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Writes about cars for money, writes songs for fun. Cat slave and pop music obsessive.

What I think: 2018 Honda Accord

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The family sedan faces an uncertain future, but Honda thinks it can extend the life of this segment with the latest version of its Accord. This is as new as new gets for an existing model these days: along with updated styling, the well-known Accord also has a pair of new turbocharged engines.

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Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Uncategorized


What I think: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

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The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan marks the second generation of the German brand’s compact crossover. It’s a strong effort that adds a lot more space — including an available third row of seating — but between styling that doesn’t catch the eye and a boring engine, I’m not sure they’ve done enough to make it stand out against more popular cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

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Posted by on December 19, 2017 in Uncategorized


What I think: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

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The Kia Optima Hybrid is a comfortable and efficient car, but it faces two hurdles. One is that family sedans like this are falling out of favour. Another is that there are already a number of more sophisticated electrified cars like plug-in hybrids and full electrics on the market now — and more set to arrive soon. This gas-electric version of the Optima finds itself in the unenviable position of being outclassed in a class of car that’s on its way out.

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Posted by on September 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


What I think: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

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The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is a handsome little car that brings a dose of style to entry-level end of this South Korean automaker’s lineup. Overall, it’s a well-done compact hatchback, but if you don’t ante up for the turbocharged Sport trim, you have to make do with an uninspiring suspension that makes the car feel cheap and unsophisticated in highway driving.

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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized


What I think: 2015 Chevrolet Impala


A 2014 redesign turned the Chevrolet Impala into a seriously nice big car that deserves attention from more than taxi drivers and police agencies. My only knock against this big sedan is anonymous styling that pales next to the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. Have a look at my review at


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What I think: 2015 Mini Cooper S five-door


Hardcore fans of the modern Mini Cooper tend to turn up their noses at any Mini model that’s not the original hatchback. But of the many variants that now exist, this five-door proves it is possible to add practicality without watering down the Cooper S’ fun-to-drive nature. Check out my review at


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What I think: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado


Chevrolet’s second-generation Colorado has kicked off a resurgence in the popularity of mid-size pickup trucks, and with good reason. It’s comfortable and spacious inside and has a great ride for a truck, and for what it’s worth, it’s a handsome machine. This is a great truck for drivers who drivers who need some utility but won’t make use of a full-size pickup. Read my review at

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Autofocus, Chevrolet, Trucks


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