Monthly Archives: August 2016

2017 Audi A4 – First Drive

Audi has revamped the A4 for 2017. It’s larger, lighter, and roomier with the 2.o-L turbo now putting put 252HP. Technology abounds with lots of driver-assistance safety features.  A new A4 Ultra with a tuned-for-efficiency 190HP 2.0-L turbo is well … Continue reading

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2017 Nissan Titan – Driven

Nissan has upped its game and raised the bar with its 2017 Titan full-size pickup. Now with the first-ever Titan single cab pickup, a new best-in-the-industry longer warranty and a host of interior refinements along with both gas and diesel … Continue reading

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder- First drive review

Nissan’s 7-passenger Pathfinder has gotten a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. There’s more horsepower and torque from the 3.5-Liter V6 and towing capacity is now up to 6000 lbs.  The outside has become a bit more SUV-ish and the inside is … Continue reading

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2016 VW Golf R – A wolf in sheep’s clothing

What’s not to like about this hot hatch? 292HP, 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic, all-wheel-drive, 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, 155 mph top speed–on the track only please. And on the more practical side, seating for … Continue reading

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe – Drive & Review

 Honda’s Civic is all new for 2016 and was named the North American Car of the Year. I recently test drove the Civic 2-door coupe with the 174 HP turbo engine. Coupes offer a sense or personal style and expression. … Continue reading

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2017 Nissan Armada – First Look

We drove the all-new, full-size, eight-seat 2017 Nissan Armada around the hills and highways of California’s central coast. The Armada has been extensively updated for 2017 and is now a good looking viable contender in the big-sized SUV market. It’ll … Continue reading

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2016 BMW 330e – Drive & Review

It’s not a boring hybrid. BMW’s new-for-2016 330e plug-in hybrid kicks out 248 total system horsepower and will scoot to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. And yet it can give you 14 miles of pure electric driving and also cruise … Continue reading

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