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2010 Chevrolet Equinox – First Drive

GM has just begun restructuring their business to better compete in the current global economic climate. While all the lawyers, accountants and congressmen push paper and argue over the particulars what will ultimately redefine GM is product. Luckily for them (and the consumer!) they have a long line of promising new cars and trucks coming down the pipeline. The first to launch post “realignment” is the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox – a very important vehicle for GM in a hot segment that has been dominated by the Japanese. I am in Michigan today to drive the Equinox and will be using Twitter to share my observations and ultimately feed the posting. [...]

2009 VW Tiguan – Preview

I’m in stunning Boulder, CO as a guest of Volkswagen to drive the 2009 VW Tiguan. “Tiguwhat?” you might be saying to yourself. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to the name. The Tiguan is the first compact SUV from VW to hit our shores and they are promising that it is “the GTI of Crossovers”. With a 200 HP 2-liter turbo engine and an available 6-speed manual in the base trim level, it seems to have the prerequisites. The question is, has VW been able to translate their sporty driving experience into a compact SUV? That’s what we are here for. [...]