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The 2013 Kia Sorento: A very muscular ride

The 2013 Kia Sorento belongs to that rapidly expanding line of vehicles we classify as “small SUV crossovers”, even if there’s not much about this Kia that you could consider small. After it was redesigned for the current year, it is boxier and much more muscular, if that’s a word we can use here for […]

The 2014 Honda Odyssey: Vacuum Cleaner tested

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I usually don’t spend a lot of time reviewing Minivans as frankly, I detest the body-style and have no intention of ever owning one. Secondly, they are not a very inspiring design to gee up the automotive buying public. However, if there was a Minivan built that I was going to write about, it would […]

The 2013 Honda CR-V: Gas mileage for giddy up

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If you’re in the incredibly intense global automobile market and want to sell a ton of cars in a short period of time, one trick is to figure out exactly what families look for in a vehicle and slap it all into one, discernible product, sit back and admire the view. That’s exactly how the […]

The 2014 Hyundai Equus: Aiming for luxury but still falling short

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When news filtered out that the 2014 Hyundai Equus was priced at $61,000 for the base Signature model and just under $68,000 for the Ultimate Edition, I couldn’t help but think that there is a desperate attempt from the car maker to try to break through that glass ceiling into the world of top class […]

The 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman: Where did my Mini go?

Back in 1977 I can recall the day I bought my first car like it was yesterday. It was a blue 1970 Mini GT with a 1275cc engine. It was small, brutal to work on, but so much fun to drive. Back in February at the Chicago Auto Show, I was strolling past this huge […]

The 2014 Range Rover Sport: 007 was right

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When the all new 2014 Range Rover Sport made its celebrated entry into the automotive world at the New York International Auto Show last April, it was piloted into the building by none other than Daniel Craig, better known as 007. There’s no doubt that since then, this superb SUV has had the eyes of […]

The 2013 Audi A8L: Expensive luxury thats not a Mercedes

When you compare German car makers, it seems to me that almost all of them slip pretty snugly into their established niche. Volkswagen is sport and compacts, Porsche is fast sports cars, Mercedes-Benz is luxury and elegance. Audi, to me at least, seems to wander in and out of these categories but with the 2013 […]

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Real fuel economy

There’s no doubt that with fuel prices ever spiralling upwards these days that one of the main criteria that car buyers insist on is excellent fuel economy. With the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, a full tank of fuel produces over 700 miles. That is what I call real fuel economy and that isn’t the only […]

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Best Family Car of 2013

The all new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has a problem. It doesn’t know if it should be an SUV or a Crossover. Nissan over the years has shot back and forth with the platforms for the Pathfinder and this year, it seems to have settled on the smaller option. However, with all of the changes, the […]

The 2013 Toyota RAV4: The spare is no more!

There are certain aspects of some vehicles that stick in my craw from time to time, and today I’m pleased to announce that the 2013 Toyota RAV4 no longer has the annoying spare wheel mounted to the rear tailgate, and not a moment before time. Frankly, that’s not the only thing that’s improved with this […]