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2017 Land Rover Discovery articulates its purpose

I had seen the sleek new Land Rover Discovery in photos and didn’t really think it was that big of a deal. I mean, it looked like another fancy off-roader and not that much different from the Discovery Sport. But,…

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio expands the definition of an ‘Italian sports car’ [video review]

If your idea of an Italian car is something small, sexy, fast, and with two seats, then with the first-ever 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelivio, two out of four ain’t bad. Named for the Stelvio Pass, the highest paved mountain pass…

Redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is so camp

Is there anything better than waking up in a tent to the sound of thunder, lightning, and rain pattering? I’m crazy, but I love it. If there’s anything better, it’s knowing the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is sitting outside, able…

Volkswagen opens its Atlas for a very big trip

Somewhere in the back of our collective minds, we still associate Volkswagen with Beetles. And while VW still builds very cool little Beetles, it makes its mint on sedans, wagons, and crossovers like the Passat, Jetta, and Tiguan. But, none…

2017 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabrio is an SLC with benefits for friends

Think of the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet as an SLC roadster with benefits for friends and family. While the SLC roadster is classically beautiful and a rip of a drive, it’s a selfish little car in that it only holds the…

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2017 Subaru BRZ is a spunky mutt with quick moves

Some automotive mash-ups make you wonder who was driving the projector when they were presented, but the Subaru BRZ is not one of them. It may be an automotive mutt, conjured between Subaru and Toyota, but it turned out to…

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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i gets attention

In recent years, Subaru focused its efforts on the Outback, Crosstrek, and developing its upcoming three-row crossover. In the middle of that onslaught, was the BRZ sports car. But now, minds are focused on the Impreza compact and an all-new…

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2017 BMW 230i keeps it simple [video review]

The 230i is my second-favorite BMW. What’s the first, you ask? Well, that would be the i8 plug-in hybrid, which is in an entirely different league of cool altogether. I like the 230i because it is the kind of car…

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2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: ‘Affordable’ Italian exotic

Probably like most of you, I admire mid-engine Italian exotics from Ferrari and Lamborghini for their beauty and brawn. Sexy bodies, carbon fiber structures, and handling of the gods raise them up. There’s a finesse to Italian cars that underlines…

2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring negates need for expensive sport sedans

You can buy any number of expensive sports sedans with fancy three-pointed stars, spinning propellers, intertwined rings, or centuries-old crests. Most of them drive divinely, making your morning commute and weekend romps absolute joy. But keep this on the down-low:…