than any full-sized Buick sedan in recent memory including the last generation LaCrosse. The new LaCrosse comes much closer to fulfilling “world class” claims from exterior styling, a quiet…
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Feb
05

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The first thing we noticed about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited was the ride. It rolled down the streets smoothly and quietly, tamed the bumps and lumps in the road and it was easy to steer. The car had a MacPherson strut with coil springs, hydraulic twin-tube gas-filled…
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Feb
05

Chevrolet Bolt — A genuine step forward in the EV world

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Tweet By Kelly Foss – MyCarData.com Starting price about $30,000 (including tax credit) When Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Bolt EV…totally electric or battery electric vehicle…it fulfilled their promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses. This plug-in electric car represents a big step forward in EV design. The Bolt EV offers more…
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Jan
29

2016 Mazda CX-3

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Mazda is retooling its entire line-up with its SKYACTIV-G technology that reduces weight and improves performance as well as fuel economy. The 2016 CX-3 is the fifth Mazda equipped with the technology. The small crossover was a five-door hatchback that seated five (read four) people and weighed less…
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Jan
22

2016 Mazda CX-9

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Mazda introduced its mid-size three row crossover vehicle, the CX-9, in 2006. The automaker redesigned it for the 2016 model year. And there was no need to completely redo it for this model year. Besides, it is an excellent vehicle. Mazda put the sixth generation of all of…
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Jan
22

2017 Kia Soul Exclaim

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData Kia’s little Soul is much more than a uniquely styled little box, aimed at first-time buyers, club queens, or a teenage fashion diva. Well into its second generation, it’s proven to exude competence and driving pleasure beyond what may be your first impressions. Stoking it with a new turbocharged…
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Jan
15

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington SANTA MONICA, Calif., – Game changer is a term used to hype products or events. They used it here to describe the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid. But it’s not just talk. Chrysler is right; the automaker’s new minivan is a watershed for people haulers. By itself, the Pacifica is a…
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