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2016 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L with Navigation Review

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When we drove the new 2016 Honda Fit earlier this year, we had to get an attitude adjustment because we were just coming off a test drive in the BMW M4 performance coupe. This week, a similar thing happened as we just finished up in the Lexus RC 350 performance coupe. We were ready for […]

Mazda Showcases New Showroom Design

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Mazda of Everett in Seattle is the first to receive the upgraded “Retail Evolution” layout announced by Mazda North American Operations.  Retail Evolution, introduced in 2003, focuses on ways to enhance the car buying experience. The show floor incorporates more glass to promote transparency and openness. Chrome Mazda signage compliments a black and white theme […]

Driving Etiquette Around The World

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Perhaps it’s time for that dream vacation? Saved the pennies and dimes, got time off work, and even packed without forgetting anything (miracle).  The plane lands, pick up the rental car – so far so good, but now comes exposure to an entirely new driving culture and infrastructure. Danielle and I recently watched the late […]

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD PRO V6 Review

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

It’s never a good thing when you just finish driving a hot hatch like the Volkswagen Golf R and then get into a bigger vehicle like the 2015 Toyota 4Runner. When we got behind the wheel of the 4Runner sport utility vehicle, we had to adjust our mindset to accommodate the larger vehicle’s driving dynamics. […]

Chevy Tahoe: Law Enforcement’s Big Dog

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Men and women in law enforcement risk their lives to keep us safe.  Detroit’s 3rd Precinct is near where I live.  They maintain a steadfast watch on our New Center neighborhood with routine patrols. In Michigan, just like in other parts of the United States, you may often see another type of law enforcement entity. […]

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Coupe Review

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

If the new Lexus RC F Coupe was the hot Chipotle BBQ flavor, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe is the medium flavor but still very tasty. We ate until our hearts were content. We’ve driven both now but we would pick the milder version over the hotter RC F as the best for performance […]

Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Testing Video

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Recently, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor endured over a 1,000 miles of testing in the desert.  Now, the prototype finds itself in Northern Michigan, climbing trails and trekking through deep water, in another series of tests designed to push the Raptor’s capability. The video below shows the prototype in action. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has […]

First Look: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Since its debut in 1957, the Toyota Land Cruiser has gradually transformed from a hardcore, no frills off-roading machine and into the company’s most capable and luxurious SUV. For 2016, the Toyota Land Cruiser receives a styling refresh and some significant drivetrain upgrades. What’s New Up front, the 2016 Land Cruiser receives all new sheet […]

Illinois Student Headed to Formula One

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In March, we covered Infiniti’s unique contest through their Performance Engineering Academy.  In just its second year, it’s already become a recognizable hub for the next generation of top engineers. Qualified candidates are given a lifetime opportunity with Infiniti and their Formula One Red Bull Racing team for one year. Five global areas were selected, with […]

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

2015 will be the final year for the extremely powerful yet ridiculously expensive Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid. The second generation Touareg debuted in 2011 and received a mild mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 model year. With a starting price of $66,995, the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is the most expensive model currently on sale in the company’s North […]

Acura NSX: Performance With Precision

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Acura NSX will return, more carefully crafted than ever before.  Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio will build the next-generation sports car inside the 184,000 square foot facility. In 2013, Acura announced...Show More Summary

McLaren Displays Special Models At ’15 Concours D’ Elegance

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Last weekend at the 2015 Concours D’ Elegance at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California, McLaren Automobiles and McLaren Special Operations, displayed a variety of limited edition and classic race cars. At the historic auto show, the company displayed a vehicle from each of its three divisions: the Special, Super, and Ultimate series. The Special Series The Special […]

2015 Lexus RC F Coupe Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

If the new Lexus RC Coupe were a flavor, it would come in two hot choices: Medium BBQ and hot Chipotle BBQ. Both are tasty, but the hotter 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is the one we test drove this weekend and the one we were very excited for. Lexus is changing their image and […]

Ice Cream Machine: A Tasteful History

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

I absolutely love ice cream.  It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I grew up in LeMars, Iowa, home of Wells’ Blue Bunny.  My childhood was filled with flavors like Homemade Vanilla, Cookie Dough, and the infamous Bunny Tracks. There are many like the latter but don’t for one second be fooled. Bunny Tracks is the […]

2015 Volkswagen Golf R DSG Review

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

If the Golf R were a celebrity in a movie it would be Tom Cruise in the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation thriller. His character, Ethan Hunt, makes quick work of the competition and doesn’t take any prisoners. Cruise drives a BMW M3 in the movie, but the agile and fast Volkswagen Golf R would […]

iDriving into Oblivion

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Call me a Luddite, but I can’t embrace today’s overly complex and largely unnecessary infotainment systems in cars. Anyone who read my first column knows my daily driver is a 2003 Porsche 911. While not that old, it seems positively analog compared to most of today’s new cars. I actually have to – egad! – […]

Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant: 2 Million Running

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant has manufactured the Saturn Outlook, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Acadia Denali, and Buick Enclave. A white Outlook was the first vehicle produced on May 24, 2006. On August 14th 2015, a White Frost Tricoat, 2016 Buick Enclave marked the 2 millionth vehicle produced at General Motors’ newest North American assembly plant. […]

2015 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD Review

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

I have to admit that every time I drive a Ford Fusion, I feel like I am in something really special. Since its launch in 2013, this is my third time driving it. The first time, I was in a base Fusion and people were doing a double-take at the stoplights because the car was […]

2015 VW Touareg TDI Sport Technology Review

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg arrived for our test, we didn’t have time to check out any details on the five seat SUV. When we finally saw it was the TDI Sport model, we were surprised! We drove 26 miles without knowing there was the turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine under the hood. It’s so […]

2015 Ford F-150: A Good Sport

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2015 Ford F-150 resembles the Mustang.  Seems unlikely, perhaps even impossible, yet the two are “linked” not so inexplicably, although wonderfully. The transmission technology for the Mustang and F-150 were created in unison and that becomes strikingly obvious when the best selling truck enters Sport Mode. Sport Mode allows F-150 to mirror the performance of the […]

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