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2010 Nissan Armada: As Big And Powerful As The Spanish Fleet
2010 Nissan Armada: As Big And Powerful As The Spanish Fleet

If you're looking for big, look no farther than the 2010 Nissan Armada SUV. The Armada is based on Nissans full-size pickup the Titan and even though the Armada is not an American vehicle, it could be called one as it was designed in California and built at Nissan’s $1.4 billion factory in...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Five Things You Must Pack When Going On A Road Trip

I have traveled many a mile, kilometer, quadrant, state and province in my time. Sometimes behind the wheel, sometimes as a driver or as a passenger (willing and unwilling), and to places mundane and not so mundane, in vehicles of various shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of comfort. But when...Read More»

Mazda 2Evil special concept, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
Coming Soon - The 2011 MAZDA2

Sometime this summer Mazda dealerships across the nation will begin taking delivery of the new 2011 MAZDA2 and its about time.  Mazda fans in Japan, Europe and Australia have had access to these nimble little vehicles since 2007.  Apparently they have become part of the scenery overseas: to date...Read More»

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Turn Your Car Into a Road Trip Machine

We're coming close to emerging from what seems like a painfully long Winter (at least, in Ohio it does) and Spring break season is upon us.  That might be the only thing I miss about college.  For those of you still fortunate to get this nice little window of freedom every year, there's a good...Read More»

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5.7-Liter Toyota Tundra TRD Packs 504-Horsepower Punch

If a mere 381 horsepower in your Tundra just simply doesn't get your heart rate up, Toyota has a pretty nifty package you can get, that pumps the 5.7-liter V-8 up to an autobahn-burning 504 horsepower and stump pulling 550 pound-feet of torque and its no joke. The package is listed in the TRD...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor FWD 4-door LS Front Exterior View
Review: 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor

The 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor is on of the most affordable midsize SUVs in it's class. It is evident when looking at the exterior that Mitsubishi have tried to make this vehicle stand out from other SUVs. They have succeeded in doing so with the sharp lines of the front end, it doesn't have as many...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Jeep Rubicon Overview

When it comes to all around off-road capability, one name comes to the mind of many: Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has proven itself to be one of the most capable off-road vehicles of all time, and it keeps getting better. When Jeep first introduced the Rubicon to the market, off-road enthusiasts...Read More»

2010 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Sport Front Exterior View
Review: 2010 Jeep Patriot

Jeep is very well known for having reliable and sturdy off-road vehicles, and the latest in the lineup is no exception. The 2010 Jeep Patriot is also one of the cheapest in its class thanks to its starting price of $17,364. The Patriot is also great when it comes to fuel economy, getting 23 mpg...Read More»

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Getting In SYNC With A Ford

One of the things I loved most about my ‘66 Mustang was the dashboard controls. There were eight of them as I recall and two were dedicated to music. The radio had only an AM band--but that thing was a beast. It pulled in 50,000 watt stations from Nashville, New Orleans, Wheeling, West...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
2010 Ford Transit Connect: Family Car Review

Ford has scored a huge win with the new 2010 Transit Connect. This funky-cool and widely adaptable vehicle is fun to drive and economical to buy - so much that it is breaking the boundary between commercial and personal vehicles. Commercial vehicles are known for being bare-bones models - not much...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Making Sense of Auto Insurance

Your car insurance policy is a custom package of several coverage options.  When you purchase insurance, you choose the coverage that best suits your needs.  Typically, the more you have to lose, the more coverage (protection) you need to purchase. Today, anywhere you drive in the United States...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Road Test: 2010 GMC Terrain

With the departure of Hummer as a GM brand, GMC is back to its dominant position as the Generals rough and ready truck and SUV brand. That dominance is boldly asserted in the new 2010 GMC Terrain. The Terrain and the Chevy Equinox crossover utility vehicles share a chassis, engine options...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we learned that "Watching for COPS!" and proper mirrors that are properly adjusted are the tools to keep you out of trouble and make you a better defensive driver.  Now, let's review what we've learned so we can put it all together into proper mirror usage.First...Read More»

2010 BMW M3 GTS
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on defensive driving I introduced you to my Watch for COPS method.  Not only is it the best way to avoid a ticket, its also the correct way to remain alert and avoid an accident.   Now, I'd like to discuss proper mirrors.A proper mirror seems kind of obvious, doesnt it?...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/RES Gear Shift
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 5)

This is the final installment in my series on getting your used car ready to sell, and frankly, its the part most used car sellers fail at miserably.  Heck, even the pros don't get this right!If you followed all of my recommendations in the first four segments, you're now ready to advertise your...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 1)

Have you ever stopped to consider that the most valuable defensive driving capability you have at your disposal might very well be your mirrors? Theres an old saying that many Ferrari owners use that goes some thing like Whats a behind you, she no matter! While the adage may play into the forward...Read More»

2009 Infinit G37 Convertible
One Week Test Drive: the 2010 Infiniti G37 Folding Hardtop Convertible

Although it may seem like it sometimes when perusing reviews in the automotive press, not everything relating to cars is about passenger space, cargo volume or how many Starbucks venti frappucinos your cup holder can safely store. Sometimes the most important aspect of an automobile is the manner...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View
Audi Q7: Hoop Dreams?

Say you're an NBA pro who is Cadillac Escalade weary.  After all, it's a rolling cliché.  What should a hoop tender do? How about heading center court in the four-hoop logo mobile--an Audi Q7 3.6 Premium?  It's packed with electronic wizardry and bucks the V8 trend with a snorting bull...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Side Exterior View
2010 Taurus SHO- No No-Doze For the Sleeper

                               The 2010 snuck up on me. The driving ambassador from the Ford contingent asked what I wanted to drive. Nothing looked very exciting. "Whatever you got."             He motioned toward the four-door sedan at the curb. I really...Read More»

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