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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Drive Report

Perhaps a perfect Chicago car! Yes, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric with its 124 mile driving range, compact exterior combined with 5-peson seating and a roomy rear cargo area would do the job very adequately. It’s priced at $29,500, before … Continue reading

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2017 Infiniti QX30 – Drive Report

The very coupe-like QX30 from Infiniti with its bold styling certainly sets itself apart from other compact crossover SUVs. Priced starting around $30K it’s the entry into the luxury Infiniti brand. It seats five and has a fairly spacious cargo … Continue reading

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2017 Honda CR-V – Drive Report

Honda completely redesigned the CR-V for 2017 making this class-leading compact SUV even better. Restyled and sculpted on the outside, more modern and upscale on the inside, and a new 1.5-L turbo engine pushing you down the road make the … Continue reading

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2017 Jaguar F-PACE 20d – Drive Review

It was named theĀ 2017 World Car of the Year as well as being the World Car Design of the Year award winner. The F-PACE from Jaguar deserves the titles. It’s quite lovely. Nicely designed on the outside; luxurious on the … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Escape – Drive Report

The Escape is celebrating its sixteenth birthday and got a mid-cycle refresh along with some powertrain improvements. In the crowded compact SUV market, with many really good offerings for the buyer today, the Escape is one that should be given … Continue reading

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2017 Audi A4 Quattro – Road Trip

In my book the Audi A4 is right in there as one of the perfect road trip cars. It’s quiet, comfortable, well poised on the road, has fuel economy easily better than what EPA says and is plenty roomy. I … Continue reading

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North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum

During a stay in Charleston, South Carolina I stumbled across this Fire Museum and Educational Center. The North Charleston Fire Museum has been around since 2007. It’s the home of the largest collection of fully restored American LaFrance fire apparatus … Continue reading

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