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2019 VW Jetta GLI Would Please Ron Popeil

Go ahead and guess the price of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition. Nope, it’s not $49,999. It’s not even $44,999 nor $39,999. It’s not 34,999 nor $29,999 either. Get ready for a Ron Popeil-worthy price on this…

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2019 VW Golf Redefines “Basic”

In the old days, a basic compact car would feature hubcaps, a vinyl bench seat, and if you were lucky, an AM radio. Forget air-conditioning. But those days are distant memories as today’s basic cars usually come with power windows,…

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Subaru Builds A More Stylish All-Capable 2020 Outback

Subaru could have radically changed the Outback for 2020. The design team explored options from super sleek wagons to upright crossovers that would make the proverbial outhouse look aerodynamic. Yet, when they discussed what current and potential owners wanted, it…

2019 BMW X2 M35i Is A Bit Intense

BMWs are usually delightful cars to drive, but some of the M editions can be a bit intense with their stiff suspensions, tight steering, and right-now throttle response. One could argue that’s exactly how a performance car should behave, and…

Can the 2019 Chevy Silverado Make Hay With A Four-Cylinder Engine?

My father, who has owned seven General Motors pickups, meets me in the driveway. It’s hard to miss my big red Silverado as I roll up for a visit. He takes a walk around, looks at the big gnarly schnoz,…

2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t – A Rhapsody In Red

For too long, Infiniti built very comfortable sedans and coupes that instilled little passion in their drivers or the driving experience. That changed with the “G”, the first Japanese sport sedan that could truly hold court with BMW and Mercedes,…

2019 Nissan Maxima Is The 4-Door Stealth Cruiser

Since the 1990s, Nissan pawned the Maxima as “The 4 Door Sports Car”. It is not a sports car; it’s a full-size luxury sedan loaded to the dual-pane moonroof with every conceivable comfort and safety feature. What it looks like…

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace Does Electric Elegantly

Going back to company patriarch Sir. William Lyons, Jaguar did sporty differently: With a sense of elegance, luxury, and sweeping style that caused weepy cries from driving enthusiasts. I’m thinking about cars like the XK, E-Type, XJ6, XJ220, and today’s…

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2019 Cadillac XT4, Chevy Equinox Are So Extra

When my five-year-old daughter gets especially sassy and demanding of life’s luxuries, we tell her she’s “so extra”! It’s both a compliment and a nod to her attitudinal ridiculousness. Cadillac is showing similar behavior with the XT4, a compact crossover…