2018 Nissan Rogue Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 10 years and two generations under its belt, the Nissan Rogue has become one of the best-selling Nissans of all time. Not only did the Rogue outsell the popular Altima sedan by more than 58% with sales of 403,465 in 2017, it was the second bestselling SUV/crossover in the…

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2018 Infiniti QX60 3.5 AWD Test Drive

“2018 Infiniti QX60 3.5 AWD” A versatile 3 Row / 7 Passenger Luxury Crossover The Infiniti camp’s lineup is difficult to keep up with. A “Q” prefix designates ether a Coupe or Sedan, which is followed by a numerical model designation. Lead off with a “QX” prefix and you have a Crossover or SUV, again…

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Essential Test Drive

“2019 Infiniti QX50 Essential AWD” New QX50 Showcases World-first technologies The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 steps up to the plate with a most compelling design based on an entirely new platform that provides a heightened level of versatility, functionality and efficient performance in the form of a luxury mid-size crossover….

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2018 Toyota C-HR Test Drive

If we were going to give the new 2018 Toyota C-HR an initialism, we would call it an UAV (Urban Assault Vehicle) or perhaps a FUV (Fun Urban Vehicle). Toyota says the C-HR stands for Coupe High-Rider. It represents a stylish and sporty new design language and they’ve introduced it with some very cleaver fairytale-like…

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Test Drive

“2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport” Attractive and Affordable Premium Compact SUV Mitsubishi has eliminated several once popular vehicles from their inventory devoting their primary focus on maintaining a competitive position with their Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs. There are two engines, two transmissions and two drive configurations to be found in six specific models…

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Ford C-Max Energi

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 12 variations, the Ford Focus could almost be considered a brand all alone. From the variety of Focus sedans, hatchbacks, electrics, hybrids and even a performance version, there is nearly something for every driver application in the mid-size four-door configuration. We recently spent a week in the Ford C-Max…

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2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Test Drive

“2108 Toyota C-HR XLE” A Fun, Mischievous approach to the Subcompact SUV What’s in a name? In the case of the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the name is somewhat ambiguous and contradictory. “C-HR” according to the Toyota suits stands for “Coupe-High Rider” That’s all well and good, but names, even in the form of acronyms should…

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2017 Honda CR-V Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It’s difficult to make changes when your current product is the best-selling model of the hottest automotive product category, but Honda engineers and planners went ‘damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead’ producing a fully redesigned and reengineered compact sport utility. They did not go off on any wild tangents en-route,…

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Test Drive

“2017 Nissan Rogue Sport” An Unsanforized Version of the Popular Nissan Rogue Nashville, TN – Nissan North America has billed this year as the “Year of the Truck”, and the latest new vehicle to emerge as part of that theme is the all-new Nissan Rogue Sport, which brings to the Rogue clan a more diminutive,…

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As we see our local fuel prices bounce all over the place we have become more appreciative of cars that get good fuel economy. With EPA Fuel Economy Estimates of 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 48 mpg combined, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly qualifies as having one…

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