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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a solid, comfortable ride for up to eight passengers. With and abundance of safety features, it is just the right size SUV with an available third-row. With six models to choose from, the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The only potential negative in the LE is […]

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Sienna in the South

  I have never been much of a “Minivan Mom.” However, when you are in need of a vehicle that can transport four generations across the country, you quickly become one. It was as if Lionel Richie himself called and asked, “Hello, is it the Sienna you’re looking for?”  The answer would have been a […]

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Mazda in Marfa

With its ‘Soul Red Crystal Metallic’ exterior, the Mazda CX-3 stood out amidst the cactus and desert sands of Marfa, TX.  The CX-3 was ready for any adventure we threw its way.  On both the exterior and interior, the designers of the CX-3 kept it simple. This crossover has clean and graceful lines that make a […]

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Sizing Up the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

I don’t ever remember not liking this vehicle. I fell for the Land Cruiser when I realized it was so much more than your typical SUV. Once I drove it and experienced its off-road capability, I was sold. The Toyota Land Cruiser has power.  It has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 hp and […]

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Road Trip to Port Aransas in the 2018 Fiat 500L

When my daughter first glanced at the car she asked me the color, I read from the keyring, “Arancio Orange.” She asked where in the world did they come up with that color? She then got a history lesson of this little Italian car. The Fiat began production in 1957, initially known as ‘The Cinquecento.’ […]

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Soft Top~Drippin’ In Finesse

Even if you aren’t fond of manual transmissions, you should consider the MX-5 Miata’s six-speed manual transmission. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. With its light clutch and decisive shifting, the Miata evokes a passion for driving and makes shifting gears easy. I could not get enough of this car; that being said, […]

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‘My Greatest Find’~Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4

Not just a great find in the practical sense but also adventuresome and economical. On a quick trip from Dallas to Waco, the Jeep Cherokee delivered around 23 mpg on the highway, while in town we received 20 mpg. And though it has all the off-road and towing capabilities, on this particular cold day in […]

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has been updated to include some features that are now standard. In a competitive segment there was no other choice. Mitsubishi rose to the consumer ‘s request. You asked for a rearview camera on a 6.1-inch touchscreen, you got it! Another perk? AWD is now offered on the base ES model. […]

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2017 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9, has four trim levels, each one getting the attention it deserves. The top of the line is the Signature trim which features Nappa leather, genuine Rosewood inlays and a multi-sensory driving experience. (Pricing for this trim begins at $44,315). In the Mazda CX-9, it’s the driver’s seat that you want to be […]

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On a ROGUE Trip in Tennessee

The Nissan Rogue first launched in 2007 and is Nissan’s top-selling model, with nearly 1.6 million sold. The Rogue surpassed the Altima with this sales record in November 2016. Over 500,000 were sold in 2016. In 2017’s first quarter, it has out-sold its competitors, the Toyota Rav4 (by 20,000) and the Honda CR-V (by 7,000). […]

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