Watch Your Rearview Mirror for Chevy PPV

After extensive study and refinement, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) is being put into service by law enforcement agencies around the country. Sheriff Ted Paxton saw the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) at several events last year and was impressed enough to be among early law enforcement customers. The PPVs began…

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Test Drive: Lincoln MKX

Just a few years ago, the Lincoln brand was struggling.? From the outside, there appeared to be no direction or cohesive plan and the few products they had, were carryovers or reactions to industry trends.? Well-developed brands have a ?family? look that identifies the brand.? For example, we know a car is a Mercedes, Cadillac,…

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Test Drive: Lincoln MKX

Just a few years ago the Lincoln brand was struggling.? From the outside, there appeared to be no direction or cohesive plan and the few products they had, were carryovers or reactions to industry trends.?? ?Well-developed brands have a ?family? look that identifies the brand.? For example, we know a car is a Mercedes, Cadillac,…

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Jaguar C-X75 is Top 2011 Concept

Jaguar, Lotus and Volkswagen are Top Category Winners Dream cars from Lotus, Jaguar and Volkswagen were picked by a jury of more than two dozen professional journalists as the 2011 North American Concept Vehicles of the year.? The awards were presented on June 20 at a ceremony at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn,…

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Test Drive: Mini Cooper S Countryman

In our own unofficial and unscientific study of Mini Cooper owners it appears most Mini Cooper drivers are young (or at least young-at-heart), single and enthusiastic about their cars. We make these assumptions based on the people we normally see behind the wheel and the fact that Mini Coopers are not the typical small economy…

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Test Drive: Honda Odyssey

If a vehicle, like the Honda Odyssey, is one of the largest vehicles the company makes, with the exception of the Ridgeline truck and the new Honda Jet? aircraft, then why is it called a MINIvan?? Why isn?t it called a passenger van or station wagon or a ?MAXI-van?.? The same goes for all the…

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Test Drive: 2011 Lotus Evora S

Lotus introduces a blown Evora for 2011 and the Evora S supercharged model ups performance level. In the past, I avoided any opportunity to pilot Lotus vehicles due to their exceptionally diminutive and compact size. The Exige and Elise were much like sitting on the ground in a contorted position in a confined and restricted…

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Test Drive: 2011 Volvo XC70 Wagon

?Volvo XC stands for Adventure? Journalist Group treks from Los Angeles to Gateway, CO. Volvo Cars of North America recently put together a challenging XC ?Cross Country? race (really more of a rally of sorts, with the emphasis on fun) that was designed to test the mettle of both man and machine, featuring their XC…

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Test Drive: 2011 Kia Sportage T-GDi Turbo

The Kia Sportage Turbo is the most intuitive vehicle I?ve ever driven. It doesn?t do anything differently than other vehicle. It doesn?t have a joystick drive system and it doesn?t read your thoughts and suggest radio stations you might like. It?s actually quite regular. But it does everything so effortlessly; driving becomes a calming, Zen…

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Test Drive: Toyota Avalon

As your family and friends get larger and you don?t want to succumb to the typical ?move in size? up to a crossover, SUV or minivan, a good option is a full-size sedan.? Toyota has just the car — the Avalon. ?The Avalon has long been appreciated by smart, conscientious consumers who recognize quality materials…

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