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2019 Maserati Levante Is A Very Grand Touring Machine

I doubt the cornfields in Jefferson County, Indiana have ever heard the high wail of a Ferrari V8. My daughter and I are clipping corners and leveling hills as we blitz to Clifty Falls State Park in the Maserati Levante…

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2019 Ford Ranger Is Better Than Its Reviews

I recently read a review of mid-size pickups in one of the auto magazines where the editors ranked the 2019 Ford Ranger at the bottom of the list against competitors like the Jeep Renegade, Chevy Colorado, and Honda Ridgeline. I…

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Sinful 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 Is No Normal Mustang

Racing is embedded in the Ford Mustang’s DNA, reaching nearly to its inception and wholly amplified through Ford’s association with the late Carroll Shelby. In recent years, Shelbys have come with the stickiest tires, biggest wings, and all the power…

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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,…