Monthly Archives: August 2017

2018 Audi A5 Coupe – Drive Review

Two-door coupes will always have a place in the market. And, personal use premium or performance cars will continue to be of interest to those who like to drive. The Audi A5 is one of the better ones when it … Continue reading

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2017 BMW 540i – Drive Review

This Ultimate Driving Machine is¬†comfortable and¬†refined and loaded with driving-assistance safety technology. It’ll park itself in a tight garage while you stand beside it. The audio volume can be changed with a rotation of your index finger and you can … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Focus RS – On Track and Street

The Ford Focus RS is, basically, a street legal race car. I drove it around the 4-mile Road American circuit, criss-crossed Chicago’s streets and made a highway run almost to Iowa in search of a little more freedom. For a … Continue reading

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Drive Report

Perhaps a perfect Chicago car! Yes, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric with its 124 mile driving range, compact exterior combined with 5-peson seating and a roomy rear cargo area would do the job very adequately. It’s priced at $29,500, before … Continue reading

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime – Drive Report

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid may just be a perfect car for Chicago residents. Well, not only Chicago but for residents of any large, crowded, densely populated city. With a pure-EV battery operation of up to 25 miles, … Continue reading

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2017 Kia Soul Turbo – Drive Report

Kia added some punch to its Soul with the addition of a new 201-HP turbocharged engine in the Soul Exclaim (!) model. The boxy, 5-passenger compact hatchback/wagon not only has more go-power but better fuel economy too. A 7-speed dual … Continue reading

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