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2015 Chevrolet Suburban in Black Front Passenger Side in Lake Ta
10 Jul

Review: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, King of the Full-Size SUVs

Likes: New 5.3 L Ecotec V8 engine features seamless cylinder deactivation and earns up to 23 mpg Handles quite well for its size, and the suspension is impressively smooth Spacious interior is also quite luxurious, and surprisingly quiet Now available with all the electronic goodies, including radar cruise control Dislikes: Six speed transmission seems a […]

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2014 Audi RS 5
19 Jun

Review: 2014 Audi RS 5

Likes: Screaming 4.2L V8 loves to rev to its 8,000+ rpm redline Handling limits are so high you’ll be itching to hit the track Superb 7-speed S-tronic transmission makes you forget that there is no clutch pedal Typical Audi interior is comfortable and hard to fault Dislikes: The smallish V8 lacks low-end grunt, especially compared […]

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mercedes amg cla45 vs bmw m235
29 Apr

German Coupes do Battle at Mazda Raceway

Round 2: German Compact Coupes – BMW M235i vs. Mercedes CLA 45 AMG For those who feel that stuffing a big engine in a large car is a bit clumsy and oafish, the Germans have long provided a satisfying answer. After all, BMW practically invented the small sports sedan, and now even AMG has decided […]

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chevrolet ss vs chrysler 300 srt
28 Apr

4-door American Muscle Car Showdown

Round 1 – American muscle cars – Chevrolet SS vs 300 SRT We take 2 American muscle sedans out on the track to see which best satisfies the need for speed. Chevrolet is back in the American muscle car game with the new SS, although we have Australia to thank for this big brawny sedan. […]

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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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