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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 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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2018 BMW X1

The X1 is the entry to BMW’s X-series. Redesigned in 2016, it is unchanged for 2018 except for some option packaging revisions. The only power plant is a 228-horsepower 2.0-L turbocharged I-4 coupled to an 8-speed automatic. Read more on … Continue reading

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica – What’s New

For 2019 the Chrysler Pacifica gets some new packages, colors and equipment upgrades. Read a bit more about the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid for 2019, right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2019 GMC Sierra – First Drive Report

On the invite of GMC I drove the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra full-size pickup in St.Johns, Newfoundland and the surrounding area. Different by design and different to meet customer demands, the GMC Sierra with its top-of-the-line Denali sub-brand intends to … Continue reading

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2019 Dodge Challenger Ups the Horsepower Game

From the 305-HP V6 to the 797-HP Hellcat Redeye, the 2019 Dodge Challenger seeks to thrill and make driving more fun than ever. Catch up on what’s new right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – Drive Review

Save the wagons! Not everyone wants an SUV. VW’s Golf Alltrack “raised wagon” has lots of room for people and things, has some moderate unpaved road capability and is compact on the outside for ease of big-city living. Here’s some … Continue reading

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Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm

The inaugural Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm takes place Saturday August 11 in South Bend, Indiana. The new event calls itself “the premier celebration of automotive design and styling in Northern Indiana” and is hosted by the Studebaker National Museum. It … Continue reading

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