2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Test Drive

“2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE” The Hatch has returned with gusto Back in 2016, when the Scion brand was dealt a death blow, the Scion IM hatchback was rebadged as a Toyota Corolla. Now, for the 2019 model year, a totally new Toyota Corolla Hatchback, like the Phoenix, has risen from the ashes with vast…

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2018 Honda Fit Sport Test Drive

“2018 Honda Fit Sport 5-door” Third Generation Fit Bows with Fresh Styling, Added Tech The Honda Fit first entered the U.S. marketplace as a 2007 model, after being introduced in Japan six years earlier in 2001. The Fit also won instant popularity and acclaim in European markets. The spunky little car has made great strides…

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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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2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door Test Drive

“2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door” Mazda3 best selling vehicle globally The Mazda3 heads into 2018 with only subtle exterior modifications, but with new standard equipment and features as well as updated packages. The popular Mazda is still available in two body configurations – a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatch. There are also still two…

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2018 Kia Rio 5-Door EX Test Drive

“2018 Kia Rio 5-door EX” Kia’s Stylish Entry Subcompact Offers Feature-Rich content Baltimore, MD – It’s true that good, even great things can come in small packages. The Kia Rio for 2018 provides a stellar example. This latest fourth generation Rio is available in the U.S. in two body configurations: the 4-door Kia Rio sedan;…

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2018 Mazda3 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We are ‘old timers’ in the auto writer business, having reviewed new cars for about 27 years. The most interesting thing about being in the business that long is seeing how much the cars continue to advance and how good most all the new cars are. A good example of…

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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Test Drive

“2017 Honda Civic Hatchback” Civic Lineup Adds Sporty Hatchback  There’s a new kid on the block, in the form of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback. The Sporty hatchback joins this year’s tenth generation Civic Sedan and Coupe body styles as the third member of the family….

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2016 Lexus CT 200h

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Montana Road Trip – We realize that the hybrid vehicles we’ve grown to know and love are great around town and for commuting, but we have often wondered how they would be on a road trip over hill and dale to grandmother’s house. We decided to try one recently on…

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2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium Hatchback Test Drive

“2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium” A Fun, Practical and Versatile Hatchback The 2016 Ford Focus stable consists of not only a popular 5-door hatch, but also a practical and economical 4-door sedan, both in different levels of trim. Both body configurations are front-wheel drive and are available in four progressive levels of trim – S,…

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