Bob Plunkett, Editor


TCC's 2004 Buyer's Guide
TCC's 2004 Buyer's Guide

ACURA by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) ASTON MARTIN (9/21/2003) AUDI by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) BENTLEY (9/21/2003) BMW by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) BUICK by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) CADILLAC by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) CHEVROLET by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) CHRYSLER by Bob Plunkett (9/1/2003) DODGE by Bob...Read More»

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

Pacifica The new Chrysler crossover wagon is large — as long as its biggest sedan and equally wide, with a prominent hood and broad grille consuming the face between corner clusters of projector-style headlamps. It has lots of doors — a pair on each flank plus a top-hinged liftgate at the rear...Read More»

2007 Ford Kuga

Crown Victoria Ford’s full-size Crown Victoria sedan carves out enough room in the cabin to haul a team of tall basketball players plus heaps of gear bags stuffed into the cavernous trunk. The rear-wheel-driver shares its platform with the Lincoln Town Car. There’s ample power from a 4.6-liter...Read More»

2004 Cadillac XLR

XLR Cadillac’s new two-seat sports car is a luxurious hardtop coupe that converts to an airy convertible through the push of a console toggle. The conversion consumes less than 30 seconds, drops the windows, and tucks the roof neatly into the trunk, leaving a smooth and flat bonnet trailing...Read More»

2004 Acura TL 4-door Sedan 3.2L Auto w/Navigation Front Exterior View

3.5RL Acura’s 2004 RL gains cabin equipment, such as a premium audio system (the Acura/Bose Music System with in-dash CD changer for six discs) and power lumbar support in the driver’s plush bucket seat. In addition, XM satellite radio capability and Acura’s navigation system with voice...Read More»

2003 Dodge Viper

Viper SRT-10 The Viper returns with 500 hp and more than 500 lb-ft of torque. All that power directed to Viper’s 19-inch rear wheels enables the roadster to romp from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph. A heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission is standard...Read More»

2004 Volvo S80

S80 Volvo’s flagship series has been revamped with a new fascia, fog lamps, grille, and headlamps. The cabin gets revamped instruments and optional aluminum or wood trim. The big disc brakes have anti-lock control (ABS) with brake assist (BA) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD)...Read More»

2011 Audi RS5

A8 Audi’s full-size flagship sedan is new for 2004, with a stretched wheelbase and a unitized space frame structure composed of lightweight aluminum, then fitted with sophisticated mechanical systems and extravagant luxuries. The stretched wheelbase — fully ten feet long — adds up to more...Read More»

2005 Buick LeSabre Custom

Rainier This is the second SUV for Buick, following the Rendezvous introduced a couple years ago. The mid-size five-door wagon has two rows of seats for five passengers plus room for cargo in a back bay. The Rainier’s agile nature and smooth ride quality are the result of a rigid ladder-frame...Read More»

2014 BMW 428i Convertible, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

7-Series The 2004 range of big Bimmers includes the 745i, 745Li and 760Li. The 745i is the V-8 volume model with a standard-length wheelbase, while the 745Li is a stretched version with more rear-seat room. The 760Li caps this series with the extended wheelbase and a 12-cylinder engine. The...Read More»

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