2016 Chevy Colorado

Red 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71

In the mid-size truck offerings the Chevy Colorado diesel brings a lot to be considered. Our test vehicle was the 4 wheel drive Z71 edition that includes most of what the average truck buyer is looking for; off road capability, good highway performance and great connectivity. Standard safety items are; rear view camera, remote keyless entry, stability control, 4 wheel … Read More

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Avalon dash showing 40 mpg

2016 Avalon Hybrid Toyota has all but perfected hybrid technology and the 2016 Avalon Limited Hybrid is an example of the best that is available today. The Avalon is a full size sedan offering roomy comfort, high end amenities and excellent fuel economy in an affordable package. To find a comparable sized car in a true hybrid you would have … Read More

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid To me nothing says this is a solid car more than the thump of a well-made door closing. The doors on the 2016 Toyota Highlander Platinum Edition close with the reassuring sound of quality expected in a much higher priced vehicle. Not that the Highlander Hybrid Platinum is by any means cheap! Our test car priced … Read More

2016 Toyota Corolla S

2016 Toyota Corolla S

2016 Toyota Corolla S The 2016 Toyota Corolla S is the compact car for young America. Starting at under $18,000 the Corolla provides safe and dependable transportation with enough frills to keep most people happy. Corolla is the most popular car in history and celebrates 50 years in American, Our test car was the Corolla Special Edition with a retail price of … Read More

Lexus NX 300h

2016 Lexus NX 300h image

The 2016 Lexus NX 300h provides the entry point for compact luxury CUV’s from Lexus. Offering distinctive Lexus styling, comfort and dependability. The NX 300h also brings hybrid fuel economy. After a week long, 600 mile check drive our test car averaged 33 miles per gallon. That is dead on the number claimed by Lexus for combined performance. To achieve … Read More

2016 Scion FR-S, Sports Car on a Budget

The FR-S is a basic, fun to drive sports car that can make an enthusiast remember why they love being behind the wheel. For those if us who don’t want to blow 60 grand on a 500 horsepower super car the 2016 Scion FR-S offers a fun alternative for much less than half the price. The FR-S is a 2 … Read More

Truck of Texas

American Titan

Texas Auto Writers Name the New Nissan Titan XD Truck of Texas for 2015 Dallas, TX, October 13, 2015. Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2016 Nissan Titan XD the Truck of Texas, marking the first time for a Nissan truck to win the prestigious title.  The Nissan Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Aisin powering the new Titan … Read More

VW Diesel Engine

The Great Volkswagen Scandal The last decade has seen several outlandish auto maker scandals with Toyota’s run away acceleration, GM’s ignition cylinder failure and GM’s and Chrysler’s “too big to fail” bailouts, but none of these hold a candle to the brazen actions of Volkswagen’s cheating on diesel emission testing. It can be argued that neither GM nor Toyota knew … Read More

American Titan

American Titan

The American Titan A few weeks ago Lynn and I were invited to Columbus Indiana to tour the Cummins Diesel Engine Plant and see the production line for the new 5.0 liter V8 diesel that will be in the all new, all American Titan pickup beginning later this year. This is an American truck. It was designed in San Diego … Read More

Severe Service

They Said What? Over the last few years there has been a dramatic switch in the attitude of car makers regarding their service requirements. First off, many have changed the language in the owner’s manual from “Recommended” to “Required” maintenance. This single statement is a bold indicator of where they are headed. This requirement includes what service schedule you should … Read More