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[ 18 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Audi Q7 loaded with luxury but showing its age ]

The luxury SUV market has become a very crowded field. There’s hardly a marque that doesn’t have such a vehicle or plan to have such a vehicle within the next couple of years.
There are some really good ones. The Audi Q7 is one of those good ones. Yes, it has its age issues but for those looking for something that offers a tremendous amount of luxury, please, look here.
I was able to sample the diesel …

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[ 8 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Porsche Cayman S more than budget Carrera ]

Porsche. Say the name and you think of sports cars – the sports car.
Well, usually that sports car is the 911 Carrera, but hey, it is the Porsche.
The company offers so much more, however. The redesigned 2014 Cayman S is more wonderful than ever and is nearly as rewarding as the top-dog Porsche.
The Cayman is waaaaay less expensive than a 911 but it also has far less power. If the car has a major flaw, …

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[ 5 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Lexus ES350 is still good entry level choice ]

Lexus is continuing its promise to offer more stylish automobiles to consumers. Each of it’s automobiles (and some trucks) have been touched up to have a family resemblance.
It’s that spindle grille. Some hate it but, hey, you now know a Lexus when you see one. The ES 350 has certainly benefited. It’s mostly been looked upon as a more upscale Toyota Camry which is a bit backwards. It’s the Camry that benefits from the ES, …

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[ 1 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Toyota gives Corolla needed youthful infusion ]

When Toyota took the wraps off of the 2014 Corolla some time ago there should have been a collective gasp. Were our eyes playing tricks on us or were we seeing something, well, stylish and youngish? Yes, we did and do see such. The boxy, yet dependable Corolla has been transformed into something that fits into this century. It’s stylish (at least for a Corolla) and drives far better than any recent Corolla.
The exterior of …