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The 2019 Volvo XC40: Smart-sized luxury and styling

2018 Volvo XC40

Even if carmakers are still pouring large sums of cash into large and extra-large sport utility vehicles, the smart money is on compact crossovers. Be it for cramped urban areas, smaller families or to reduce one’s emission footprint, these vehicles suffer no other compromises. Actually, they are obviously tighter on the inside. Even so, the XC40 will comfortably carry four ...

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FIRST CAR REVIEW: 2018 Kia Stinger GT

Don’t be blinded by the logos on the car. Look at the car. What do you see? Hang on, I’ll tell you. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is the result of a hard-working brand putting their best foot forward. Actually, it’s more than that. Kia’s put roughly six years of work into the Stinger since the unveiling of the GT ...

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Quick Car Review: 2017 Cadillac ATS 3.6L Coupe AWD

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe AWD

I consider myself well-versed in all things automotive. In a regular crowd, I can out car-talk anyone but that can change when I’m hanging out with my auto-critic colleagues, or my competition. Some of these guys are specialized, more experienced or plain have a better memory than I do. This is when I realize I’m not that special… The Cadillac ...

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Car Review: 2017 Nissan Micra S

2017 Nissan Micra S

My son is not quite 15 months old and I’m already becoming nostalgic. I’ve caught myself watching videos of him when he was four, eight and even 12 months old almost tear-y eyed. He’s growing up so fast and I already miss the days when he was nothing more than a newborn. I’m beginning to feel the same way about ...

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The Tesla struggle is real

Tesla

By far one of the most written and talked about anything, other than the POTUS Trump, Tesla’s become both a high and low-point in the car business. Of last however, it’s been mostly negative. The Model 3 has been, since its unveiling in April of 2016, the be-all end-all product at Tesla. No matter the talk about the electric Semi ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2018 Lexus LC 500

2018 Lexus LC500

Lexus coupés have always intrigued me. The first SC 300 and 400 (aka Toyota Soarer) were equal parts elegant and luxurious, with little to do with performance. That is unless someone swapped in a twin-turbo Supra engine, or an LS1 or slapped turbos on the 400’s V8. Then came the SC 430, a car I sadly never got to drive. ...

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