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An Uncompromised Ride~ The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2013 Civic has been tweaked in comparison of the 2012 model.  The ride is noticeably quieter and for good reason.  Thicker windshield and front windows, plus more material being added to the flooring, trunk, firewall and wheel wells provide a much quieter ride.  The tweaking continues in the suspension, as I ran the car thru various […]

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Small Compact Car, Big Value~ The 2013 Kia Rio SX

What will you find with the new Kia Rio?  The car is cheap but not is every sense of the word “cheap.”  Let me clarify……. once dubbed “crummy,”  even “crappy,” the Kia Rio has been redesigned and has since become one of the better subcompact cars your money can buy you. It is worth noting […]

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A Real 'Mean Green" Speeding Machine

By MARLON HANSON Originally in “Bumper to Bumper” from Focus Daily News Mustang GT Sports Torque to Spare My first thought when seeing the new 420 horsepower Mustang GT in my driveway was “Wow, Gonna need to put on my sunglasses!” It is the brightest green that I quite possibly have ever seen – Ford […]

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2014 Kia Sorento SX LTD~ More For Your Money

     Dare I say it, that the name Kia is synonymous with vaulted Asian brands Toyota and Honda?  Why yes, yes I will.  As hard as I searched to find something that I did not like about this vehicle, I came up empty handed.  The Kia in one word is “Accomplished!”      Word on the street […]

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A Pleasant Surprise~ the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC

  The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC is one sporty crossover.  The Outlander is a stylish, compact, seven passengers SUV.  Available in three trim levels:  ES, SE and GT, the Outlander GT S-AWC that I drove has 230-hp 3.0-liter V6 and though it has manual sportronic paddle shifter capability, helping to accelerate on hills, I […]

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Super Charged Shelby Ford Raptor

  What is rugged, supercharged, rumbles and roars and reaches zero to sixty in 5 seconds?  You guess it, the Shelby Ford Raptor.  Though I am a Texan, I would by no means consider myself a “truck girl,” but it was a thrill to test drive this truck last week!  What girl doesn’t love a […]

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Lexus IS350 F Sport~ "Fun to Drive"

Three years in development, this car is more than “fun to drive.”  This third generation ‘IS’ was designed by  chief engineer, Junichi Furuyama.  It isn’t easy to take a luxury car with so many amenities and make it fun but with the Lexus IS 350 F Sport, that has been accomplished.  This vehicle will satisfy […]

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Kia Cadenza~ A “Premium” Ride

Referring to the new 2014 Kia Cadenza as a “premium sedan” is a good word choice for this elegant new introduction by this rapidly growing car company. It denotes something more than “average.” The Cadenza can definitely go head to head with trendy models of today’s car market. It is the most technologically advanced car […]

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Volkswagen Beetle GSR – The Yellow Black Racer

In 1973, Volkswagen had a sports themed Beetle GSR, “Gelb Schwarzer Renner” or “Yellow Black Racer.” The paint scheme explains the name. The sporty VW Beetle is back for 2014 in a limited production of just 3500 units; half of those units are expected in the U.S. by the fall of 2014. The GSR is […]

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