Auto Reviews

Sports cars offer fun driving experience, though space can be a bit tight

There is something almost mystical about driving a sports car or roadster, especially the potential for quick acceleration and high speeds. If one is looking for throaty tailpipes, generally a sports car can accommodate the desire.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
New era. The Volvo XC90, a vehicle that revolutionized the SUV market across the globe for 12 years, ceased production in August. The second-generation XC90 will begin production in January 2015 and Volvo said the all-new unit will include the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
There was nothing we found lacking on our 1,700-mile road trip in the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder PLT 4x4, that included camping in the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. We loaded up for a weeklong trip and used the entire 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space (16 cf behind the third row seats and...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Aluminum XE. On Sept. 8, in London, Jaguar will stage the world premier of its XE model that features an all-new modular architecture developed around a fifth-generation of bonded and riveted aluminum technology used on XJ, XK, and F-Type models. The compact sports sedan has a new aluminum alloy,...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Chrysler Group has had 52 months of growth across the board, said Scott Brown, the company’s Western public relations manager, at a recent press event for the 2015 Chrysler 200. Much of that success, he said, is due to new and vastly enhanced models from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, SRT, and RAM....
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Superb run. Alan Mulally, 68, stepped down as president and CEO at Ford Motor Co. on July 1, with the affable Mark Fields, 53, taking over the reigns as the top player at the automaker. Mulally has been highly applauded for turning Ford around in difficult financial times, without a government...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD, the top of three trims, is not only fun to drive, our tester was loaded with standard equipment (only option was floor mats for $125) and had 5-Star side crash safety ratings (4-Star overall); MSRP was $27,700. For 2014 models, AWD is now available on the base...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
VW eco award. Volkswagen Group recently received the World Environmental Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klinger, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group of America and a...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Snoqualmie, Wash.—The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) staged its 20th outing to determine the best performing outdoor vehicle, April 30-May 1. The 2014 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition featured 23 vehicles from 16 manufacturers. Affectionately known as...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Anniversaries. There are plentiful anniversary celebrations this year in the automotive realm, including the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. When the 1964 model was released, Ford expected sales of 100,000 units annually. On the first day of sales, dealers took...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
As truck season approaches — when boat trailers get hooked up, fifth wheels are readied, loads from the lumber and garden stores get hauled home, and spring cleaning results in trips to the disposal stations — we tested two pickups that can manage all that and plenty more. There’s...
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