2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus: Put Some Muscle in Your Commute

With an outside that is pure 70s muscle car and workings that are state-of-the-art, the Challenger SRT sports a new 1971-inspired grille and taillights with modern keyless ignition, and infotainment system. The 2015 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat coupe that is offered in seven trim levels: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Scat Pack, [...]


2015 Audi A4 2.0T: Why Change a Good Thing

When you’ve got a good thing going why change it? And so it goes with the Audi A4 which goes into 2015 essentially unchanged. The 2015 Audi A4 is a five-passenger sedan available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. This review will focus on the Premium Plus trim level. The Premium Plus [...]


Concorso Ferrari 2015 Amazed Enthusiasts with Over 140 Vintage, Contemporary and Supercar Ferraris

Ferrari Club of America Southwest Region (FCA Southwest Region) amazed enthusiasts last Sunday with an offering of over 140 vintage & contemporary Ferraris, Ferrari Supercars, engaging sponsor displays and their annual concourse. Concorso Ferrari, FCA Southwest Region’s signature annual event, had much to offer this year. Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena was full of Ferrari [...]


2015 Buick LaCrosse Premium: Lofty Ambitions Realized

With an upgraded OnStar system with 4G LTE and WiFi (except on base model), rearview camera and four-way adjustable headrests standard the Buick LaCrosse has even more to crow about for 2015. Additionally if the car is equipped with the IntelliLink infotainment system (mine was) it can read text messages as well. The 2015 Buick [...]


2015 Hyundai Accent GLS: A Subcompact with Style

With newly styled headlights, taillights and grille the Hyundai Accent GLS makes an attractive choice in the subcompact market. The Accent GLS is a budget car that doesn’t look like one. From the interior materials to the solid feel the Accent GLS could be mistaken for a much more expensive car. The 2015 Hyundai Accent [...]


2015 Dodge Charger SXT Premium: The Bad Boy of Muscle Cars

With a host of updates inside and out, the 2015 Dodge Charger SXT Premium is even more attractive to those who like their cars with a side of speed. An eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard and a whole array of new electronics like a frontal collision warning and mitigation system is available. The 2015 [...]


2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium: A Diesel Sipping, Turbo-Charged Blast

Assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee the Passat TDI is made especially for the US market. It is a midsize sedan with a European flair that is priced like an American midsize sedan. And the best part it comes with the option of a fuel-efficient diesel engine. If it’s one thing Volkswagen does well it’s diesel. The [...]


2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata: A Lot to Love

If you like your cars small and sporty then you’ve got to love the Mazda MX-5 Miata. While other affordable, small, sporty cars have come and gone the Miata is still hanging in there. Small and lithe, the Mazda Miata is a sporty two-seater that allows the driver to feel the road while clipping along [...]


2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport and Limited: Redesigned and More Refined

Top: 2015 Hyundai Sontat Sport, Bottom: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is all grown up, acquiring refinements to its chassis, interior and list of features. Trading some of its curves for sleeker lines gives the car an uptown look and added room inside give passengers a bit more room to get comfortable. [...]


2015 Chrysler 200 Limited: Radically Different

Size-wise the 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited doesn’t seem to be much different from the 2014 model but that is where the similarities end. Head-turning styling, an updated cabin with snazzy electronics, and new safety features like blind-spot warning make the 2015 200 Limited a vast improvement over last year’s model and a real contender in [...]


2015 Audi allroad 2.0T quattro Tiptronic: Bringing Back the Family Wagon

The family wagon became a rare find after the advent of the crossover SUV, with its elevated driving position and ample cargo and passenger space. But Audi has a luxury wagon that makes the crossover blink. Due to its lower center of gravity the Allroad handles better and cargo and passenger space are really not [...]


2015 Volkswagen CC 4Motion Executive: Luxury Incognito

If you want your luxury understated then the 2015 Volkswagen CC 4Motion Executive is right up your alley. With a list of standard features that can be add-ons in other models the CC makes you think twice about ponying up the extra bucks for one of those “other” luxury cars. The 2015 Volkswagen CC is [...]


2015 Mazda 3 Grand Touring: A Compact Stand-Out

Most economy cars provide fuel economy and a reasonable price but if you want a side of pizazz that list gets short, the Mazda 3 not only provides the economy you want but does so with style. The 2015 Mazda 3 is available in four-door sedan and hatchback body styles. Both are available in 3i [...]


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium: A Crossover with Panache

After last model year’s redesign giving the Forester sharper styling, better fuel economy and a roomy interior, the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i receives only minor changes including a rearview camera standard on all models. The 2015 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover available in six trim levels. The 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i [...]


2014 Hyundai Elantra Sport: New Trim Level for 2014

In years past the Hyundai Elantra wasn’t considered all that sporty. But with 2014 Hyundai introduces the new Elantra Sport to take care of that. Not just sporty inside the new Elantra Sport has a more powerful engine and a sport-tuned suspension that gives the driver a level of excitement previously lacking in the Elantra [...]


2015 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro: Dressed to Impress

With Xenon headlights, LED running lights and taillights standard on all models for 2015 the Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro has even more to love. The 2015 Audi A5 comes in coupe and convertible body styles. There are three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The review will focus on the coupe with the [...]

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2015 Buick Regal GS: Easy on the Eyes and the Pocketbook

New for the Buick Regal GS for 2015 is a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, 4G LTE and Siri Eyes Free that can read text messages over the speakers. When buying a luxury car you have to ask yourself one question: “Do I want to keep up with the Joneses or am I happy hiding my luxury [...]

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2015 Hyundai Genesis RWD 5.0 and AWD 3.8: Sensible Luxury

Fully redesigned for 2015 the Hyundai Genesis doesn’t only offer bang-for-the-buck but also adds a degree of polish missing in earlier models. With a longer chassis the Genesis offers more legroom to passengers. An updated interior with a larger nav screen, center stack layout and more curves gives the Hyundai a leg-up when competing with [...]

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2015 Subaru BRZ Series Blue: Smokin’

New for the 2015 Subaru BRZ are new exhaust tips, retuned suspension, updated interior trim and standard shark fin-type antenna. Also new for this year is the limited edition “Series.Blue” which is the subject of this review. Co-developed with Toyota which sells its version as the Scion FR-S the Subaru BRZ is a break from [...]

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2014 Mercedes CLA250 4Matic: An All-Access Luxury Car

The 2014 Mercedes CLA250 is the all-new entry-level luxury sedan for Mercedes giving those that desired a Mercedes but found them out of their price-range, an affordable choice. Up until the introduction of the CLA Class a nicely equipped entry-level C Class could run around $40,000.00. The CLA brings the price down without losing its [...]

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2015 Kia K900: All New Luxury

Some might think that paying $66,400.00 for an automobile is a bit steep but when shopping in the full-size luxury sedan market it’s a mere pittance. It’s all a matter of perspective and from the rarefied air of the luxury market $66,400.00 is a bargain. Large enough to compete with those other cars and loaded [...]

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All New for 2014 the Cadillac ELR: A Work of Art on Four Wheels

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so taken with a car. I love cars in general but sometimes a car just tickles my fancy and that’s what the 2014 Cadillac ELR did. It’s a work of art on four wheels. Combining an electric engine with a gas engine, the ELR works like a [...]

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Kia Hits it Out-of-the-Park with the 2014 Cadenza

For years, Kia has been known for putting out mediocre car models. But in recent years, the Korean car manufacturer has shown it can do way better by churning out quality cars that rival even the best Japanese models. The 2014 Kia Cadenza is proof of that. Combining style, features and value, this large sedan [...]

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Affordable Luxury: 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate

For 2014 the Hyundai Equus gets a revised front and rear styling with updates to the cabin, instrument panel and control layout. Also added are blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert system and BlueLink telematics. With a badge and grille that makes you do a double-take, the Equus looks anything but like a Hyundai. For up [...]

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2014 Audi A6 2.0T quattro: A Midsize Luxury Sedan Top Contender

The 2014 Audi A6 is available in six trim levels: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T prestige, TDI Premium Plus and TDI Prestige. For this review I will be focusing on the 2.0T Premium Plus. Standard equipment for the 2.0T Premium includes 17-inch wheels, Audi Drive Select, automatic headlights and wipers, heated [...]

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2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium: Forget Your Preconceptions

With new styling front and rear and techie updates like an updated touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, rear traffic allerts, and lane change warnings, the 2014 Buick LaCrosse makes its mark in the large sedan market. Although you might be tempted to buy that midsize sedan, consider the size of your intended passengers. If any of [...]

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2014 VW Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium: A Hybrid Without the Side Effects

Considering a hybrid for your next car purchase? Put the 2014 Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium on your list. With precise shifting, swift acceleration, and sure handling, the Jetta blows the slow, erratic competition out of the water. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is available in Base, SE, SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. For this [...]

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An All New Mazda3 for 2014

A fully redesigned Mazda3 greets 2014 with new standard equipment, more powerful yet fuel-efficient engine, refreshed styling, and a new electronics interface. Redesigning a car that is already a winner takes a little finesse, but it looks like Mazda came through with flying colors. Gone is the Mazda3′s silly grin, replaced by a sportier grill [...]

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2014 Audi A4 Quattro: Hot, Hot, Hot

Giving the Audi A4 more horsepower is like gilding the lily but that’s what Audi did for 2014, adding nearly 10 horses to its already impressive 211 horsepower turbo-charged engine making for a whopping 220 hp engine. You don’t want to poke that Tiger. Also new for 2014 is the Convenience package, now standard, adding [...]

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2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited: Cents and Sensibility

A compact Hatchback with a useful AWD feature, the Subaru Impreza holds its own in the fiercely competitive small sedan and hatchback market. With a rearview camera standard on the Limited trim level and smartphone integration new for 2014, the Impreza also boasts a roomy interior, comfortable ride, and simplicity of handling. Standard on the [...]

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Jeep Compass Limited Small but Significant Changes for 2014

With a new sound-damping windshield, standard seat-mounted air bags, 18-inch aluminum wheels, back up camera and a few exterior embellishments, the 2014 Jeep Compass Limited is just getting better. But the big change this model year is a six-speed automatic to replace the stiff continuously variable transmission that seemed to be universally hated. The new [...]

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