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2020 Chevy Bolt Is GM’s Electrified Bridge To The Future

It seems the future is always getting further away.  One man’s atomic-powered starship is another’s supercharged muscle car.  My first brush with the future came when I drove the infamous GM EV1 electric car back in 1996.  It was smooth,…

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2020 Toyota Yaris Speaks Fluent Cool

I read stories all of the time about how expensive cars are getting.  Sure, if you look at large three-row rolling rumpus rooms with video monitors, surround-sound audio, and enough gadgets for the vehicle to virtually drive itself, cars are…

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Is Adept At Hiking – And Cruising

I didn’t expect much when the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD arrived.  I knew it would be a well-behaved, and well-built compact crossover, but it’s always had an image of being a bit, um, “chic”.  But, the latest generation sports sheet…

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Hangs On The Road

Mazda has some of the most talented designers on the planet.  Based on the brand’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design philosophy, its cars appear taut and sculpted, expressing exactly what they’re like to drive.  The Mazda3 hatch is one of…

2020 Cadillac XT5, Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Express Their Darker Sides

2020 Cadillac XT5 Sport Cadillacs once had an edgy glamorous style directly linked to the derelicts of rock and roll.  They were big, flashy, powerful, luxurious, and for as long as anybody could remember, befinned.  Over the decades, the brand’s…

2020 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve Flaunts It With Attitude

You could strut into any number of automaker showrooms and go home with a luxuriously appointed sassmobile with heated bun warmers, saturating audio, and the underpinnings to hike through mountains.  While it might not be the first club on your…

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Elegant 2020 BMW 840i Knows How To Butter Your Rolls

I’ve been craving a grilled chicken sandwich and rolls from the Beef House Restaurant near Covington, Indiana.  With a BMW 840i in the driveway, an 80-mile drive for a yummy snack no longer seemed excessive.  Given too many days locked…

2020 Hyundai Sonata Is The Star Of The Show

Back in December, I attended the Indianapolis Auto Show.  I was walking around the floor, wondering where all the good cars went, when I spotted, right in the middle of the Hyundai display, a sedan I hadn’t seen before.  That’s…

2020 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Is Ready For Anything

As we are in the middle of an historic event, it’s time we get a vehicle that’s ready for the occasion.  It should be all-weather capable, comfortable, and apparently able to haul vast quantities of toilet paper.  As an Eagle…

2020 Subaru Legacy Tops Consumer Reports

So, I’m flipping through the April 2020 issue of Consumer Reports – the Auto Issue – and slowed down at the “Top 10” list.  When I came to the mid-size sedan, I kind of expected to see the Toyota Camry,…