Monthly Archives: August 2015

2016 BMW 7 Series, New Popemobile, TVR, Tesla raises the bar, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Catch up on last week’s auto news that you missed while getting the family ready to go back to school. Just click right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2015 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance

The 2015 Milwaukee Masterpiece took place over the weekend of August 22-23 at Veteran’s Park situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Over 200 collector cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats were on display for show visitors to admire and enjoy. … Continue reading

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2016 #BMW 7-Series. First drive report.

Along with other invited Chicago-area auto writers, back in early July my colleague Thom Cannel and I got an in-person look and product overview on the all-new 2016 BMW 7-series that will go on sale on October 24 in the … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Toyota Avalon. A lot of car for the money

The Toyota Avalon is a lot of car; amazingly spacious; performs very well; delivers high quality; lots of comfort; everything a significant percentage of car buyers in the traditional full-size segment are looking for. The 2016 Avalon will get some … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Lexus IS 350 F-sport. F for fun!

Lexus’ entry sedan is the IS model. Step up to the higher-powered IS 350, add the F-Sport package and you are in for a comfortable ride around town and a lot of fun on the open roads. Give a read … Continue reading

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New 2016 #Toyota Tacoma, Pebble Beach Concours, Ideal Vehicle Awards, Used Car Prices, Recalls and more.

  Even though it’s summer vacation time and you are enjoying those hot August nights, there is still plenty of news in the auto industry. Catch up on what you missed form last week in kurt weekly news summary . … Continue reading

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2016 Scion iA and iM. Two new cars to consider for the new, young driver in your family,

If you’ve got a new driver in your family they should be in a safe car with new technology and not the family decade-old hand-me-down. Take a look at the two new cars from Scion. The 2016 Scion iA or … Continue reading

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2016 Toyota Tacoma mid-size pickup

My colleague Steve Purdy covered the introduction of the extensively redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This mid-size pickup may just be your cup-of-tea to get the job done in a crowded city. Not as unwieldy as a full-size pickup, the mid-size … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Concours, Woodward Dream Cruise, Gasoline prices, #Nissan car sharing, recalls and more

Catch up on this past week’s auto news. Whether you were actually at Pebble Beach, the Woodward Dream Cruise or perhaps the Chicago Air & Water Show, here’s a snip-it of what went on. Read here with a simple mouse … Continue reading

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2016 #Mazda MX-5 #Miata #LonglivetheRoadster

Lighter, smaller, quicker and more nimble than its predecessor, MX-5 has adopted Mazda’s full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design. In the process, MX-5 has shed approximately 150 pounds from its predecessor, with a curb weight of … Continue reading

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