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2017 Audi A5 Review and Audi S5 Review


The Audi A5 has always been one of the most handsome cars, not only in its segment, but in the whole market. This second-generation 2017 Audi A5 model changes that slightly, but whatever you may think the new model lost in this redesign, it gains back in dramatically better driving dynamics. I didn’t ..

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Review


If the Mazda MX-5 Miata taught us anything, it’s that fun cars don’t have to be expensive, complicated or unreliable. It’s been almost 30 years since that car was introduced, and almost 30 years since it forever altered the perception of what a roadster should be. Sure, there were those that came ..

2017 Porsche Macan GTS Review


The road was ours, all of it. Two twisting, undulating lanes of asphalt providing the room needed to follow a proper racing line on our trip to the clouds. Strapped in, engine idling, I was ready for action… well, as prepared as any ham-fisted scribe can be in an unfamiliar vehicle on a stretch of […]

2017 Lincoln MKZ Review


Following the MKC and MKX, Lincoln has shown that it can compete with the top of the luxury class.  Lincoln’s latest generation of crossovers introduced a unique style, powerful engines, quality finishes and a long list of features to choose from. Now it’s time for the luxury brand to take ..

2017 Volvo S90 Review


Volvo’s goal for the all-new S90 sedan (and its soon-to-follow wagon variant, the V90) is a lofty one: March into battle against cars like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, Lexus GS, and Cadillac CTS and walk away with five percent of sales in the segment. Carving Out a Niche That last ..

2016 Ford F-150 Review


Ford is trying to replace your friends with the 2016 Ford F-150.  No longer do you need a second set of eyes to check your trailer lights; the F-150 will do it for you. Need a buddy to hold a flashlight so you can work in the dark? Nope. The truck’s mirror-mounted spotlights and bed-mounted LED lights ..

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Review


Hyundai’s first plug-in vehicle is not a pet project or a limited-run experiment; it’s a fully fleshed out evolution of the traditional hybrid Sonata that offers an eye-popping 600 miles of range. And while the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is still based on Hyundai’s tried-and-true mid-sized sedan and not built ..

INKAS Huron Review: What It’s Like to Drive a War Machine on Wheels


It costs as much as a Lamborghini Aventador, but certainly doesn’t go as fast. It’s as long as two Ford Fiestas, and could probably crush them both. But most importantly, it can protect you from high-power rifle fire and hand grenade blasts, which is what it is designed to do. Built for war zones ..

2016 Maserati Quattroporte Review: Quick Take


The rule kind of goes like this: If you’re driving a high-priced Italian exotic, you don’t complain about it. Well, I’m about to break that rule. You might hate me for doing this, but it has to be said: The Maserati Quattroporte is a completely unimpressive car. *runs for cover* Before you call ..

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Review: Curbed with Craig Cole


My first drive of the all-new Chevy Camaro was about six months ago on a trip from Salt Lake City up to Bozeman, Montana.  Unfortunately, it was in the fall … on all-season tires … during an ice storm. It took 150 percent of my concentration just to keep it out of the ditch during […]