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2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Channels Her Inner Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn once sang, “If you’re looking at me, you’re looking at country.” And, that she is, although her new album “Wouldn’t It Be Great” proves through crafted lyrics and expert musicianship that the 86-year-old is also a pretty sophisticated…

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2018 Ram 3500 Diesel Works Hard…and Pampers Passengers

Let’s be clear: One does not buy a Ram 3500 for casual weekend play. It’s absolutely huge, especially with the crew cab and eight-foot bed. Click boxes for four-wheel-drive and the Cummins diesel to really get your chores on. But,…

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GMC Yukon Denali is an Upscale Limo for All You Call Family

My neighbors must have thought the governor, a professional football player, or perhaps some long-lost wealthy relatives were at my house this week. It’s not because I live in a grande maison or throw lavish parties, but rather because there…

2019 Ascent Crossover Adds Pride to Subaru Showrooms

LGBT-friendly Subaru continues to reach new heights, primarily boosted by loyalty to popular crossovers like the sporty Crosstrek, compact Forester, and iconic Outback. But, the brand was left at the ropes of the large three-row crossover segment when the failed…

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2018 VW Golf R is an Adult’s Instrument of Travel

I’ve had a pretty good summer with compact Volkswagens. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I drove a base Golf from Indianapolis to Illinois, back to Indy, to Northern Indiana, and back again. Then, in July, I drove the GTI and took…

Automotive Book Review: The Prototype By Sam Mitani

The Prototype by Sam Mitani, a long-time writer for Road & Track magazine, begins as an insight to the world of pampered automotive journalists and quickly evolves into an international action thriller. The opening scene, dominated by a chase between…

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Mercedes dials 2018 S-Class back to 560

Mercedes aficionados know some numbers are more special than others when it comes to the marque’s most revered models: 770, 300, and 600 top the list. But, if the 1980s, as proposed by Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine, is Mercedes’ best decade,…

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2018 Land Rover Discovery is a Junior Range Rover

In old Land Rover world, the Range Rover was the brand’s ultra-luxury ride while the Discovery was its down-market, all-capable sibling. While the Range Rover has moved even further upscale, the Discovery is now more of a junior Range Rover…

With the 2018 Lexus RX 350L, longer is better

Our society teaches our little brains that longer is better, whether we’re talking about hot dogs, vacations, or, um, car hoods. But, longer is not always better. Nobody needs a longer workday, dentist visit, or hurricane. But, a longer Lexus…

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Redesigned 2019 VW Jetta is a swell alternative to crossovers

You may have noticed as compact and sub-compact crossovers have grown in popularity, so have their prices. I recently tested a popular model, based on an inexpensive car that cost $28,000. That’s without any crash avoidance systems, but with cloth…