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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Honda’s new hybrid-powered Accord sedan is a smirk. That’s the only way I can describe a vehicle with so many innovative features that nevertheless hides a conceited sophistication beneath a disingenuous humility. It’s a great car by every measure...Read More»

2004 Nissan Quest
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5SL

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE With two daughters now in college, The Wife is lamenting the kids growing up. Not so fast there, Mamma. There’s still a caboose at home, a bit prickly about the prospects of a freshman year in high school next autumn. She’s a bit prickly about most...Read More»

2006 BMW 330i
2006 BMW 330i

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Can you name the vehicle of choice for upwardly mobile preppies in their prime? BMW 3-Series, of course. It’s the ride de rigueur for entry-level moguls on the move; and it has been virtually since its inception 40 years ago (as the 1966-model BMW 2002...Read More»

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 by Marty Padgett (12/6/2004) The Germans build a French car, with unexpected consequences. For once, I am flummoxed. I cannot fathom whether my experience of Mercedes-Benz’s new CLS55 AMG has been an automotive one or an...Read More»

2005 Ford F-350 King Ranch
2005 Ford F-350 King Ranch

"My house, my house — a King Ranch for my house!" With apologies to The Bard, I can think of no other way to summarize my two weeks’ worth of basking within the tucks and folds, scents, and sensibilities of Ford’s leather-special trucks blazoned with King Ranch badges. Back-to-back, I...Read More»

2006 Honda Ridgeline
2006 Honda Ridgeline

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE See more pictures : So I walked up and said, “I hope you know CPR, baby, ’cause you just took my breath away.” I meant it. At first sight, this was a class act, and I was eager to strike up a relationship. “I like the approach,” came the reply;...Read More»

2005 Saturn Relay
2005 Saturn Relay

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE It’s not so far-fetched, really, that conditions in the vicinity of Saturn might predispose towards signs of life. After years of planning and crossed fingers, some very clever engineering is finally reaping its rewards. Within a murky, gaseous...Read More»

2004 Suzuki XL-7
2005 Suzuki XL-7

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE There's something vaguely military about the silhouette of Suzuki's XL-7 sport-utility vehicle. But that's not why it brings to mind a recent confession of candor expressed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "You go to war with the army you have" is...Read More»

2005 Volvo XC70 CrossCountry
2005 Volvo XC70 CrossCountry

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE I have never, in two decades of writing about cars, been welcomed to an automotive event by a gaggle of turkey buzzards perched atop stately cardón cacti. There was reason to swallow hard at Volvo’s introduction of the 2005 XC70 CrossCountry wagon...Read More»

2005 Nissan Titan SE King Cab 2WD Open Doors
2005 Nissan Titan King Cab

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