Buick Regal GS

2019 Buick Regal GS

Great combination of performance, comfort and tech. Few cars offer the successful blend of sporty performance, cabin comfort and technical savvy that we find in the 2019 Buick Regal Grand Sport. At under 40 grand, the Regal Grand Sport is one of the best values I have seen in a year of over-priced, cookie-cutter sedans. Powered by V6 3.6 liter, … Read More

Corvette Stingray

2019 Corvette Stingray

America’s Sports Car The Corvette has long been the dream car of red blooded American high school boys and lots of many rational and mature adults. The Corvette Stingray is a national icon, the standard bearer of American sports cars, and a symbol of status, success and independence. It is also a fun car to drive! The 2019 C7 Corvette … Read More

2019 Ford Expedition, Near Luxury SUV

2019 Ford Expedition, near luxury large SUV

The 2019 Ford Expedition is as near as you can get to a full-sized luxury SUV without spending $20,000 more for a Lexus or Esplanade. Our test vehicle, a 2019 Ford Expedition Limited offered a quality leather trimmed interior, state of the art electronics, excellent performance, 9300 pounds of towing and massive room for passengers or cargo. The Ford Expedition … Read More

Ford F150 Limited, Luxury and High-Tech

2019 Ford F150 Limited shines inside and out

The luxury pickup truck battle may have a new champion in the 2019 Ford F150 Limited! From the lustrous paint to the soft leather active motion seats the new Limited projects a sense of elegance and quality expected from high-end luxury sedans. The story doesn’t end there, the F150 Limited packs the most powerful engine of any truck in the … Read More

2019 Ford Edge, 2 Row CUV

2019 Ford Edge, roomy 2 row CUV

Ford’s popular Mid-Size CUV, the Edge, has a few improvements for the 2019 model year including more horsepower, a better transmission and driver safety aids. The Ford Edge is a safe middle of the road selection in the CUV marketplace, offering a good ride, decent performance and above average storage space. An entry-level price of under thirty thousand dollars makes … Read More

Ford Power Stroke Half Ton, F150 Lariat

Ford F150 Lariat

Ford F150 enthusiasts have been awaiting the Power Stroke diesel engine in a half-ton pickup for years, maybe decades and it is finally here! True Power Stroke diehards may be disappointed by the seeming lack of power compared to the earth-shattering torque of the 6.7-liter engines in the HD series. Ford light-duty loyalists will like the smooth performance and excellent … Read More

The Best, and the Worst, Rides of the Year

, MiataBy John Miller and Lynn Beckwith What makes a car or pick up the best, or the worst? How do you pick the best car for you? There are basic metrics that you can find in a hundred different reviews, articles, and maker’s websites. The selection may vary considerably based on the driver’s needs and budget. Let’s not forget … Read More

2019 Toyota Avalon, Quietly Awesome

2019 Avalon LED Headlamp

Avalon has been redesigned for 2019 with a sleeker body riding on a longer, wider, stiffer frame resulting in one of the best rides I have had this year. Our test car was the top of the line Limited Hybrid with a sticker price of a bit over 44K. The Avalon comes in the base XLE trim, the sporty XSE, … Read More

LS 500; Better than Flying First Class

Bold and aggressive grille of the LS 500

The LS 500 was redesigned for 2018 with an upgraded interior and new sweeping body lines. Returning for the new model year is the LS 500h, an effective hybrid that improves economy and earns an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle rating.  Reconfigured to complete with the European high end cars the new Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h blend luxury and technology … Read More

2018 VW Passat GT

Passat GT Grille with Rad Outline

The 2018 Passat GT is an uninspired blend of a decent family sedan and a desire to compete as a performance car. If you would like to own one you’ll have to hunt the dealer lots for the 2018 model as it will not be offered for 2019. (according to the VW USA website). The high point of the VW … Read More