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[ 21 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on QX50 crossover keeps Infiniti in the game, begs for update ]

Infiniti has tried hard to get its mojo back.
Introduced the same year as Lexus, the company bolted on the scene with the Q45, a stunning piece that gave Jaguar a serious challenge. It hasn’t had a big sedan that adventurous since, probably because it’s more concerned with trucks and crossovers.
That’s not a big problem since the company’s crossovers and trucks are pretty good.
The QX50 is one of those crossovers. It started as the FX35 back …

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[ 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on QX56 is spacious, comfortable Infiniti offering ]

There are large luxury SUVs and then there’s the Infiniti QX56 which tips the scales on the gigantic side.
There’s probably bigger. Caddy’s Escalade comes in a Suburban length version but somehow this QX56 comes across more massive. You have to step up into this thing and it feels really wide.
Well, it is really wide. It’s also a very well appointed thing, too.
The body is about the size of Nissan’s Armada, which came first. Infiniti added …

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[ 12 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on 2013 Escalade offers luxury; new model prepped ]

I didn’t know Cadillac still made an Escalade so imagine my delight when rolled up for review at
Yes, the Escalade was once the luxury item to have. Athletes, actors, rappers and anyone who wanted to be seen as chic drove an Escalade. It wasn’t the first, but it eventually snatched the premium SUV title from Lincoln’s Navigator (it’s still around).
You can also argue that the Escalade is the vehicle that put Caddy on its …

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[ 25 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Caddy’s ATS is one special sports sedan ]

Well, well, what’s this? Cadillac makes a serious push into the luxury compact sedan segment.
Yes, that’s right. If you haven’t heard, the ATS is the real deal. It’s done so right that Audi, BMW Lexus and Infiniti need to take notice.
The ATS is so strong it was voted automobile of the year at the North American Auto show a few months back. After sampling a couple of these beauties I have to say the folks …

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[ 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Infiniti JX35 SUV is well crafted, balanced effort ]

The luxury SUV market is saturated with good product. Big behemoths filled with leather, wood, fancy entertainment systems and big engines that whisk you down the road with very little fanfare.
So how do you make your product stand out among the crowd? Add a bit more polish, little more leather, more horsepower? That works, but what works even better is to make the overall package feel so integrated and satisfying that, well,  just works.
That’s what …

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[ 30 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Stealthy Maxima still Nissan’s top offering ]

I once thought Nissan should drop the Maxima. What’s the point? The Altima is nearly the same size, is cheaper and is nearly identical in look.
So I thought.
I changed my mind when I drove a Maxima recently. The Altima is a very good family sedan. The Maxima is a nearly great four door sports car.
Nissan still markets the Maxima as such. The 4DSC stickers are still on the rear windows, nearly hidden though. I guess …

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[ 11 Oct 2011 | 86 Comments ]

Combining sporty handling and a luxurious ride is a difficult thing. The idea is to establish a balance that will please those looking for both in their automotive choice.
It is nearly impossible to do, however. You either get something that’s too cushy or too stiff. Can’t please everyone, right?
No, you can’t. But there are a few who will live with a moderately stiff ride for a car that isn’t afraid to carve up the road.
If …

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[ 25 Aug 2011 | 59 Comments ]
Genesis R-Spec Sedan Is Special Indeed

Charleston, SC — My, how the fallen have become mighty. Hyundai’s also-ran status from the ‘90s has quickly turned into try to keep up with us in this century.
The company has turned out one success after another and isn’t slowing down. Even with new product in the pipeline it has had time to revise and refine offerings that are barely in mid-life status.
Yep, the Genesis — a luxury sedan that competes with cars far more …