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About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt – Drive Review

Channel your inner Steve McQueen and check out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt with its 480-HP 5.0-L V8, 6-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, available MagneRide Damping System and a digital customizable dash. It’ll hit 163 mph and go from a … Continue reading

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2019 GMC Terrain – Drive Report

The new-for-2019 Terrain Black Edition is available on SLE & SLT for $795. The package includes: 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert and black surround, black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents, and black exterior model … Continue reading

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – Tracked

A one-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois under the tutelage of the pros at Skip Barber Racing School gave me plenty of seat time in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.¬†¬†Driving the 124 Spider Abarth … Continue reading

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2019 Volvo XC40 – Drive Review

The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show last March in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars. The XC40 … Continue reading

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2019 Nissan Altima – First Drive

Nissan has completely re-done the Altima for 2019. Now after 25 years on the U.S. market Nissan still sees a place for the Altima in its lineup. Even as many folks jump into SUVs, sedans still strike a cord with … Continue reading

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2019 Subaru Ascent – First Drive

Subaru has upped its game with an all-new 3-row SUV. The 2019 Subaru Ascent can be had with seating for seven or eight. With an all-new 260-HP 2.4-L turbo boxer engine it’ll tow up to 5,000lbs. It’s loaded with new … Continue reading

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Drive Report

A modified 2019 VW Jetta went 210.16 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new record in the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe class. I drove a new, stock 2019 VW Jetta across lower Michigan and got 43 mpg, beating … Continue reading

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