2021 Hyundai Venue SEL

August 24, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

It’s that Good! by Paul Herrold Most families go through it: that moment when your teenager turns 16 and starts hinting at wanting a car. As a parent, what should you buy with a realistic budget of $25,000? This is a real question that many…

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country

April 8, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Room for a large family – and everyone’s stuff  by Brendan R. Appel  The week before Chevrolet dropped off their all-new 2021 Suburban for this review we drove Ram’s new 1500 TRX.  These might seem like two totally different vehicles: on the one hand, the…

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX

March 29, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

The Apex Predator Truck – For Now by Brendan R. Appel  Since its debut in 2009, Ford’s F150 Raptor has been the default king of the off-road truck.  I say “default” because no other manufacturer has produced a truck designed to run a Baja-style off-road…

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2020 Lexus UX250h

October 22, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

An Urban Prius in a Nice Suit by Brendan Appel & Paul Herrold Let’s be honest: the Lexus UX250h is not our kind of car. We’re into speed and the UX250h, well…isn’t.  With 181 total horsepower, a CVT transmission and a 0-60 times in the…

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2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

October 14, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Room for an NBA Team by Brendan Appel There seems to come a time in every parent’s life where you become excited at the prospect of taking your two or three kids along with their two or three friends out somewhere.  So, you instinctively buy…

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD

October 1, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

An unmitigated success in a disastrous year. by Brendan Appel 2020 will be known for lots of things, but mostly for being an unmitigated disaster of a year.  In between COVID-19 and riots, however, we can find a few bright spots to raise our spirits. …

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The 2020 CX-30

October 1, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

The Goldilocks of the Mazda SUV Lineup. by Paul Herrold Have you ever noticed that whenever you buy a new car, you suddenly realize how many of that same make and model are all around you?  Until I drove the all-new-for-2020 Mazda CX-30, I never…

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The Return of the Ford Bronco!

July 14, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Are You Ready for Fun? by Paul Herrold Ford surely hopes you are as they just introduced their all-new 2021 Bronco!  It’s been a long time coming and Ford knows this so they made sure they got it right with a great looking retro style body…

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2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

June 11, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

by Brendan Appel Watching one of my favorite trilogies, I realized that the main character of the movie and a Toyota pickup have some things in common.  While that is a bit vague, the trilogy I’m talking about features a man of extreme focus, commitment,…

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio AWD

January 20, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

by Ken “Hawkeye” Glassman   There is something about Italian cars that can make a driver feel different. If you are a car enthusiast, especially a sports car enthusiast, they conjure up images of the golden era of sports car racing, when they ruled the…

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