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

Buying a New Car the Smart Way

2019 Dodge Durango GT an SUV with attitude

By; John Miller Lynn Beckwith If you are considering buying a new car in your future, there are a couple of things you should remember. Make sure that you are buying what you want, and some slick salesman isn’t selling the car he wants to get off the lot. Selecting your new car can be a daunting task, fraught with … 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

2019 Silverado, Designed to Compete!

2019 Silverado Z71 Trail Boss

The 2019 Silverado is completely redesigned this year to compete with the Ram and Ford products. Chevy has done an amazing job of blending current styling and function to give us a Silverado that performs as good as it looks. Our test truck for the week was a Silverado LT Z71 Trail Boss. The 2019 Silverado is new from the … Read More

2018 GMC Canyon Denali, Comfort and Performance in a Mid-Size

2018 GMC Canyon Denali

If you want pickup truck versatility in a manageable size the GMC Canyon fits the bill almost perfectly. Just under 18 feet long the Canyon will fit in most garages, navigate in town traffic and still haul your boat or up to 1500 pounds of bed payload. The Canyon is available with 3 power options, including a fuel efficient diesel. … Read More

2018 VW Tiguan SEL, Functional Mid-size SUV

2018 VW Tiguan SEL Premium

2018 VW Tiguan SEL Premium The Tiguan SEL Premium is the top of the line offer in the small SUV lineup from VW. Tiguan was redesigned for 2018 upgrading the platform to the same one used on the Golf. The SEL Premium comes well equipped with all of the high tech offered by VW including a full suite of driver … Read More

2019 Buick Regal GS, Fun and Practical

Blacked out grille of the 2019 GS

The 2019 Buick Regal GS is a great blend of the fun and the practical. The Regal GS offers as much road gripping, curve loving performance as the average driver can handle and makes taking the kids to school fun again. Powered by V6 3.6 liter, 310 horsepower engine mated to a 9 speed trans and Intelligent AWD the Regal … Read More