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Owner's Review: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Owner's Review: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

I purchased a Traverse (LT2) FWD in October 2008. We have had it for 1 year and have approx. 13,000 miles on it. This has been one of the best cars we have purchased ever. It is very comfortable and quiet, the seats are very comfortable over long distances, Your back does not hurt after a long trip...Read More»

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Subaru Tourer Concept Gets Boxer Engine and Gull-wing Doors

This may be the first time we refer to a Subaru as sexy. Sure, the newest models are sporty, dependable and are offered in powerful, turbocharged versions but most would finish dead last in a beauty contest. Having said that, may we introduce the Hybrid Tourer Concept and its Back to The...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata: Familiar Styling, Korean Value

Pictures and specs of the newest Sonata from Korea have finally surfaced and it looks very familiar. In fact, everything besides its headlamps and front grill resemble the new Volkswagen CC and Subaru Legacy models (which is not a surprising move from Hyundai). All styling thefts aside, the new...Read More»

1997 Jeep Wrangler SE
Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep debuted during World War II, powering over hills and rivers on battlefields across Europe. It was produced and sold to the public as the Willys Civilian Jeep or CJ model from the late 1950s through the early 1980s. It has always been an iconic symbol of freedom, adventure and the American...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Accent GS
Do I Really Want a Hyundai Accent That Costs Less Than $10,000?

Hyundai Accent SE 3 Door Price: $9,970 Mileage: 27 city/35 highway Engine: 110 horsepower/106 lb. feet of torque In response to the horrific state of the new car market earlier this year Hyundai decided to start offering a stripped out version of its economy hatchback the Accent. What started out...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
2010 Subaru Outback Station Wagon

Price: starting at $22,295 If you have ever lived in one of the Snowbelt states like Colorado then no doubt you have seen them puttering around the streets in all their hyper-reliable all wheel drive glory. More so even than Audi, a company that has also built a name from building highly competent...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
Taking the 2009 Dodge Nitro RT Around the Block

Plenty of Cargo Space and great styling. Not so great gas mileage. Test driving the 2009 Dodge Nitro RT gives you a smooth ride with its 5 speed automatic transmission. The mileage leaves a lot to be desired though, as with most SUVs. I was interested in getting a car that could carry all the...Read More»

Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engine
The VW GTI is a True Gentleman Racer

The formula is rather simple really. Take the best hatchback in the world, add a class leading turbocharged/direct injected four cylinder and then offer the option of a sweet shifting manual transmission or wave of the future double clutch gearbox. What comes out of this tasty stew is an...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
The 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen

You say that you want a vehicle that is fuel efficient, inexpensive to operate, has a huge cargo area and is environmentally sound then might I recommend one that quite possibly might also never depreciate? For  years, VW has quietly imported small numbers of TDI models into the United States and...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Sport Review

Probably one of the most overlooked vehicles out there, the Mazda5 is a diamond in a sea of coal. With six passenger seating...and yes, the third row is better for the youngsters, but I have sat in it (with my six foot XXL frame) for over an hour long trip and didn't get cramped up. The middle row...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen CC
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

We recently had the honor of spending a few days in Volkswagen's second attempt at the luxury sedan market, the 2009 Volkswagen CC. Last time around, the big Audi-based Phaeton proved a sales disaster; VW learned its lesson and built a beauty on top of its tried-and-true Passat platform. This keeps...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets 7-Speed MCT From SL

Mercedes will be unveiling the high-performance AMG version of its E-Class sedan, the 2010 E63 AMG, at the New York Auto Show next week. They claim its performance, handling, and technology will closely mirror the SL63 AMG Roadster when it goes on sale this November at U.S. dealerships. In addition...Read More»

2009 Subaru Outback Ltd
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i: Modest Power, Magnificent Details

We recently spent a few days in a 2009 Subaru Outback, which basically amounts to a Legacy sedan wearing a backpack and walking on stilts. With the 2010 Subaru Legacy debuting next week at the New York Auto Show and arriving at dealers this summer, it was a well-timed opportunity to get one last...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Europe)
European Golf GTI Blends 6.9-second 0-60 With Average 32 mpg

While a release date has not yet been announced for the sixth-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI, we wanted to bring you the specs on the European version that VW recently released. The hi-po version of the Golf sports a number of incremental improvements in engine, chassis, exhaust, and electronics to take...Read More»

Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept Geneva
Rolls-Royce RR4/200EX V-12 Gets More Power Than Phantom

The new baby Roller may shrink in the shadow of the gargantuan Phantom, but it gets more power according to Rolls-Royce. Today they released more details of the RR4 project that was named 200EX in concept guise at its Geneva Motor Show debut. In addition to spreading the rumor about coupe and...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima
Driven: 2009 Nissan Maxima SV. 4DSC Faith No More.

After some city commuting and a weekend road trip in Nissan's 2009 Maxima SV, we're sad to report that the sedan has lost direction and purpose. For one, it starts at over $10,000 more than the Nissan Altima with which it shares a front-wheel drive platform and V-6 engine. As such, it has an...Read More»

Morgan LIFECar Concept
2008 Morgan LIFECar Concept

The British sports car maker Morgan, best known for its classy, hand-built roadsters that give a strong nod to the past, isn't hesitating to embrace the future of the automobile. The company just released some advance details and images for its LIFECar concept, to be revealed to the press next week...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Concept-RA
2008 Mitsubishi Concept-RA

Mitsubishi has unveiled a new coupe concept at the Detroit auto show, one with a drivetrain lifted largely from the rally-driven Lancer Evolution. The Concept in fact uses the Evo’s twin-clutch transmission, but teams it not to a turbo four but to a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four with variable valve...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept
2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept

While Cadillac spins a future full of fuel-cell-powered crossover goodness with the Provoq (see below), Saab’s future also seems to include a mid-size crossover powered by an alternative-fuel engine. In this case, the new 9-4X BioPower Concept gets its motive force from an engine that uses E85...Read More»

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