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Chevy Spark EV-010
Chevy Spark EV-010
Chevy Spark EV-010

Chevy Spark EV First Drive: the Affordable Electric Car

The consensus has long been that you'll need some serious greenbacks in the proverbial coffers if you want an electric vehicle.  Which is to say few of the electric vehicles today are a practical investment for the average pers...
 
 
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Cannondale Bad Boy 1
Cannondale Bad Boy 1
Cannondale Bad Boy 1

Cannondale Bad Boy 1 Review

W
ith a single fork design, matte black finish, and 27 gears, Cannondale Bad Boy 1 is one of the most tenacious hybrid bicycles one could ask for.  The front and back tires, which aren't quite...
 
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Mercedes C63
Mercedes C63
Mercedes C63

Mercedes AMG C63 Review: an $80,000 Shot of Adrenaline (video)

N
aturally aspirated V8s are a dying breed.  And while I'm a proponent for improved fuel economy and emission mandates, they're being supplanted by less potent, more fuel efficient turbo boost...
 
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2013 Audi S7-001
2013 Audi S7-001
2013 Audi S7-001

2013 Audi S7 Review: an Altered Beast

The last three cars that I've reviewed have all been afforded over 400hp.  This includes the RS5 (450hp), the BMW 650i GC (445hp) and now the Audi S7 (420hp).  It's a dizzying amount of horsepower, even for a car that weighs 45...
 
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BWM 650i Gran Coupe-002
BWM 650i Gran Coupe-002
BWM 650i Gran Coupe-002

2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe Review: Bringing 4-Door Sexy Back

In select parts of the US, $112,000 can buy you a home.  Heck, it can buy you a home as well as a 1-year supply of diapers for your newborn.  Or it can buy you a relatively fully loaded BMW 650i Grand Coupe. The 650i Gran Coupe...
 
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Autos
 
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

2013 Nissan Altima Review

The Nissan Altima is currently in its fifth generation, and by most accounts its most stylish. Gone is the largely boxy build, replaced by a sleeker, slender body, or so it would appear.  In fact, the 2013 Nissan Altima is bigg...

 
Autos
 
Jaguar XF 2.0
Jaguar XF 2.0
Jaguar XF 2.0

2013 Jaguar XF 2.0 Review

Despite Jaguar's rich history, the brand might be best known for its portrayal in the film "Austin Powers".  It may not be the most flattering of associations, but it's one that I heard again and again when I told people that I...
 
Autos
 
Audi A8L
Audi A8L
Audi A8L

2013 Audi A8L Review

I've long dreamed of owning a full-size luxury vehicle.  Aside from the gas implications, significant insurance premiums, parking it on Los Angeles' crowded streets, and affording the lifestyle that comes with it, there is no o...

 
Autos
 
Cadillac CTS-V-9424
Cadillac CTS-V-9424
Cadillac CTS-V-9424

2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Review

It’s difficult to describe the raw power of a car. As a culture we’re so used to hearing and seeing the most ridiculous in automotives, from drifting movies like Fast and Furious to the highest-end sports cars on shows like Top...
 
Autos
 
BWM 750Li Review-001-edited
BWM 750Li Review-001-edited
BWM 750Li Review-001-edited

2013 BMW 750Li Review

There are few cars that say "you've arrived".  Make no mistake, I'm not referring to the physical being of arriving.  I'm referring to your  financial success.  And nothing probably says this better than BMW's 7-series. BMW's 7...

 
Autos
 
BMW 5a - 1
BMW 5a - 1
BMW 5a - 1

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Review

Doing good is never a far off feat.  Doing well at something, however is.  Fortunately, BMW's 2013 5A ActiveHybrid excels in both these respects, though like any do-gooder it's not completely devoid of wrong.  But as they say, ...
 
Autos
 
2012 Kia Soul Review - 1
2012 Kia Soul Review - 1
2012 Kia Soul Review - 1

2013 Kia Soul Review

I never thought that anything associated with a hamster, and an oversized hamster at that would have any draw or appeal.  After all, they're hamsters.  Vermon that convey no disdain for running for hours inside of a plastic bal...