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2018 Jeep Midwest Mudfest

Jeeps are designed to get muddy. And that’s exactly what I did. On the invitation of Jeep a bunch of auto writers spent the good part of a day sloshing and spinning through the spring thaw woodlands. We drove the … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Drive Review

The original hot-hatch pocket rocket GTI has grown up over the years. Now for 2018 it has gained 10 additional horsepower, now at 220-HP, and matured to a family-like 4-door only. S, SE and Autobahn trims are offered with starting¬†prices … Continue reading

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI – Drive Report

The Stelvio is an SUV from Alfa Romeo that is made for the track. Of course, most all will never be driven on the track. With 280-HP, an 8-speed automatic and Alfa’s rear -biased Q4 all-wheel drive system, the Stelvio … Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 – First Drive

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton pickup is lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient. It can tow 12,700 pounds and has a max. payload of 2,300 pounds. There’s a V6 or Hemi V8 to choose from, with prices starting at … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X3 – Drive Report

¬†New for 2018, the BMW X3 is a bit longer and roomier and available with a full contingent of driver-assistance safety features. Two engine choices go from mild to wild. Whether you’re an urban or suburban dweller, the X3 offers … Continue reading

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe

A pillarless Coupe in today’s world of SUVs and sedans is a sight to behold. Go back fifty years and they were everywhere to be seen. The 329-HP biturbo V6 powered Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is elegant, comfortable and refined. Push … Continue reading

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2018 Ford Raptor – Drive Report

The 450-horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor is an outstanding performer out in the wilds. Whether it be rock-crawling, trail riding, flying over sand dunes or riding a dry river bed, the Raptor is all about fun. On the other hand, with … Continue reading

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