2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD

November 11, 2019 - Crossover/SUV, Features

By Ken “Hawkeye” Glassman For 10 straight months, sales of Hyundai’s SUV’s have increased, with their Kona, Tucson, and Santa Fe models leading the way. Now the Korean manufacturer has just launched their largest SUV to date, the Palisade. At a recent press event with…

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2020 Corvette Stingray: an Insane Value

August 16, 2019 - Corvette, Features

Why the C8 Corvette is an Incredible Value and What You Should Order by Brendan R. Appel Yesterday, Chevy finally released the official pricing on the C8 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe, delivering on its launch-date promise of starting under $60,000.  Thus, the 1LT trim base…

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Why You Might Want at Least a 2LT Trim 2020 C8 Corvette

August 15, 2019 - Corvette, Features

by Brendan Appel Here’s all the things you’ll miss just getting a 1LT 2020 C8 Corvette If you’re considering ordering a new 2020 Corvette and are wondering whether to spring for the 2LT ($7,290) or 3LT package ($11,950), watch our in-depth video below about all…

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Chevy’s Huge Mistake on the C8 Manual (and Its Misleading Stats on C7 Take Rates)

August 3, 2019 - Corvette, Features

Chevy is Missing a Huge Demographic Link and Using Bad Statistics to Justify Its Exclusion of a Manual for the C8 Corvette by Brendan R. Appel An update appears at the end of this story. A recent Car and Driver headline blares, “The Real Reason the New C8 Corvette…

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Chevy Hits a Home Run with the C8 Corvette (but missed the grand slam)

July 22, 2019 - Corvette, Features

This mid-engine supercar screams for a manual transmission by Brendan R. Appel You could say the mid-engine Corvette has been in “development” since the 1950’s when chief engineer and “father of the Corvette” Zora Arkus-Duntov began development of the mid-engine concept CERV-1 (Chevrolet Experimental Research…

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Ron Fellows Corvette Track School at Spring Mountain

June 28, 2019 - Corvette, Features

 A Motorsports Oasis in the Desert by Brendan R. Appel Nestled a mere hour west of bustling Las Vegas, Nevada lies a Mecca for motoring enthusiasts. While the town of Pahrump offers its own vices of casinos and even legal bordellos, for the auto enthusiast…

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20 Things We Love About the C7 Corvette

June 5, 2019 - Corvette, Features

by Brendan R. Appel With the introduction of the Corvette C8 just around the corner, this is the perfect time to revisit why we love the C7 so much.  Sure, there’s the looks, the power and the handling that all punch above the Vette’s price-class, but…

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Polestar 2 Launched Today

February 27, 2019 - Features

by Brendan Appel Polestar, now a separate company from its parent Volvo, launched what they are calling “the foundation” of its brand today, the Polestar 2.  Following up on its hybrid Polestar 1 GT launch in October 2017, the all-electric Polestar 2 is (like the…

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The Great Transmission Debate

November 1, 2018 - Features

by Brendan R. Appel In case you’ve just awoken from a 30-year coma, there has been a running debate among car enthusiasts as to which transmission is more desirable – the traditional three-pedal manual or the automatic/dual clutch manumatic.  The debate thus far has largely…

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The Spring Rally

June 25, 2018 - Features

by Paul Herrold Christmas Comes Early for Car Guys & Gals In today’s corporate world, just about every company holds a special event that their employees look forward to, whether that be an annual picnic or even a three-day business conference in Hawaii. For Midwest…

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