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Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Get Out of Town!

October 27, 2023. Alan Rider

Who needs pavement when you’re driving one of these off-road-capable crossovers.

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Test Drive: Thrills Per Miles

August 09, 2023. Alan Rider

Nowadays, fun-to-drive cars come in all shapes and sizes.

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Test Drive: Just the Right Size

June 07, 2023. Alan Rider

Like Goldilocks, we’re all looking for a car that’s not too big and not too small.
Here are a couple we think fit the bill.

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Test Drive: The Future of the SUV

March 02, 2023. Alan Rider

Modern sport-utility vehicles will change the way you think about the category.

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The Discontinued Cars of 2023

January 27, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Some notable cars from the likes of Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda will be discontinued in 2023. Is your vehicle one of them?

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Test Drive: Crossover SUVs

February 14, 2022. Alan Rider

If the sign of a maturing market segment is diversity, the humble crossover SUV is all grown up. Here are two distinctly different models that illustrate our point.

Cars & Trucks & Electric Vehicles

Test Drive: Electric Avenue

February 14, 2022. Alan Rider

Electric cars have been around for more than a century, but they’re currently enjoying a second heyday, with dozens of new models on the way. Here are two of the best you can buy today:

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Test Drive: Maximum MPG

May 26, 2021. Alan Rider

The average automobile returns about 25 miles per gallon. Here’s a pair of not-so-exotic vehicles pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

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Test Drive: Fab Four-Doors

March 31, 2021. Alan Rider

Carmakers haven’t totally abandoned traditional automotive body-styles. Despite the demise of several high-profile nameplates, there are still a number of fabulous four-doors on the market.

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Test Drive: Turning It up to ‘11’

February 11, 2021. Alan Rider

In “This Is Spinal Tap,” a character brags that their amplifiers go to “11” instead of just 10. That same philosophy applies to cars when automakers take performance to the next level.

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Test Drive: Old & New

February 06, 2021. Alan Rider

One of the odd qualities of the human psyche is our attraction to both the old and familiar and the new and novel. Just like we’re equally drawn to opposite ends of the spectrum in the automotive world.

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Test Drive: Small but Stylish

February 05, 2021. Alan Rider

Say what you will about the music of Prince, there’s no denying the man – all 5 feet, 3 inches of him – had style. Apply that same logic to automobiles and you’ll find you don’t need to drive something big to turn heads.

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Test Drive: Watts up, Doc?

February 04, 2021. Alan Rider

In the future, cars with gasoline-powered engines will be replaced by those propelled by electric motors and battery packs. Here are two ways to get a feeling for that future today.

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Test Drive: Surprisingly Sporty

February 02, 2021. Alan Rider

Of the things one might expect from a sport utility vehicle, sportiness is not usually one of them. But there are models that come by the ‘S’ in SUV honestly.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Superb Sedans

February 01, 2021. Alan Rider

You might think traditional automotive body styles are a thing of the past. Not so fast. Turns out there are several sedans on the market that qualify as fabulous four-doors.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Deluxe Trucks

January 29, 2021. Alan Rider

Along with their inherent utility, trucks are now sporting some of the most attractive styling and feature-rich interiors. They also work harder and smarter than ever before.

Cars & Trucks & Electric Vehicles

Test Drive: Luxury Hybrids – Not an Oxymoron

January 27, 2021. Alan Rider

It used to be that driving a gasoline-electric hybrid meant forgoing creature comforts the rest of the motoring public takes for granted. Not anymore.

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Test Drive: Escape Artists

January 25, 2021. Alan Rider

There are times when you just need to get away. Naturally, that task is made much easier with the right set of wheels, like these two compact crossovers.

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Test Drive: Road To Adventure

January 11, 2021. Alan Rider

Getting up, going to work and coming home to get lost in your smartphone isn’t living, it’s existing. So get a little mud on your boots and have yourself an adventure once in a while. Here are two models designed with that in mind.

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Where to Today? – Honda Passport/Subaru Outback

November 01, 2020. Alan Rider

Our vehicles are always ready to take us beyond the everyday, and these two new models are especially well-suited to do so.