Monthly Archives: July 2016

#NissanYearoftheTruck

I was truckin’ this week driving three of Nissan’s new 2017 light trucks – Armada, Pathfinder and Titan. Over a two-day time period in the western U.S., the Nissan Adventure Drive included the highways and byways of the countryside as … Continue reading

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2016.5 Mazda CX-5 – Drive & Review

Mazda did some content realigning on the 2016 1/2 CX-5. It’s still quite a nice compact SUV and will suite anyone who likes to drive just for the sake of driving. My full write-up is here to read. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2017 Kia Sportage – Drive & Review

All-new for 2017, the fourth-generation Kia Sportage 5-passenger compact CUV has been nicely refreshed and updated. There’s lots of upscale features and equipment available  including new driver-assistanc safety technology. This cute-ute will work well in a big city or a … Continue reading

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In the News- Mazda diesel?, SUV Headlights, GM Switchgate, Tesla questions, Concours of America, buy Pickup stamps and more.

We’re half way through the 2016 baseball season marked by the All-Star game.  News is still happening around the world in the auto industry that affects car buyers and drivers. Catch up on what you missed with just a quick … Continue reading

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2016 Kia K900 V6 – Drive & Review

 For 2016 Kia’s flagship K900 has a new 311HP V6 and some mild exterior updates. New driver-assistance safety features such as automatic emergency braking will help keep you out of that accidental collision. The 420HP V8 is still offered but … Continue reading

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In the News: Self-Driving; Tesla; Traffic Deaths Up; MPG down; NACTOY; New #Nissan Pathfinder; the Great Race; RIP Carl Hass

It was a slow news week with the July 4th holiday. However the wheels kept spinning in the auto industry in spite of that. Spin you mouse over here to catch up on the fireworks you missed while watching the … Continue reading

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid- Drive and Review

 Toyota freshened its compact SUV, the RAV4, for 2016 with some styling tweaks and also added a Hybrid version to the lineup. The RAV4 Hybrid has a quite good city-driving EPA test rating that’s significantly better than the regular gasoline … Continue reading

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