Monthly Archives: July 2017

2017 Lexus LX570 – Drive Report

The very large and very luxurious Lexus LX 570 can be a bit big for negotiating crowded city streets. But with seating for eight and 7000 lbs. of trailer pulling power the 2017 LX 570 is great for touring the … Continue reading

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2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF – Drive Report

Mazda’s 2017 Miata MX-5 RF, the retractable fastback, functions quite well around Chicagoland. Push the switch for the top and it’s down, or up, in 13 seconds. That makes things pretty convenient for buzzing around in the open air and … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – First Drive

VW has an all-new second-generation Tiguan for 2018. It’s longer, roomier and can carry up to seven. ┬áThe current Tiguan will be rebadged as the Tiguan Limited and both of these compact SUVs join VW’s new midsize 3-row Atlas SUV. … Continue reading

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport – Drive Report

A new pocket-rocket has arrived courtesy of Hyundai. The 2017 Elantra Sport with a 201-HP turbo 1.6 liter and either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed direct shift automated dual clutch transmission provides the new found fun in the auto … Continue reading

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2017 Kia Niro – Drive Report

The Kia Niro is all-new. It’s new to the market having made its global debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro is hybrid-powered and EPA-rated at 50mpg. Looking more like a hatchback than an SUV, the Niro is … Continue reading

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2017 Lexus RC F – on the track and off

  Lexus’ RC F has lots of track creds. 467-HP 5-liter V8, 8-speed direct shift transmission, Torsen limited slip as well as torque vectoring differential, big Brembo brakes, 35-series tires on 19-inch wheels, top speed 170mph, 0 to 60 mph … Continue reading

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