2015 Ram ProMaster City Van Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For several years Barbara occasionally helped a friend at her flower shop in Watsonville, California doing flower arranging and occasional deliveries. The big annual floral events of Mother?s Day and Valentines?s Day, required an army of friends and employees to design and deliver all the arrangements, plants and bouquets. And…

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2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van Test Drive

?Nissan?s 2013 NV200 Compact Cargo Van: Ideal for work or play? The 2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van rounds out Nissan?s commercial vehicle offerings, and even though it was originally conceived and intended for commercial use, it?s equally well suited to do duty in serving the needs for personal use and activities….

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2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van

By Barbara Schaffer San Diego ? While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note, I also had a chance to spend a little?time in the all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van. I don?t want to brag, but I actually have quite a bit of experience with small delivery vans. Many…

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Nissan Expands Van Lineup

Now that Nissan has established a U.S. beachhead in the commercial van market with the introduction of the full-size NV van series last year, the company is taking the next step with the addition of an all-new NV200 Compact Cargo Van. Making its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February, the smaller…

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Test Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

?This thing is like the love child of a tour bus and a Hummer!? declared my 17 year-old daughter. She considered the massive Sprinter in the driveway for a moment and then added, ?But it?s kinda nice.? In 6 years of reviewing all kinds of new cars, I have to admit I?ve never brought home…

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Test Drive: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

I didn?t expect to like the new Dodge Grand Caravan as much as I do. I am just simply not a minivan driver, but the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan has all the bells and whistles of any car or SUV, and I thoroughly enjoyed driving it. The smooth ride in this van makes you feel…

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Test Drive: Nissan NV

Move over Chevrolet and Ford, there may be a new sheriff in town. Miami ? For most of us, there is little glamor in the full size van business.? It?s mostly for service businesses that use the sides as rolling billboards and then fill the interior with tools, supplies or items to be delivered.? Unlike…

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Kia?s KV7 Concept Developed for ?Ringleaders?

Kia is exploring the modern-day ?activity van? with a recently unveiled concept called the KV7. Expanding on recent design success like the Soul, Sorento, Sportage and the Forte Koup, the KV7 takes a functional approach to a mobile gathering space by taking the concept beyond mere transportation.?? With a single gull wing door on the…

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