2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Test Drive

“2018 Mazda MX-5 Club” Mazda’s MX-5 Roadster is still a Miata The 1987 Chicago Motor Show was the stage for the world debut of the Mazda MX-5 Miata , with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year. The second generation bowed ten years later in October 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show and the…

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2018 Jaguar F-Type Convertible Test Drive

“2018 Jaguar F-Type Convertible” Looking for an entry level Jaguar droptop? The launch of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type heralded the marque’s return to a classic, two seat convertible sports car – something that had been missing from the iconic British manufacturer’s model lineup since the legendary XKE. The F-Type represented the rebirth of a seriously…

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Test Drive

“2017 Fiat 124 Spider” Nearly 50 Year hiatus ends for Iconic Italian Roadster The first Fiat 124 Spider first bowed at the 1966 Turin Auto Show, with the first of its kind to be sold in the U.S. marketplace in 1968. It was produced exclusively for the U.S. market from 1975 and renamed the Spider…

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When we reviewed the Mazda MX-5 roadster about six months ago we reported that the distinctive new RF version was starting to arrive at dealerships. A couple of weeks ago the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF arrived in our driveway, and we had a chance to see what the RF…

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2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Test Drive

“Range Rover Evoque Convertible” First ever Drop Top SUV for the Brand The Range Rover Evoque, which was based on the futuristic and stylish LRX concept vehicle, was launched by Land Rover in 2012. The production version remained remarkably true to the original styling of the concept show vehicle. That first Range Rover Evoque came…

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2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When an auto manufacturer goes out on a limb and creates something different, the critics often have a field day taking pot shots at it. We checked out the early reviews on the Range Rovers Evoque Convertible, and they were much more positive than we expected. After spending a week…

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If some group would give an award to a manufacturer for great design and engineering excellence over the last five years, it should go to Mazda. The entire Mazda lineup has been redesigned and re-engineered with striking designs and the brilliant Skyactiv technology. We think one of the best Mazda…

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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive

“2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S” Enhanced Muscular looks with Boosted Performance Austin, TX – Since the debut of the Boxster twenty years ago, Porsche is introducing its latest mid-engine iteration with enhanced muscular looks, a boost in power and improved handling attributes. There will be two models: the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster…

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Carlsbad, Calif. – The 2017 Fiat Spider — it’s like déjà vu, only better. Growing up in small-town Montana, I was enamored by the sexy Fiat 124. However, as a 15-year-old driver in a family who was in to cars, American cars were what we drove. Plus, the only time we saw…

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