Nov
19

Buick Encore Sport Touring – AWD

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – From the start of our test drive of the 2017 Buick Encore crossover, we were surprised. It looked short and stubby and that suggested that its ride would be bumpy. It wasn’t. The ride was smooth, the vehicle rolled over the bumps in the road without the hop…
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Nov
19

2018 Mercedes C43 convertible — Fresh-air thrills

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com In our current automotive world dominated by crossover SUVs and pickup trucks, true four-place convertibles are becoming obsolete. A majority of open air rides are small sports cars that are primarily designed for two. But not at Mercedes-Benz, which builds virtually every possible configuration of every…
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Nov
12

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – You wouldn’t think that there is much to say about a car that costs $16,815. But the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA was so nice that we actually forget that its price was less than $20K. We’ll keep this simple. The Toyota Yaris iA had a 1.5 liter direct…
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Nov
12

Holy Guacamole! — 2018 Mercedes AMG GLA45

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com So, yeah, this be-winged and be-dazzled Mercedes arrived a few days ago — in Kryptonite Green Metallic paint. All I could shout was, “Holy Guacamole!” Which, is the polite way of saying, “Super shiz, Batman, what in Gotham is that?” Well, as it turns out, that is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45.…
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Nov
05

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – As Dodge evolves into an affordable high performance brand much hoopla has been made over the Hellcat and the Demon. They are two Challengers that generate more than 700 and 800 horsepower respectively. Meanwhile, what I think is the best dollar per horsepower performance car coming out of…
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Nov
05

2019 Volvo XC40 SUV

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Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., — Motor News Media Volvo Cars has introduced the 2019 XC40 SUV, setting a new benchmark for design, technology and safety in the compact SUV market. Award winning technology from the 90 and 60 series cars are standard in the XC40, including safety innovations rarely offered among competitors. The Volvo XC40…
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Oct
29

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack — Go-anywhere wagon

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com If you desire a car-like driving experience, but need extra cargo capacity and desire the light-duty off-road capability necessary for traversing such things as snow-covered roads, then we have the ticket. It’s the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Volkswagen has decided to take Subaru’s dominating all-wheel drive…
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Oct
22

Fiat 124 Spider is not from Italy – who cares

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com There’s a statement on Fiat’s USA website that reads, “The best-value roadster in America just arrived from Italy.” Yeah, it’s not from Italy. It’s from Japan, though the engine is Italian. The transmission isn’t. You following this? No? OK, then, let me explain. Unlike the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124…
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Oct
15

2018 Buick Regal GS Sportback

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Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, the all-new 2018 Buick Regal GS sedan balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season. The new Regal GS advances the nameplate with 51 more horsepower than the…
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Oct
08

2018 Kia Rio

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington BALTIMORE, Md. — Kia’s Rio is not what it appears to be. It’s small, conservatively styled, doesn’t have oodles of power under the hood and after the restyle for 2018 it pretty much held on to those attributes. But it is the most important vehicle in the automaker’s lineup. That’s…
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