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2015 Nissan Versa Note by Stu Wright

A Versa Note SR was delivered to me last week for reviewing, and the first thing I noticed was that it was a model I had never tested (nor seen) before.  It was more attractive than prior Notes in that … Continue reading

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4WD Crossover by Stu Wright

With a trip to Kearney, Nebraska on the schedule last week, I was in hopes of obtaining a nice loan vehicle for the trip, and lucked out when Tom Cooney of STI Drive offered a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE … Continue reading

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2014 Scion tC 3-Door Liftback Review by Stu Wright

Recently a new 2014 Scion tC was delivered to me for testing.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets automobiles to North American members of Generation Y.  In other words, descendants of … Continue reading

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2014 Toyota Venza AWD Limited Review by Stu Wright

The latest test car that was delivered to me recently was a 2014 Magnetic Gray metallic five-door with all-wheel drive and a V-6 engine.  Since the Venza was introduced into the Toyota line five years ago as a 2009 Camry … Continue reading

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2014 Buick Verano 1SL FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Americans in big numbers are getting into Buick sedans; in fact big Americans are getting into Buick sedans.  I recently reviewed the company’s LaCrosse offering, noting that Shaquille O’Neal drives one in television commercials and is a spokesman.  Another Buick … Continue reading

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“Turn Me Loose” in the 2014 KIA Forte EX FWD Sedan

The latest car that was delivered to my house for testing was the 2014 KIA Forte sedan that was introduced late last year.  The Forte has been around since 2008 but had extensive updates added to the vehicle for the … Continue reading

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Five Days with the Mazda6 Grand Touring FWD Sedan

    First  I was a little shocked when the Mazda showed up in the driveway.  Tom Cooney of STI, the press car company, pulled up at dusk and the Mazda Soul Red paint job blazed like the setting sun (which … Continue reading

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“Soul, Man” 2013 Kia Soul! Compact FWD Sedan

When I asked the press fleet manager what kind of vehicle was coming here for testing this week, he answered, “Soul, man”, and it brought to mind one of my favorite old songs by Sam & Dave – “Soul Man”.  … Continue reading

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“Respect” 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4WD

    Aretha Franklin knocked it out of the park with her hit song that was recorded 46 years ago this past week in New York City.  Otis Redding wrote “Respect” from the perspective of a desperate man, but Aretha turned … Continue reading

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Steak or Sizzle? Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

This last week I received my fourth Subaru to test, a 2012 Outback with the six-cylinder engine.  It was the 3.6R “Limited” model in Ice Silver metallic with black leather interior.  This car is made by Fuji Heavy Industries, a … Continue reading

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“Second Versa, Same as the First!” – 2012 Nissan Versa Review

Remember when Peter Noone called out, “Second verse, same as the first!” between the choruses of “Henry the Eighth” by Herman’s Hermits?  The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.It was a revision of British … Continue reading

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“Little Deuce Coupe” – 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Review

      The 1963 Beach Boys hit was the b-side single opposite “Surfer Girl,” and was about a b-car; the 1932 Ford model B.  “Deuce” in the song title was a result of the last digit in that model … Continue reading

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2011 Scion tC Review

The most recent automobile that I received for review was the 2011 Scion tC, a product of Toyota Motor Corporation.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets to North American members of … Continue reading

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2011 Scion tC Review

The most recent automobile that I received for review was the 2011 Scion tC, a product of Toyota Motor Corporation.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets to North American members of … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Venza (Toyota Review)

Since Toyota gave their sedan/crossover/station wagon/SUV a somewhat innocuous name, I’ll put it in a Julius Caesar Latin phrase. I came, I saw, I drove a Toyota sedan/crossover/station wagon/SUV! And this Toyota Venza is not at all hard to look … Continue reading

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Auto Review

  By Stu Wright Nissan Motors likes to call their Murano, which is named after a region in Italy, the “Premium Crafted Crossover”.  Last week I had the pleasure of driving one both in Greeley and around Denver, and would … Continue reading

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2011 Subaru Legacy Review

  Subaru automobiles are produced by the Japanese firm Fuji Heavy Industries and have been imported to America since 1968.  The man responsible for bringing Subaru to our shores was Malcolm Bricklin, a man who later would found his own … Continue reading

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Review

 Auto Review By Stu Wright The Chevy Malibu nameplate was rolled out in the 1960’s when the Chevelle was in need of a new, upgraded subseries. It was named after the beachfront community in SoCal and featured patterned cloth seats, … Continue reading

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