Author Archive: Alex Kramer

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2014 Audi A7 TDI
01 Apr

Review: 2014 Audi A7 TDI – the Ultimate Luxury Cruiser

Likes: One word: torque!! Excellent fuel efficiency, especially on the highway Well-balanced sport suspension provides comfort and performance Class-leading interior design Elegant, distinctive exterior design Dislikes: $66k base price is quite steep Not the roomiest mid-size luxury car Annoying dashboard squeak Let us open this review with a few disclaimers: We’re a big fan of […]

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2014 acura mdx vs bmw x5
05 Mar

Review: 2014 BMW X5 vs. 2014 Acura MDX

Comparing 2 Bestselling Luxury Sport Crossovers 2014 Acura MDX AWD 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50 Likes: Capable handling makes the MDX a surefooted driving companion 300 pound weight loss means improved performance and efficiency Revised exterior is less edgy, more mature Good value, with a $42,000 starting price Likes: Truly inspired handling that would put some […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander XLE
23 Jan

2014 Toyota Highlander Preview

Pros: Sharp, athletic new exterior style Roomy interior is also quite luxurious Excellent road manners for a large vehicle Lots of available tech features Cons: Powertrain options are largely unchanged High priced Hybrid model lacks a good value proposition Mid-sized crossovers have fast become one of the bread and butter automotive segments. Folks looking for […]

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2014 Cadillac CTS
20 Jan

America Finally Builds a World Class Luxury Sedan

Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS Pros: The CTS is now one of the best handling luxury sedans, period 3 available engines give customers plenty of choice when it comes to power and efficiency New 8 speed automatic shifts quickly and smoothly Restyled exterior proves there is still plenty of life left in Cadillac’s Art and Science […]

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2014 Acura RLX
08 Oct

Review: 2014 Acura RLX – Better, But Still Not Great

Likes: Rev-happy V6 engine provides surprisingly good acceleration Excellent fuel economy, especially on the highway New styling is definitely more eye-catching Interior is finally roomy enough to not feel cramped Lots of available technology Dislikes: Exterior styling still isn’t exactly head turning Interior needs more refinement to be truly luxurious Bouncy suspension could use some […]

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2014 Toyota Tundra Limited Edition
04 Sep

Review: 2014 Toyota Tundra and 4Runner

Likes: Bold new styling makes for a more aggressive, muscular appearance New Platinum and 1794 editions offer all the luxury trimmings Suspension is well-balanced for both road and off-road Next generation Entune systems offer improved integration and new apps Dislikes: Available powertrains are largely unchanged from the previous generation Fewer grade levels and options compared […]

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2013 BMW Z4
20 Aug

Review: 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

The Perfect Weekend Car for the Performance Enthusiast Likes: Potent turbocharged 6-cylinder engine Superb 7-speed double clutch transmission Capable handling and impressive levels of grip Easy to use retractable hard top Dislikes: Steering feel is somewhat vague and disconnected Hard top makes for a hefty curb weight Trunk space is practically nonexistent It’s summer in […]

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