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

2019 Mercedes-Benz E 450 – Drive Report

Mercedes offers the E-class in body styles to suit everyone. Along with the sedan and wagon there’s also a coupe and a convertible. The present generation of E-class was introduced in 2016 loaded with numerous technical innovations. For 2019, new … Continue reading

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2019 Lincoln Navigator – Drive Report

The all-new Lincoln Navigator has received many accolades including being named the 2018 North American Truck of the Year. After last year’s redesign, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is basically unchanged. Prices start at $73,205. Four different trim levels; two different … Continue reading

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INTERSECT by Lexus plus 2019 Lexus LS 500 – Drive Report

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept vehicle makes its New York City debut at the newly opened INTERSECT BY LEXUS. It will remain on display through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept, which made its global debut at … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus ES – Drive Review

The seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES is longer, lower and wider. Built on a new platform, the ES has more aggressive and sporty styling with a modern and comfortable interior. The front-wheel drive ES is available in the 302-horspower ES 350 … Continue reading

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Drive Report

 Mitsubishi introduced the all-new Eclipse Cross compact SUV in 2018. Now for 2019 it continues with a couple tweaks to enhance the Mitsubishi line-up. Price is all-important and the Eclipse Cross is well positioned with a starting price of $23,595. … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – Drive Report

More power to the people. For 2019 the MX-5 Miata gets 26 more ponies bumping the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-L engine up to 181-HP. Seventeen percent more horsepower is a big move in any engine. Engine torque is up a bit too … Continue reading

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2019 Toyota Avalon – Drive Review

The Toyota Avalon has been extensively revamped for 2019. This in spite of ever-diminishing new vehicle buyer’s interests in sedans. And to stimulate more interest, Toyota has ramped up the Avalon’s looks and style giving it a more head-turning presence. … Continue reading

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