Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Double Cab Drive Report

Midsize pickups are becoming more popular in large cities like Chicago and across the U.S. Very capable to haul people, stuff and tow trailers, they are a bit more forgiving compared to maneuvering a full size pickup. Oh, and they … Continue reading

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In the News: Much on #Mazda Miata, NY Auto Show, World Car Awards, Nissan-Renault, F1 and more.

The last major auto show of the season opened this week in NYC. Lots of news on World Car Awards with the Mazda Miata MX-5 getting a couple and Mazda also announcing the new MX-5 RF. Is the Renault Twizy … Continue reading

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2016 #Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T – Drive Report

If you’re in the market for a mid-size sedan the good news is that there are lots of really good choices to suit you wishes, needs and budget. I recently spent some time driving the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T … Continue reading

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In the News: Automatic braking, NY Auto Show, Gen-Z wants cars, diesel engine here to stay and more.

Happy Spring! Your March Madness bracket is probably already busted. Turn your attention to the world of autos and don’t miss the up-to-date news. Just click you mouse right here to get caught up. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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In the News: Jeep’s 75th, V8 muscle, Amelia concours, new Pacifica, and of course, VW.

March madness is here and the auto industry keeps making news. Catch up on what you missed last week with just one click right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2016 @Toyota Highlander – family vacation hauler

The 2016 Highlander offers four model grades or trims to choose from, three powertrain choices – a 4-cylinder, a V6 or a hybrid, and seating for up to eight. Prices start at $29,990 and run up to $50K. Read my … Continue reading

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In the News: Geneva Auto Show, World Car finalists, Google car crash, February sales and more.

Check out what went on around the world in automobiles this week. It’s getting to be Spring and things are ramping up. Click right here to catch up. @1ChicagoCarGuy  

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