2018 Jaguar E-Pace SE Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Jaguar went into the SUV business three years ago, they did it with great flare producing one of the most stylish SUVs on the market. It also didn’t hurt that the F-Pace drive elements were a collaboration with sister company Land Rover. The partnership gave the Jaguar “Pace” SUVs…

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Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were to refer to the Toyota Highlander as the Camry of crossover SUV’s that would probably make sense to most people. The Camry has a reputation of being one of America’s best, most dependable family sedans, it’s a good value and the design is quite conservative – at…

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2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE Test Drive

“2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE” An Electrifying, Stealthy Luxo-Cat OVERVIEW The iconic Jaguar marque has leaped into the future with its first ever purely electric vehicle – the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400, which comes in three grade or trim levels: the base S; upscale SE; and top grade HSE….

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2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport AWD Test Drive

“2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport AWD” Is this what the “Standard of the World” has come to? Overview Cadillac dates back 116 years, and for many years, it was the “go to” marque for luxury and lofty premium status. If you owned a Cadillac, you were notably a success – you had arrived, etc. Cadillac claimed…

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2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SV AWD Test Drive

“2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SV AWD” Repackaged Versions of the Popular Nissan Rogue The Nissan Rogue Sport was added to Nissan’s crossover and SUV stable at the end of the 2017 model year. The Rogue remains Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and the Rogue Sport version shares several of the design cues along with…

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2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design Test Drive

“2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design” A Youthful Nuevo Volvo Compact Crossover Volvo through the years has produced some interesting vehicles with a multitude of designs, ranging from a dull and boring boxy form through the stylishly innovative P1800, sexy convertibles to the new, exceptionally appealing design of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design…

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2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD Test Drive

“2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD” Redesigned and Refreshed with New Technology The first generation Honda Pilot bowed in 2002 as a 2003 model and ran through 2008, with the second generation taking over in 2009 continuing through the 2015 model year. The 2016 Honda Pilot launched the third generation, joining the Honda CR-V and the…

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2018 Buick Regal GS AWD Test Drive

“2018 Buick Regal GS AWD” Regal GS a Stand-alone Model with Few Options Remember back when Buick was generally thought of as an entry level luxo-boat that appealed primarily to more mature drivers? Be that as it may, that’s no longer the case. The 2018 Buick Regal GS AWD is a prime example that adds:…

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Buick Regal TourX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Buick has a long history of wagons. The Buick Estate wagon, which wore a long low look often dressed in wood (or some facsimile of wood), goes back to the 1940s and was built until the extinction of the Buick Roadmaster Estate in 1996. Buick also made mid-size sport wagons…

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