2011 Toyota Sienna

by NICK KURCZEWSKI A company in crisis, Toyota hopes to put family first with its new minivan. The most exceptional feature of the totally redesigned 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan could be its remarkably poor timing. The Sienna arrives in a car market where having a Toyota badge has suddenly become … Continue reading

2010 Lexus HS250h

LEXUS HS250h DEFIES REASON by Casey Williams Little sporting hybrids are not usually the types of cars I hop into for seven hours of driving, into a predicted snowstorm. I envision prissy little cars with high-strung personalities that are frugal, but not a buggy full of fun. My partner coming … Continue reading

2010 Lexus IS250C

A JEWEL MORE DEAR by Casey Williams My partner equated the Lexus SC430 to a Faberge Egg, beautiful in its turtle dove shape, divine with its Mark Levinson audio system, and open to heaven with the hard top retracted. The car’s interior was equally stunning with high-grade leather, wood, and … Continue reading

2011 Ford Edge – Preview

We saw the majorly face lifted Lincoln MKX at last month’s Detroit show, but Ford took the mystery away from the also-impressive 2011 Ford Edge. An updated exterior, stunning interior, next-generation hands-free communications, and a range of power options will keep crossover buyers rolling into Ford showrooms. New grilles and … Continue reading

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Preview

Take a look at the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickups. Go ahead. See if you can spot the differences. No, not there. Crawl underneath. Ah, there it is. Competition in heavy-duty trucks doesn’t really happen with freshened grilles and bulging fenders anyway. The Silverado is handsome with its big … Continue reading

2011 Toyota Avalon Preview

Toyota’s press conference began with a humble commitment to quickly repair all of its vehicles affected by the accelerator and brake recalls. The company is showing renewed vigor in taking care of very loyal customers. Almost sheepishly, Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, announced the significantly … Continue reading

Top 5 Vehicles from the 2010 Chicago Auto Show

2010 Chicago Auto Show logo.pngWe survived nearly a foot of snow – and an earthquake – to bring you the latest and greatest from the Chicago Auto Show. The show is usually less a spectacle of glitz and glamor and more of a tribute to America’s cornfields and hard-working folk. While we didn’t get any photos of corn-fed boys, we did manage to find some good looking vehicles to swoon over.
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