Category Archives: driver-assistance safety features

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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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 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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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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2018 BMW X2 – Drive Report

BMW added another Sport Activity Vehicle to their X-Series lineup with the new 2018 X2 xDrive28i. Based on the same platform as the more utilitarian X1, the X2 is very car-like. So much so, I want to refer to it … Continue reading

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