Test Drive: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

A wondrous sports coupe with a stubborn automatic transmission. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track was my favorite car of 2012. I loved its understated looks. I loved its interior design and quality. I loved its intoxicating power. I loved its remarkable handling. Simply, it blew me away….

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Test Drive: 2012 Honda Civic HF

Fuel Efficiency Without Hybridization. For 2012, customers have more variations of the Civic to choose from than ever before. There are five in fact: The Civic, Civic Natural Gas, Civic Hybrid, Civic Si, and the Civic HF or ?high efficiency.?…

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Test Drive: 2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L 4WD

The future of crossovers. Automotive journalists and consumers alike have great disdain for the Crosstour. Not only do they knock its looks, they?re also not sure what to other vehicles on the market to compare it to. While I can?t change people?s minds on its outward appearance (personally, I have grown accustom to its looks…

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Test Drive: 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Back in…Dozer Yellow? The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is one of the five vehicles currently on sale that I would actually buy. This is no small feat for a Chrysler product to hit the top of my wish list. Before the government bailout, I would never have even considered a Chrysler product….

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Test Drive: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance

Lessons in chrome. In America, when we want to make something better, we usually make it bigger and flashier. Take anything Donald Trump has ever done. “Sure, that’s a good looking building. But it could really use some gold. And my name in 100-foot lettering on the side.” Rarely do the golden, bejeweled skyscrapers look…

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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: 2011 Honda Odyssey 5-Door Touring Elite

The re-education of the minivan generation. Minivans, as we know them today, first appeared in the mid-1980s with the release of vehicles like the Dodge Caravan. Having been born shortly after its release, I am part of–what I call–the minivan generation. As strange as it might sound to some, I don?t know a world without…

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Test Drive: 2011 Scion TC

The only new car I?d buy. I drive a lot of new cars and over the last several years I have become numb to seeing $40,000+ price tags on cars. A couple years ago if you had showed me anything outside of a Porsche 911 with an MSRP more than $50,000 I would have laughed…

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Test Drive: 2011 Honda CR-Z EX Sport Hybrid

Modern technology capturing the excitement of the past. My dad used to have a Honda Prelude. Actually, he?s had two. The first was stolen one fall night in the early 90s, joy ridden, and destroyed. Some kid drove it through a chain link fence, out onto a local golf course, and totaled it in a…

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