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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:…

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG drops the hammer on crossovers

AMG has a long history of being Mercedes’ in-house gym, delivering cars as diverse as the GT-S supercar that blips 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and G65, a 621 horsepower brick-square mountain goat with a biturbo V12. But, its card…

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid stretches extremes

When I first drove a Toyota Prius nearly two decades ago and envisioned a future full of hybrids, the Highlander crossover is not exactly what I had in mind. I mean, here is a full-size, three-row crossover loaded to the…

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2017 Ford Focus RS backs up bold color choice

Any car bold enough to wear Nitrous Blue paint and a wing on its hatch better be able to back it up. When its badges include “Ford” and “Focus”, one has to wonder about its fortitude. But, this is no…

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2017 Range Rover Evoque rips off its top for summer [video review]

As summer approaches, we’re going to have many 80-degree days with clear blue skies and gentle breezes. And, you may be looking at your SUV thinking, “I sure wish I had a convertible instead of this hulking beast.” Apparently, the…

Volvo inscribes its future in the suave 2017 Volvo S90

What kind of future will Volvo have? That’s the question many asked nearly a decade ago when American Ford sold Swedish Volvo to Chinese Geely. The super sweet XC90 crossover was the first indication, and it was a stunner, taking…

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2017 Nissan Titan Platinum reserved for ritzy ranches

No cowboy worth his bedazzled hat could deny the Nissan XD “extra duty” pickup its place in the sun. Vibrating with the thrum of its Cummins Diesel engine, it gets your libido all revved up. The XD split the difference…