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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It’s Back!

May 29, 2020 - Features, Sports/Muscle Cars

The return of the Mustang Mach 1. by Chris Balmes It was the year 1969, the bubblegum pop group ‘The Archies’ were at the top of the music charts with the song “Sugar, Sugar.” Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid kept the movie theaters busy…

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CT5-V Blackwing

April 16, 2020 - Features, Sedans, Sports/Muscle Cars

Why Cadillac’s New CT5-V Blackwing is a Big Deal. by Brendan Appel Yesterday, Car and Driver dropped a story on the upcoming 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing that, in every true enthusiast’s dream come true, will reportedly be available with the 650hp LT-4 engine mated to…

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2020 C8 With Harlan Charles

March 7, 2020 - Corvette, Features, Sports/Muscle Cars

Inside the 2020 C8 Corvette with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles by Brendan Appel During the very busy 25th Anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky (right across the street from the Corvette factory), Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles took time…

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2020 Toyota Avalon Limited

January 30, 2020 - Features, Sedans

Comfortable, Confident, (at times) Offensive by Brendan Appel This is the second time I have had the opportunity to review the latest generation of Toyota’s flagship sedan, the heretofore old-man’s car called the Avalon.  With this newest iteration, however, Toyota is definitely seeking to shed…

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