2018 Nissan Rogue Hits the Sweet Spot

The 2018 Rogue V grille

2018 Nissan Rogue In a utility vehicle frenzied world the Nissan Rogue hits a sweet spot of usability, drivability and price. The Rogue is offered with 5 or 7 passenger seating and comes as front wheel or all wheel drive. The ease of getting in and out and the ability to carry 82 cubic feet of stuff make the Rogue … Read More

2018 Challenger Scat Pack, Power at a Value Price

The Scat Pack with 485 horsepower

2018 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack The retro style Dodge Challenger was re-introduced in 2008 as Dodge’s entry into the muscle car market. While it has had a few minor refreshes since they have not messed with the 70”s styling that made the Challenger an instant success. Most of what has improved on the Challenger are the things that make it … Read More

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Metal Billy Goat

Jeep Unlimited in the country

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited The General Purpose (GP) vehicle born of World War Two has evolved and matured over the seven decades since the shooting stopped to become the Jeep Wrangler, one of the most popular adventure vehicles on the road, or off. Whiles today’s Wrangler is a far cry from the drab green origin it still possesses the heart … Read More

Mustang GT, American Muscle

High Tech Dash of the GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT Arguably the most iconic car of modern automotive history the 2018 Mustang continues to push the edge of technology and performance. For those interested in high performance the best thing that happened to spur on the advancement of the Mustang has been the Camaro. The 2 muscle cars compete for the affections of enthusiasts by continually … Read More

Dodge Durango RT, be the Bad Momma

The Durango RT looks like the king or Queen of the road from the dynamic front grill

2018 Dodge Durango R/T Few SUV’s offer the fun of driving that you find in the Durango R/T while still providing the utility that we need in an SUV. After the first ride in the new Durango my wife was ready to upgrade her family hauler. Our test car for the week long, 400 mile road test was the Durango … Read More

Nissan Frontier, an Adventure Vehicle

The Nissan Frontier with the Midnight option

The Nissan Frontier is an established and proven platform that is basically unchanged in the last dozen years. To some that may not be a good thing, but for those looking for a dependable and off road capable small pickup it adds confidence The Frontier is available as basic work truck platform with the S model that comes with an … Read More

Miata MX 5, an Enthusiast Car!

2018 Mazda Miata

2018 Mazda Miata MX 5 If I had my choice of a new Corvette or the Miata MX 5 I would be hard pressed to decide but lean to the Miata. It is just so much fun to drive! The Miata is unchanged since it’s update a couple of years ago, and for driving enthusiasts that is a good thing. … Read More

2018 KIA Niro PHEV, a Welcome Surprise

2018 KIA Niro PHEV

2018 Kia Niro Plug In Hybrid The new Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium was more than I expected! It offered a better ride, better handling and better fuel economy than my mental image of a KIA. By the end if my week long test drive the KIA Niro was firmly on my list of cars I would like to add … Read More

Mitsubishi Outlander 3 Row Mid-size CUV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi is trying to make a comeback in North America after years of languid sales and diminishing dealer network. The Outlander GT is a less than stunning effort to reclaim market share. As one of the few Mid-size SUV models to offer 3 rows of seats as standard equipment it does have a bit of appeal. … Read More

Lexus ES 300h Mid-size Luxury

Bold Grill of ES 300h

Few car makers live up to their image as consistently as Lexus and they continue to maintain their high standard with the 2018 ES 300h. Unchanged from last year the ES 300h remains one of the quietest, smoothest riding and most comfortable mid-size sedans on the market. Our ES 300h test car was the Hybrid, as designated by the h … Read More