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A Great City Cruiser~2017 Kia Niro

The above picture was taken in the city, the place the Kia Niro thrives. It’s a great everyday driver.  It is fun, practical and easy to maneuver down narrow dark alleys in the Bishop Arts District. While the Kia Niro is fun and perfect for city driving, it certainly may not be your first choice […]

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2018 Kia Rio~ Good Things Come in Small Packages

The fourth generation Kia Rio is available in a sedan or a hatchback. It has the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder from the past generation.  The Rio is just powerful enough and yet provides darn good fuel efficiency, boasting figures of 28 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway for a combined 32 mpg.  There is also a 6-speed manual […]

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2017 Kia Soul~Funky & Fresh

The Kia Soul was not a car that I fell in love with instantly.  I thought it was about as cute as those notorious  hamsters that you see in all the commercials.  It’s just another ‘boxy’ little ride, right? Then, not only did I test drive one for the week, but a dear friend of […]

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2017 Kia Sportage~a Refined Ride

The Kia Sportage boast a new look for 2017. It is curvy, sleek and sporty. In its fourth generation the Kia Sportage is well established and is one of the top picks in small crossovers.  Competitors for the Kia Sportage would be the Ford Escape, the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Honda CR-V, or the Nissan Rogue. […]

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2017 Kia Sorento

The 2017 Kia Sorento is equipped and ready for adventure. With its wide stance and long wheelbase the Sorento offers optimal cabin space. The Sorento does offer third row seating and because the second row seats slide forward, the third row is easily accessible. Fold the third row down and you have ample cargo space. […]

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2015 Kia Forte

The new Kia Forte has style; with a swanky profile and trendiness inside and out. Kia delivers. Gaining in width and length, the Forte has the right proportions for a compact sedan. The new 2015 Forte has a sportier look. The interior is crisp, clean and simple. The details are effective, the infotainment system easy […]

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SEMA 2015

SEMA 2015 is in the books!  The show seems to get bigger and better each year; one can barely make it around to see everything.  Here is a recap of what I enjoyed…… Pictured above is the 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak-426 Naturally Aspirated, complete with a roll cage fabricated to NHRA specifications (8.50 certification). […]

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Kia Has Soul

One thing you can say about Kia, their funky fresh design of the 2015 Soul is like no other on the road. I drove the electric 5-door hatchback Soul and found it to be surprisingly spacious, full of technology and downright whimsical. The 5-passenger cube on wheels has rear seats that fold down for extra […]

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The 2014 Truck of Texas~The 2015 Ford F-150

Already the best selling vehicle in America, the Ford F-150 has held that title for the past 32 years.  Ford Motor Company has always been on the cutting edge, and now they are introducing the new Ford F-150 to us for 2015 with an aluminum body.  Wait, what? It is true.  The new Ford F-150 has a ‘Built […]

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Kia Niro Concept Makes U.S. Debut at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

  Cutting-Edge Urban Hybrid Vehicle Shows Off Kia’s Ambitious Vision of a Lifestyle City Car CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 / PRNewswire / — Niro’s B-segment design is futuristic, upscale and performance-inspired Hybrid electric drive intended to give Niro four-wheel drive capabilities when needed Kia’s dramatic and modern Niro urban lifestyle concept vehicle, which was unveiled […]

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