Reviews

The Fast-Aging Modern Car

I stayed at a friend’s vacation home in Florida over the holidays. In the garage was a 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic that was purchased new and has only covered 24,000 miles over the past seven years. At first glance, it has everything you need as far as equipment and technology. But as I spent time buzzing around the Sunshine State ...

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The Evolution of the Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 was produced from 1977 through 1995 and went largely unchanged over its 18-year production run. The biggest changes were improvements made to the power- and drivetrains, tweaks to the suspension, rearrangement of options and packaging, and mostly cosmetic adjustments aside from minor body additions to improve aerodynamics. 1978 -1982: 928 The original Porsche 928 is most easily ...

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Does a Ram Dakota Midsize Pickup Make Sense?

A new Ford Ranger is on the way back to the U.S. market, where Chevrolet and GMC sold a combined 145,102 Colorados and Canyons last year, and still didn’t manage to catch the Toyota Tacoma’s 198,124, number-one in the segment. Even Nissan sold 74,360 of its ancient Frontiers in 2017, so there’s obviously some life in a segment consisting of ...

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Volvo Wants to Protect Your Pooch

My dog Bonnie loves going out for daily rides in the car. She prefers the fresh air that roadsters provide to trucks and SUVs that are harder for her to get in and out of. At this year’s Chicago auto show, Volvo showcased its line of accessories that help reduce the risk of injury and fatalities in its cars. Volvo ...

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Exploring the Design of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

CHICAGO, Illinois — Despite an impending snowstorm and freezing temperatures, we were able to make our appointment with Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen design head, at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Bischoff had a busy morning promoting the all-new 2019 Arteon sedan and we caught up with him later in the day at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Design Workshop at a nearby event space ...

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Canada Gets an Exclusive 2019 Ram 1500 Sport Trim

Earlier this week, Texas once again got its own special version of the Ram pickup in the form of the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition. But us yanks can’t hog all the unique region-specific trims. At the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, our neighbors to the North debuted a 2019 Ram 1500 Sport, which will be exclusive to the ...

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Arden Brings Big Power to Geneva with a New Range Rover Kit

For U.S. car enthusiasts who yearn for a taste of the forbidden fruit not sold in the states, it’s hard to beat the halls of the Geneva Motor Show. We don’t just miss out on cars from major manufacturers—there are some Europe-exclusive tuners that flex their muscle at the show as well. Arden is one such company that produces wild ...

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2019 Subaru Ascent Priced from $32,970

The 2019 Subaru Ascent will arrive in dealerships this summer with a starting price of $32,970, the automaker announced today. At that price, the Subaru is more expensive than the base 2018 Volkswagen Atlas ($31,675), Honda Pilot ($31,875), and Hyundai Santa Fe ($31,830). Standard features on the Ascent include a 6.5-inch multimedia screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, three-zone auto ...

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Will Cost You $81,590

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio isn’t cheap. But considering it may be the quickest production SUV around, perhaps it’s worth the $81,590 price tag. The midsize SUV goes on sale early this year. It packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine making 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, enough to launch it to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, according ...

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