2015 Kia Soul EV+ Test Drive

“2015 Kia Soul EV +” The Hamsters Are in Charge The Kia Soul in all of its trim levels has been a raging success since its introduction a few years ago, promoted by a loveable group of hip hamsters. The Kia Soul has steadily evolved each year, and so has the hamster gang, growing more…

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After years of cries from ardent enthusiasts and automotive journalists to ?bring the EVO to America? Mitsubishi finally brought the eighth generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to the United States in 2002. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (EVO) has been here 13 years, but it?s about to go away. That means enthusiasts…

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Infiniti QX60 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In the mid-1900s, the station wagon served the needs of new car buyers who wanted more functionality and the capacity for more passengers or cargo. Then came minivans, followed by sport utility vehicles and now Crossovers are the most popular of the new utilitarian vehicles. The crossover market is larger…

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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It wasn?t too many years ago that the Dodge Ram truck wasn?t on Top 10 Best Selling Vehicles in the U.S. list, but that has changed dramatically the last few years with the Ram truck ensconced as the third best-selling vehicle behind the Ford F-Series and the Chevrolet Silverado. Who…

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Roadster Test Drive

? ?2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider? A race-inspired fresh air Modena Masterpiece Monterey, CA – The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is an awe-inspiring driving machine. What Alfa model could possibly be able to top it? An open-air version of course. Enter the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, two seat roadster, handcrafted in Modena, Italy….

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Chevrolet Silverado Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The three best-selling vehicles in the U.S., year-to-date (September 2015), are trucks. The Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram trucks are by far the big guns of the auto industry far ahead of all the top selling cars like Camry, Corolla, Accord and Altima. Of the truck trio, the 2015…

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2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 Pedelec Test Ride

?2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 Hybrid” An electric solution to pollution and lack of exercise Initially, this review of the 2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 may seem as somewhat of a departure from the usual scope of what is normally a motorcycle column format, but it really isn?t. After all, early motorcycles were essentially motorized bicycles that…

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Toyota Avalon Test Drive

  San Jose, Calif. ? We had not driven the Toyota Avalon since the introduction of the all-new 2013 model, so on a recent trip to watch our grandson play high school football in central California (he?s a varsity starter this year) we borrowed the 2015 Toyota Avalon to get reacquainted. Looking back at Bill?s…

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